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Flight Dispatcher’s Path to Become a Pilot

It’s not unusual for an aircraft dispatcher to become a pilot. The common love for aviation and aptitude for technical calculations and such, make the two very similar. And of course, aircraft dispatcher jobs and pilot responsibilities are very similar; they remain in contact throughout the flight. Another reason why aircraft dispatchers eventually become pilots […]

How Much Should FAA Dispatchers Make?

The aviation industry offers a plethora of opportunities for anyone interested in making a career for themselves. Individuals are able to pursue a path in becoming a commercial airline pilot, aircraft mechanic, flight attendant, or an FAA dispatcher. While each position holds its own level of esteem and value, the FAA dispatcher is often one […]

US Airlines Are Safer Than They Have Ever Been

Aircraft dispatchers live and breathe safety, it’s the very reason their job exists. The triangle of airline safety is airline crew, flight controller, and aircraft dispatcher. They are all an important pillar in airline safety. Sheffield School of Aeronautics is a world-renown school for aircraft dispatchers, and the most recent reports show that U.S. airlines […]

Are Dogs on Planes an Aviation Safety Issue?

Aircraft dispatchers spend time calculating the weight of passengers and luggage to calculate fuel for a flight. Did they ever think to calculate the weight of a service animal?  These days, it is very common to see service animals on flights all around the world. Though the laws have made it clear that service animals […]

Malcolm Gladwell’s Outliers and Aircraft Dispatchers

Outliers by Malcom Gladwell was released in 2008 to a bevy of success. The book shines a light on the factors that contribute to success. If you have ever heard of the 10,000-hour rule, then you have heard of Outliers. Aviation enthusiast and aircraft dispatchers may find chapter 7 interesting. Chapter 7 of Outliers focuses […]

Advice for New Aircraft Dispatchers

Starting any career can be a scary and challenging part of your life. Sheffield School of Aeronautics has been sending new aircraft dispatchers into the aviation industry since 1948. In that time, we have always ensured that our graduates were ready for aircraft dispatcher jobs. So, what should any new aircraft dispatcher know about the […]

Airfares Declining and Uber of the Skies? Hello 2017

The Aviation industry seems to have slipped into a wormhole and landed in an alternate universe known as 2017. Aircraft dispatching is safe, for now, but it seems not much else is.   We will give you the good news first:   Airfares are going to decline even further this year. Sheffield has covered topics such as […]

A Look Back at Aircraft Dispatching in 2016

It’s about that time again; an end to another great year at Sheffield School of Aeronautics. Students from all over the world travel to our aircraft dispatching school in Fort Lauderdale, Florida to learn aircraft dispatching in preparation of beginning a new career.   Aircraft dispatching, and the aviation industry in general, had an interesting 2016. […]

Aircraft Dispatcher at Fault for Brazilian Soccer Team Crash

An aircraft dispatcher’s job is vital to the safety and security of a flight. There is nothing that can explain this more than the recent plane crash that killed 71 people, including the Brazilian soccer team, Atletico Chapecoense. One of the most devastating parts is that the person involved may have ignored standard aircraft dispatcher […]

Aircraft Dispatcher Course Discounts At Sheffield

This is another reminder to potential Sheffield School of Aeronautics students that we are offering discounts through the year 2017. The coming year will yield a massive increase in the market for qualified, certified aircraft dispatchers, and Sheffield wants to encourage potential students to join the aviation industry during this period of growth. There are […]

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    “Their reputation of excellence amongst the industry is second to none. Sheffield School of Aeronautics should be seen as the standard of how it can be done and how it should be done. I was hired at a major airline with no dispatch experience.” A.Z. Sidebar AZ
    “I am a month into my new job at a airline coming out of reorganization, and am helping the training department by referencing the excellent and up to date course book provided to all Sheffield grads.” RW RW
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    “Going to Sheffield prepared me for the real world challenges of Aircraft Dispatching. I certainly believe that the method Sheffield used is one not only for success in a real world career, but also one that prepares students to correctly dispatch aircraft.” T.Z. Sidebar TZ
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    “I entered my profession, with more knowledge and information than dispatchers who have been practicing their craft for more than ten years. Not only has Sheffield provided a top notch education, but they have also instilled in me the confidence to succeed.” A.Z. Sidebar AZ
    “While touring my company’s dispatch department before I had my license our OCC manager pointed out that 7 of the 10 dispatchers on shift had come from Sheffield. The overall consensus was that Sheffield grads were able to hit the ground running as they were better prepared.” K.O. Sidebar K.O.
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    “As a graduate of the aircraft dispatcher program at the Sheffield School of Aeronautics…My training was intense and thorough and furnished me with the requisite skills for performing my current job as a Flight Dispatch Supervisor.” N.S. Sidebar NS
    “Eric Morris is one of the most if not the most knowledgeable and experienced authorities on Aircraft Dispatching in the United States. He strives constantly to make the industry better.” DH sidebar DH
    “I wanted to tell you I got the job offer from Expressjet, and start next month! I think a couple others from class were hired as well. It just shows the Sheffield reputation when I see graduates from other schools complaining that they can’t get an interview – I wasn’t even back home to Minneapolis […] Dan Gustafson
    “Sheffield School of Aeronautics is known worldwide for its quality training and has been recommended to me by our national airline Swiss International Airlines. Whenever I mention the name ‘Sheffield’ it rings a bell in people’s ears.” IW IW
    “These men represented the highest caliber of professionalism and integrity. The education I received from these gentleman has afforded me to be gainfully employed while having the opportunity to use the education received, all over this country, and more than a few others.” WG sidebar wg
    “I am so glad they are like this because it made me a better dispatcher and I really appreciate their high standards. I would highly recommend Sheffield to anyone who is willing to study hard and is serious about obtaining a Dispatcher Certificate.” MC MC
    “After receiving my certificate, I joined a class of 4 experienced dispatchers for Part 121 initial training. Without experience, my preparation at Sheffield enabled me to become active at the same time after the initial training.” PR PR
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