the Airline Industry is Saying!
want to let you know how great it was to attend Sheffield again
and get up to speed. I feel very confident.
courses were excellent and coupled with the fact I attended Sheffield
will give me a distinct advantage over other applicants.
again, thanks for letting me sit in on the accelerated course. The
accommodations at Homestead
Studios were great,
and the Oasis classroom blew me away.
My wife saw the photos on your website and is not really convinced
I could get any work done in such surroundings.
care of yourself.
extremely glad that I chose Sheffield over any other flight dispatch
school. The quality of instruction and course
materials was absolutely first-rate! In fact, this course's
instruction was as good as any instruction that I have ever received,
including college and law school. I now feel very well-equipped to
perform well at any airline and I very much look forward to the challenge.
Thanks for having the courage to be difficult and demanding. Those
who graduate from Sheffield will certainly benefit the profession
cudos go to Brett Bories our instructor. He is a wonderfully earnest
man who sincerely cares that his students learn and learn well. His
enthusiasm and professionalism really shine through!
I enjoyed the class very much. I was told it would push me harder
than I have ever been pushed, but I didn't expect this much. You can
be intelligent and experienced and still pushed to your limits here.
I interviewed early with Lynx Air and found out that the reason they
called was because I was going to Sheffield, and the only thing they're
worried about is me leaving them because I will be in demand, with
a little experience coupled with a Sheffield degree. So thank you
again and I appreciate everything.
- I hope
this short note finds you and your family in good health!
wanted to drop you a line and let you know that I now am employed
by Southern Air Inc. in Columbus,Ohio.
the entire dispatch office from the boss on down are all proud owners
of a Sheffield School Diploma. Kirt S. from my class and Robert
L. and Joel R. from the class right before my class are all on duty
now. We just finished our initial training as well as Hazmat. Needless
to say, after our Sheffield training we were well prepared. We are
doing 4 on 4 off and were started at an average pay of $30,000.00
with 2 weeks vacation and full benefits!
can't thank you guys enough. If anyone needs any confirmation that
Sheffield is THE school to attend ... feel free to give them
closing we are using Navtech's Aurora system to dispatch. What a
dream to use. Thanks again for having such a wonderful school, feel
free to use this as a little "inspiration" to those who think it's
impossible to doll
- 759-5000 Ext 327
thought I'd drop a quick line to the Sheffield crew! Doug Baker here.
down for the June class with Lynn over the summer. I'm sure missing
the South Florida climate now that things are turning grey here
in Illinois. School started back up at the end of August. I just
finished the multi / Commercial course at the University of Illinois.
I'm keeping my fingers crossed for that perfect pilot / dispatcher
opportunity. College life will keep me busy for a little while before
I start the hunt.
are in order for the excellent experience I had at Sheffield this
past summer. You offered the perfect blend
of professionalism tempered with levity in class everyday.
I took away not only knowledge of dispatching, but also many insights
into the world of commercial aviation as a whole. I'm confident
that I'll be able to parlay my Sheffield experience into an airline
position when I finish at the U of Illinois. Right now, I'm already
impressing some fellow student-pilots with my M.E.L. knowledge and
flight planning skills.
may see me back for a review in your accelerated course before I
make the plunge into the "real world." Anyway, I need an excuse
to come down and cast a line to the Atlantic for one of those Billfish
all for now!
Glad y'all dodged the brunt of Floyd. Date: Fri, 03 Sep 1999
wanted to drop a line and say hello from St. Louis and let you know
how things are going.
of all, Stephan, Jamie and I are all still here and just this afternoon
we were thinking back that in just a few days it will be a whole
year since we all met for the first time at Sheffield (8/14/98).
spoke not too long ago about Sheffield now using ASD (aircraft situation
display) in class. I can't tell you how much we depend on that piece
of equipment in our office. Not only does it help us to depict weather
and help us reroute flights when its needed but we can keep track
of that flight every minute its in the air. I guarantee every Student
who becomes familiar with ASD will be very thankful that you introduced
it to them and it will make their job much easier.
