October 26: New Sheffield ADX Test Preparation App Released for iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch!
(includes detailed explanations, audio, and video, and highlighted charts, with links to FREE online ADX training!)
September - Sheffield signs with China Eastern Airlines.
2011 News - to be inserted soon
New Sheffield iPhone App Released!
-Sheffield School of Aeronautics renewed for another 2 years by FAA.
Next school/course renewal scheduled for 2012 - which will be our 64th year of continuous operation!!
Diploma issued to full-time course graduates & Sheffield
School in Miami, 1954.
School loses a friend and mentor, and the Airline Dispatcher Profession
loses a tremendous champion, proponent, supporter, advocate -
the list goes on and on... Mr. Leon E. Jansen passed away on December
8, 2009. Click
here for the bio of a
true American hero who was buried with Military honors.
following airlines below attended Sheffield's Jan-Feb 2009 classes!!
Computers in the Classroom!
has updated each workstation in the main classroom with HP MicroTower
Sheffield Learning Environment: Comfort, Space, and Technology!
keeps flowing! (visit our index
page for more!)
Tue, 25 Mar 2008 02:52:00 (PDT)
Subject: Basic questions regarding training.
I have been interested in attending Sheffield to take the airline
dispatcher training, ... I would like to say I have
only heard great things about this school and its training.
I recently flew to ------- to meet the VP's and regional managers
of (airline), and they allowed me to spend about two hours in SOC,
and have invited me back. When I asked
what school would be most helpful, the answer was a unanimous "Sheffield." Even those who did not attend Sheffield thought you had the best
program. That day helped me make my decision to attend Sheffield
when the time comes.
Thank you for your time. JV
now incorporates the outstanding Flight Planning system from Universal
Weather. This very powerful, yet easy-to-use engine will be used within
our 6-week and 4-week classes primarily. This marks Sheffield's THIRD Flight Planning system which students can be exposed to!! Sheffield
School will be the ONLY Aircraft dispatcher school utilizing Universal's
outstanding system! We've already
incorporated B767-300ER exercises into our ETOPS course!
School will be incorporating new Internet-based Computer flight planning
into our Aircraft Dispatcher courses using both Jeppesen and Navtech
programs. Students will be able to use a password at their own computer
work station using our new fast T1 Internet access.
3-day EWINS (Enhanced Weather Information Systems) training course
has been updated with a new CD and presentation to provide our students
with the most current information. The course is an EWINS-qualification
program. After completing the course and receiving a certificate,
the individual will not only be more astute at weather analysis,
but will be in a more favorable position to become EWINS-certified
if their airline deems it necessary for their dispatchers. The course
is open to all Sheffield graduates as well as any individuals who
are interested in increasing their weather forecasting ability through
learning a wealth of meteorological concepts and techniques. The
price for the course is $600 for sheffield graduates ($900 for others),
with the class dates set to begin the day following our scheduled
ETOPS classes. The training provided will emphasize operational
forecasting, with a significant percentage of this course providing
hands-on analysis and forecast practice and evaluation.
training program includes all lesson plans, study guides, handouts
for the following curriculum segments: Climatology, Atmospheric
Dynamics, Weather Data Sources, Weather Chart and Atmospheric Model
Analysis, Weather Element Forecasting (Clouds, precipitation type
and intensity, thunderstorms, flight hazards, frontal movement,
etc.), Severe Convective Weather, RADAR and Meteorological Satellite
(METSAT) Analysis, Aviation Meteorology/Flight Forecasting, Weather
Chart Analysis for Surface and Upper Air Forecasting, including
Coding and Encoding.
many of you know, Sheffield offers free refresher training for
as long as you request it. By this, we mean that you may visit
us, sit in on a class review, flight plan, lecture, etc. for as
much time as you'd like. If our materials change, and they do
- constantly, we'll simply issue you the new handouts, books,
etc. at absolutely no charge during your visit. No other school
can match this service to its graduates. We're also developing
a recurrent/review section within our password-protected web pages
to help those who can't make it down to sunny South Florida.
To Offer Workshops To Non-Sheffield Graduates:
a higher tuition fee than Sheffield Graduates, others are now welcome
into our International
Flight Planning, ETOPS,
and EWINS courses. We've been contacted numerous times from U.S. and International
airline personnel as well as certificated dispatchers who felt slighted
in their education and now want to make themselves more marketable.
(Some actually enroll in our certification program as well!)
friends at NAVTECH have allowed us to utilize their COMRAD
(Computerized Runway Analysis Delivery) System. This will permit
Sheffield School to easily facilitate the understanding of Performance
factors on takeoff and landing weight limitations. We
incorporated the B747-400 into our International Flight Planning
(AIFP) course since 2004!
Trains American Eagle (Executive Airlines)! - Sheffield recently (March 2005) instructed the first
group of San Juan, P.R.-based students for Aircraft Dispatcher Certification.
The students worked hard and Sheffield is proud to be affiliated with
our friends in San Juan.
