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How Do Flight Plans for Private Planes Work?

While it may not seem so, private flights have to abide by many of the same rules and standard practices that commercial flights follow. One of the first things that comes to mind when someone thinks of private flights is an increased comfort level that is commonly associated with a more exclusive flying experience. However, flight planning and flight dispatching are still one of the most important parts of enjoying a safe flight, even if you are flying privately. So, how do flight plans for private planes work? Sheffield School of Aeronautics and our flight dispatcher school answer this question in the article below. 

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Pilot Controller Glossary Terms

If you are interested in attending any aircraft dispatching schools, you will need to become familiar with some important terms. These terms will make it easier for you to navigate your new profession and perform well in your classes. Like any other profession, air traffic dispatchers need to be conscious of the fact that they are in an industry that has its own jargon and terms that will be necessary to understand should you choose to be part of it. In the following article, Sheffield School of Aeronautics, an expert airline dispatcher school, details some of the most important pilot controller glossary terms and what you can expect from them when your instruction starts. Continue reading below to learn more. 

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Why Don’t Planes Fly in a Straight Line?

If there is one thing that flight dispatchers need to understand, it is the flight plan of an airplane. It may come as a surprise to many that airplanes do not necessarily fly in a straight line. Whether you have noticed this yourself while looking at a flight chart on your latest flight or have learned this through anecdotal means, you may be wondering what the reasons for nonlinear flights are. As one of the top aircraft dispatching schools, Sheffield School of Aeronautics has years of experience dealing with flight plans and all of their applications. So, why don’t planes fly in a straight line? Our experts take a closer look at the topic in the following article. Continue reading below to learn more from our airline dispatcher school. 

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Do Helicopters Need Flight Plans?

If you are interested in becoming a flight dispatcher, you will need to be familiar with some of the laws and regulations surrounding other types of aircraft. People who choose this profession will likely have to deal with airplanes, drones, and even helicopters. Becoming a well-rounded dispatcher requires that students learn what dealing with these other kinds of aircraft needs to have in their flight plans and various other regulations. This includes helicopters since these are becoming a more popular form of transportation. Do helicopters file flight plans? Sheffield School of Aeronautics, an experienced airline dispatcher school, explores further in the following article. 

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What Is Cruising Altitude?

When it comes to aviation, airplanes, and flight dispatching, a key consideration for the career is understanding what the ideal cruising altitude for airplanes is. Cruising altitude is the name given to the height that an aircraft will achieve for most of the flight or travel. This is the most constant altitude that most aircraft will experience, which is why they are deemed to be “cruising” when they reach this altitude. Cruising altitude is also the portion of a flight where aircraft are the most fuel-efficient because of the consistency in speed and engine use. What is cruising altitude, and how does it fit into different aircraft? Sheffield School of Aeronautics explores more in the following article.

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What Is Minimum Safe Altitude?

If you plan on becoming an FAA dispatcher, one of the concepts that you will need to learn is minimum altitude and what the perfect altitude for flying airplanes is. In aviation, minimum safe altitude is a generic expression used to describe the minimum altitude that is needed to avoid obstacles or terrain. One thing that pilots and prospective aircraft dispatchers need to understand is that there is not one universal safe altitude since some terrains or objects may be taller than others. Rather, the accepted metric is that this altitude needs to be at least 500 feet above the terrain or obstacle in question. To learn more about this aviation concept, read the article below penned by the Sheffield School of Aeronautics. 

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What Are the Different Types of Flight Plans?

Those that are interested in becoming flight or aircraft dispatchers might be surprised to discover that there are actually many different types of flight plans that accomplish different functions, depending on the weather and the flight zone that you will be flying over. As an experienced aircraft dispatching school, Sheffield School of Aeronautics is here to detail what you can expect from your new career and why it’s important to develop different types of flight plans. So, what are the different types of flight plans? Continue reading below to learn more. 

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Can It Be Too Hot to Fly?

It is no secret that the temperature that a plane will be flying in is one of the top considerations for pilots and aircraft dispatchers. As we have detailed in the past, having extremely cold temperatures could delay flights, but can it be too hot to fly? Sheffield School of Aeronautics, an experienced flight dispatcher school, is here to help you understand what it would take for a flight to be delayed because of extremely high temperatures. If you are interested in aviation or want to become an FAA dispatcher, this article may be useful for you. Continue reading below to learn more. 

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Can I Bring Lysol Wipes on a Plane?

If you are going to be flying on a commercial flight anytime soon, you may be wondering if you are allowed to bring certain hygienic or cleaning products with you on your flights. This might include hand sanitizer, rubbing alcohol, or even Lysol wipes. These are useful for keeping yourself clean and even ensuring the safety of other guests on the flight. As one of the most experienced aircraft dispatching schools, Sheffield School of Aeronautics is here to explain what you can expect for your upcoming flight. Can I bring Lysol wipes on a plane? Continue reading below to learn more. 

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Rubbing Alcohol on a Plane?

Can You Bring Rubbing Alcohol on a Plane? 

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