month I start working the EMB 145 jet. When I work with turboprops
... I tend to forget some of the things I learned in reference to
high altitude routes and such. But everything that I'm dealing with
in terms of the jet makes perfect sense. It still amazes me though
that what we learned in class, some people in our office have never
heard of or are very unfamiliar with subjects that we used everyday
in class. Give credit where credit is due. There are some people
here who know their stuff and I've learned so much from, but for
a few I wonder what would happen if I went
where they did to get my training.
by the way, a lot of people have told me that they wished they
and the International
course (AIFP) as well. It's funny because
occasionally I'll mention something about ETOPS and all of a sudden
people want to know everything I learned. Well I hope nobody decides
to "nickle and dime" their education. They should take advantage
of those workshops. I guarantee it'll make it a lot easier to get
I want to thank you for everything you've done for us. We'll never
forget the incredible time we had down there ..things like feeding
the fish in the Blue Lagoon, all those times of crashing for a test
til 2 and 3 in the morning, just helping each other make it through...eating
the salad bar at Ruby's everyday because it was so cheap ... unwinding
down the beach after a tough week.
the best to everybody and we'll talk to you real soon
everything is going well at the BEST school. I just wanted to let
you know I left my position at Continental Express and am now at ------Air*.
The biggest reason for leaving was being away from my wife every week.
I would recommend CoEx to any of your graduates - I enjoyed it. The
starting pay is around $26,000/year (salaried). I was releasing the
regional jet out of EWR and B-1900 out of CLE.
training for ------Air today we (3 dispatchers/13 pilots) were going
over alternate min's.They call it method 1 and method 2 instead
of one navaid or two navaid, anyway the other two dispatchers in
the class COULD NOT read the Jepp plates, recall the 1 - 2 navaid
rules, and were misinformed concerning the landing mins at our destination
airports also. One student went to "that school" in Texas and the
other to ------------* in NY. I
didn't have the heart to tell them they wasted their money and TIME
by NOT going to Sheffield!
everyone I said hello.
out 12 Aug 1999
Eric, Ron and gang,
computers look great! Just thought I would let you know where I am
now. Unfortunately, Comair could not hold on to me later than November
16. I made the move to Air Wisconsin in Appleton, WI, my hometown.
I was hired to bring the Canadair Regional Jet online. With my four
years working at Comair, (and about 3 months dispatching) I know the
CRJ quite well. Since nobody at Air Wis had ever seen the airplane
before, I became the "man". I ended up dispatching the CRJ for the
FAA proving runs. Since then, we ordered 10 more CRJs. I thank you
for the rigorous training that allowed me to market myself for this
new position. I noticed you have Air Wisconsin on a job card I just
received. Anyone can
contact me for info. My e-mail is email@example.com.
Ron and Bob,
are you getting on with the daily challenges of the School ?
sending this e-mail from Daniel Acquah's office in Accra, Ghana.
The Gambia CAA and Ghana CAA have signed a Memorandum Of Understanding
(MOU) under which I am on attachment at the Ghana CAA from 4th to
15th October, 1999.
is quite amazing that four of us here are ex-students of Sheffield
School and we have been talking a lot about the School since I arrived.
We think it has been a great experience having attended the School
and the knowledge and skills acquired will go a long way in enhancing
our output in our field of work. We are appreciative of this fact
and grateful to the School and all of you for such an achievement.
our heartfelt greetings to Eric, Ron, Bruce, Ellen, Lynn and the
wish the school, prosperity and the proprietors, long lives, good
health and great fortune.
LAMIN JAMMEH, DANIEL ACQUAH, EDWARD AKOHENE (Asst.Director of Flight
Safety, Ghana CAA) AND JOHN ARYEETEY.
