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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 […]

Aircraft Dispatcher Hubs Across the World

One of the requirements of accepting an aircraft dispatcher job is moving to the airline’s headquarters. Each airline in the world has its own aircraft dispatcher hub, a city that airline calls home and sets up headquarters.  Though there are many aircraft dispatcher hubs that airlines use as main points in flights paths, there is only […]

Just Released – The Revised ADX Certification Sample Test

A revised ADX certification sample test has been released by the FAA. The 80 test questions have been updated and are now suitable to be used as study materials for the ADX certification test.  The FAA website has also provided some study materials and supplemental guides in which some students may find useful.   Although the […]

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 […]

Airlines Shift From Transportation to Experience

In the past, aviation jobs were pretty straight forward: pilots fly, cabin crew serve, and flight dispatchers plan, but that is all changing fast. Aviation executives from multiple airlines including American and United, have all announced drastic changes in the way positions are carried out. Sheffield School of Aeronautics has seen a lot of changes […]

Aviation Industry Celebrates 40 Years of Safety Thanks to ASRS

Sheffield School of Aeronautics is happy to announce that the Aviation Safety Reporting System (ASRS) is celebrating 40 years of safety in aviation this month! The United States aviation safety record is at the highest level because of programs like ASRS, and because safety is such an integral part of flight dispatcher jobs, ASRS allows […]

Study Tips for the FAA Aircraft Certification Test

At Sheffield School of Aeronautics, we are not just an aircraft dispatching school, we are a group of passionate instructors that ensure that all of our students have successful careers in the aviation industry. After aircraft dispatching school, the FAA Aircraft Certification Test is an important step in the journey to the flight operation center.   […]

Prepare for the 5 Week Aircraft Dispatcher Course

The 5-week aircraft dispatcher course at Sheffield School of Aeronautics is by far the most popular and it stands to reason why. Simply put, the 5-week course offers students a greater amount of time to fully ingest and understand what a career in aircraft dispatching will entail. To prepare for the 5 week aircraft dispatcher […]

Full Swing Aircraft Dispatch Testing for Emergency Scenarios

Aircraft dispatch testing and training is vital to the success of all flights, which is well known. Dispatchers are amongst the most important ground crews for all flights, and it is imperative that the aircraft dispatch testing weeds out those who are not ready to take on the job. Furthermore, what about testing the equipment […]

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