Trains Lockheed Martin! - Sheffield
completed the first phase of an Aircraft Dispatcher familiarization
course for Lockheed Martin at their headquarters.
was very flexible in tailoring material to our use and need while
giving the background information that was required." Lockheed
School of Aeronautics are very proud to announce a new alliance
withthe United States Air Force
Air Mobility Command. We were recently awarded (for the
2nd time) a Dispatcher Certification training contract with the
U.S. Air Force. Training began on January 16, 2001 at Scott AFB,
1st Scott AFB Training Program was conducted during January-February,
Scott AFB Training Class was conducted during January-February,
3rd Scott AFB Training Class began May 29, 2001.
4th Scott AFB Training Class began in August, 2001.
5th Scott AFB Training Class graduated in February, 2002.
6th Scott AFB Training Class graduated on May 17, 2002.
7th Scott AFB Training Class graduated on September 27, 2002.
8th Scott AFB Training Class graduated on February 21, 2003.
9th Scott AFB Training Class graduated on May 30, 2003.
The 10th Scott AFB Training Class graduated September, 2003.
School once again provided Aircraft dispatcher training for China
Southern Airlines, China's largest airline! As usual, the
China Southern Airlines students were a pleasure to train. Training
began in China on October 14, 2002 and concluded in December in
the USA. View
the Slide show!
year Sheffield School assisted Braathens Airlines (Norway) with their Aircraft Dispatcher Training Syllabus development.
We are proud to have trained virtually all of their dispatchers
in our certification course.
our September 9th, 2001 ETOPS
purpose was to assist Northwest in their development of ETOPS training
modules for their dispatchers.
Trains KLM! - On June 4,
2001 Sheffield conducted training for KLM
Airlines in our 4-week accelerated
The following 4-week KLM course began on February 25, 2002
with all students graduating in March. KLM will be sending 4 students
to our July 29th, 2002 class. 2003-2005 plans call for a series of
Our recent graduating class (KLM-Amsterdam/Ft.
School provided Certification training to Delta Air Lines in Atlanta,
GA. The classes have consistently done an exceptional job! We have
now trained over 100 dispatchers from Delta. Visit the December
2000 class and the 2001
the first time, an aircraft dispatcher certification
school will provide EWINS training in house. We are offering a 3-day
EWINS (Enhanced Weather Information Systems) training course. The
course is an EWINS-qualification program. After completing the course
and receiving a certificate, the individual will not only be more
astute at weather analysis, but will be in a more favorable position
to become EWINS-certified if their airline deems it necessary for
their dispatchers. The course is open to all Sheffield graduates as
well as any individuals who are interested in increasing their weather
forecasting ability through learning a wealth of meteorological concepts
and techniques. The price for the course is $600 for Sheffield graduates
($900 for others), with the class dates set to begin the day following
our scheduled ETOPS classes. We look forward to making new acquaintances
within the airline industry as well as seeing many of our graduates
return. The training provided will emphasize operational forecasting,
with a significant percentage of this course providing hands-on analysis
and forecast practice and evaluation.
training program includes all lesson plans, study guides, handouts,
written tests and competency checks for the following curriculum segments: Climatology, Atmospheric Dynamics, Weather Data Sources, Weather
Chart and Atmospheric Model Analysis, Weather Element Forecasting
(Clouds, precipitation type and intensity, thunderstorms, flight hazards,
frontal movement, etc.), Severe Convective Weather, RADAR and Meteorological
Satellite (METSAT) Analysis, Aviation Meteorology/Flight Forecasting,
Weather Chart Analysis for Surface and Upper Air Terminal Forecasting,
including Coding and Encoding.
School trained 10 China Southern Air students beginning in December
1998 in an extended version of our 6 week Aircraft Dispatcher course.
They all graduated with honors, which is not easy at our school. Sheffield
is very selective about who we train. China Southern Air personnel
are truly a pleasure to train. Their drive, motivation, and accomplishments
were amazing. Congratulations!!! Sheffield School trained additional
China Southern Air students in October 1999.
Situation Display (ASD) was installed on our computers during summer
(1999) and is being utilized in our Dispatcher classes as a Flight
Planning and Review tool. We are currently upgrading all our workstations
with the latest version of this excellent flight monitoring tool.
Crystal Display) projectors have been on the market for awhile, and
we've always been intrigued, but not fully satisfied with the results.
Now we have found what we've yearned for - outstanding picture quality
during presentations and lectures as well as a stereo sound system
coupled with beautiful video quality for our students. Its our new
DLP (Digital Light Processing) projector. We are thrilled with the
results. These DLPs use a tiny microchip which digitally turns the
pixels of light on and off to produce colors. You have to see this
- its a real gem during class reviews.
School is celebrating its 62ndh Anniversary in 2010! The year 2010
marks not only 62 years of "Aviation" training, but over half a century
of specific Dispatcher training. We are proud to be the World's
oldest and most reputable Airline Dispatch school.
Welcome to Interview at Sheffield
of reprogramming your new hires??
any airline that would like to interview our graduates to visit us.
You are also welcome to sit in on our lectures to see the depth of
instruction we provide our students. If you're seeking graduates of
the highest caliber look no further; these students have not just
seen the basics, have not just met the FAA minimum required curricula,
but have passed our comprehensive dispatcher course. A course which
seriously prepares a graduate for the real world. It's fun, interesting,