I have another interesting story for you from my new job. Today
in training, we went over the several charts used extensively at
Sheffield, as well as some others. Then, the director of ops asked
us to work on a manual flight plan. He noticed that a couple of
the students looked confused. Both of them recently graduated from
your competitor in ------*. The director
of ops was surprised that they did ONLY
1 manual flight plan, and barely even looked at the charts we used.
He commented that he is "losing confidence" in the ------ school!
me more glad that I made the choice I did.
a million! I received your letter today. What a wonderful recruiting
tool. The testimonials are superb!
I'm unable to enroll in your next class; however, I did receive
the application package. I will make my decision as soon as a major
airline I'm talking with decides what they'll do with me. I told
them that I was planning to go to the Sheffield School. The next
word out of the Chief Dispatcher's mouth was, "Do you mean Ron Morris?"
I said yes, and he replied, "that's a great
school." Yes, your reputation precedes you.
also acquainted with a staff instructor of another major airline
and he's the one that suggested your institution. After looking
at other curriculums, and their fancy vacation brochures, my choice
is indeed the Sheffield School of Aeronautics. Hopefully I'll be
in the next class, but at the moment I must await that fateful decision.
again for your personal approach to a professional undertaking.
Hope to hear from you soon.
letter was from a prospective student who did his homework.
Ron, Ellen, Eric, Lynn, and Bruce:
Scott, Ross, and Gavin just made it through our ground school and
they are sitting here right now working their way through our system.
If you remember, I e-mailed you prior to Tory Meisel's recruiting
trip to your school, telling you to find us some good guys.Well,
needless to say you outdid yourselves.
I think that all three of them will do well here and I hope that
they will stay a long time..."Just wanted to say hi to you all and
hopefully we will be talking to you soon.
H. Bass, Class of July 1997
to take this opportunity to thank you and your staff at Sheffield
for the wonderful training I received. I came into your school having
no formal background in aviation and I left with training that has
afforded me the chance to go anywhere in this field. Your staff
of instructors are top-notch, and are well known in the aviation
industry. I had over 12 interviews and job offers around the
country and every interview I went on I was told that they called
because they saw I was trained at Sheffield. Sheffield is a
very respected name in this business. I especially would like to
thank Eric. He made the course not only interesting but fun. His
experiences in the field added an insight into what we as dispatchers
could expect. This is a very exciting career and I am certainly
glad I chose to enter this field when I did.
been working for Universa1 Weather and Aviation almost six months
and I work with six other Sheffield alumni. I have been exposed
to more aircraft in this job than I probably would ever be anywhere
else and I dispatch aircraft to places that I never imagined people
flew to. I love what I do and enjoy the people I work with. What
more could anybody ask from a job? Thank you again for the training
that got me in the door and hired.
Professionally, James "Dusty" Miller, 1996
writing to thank you for all the help that you gave me after I graduated
from Sheffield. I can't tell you how much it was appreciated. As
you know I am working for Business Express Airlines in New
Hampshire and for the first time in my post college career I can
honestly say that I like my job! I never thought that I would have
an exciting career. But now I can't wait to go to work and actually
have fun doing it. In addition I would like to say that when someone
who is as busy as you are takes the time to help a graduate as much
as you did, well that just goes to show the caliber of person that
you are! Thanks again for all your advice and support and please
say hello to everyone at Sheffield.
wanted to take the time to thank you for my new career. After looking
at several different options and schools all over the U.S., and
researching a Dispatch career for over 8 months, I decided upon
Sheffield School of Aeronautics. My main reasons for choosing Sheffield
were many...cost of the program, location, itinerary, and the people
involved were very helpful, open, and honest. By far, the largest
factor influencing my decision, however, was the credibility of
the school. Literally every Dispatcher I talked to (and I talked
to a lot of Dispatchers with a lot of airlines in the U.S.) had
heard of Sheffield and agreed it was an excellent school, whether
they had attended there or not. Four of the six Dispatchers
I now work with attended Sheffield. After graduating from Sheffield...I
have found that I have greater knowledge than many people who have
been in the business for years. I could not have been better prepared
for the job I am now doing, that is working as a Dispatcher for
a small Part 121 international carrier. I would highly recommend
Sheffield School of Aeronautics to anyone considering a career in
J., Dispatcher, Paradise Island Airlines
wanted to let you know that my Sheffield training has really paid
off, as I am about to begin working for a major airline. I found
that during my interviews with the various airlines, everyone seemed
to know about Sheffield, and they pretty much indicated that they
preferred Sheffield Graduates over others, because Sheffield
has the reputation of putting out some of the best. Recently, during
an interview with the major that I will be working for, I was given
a series of four written tests. I was able to pass the tests, and
I actually aced them. Even though I had not actually prepared for
the tests, I felt confident because of my training at Sheffield
School was so complete. During my interview, the Director of Flight
Operations complimented me on doing so well...he also said I would
be coming on with more training than most of his other dispatchers
because I was a Sheffield Graduate. Did that make me sit up in my
chair! I am proud that I am a Sheffield GradThanks again and best
to take the opportunity to thank you for the excellent job you had
done training the July 24th class that I was enrolled in. I feel
very confident that I left with a solid foundation on which to build
a successful dispatch career. I know landing a job in the airline
industry depends on experience and good training. The preparation
Sheffield school and yourself provided was outstanding training,
and now I can focus on getting the experience required by most major
airlines. I know it will only be a matter of time before I reach
my goal of working for a major air carrier.
I obtain the right opportunity that I am seeking I will keep you
informed. Hope to see you one day for recurrent training. Thank
you once again, and I appreciate being able to use you as a reference.
off, Happy New Year to you and your family! I just thought I'd drop
you a line, and since its been about 15 months since I've graduated
from Sheffield, I thought I would share some thoughts about how
things have been-for me as a Dispatcher. Currently, I am dispatching
for Continental Express in Houston, Texas. I was very fortunate
to hook on with the same company that I had already been working
for. As a matter of fact, there were two other graduates from my
class at the interview; I think you might already know that Jeff
Hansen was also hired by Express a few months after me. As it also
happens, there are about six or seven Sheffield grads working for
Continental Express; maybe I'm biased, but it seems that the grads
from your school seem to be sharper than the rest of the dispatchers.
Although I've always considered any license a "license to learn",
your course went above and beyond the minimums. During my ground
school the instructor even commented that, "..Sheffield has really
been thorough, you guys really know your stuff.." Nothing they taught
about reading the Jepp's or the FAR's got by me...
my career in dispatch is anything like my first year, then I'm quite
content, because dispatching is a blast!
Eric, and Brett,
just dropping a note to let you know I was hired by Horizon Air
last week, and started with my training today. Lee Wilson and
the staff are great and I am looking forward to getting into the
dispatcher's position. Thanks for the training and support!!!
- The Sheffield School diploma spoke
Ron, Ellen, and Eric:
far I've gone on six interviews, and have narrowed it down to (two
airlines). I've been amazed by how many of these companies have said
that they will only hire Sheffield graduates. Your
reputation and training is second to none! Thank You!"
April 12, 1998
Ellen, Eric & the family,
wanted to tell you that I had a great time at Sheffield School and
the knowledge I acquired has been of great advantage, here at my work
place. Wishing you all success this year. Cheers and God bless.
Airline, Dubai, U.A.E.
hope that all is well with the Sheffield/Morris family. I was browsing
your web page and must say that I am proud to be a Sheffield Graduate.
I am presently working at FINEAIR
in Miami and loving it so far.
Joseph, Sheffield Grad Oct. '97
LOVE THE WEB PAGE
wanted to say thanks for the education I received at Sheffield. The
school was the hardest school I have ever been to, but also by far
it was the most rewarding school. I consider getting my Dispatcher
license from Sheffield one of my greatest
accomplishments. I am looking forward to my new career
as a dispatcher, and the training I received from you folks gives
me the confidence that I will do it well.
since its been about 15 months since I've graduated from Sheffield,
I thought I would share some thoughts about how things have been-for
me as a Dispatcher...As it also happens, there are about six or seven
Sheffield grads that I'm working with; maybe I'm biased, but it seems
that the grads from your school seem to be sharper than the rest
of the dispatchers. Although I've always considered any license
a "license to learn", your course went above
and beyond the minimums. During my ground school the instructor
even commented that, "..Sheffield has really been thorough,
you guys really know your stuff.." Nothing they taught about reading
the Jepp's or the FAR's got by me...If my career in dispatch is anything
like my first year, then I'm quite content, because dispatching is
that I have learned at Sheffield has made my job look so easy, especially
the North Atlantic crossings that we deal with everyday along with
the ETPs (equal time points) and ETOPS
Engines Turn or People Swim, excuse me, Extended
wanted to drop you a line and say thank you for your help...on June
1st I begin employment as a Southwest Dispatcher. I feel this
is due to the excellent training from Sheffield and your willingness
to answer my questions even after my graduation. A student is only
as good as his teacher and your and Sheffield are the experts in the
you again, Theresa J.
Ron, Ellen, Eric, Roger, and Lynn,
want to thank all of you for the great job you did training me for
a Dispatcher Career. I am now working for Delta Airlines and
looking forward to a career in Dispatch. Your school required that
I work for the knowledge and this gave me the self-esteem to apply
for one of the best jobs in the airline industry. I have my license
framed and on the wall in my office.
David R., Atlanta, GA
time last year I was facing a career change, not knowing which way
to go. Who would have thought that after six weeks of intensive
training at Sheffield, I would be in a well-paying field where I
am always in demand?! I want to take this opportunity to give credit
to the excellent instruction I received at Sheffield and to thank
you for the time you have taken to advise me and guide me to positions
in the airline industry. The knowledge
I received at Sheffield and the contacts I made have truly changed
want to thank you for my recent Aircraft Dispatcher training,
and compliment you and your family on the first-class organization
you've put together there in Ft. Lauderdale. Your high standards
and commitment to excellence were evident throughout my six weeks
there, and I consider it a privilege to have had the opportunity
to earn my license under your guidance. Although you have a professional
computer system, great training materials, and a comfortable learning
environment, all those things would be worthless without a
top-notch instructor. Well, Eric is definitely top-notch.
His solid instruction is the main reason I feel confident and
well-prepared to begin a new career as a dispatcher. I'll keep
you posted on my progress. In the meantime, please extend my thanks
to everyone; it was a pleasure to get to know you and your family.
you know I have just started working for Comair Airlines
as a flight dispatcher. Thank you for helping me get my certificate
and providing me with all the job assistance in the form of the
numerous job cards I have received. Since
I graduated in April I have had 12 interviews and 7 job offers
and decided that Comair would be the best place to begin my career.
Please convey my thanks to Lynn for the excellent instruction she
gave during my class. Coming from Sheffield I feel as though I had
a thorough preparation to become a professional airline dispatcher.
I also really appreciate the hard work of both Ellen and Eric in
making everything possible.
Raj Singh, 1996
Raj had a featured role (the young Prince) in the film "Indiana
Jones and the Temple of Doom".
Ron: just a quick note to keep you updated on my whereabouts and
new goals. I moved this past October from Wichita (and Ryan International
Airlines) to Indianapolis, IN where I'm now dispatching for Emery
Worldwide Airlines at the U.S. Postal Hub. After 7 months, I've
just accepted a promotion to Supervisor of System Control over 5
guys my senior.
still try to convince those considering dispatch school to do it
right and go to Sheffield. I hope my name will continue to appear
on your paperwork as a reference, as I feel that's the least I can
do for what the school has provided for me. Hope all's well with
you, Ellen, and Eric. Please let me know if there is anything I
School Congratulates all of our Graduates!
worked extra hard, you've earned your license,
and you've built a very solid foundation!
can be very proud. We certainly are. All the best.