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General Arrival/Departure Information

Sheffield School is located in the city of Plantation, Florida, just to the west of Ft. Lauderdale at 499 NW 70th Ave, Plantation FL 33317.

For all students (both U.S. and non-U.S.) please ensure that you bring two forms of valid photo ID. For non-U.S.-citizens, one of these must be your passport and the other must be government-issued, such as a driver license. For all students, failure to provide two current, valid forms of identification will prevent you from being certified by the FAA.
Important note for international students.

PLEASE BE SURE TO HAVE YOUR ORIGINAL I-20 FROM US WITH YOUR PASSPORT IN YOUR HAND LUGGAGE DURING YOUR TRAVEL.

Important note for ALL students.

Please plan your return trip to be 3-5 days after following aircraft dispatcher class graduation date due to practical examination scheduling (the larger the class, the more days that are needed to complete exams – typically, not more than 4-5 days are required.)

FLYING INTO FT. LAUDERDALE

If practical you should fly into Ft. Lauderdale airport. Travel options to housing/hotels from FLL airport

  1. www.go-airportshuttle.com or call 954-561-8888. They offer a “shared ride” for about $20 per person and max wait 30 minutes or “town car” for $50 up to 4 passengers – no waiting.

  2. You can take the Airline Airport Service for $10.00 (if still available and not the aforementioned), sharing the ride with other passengers. (Look for the Ground Service Transportation Desk next to the baggage area on the lower level of the airport terminal building.)

  3. Taxi – It is about a 15/20-minute taxi ride to the school and to the student apartments. The fare is approximately $35. Beware of the con- artists who take you on a longer route or claim difficulty in locating a simple address. (Have the EXACT address ready to provide driver, and consider studying maps below for an idea of route or printing out a “MAPQUEST” to use.)

FLYING INTO MIAMI

If you are flying into Miami, look for Super Shuttle attendants in bright yellow shirts outside the Baggage Claims area of any major airline. The van will take one passenger for $34.00 (additional people will be charged $8.00 each). It will drop you off right at the apartments or wherever you plan to stay.

ARRIVING BY CAR FROM THE SOUTH OR FROM THE AIRPORT

(From Miami, take I-95 North to I-595) Take I-595 West to the University Drive. exit. Drive north on University to Broward Blvd. Turn right on Broward Blvd, going east to NW 70th Avenue. Take a left on NW 70th Ave heading north. Right after NW 4th Street, before NW 5th Street, turn left into the parking lot off the Atrium Executive Bldg to find our school.

The school is located in the Atrium Executive Building located on the southwest corner at the next traffic signal (the corner of NW 70th Ave and NW 5th Street). Turn into the parking lot on the right just before the traffic signal. Our suite is #110 and overlooks the pond. If you are driving directly to the student housing, please refer to your specific housing arrival information sheet for further instructions.

ARRIVING BY CAR FROM THE NORTH

If you are driving, using either the Florida Turnpike or I-95, exit on Sunrise Boulevard and go west on Sunrise Blvd. until you come to NW 65th Ave., where you turn left (South). (N.W. 65th avenue is exactly one mile west of the Florida Turnpike.) Continue south on N.W. 65th avenue, which curves to the right and becomes N.W. 5th Street. At the next traffic light, intersection of NW 70th Ave and NW 65th Ave/NW 5th Street you will see the Atrium Executive Building where the school is located. If you are driving directly to the student housing, please refer to your specific housing arrival information sheet for further instructions.

FINDING THE SCHOOL FROM THE ATRIUM BUILDING PARKING LOT

Facing the Main Entrance from the parking lot, look to the left of the footbridge leading to the main entrance. The school entrance is located to the left, behind the waterfall.

ITEMS TO BRING TO CLASS

  1. Calculator (a simple basic type)

  2. Pen & Pencil Notebook or legal pad for note taking Highlighters

  3. Flash drive (or purchase locally)

  4. Laptop (recommended for after hours access to Sheffield web study files, but it is NOT REQUIRED to buy or bring.)

  5. If you are a coffee drinker, bring a thermos. Our office building has a vending machine for drinks, but not for coffee. The school housing have coffee makers that you can use to fill your thermos for use throughout the school day.

  6. We suggest you bring a sweater or jacket for the classroom, since the classroom is sometimes cool. The dress code for the classroom is casual, (but no sandals and tanktops please.)

  7. TWO Current photo IDs (Drivers License, Passport, Military ID, etc.) Make sure the expiration dates of your TWO forms of ID are after the course completion by at least a few days. All students require TWO matching photo IDs.

RETURNING TO EITHER AIRPORT AFTER THE COURSE

The same service will be available from the housing or school. The Super Shuttle to the Miami Airport should be arranged the day before departure, by calling 954-764-1700. For pickup to the Ft. Lauderdale Airport call Airline Airport Express at 954-561-8888.

Note: These are the latest prices we have; they are subject to change without our knowledge. If you are arriving from outside the U.S., it is advisable to have U.S. currency, or money, for taxi or limo fare.

If you did not make arrangements for school housing or did not send in a deposit for school housing, it is unlikely that we will be able to accommodate you when you arrive. Please be sure to have all your housing arrangements taken care off before you arrive in Ft. Lauderdale to avoid any unnecessary inconvenience to yourself.

Please call us if you should have any questions. Thank you and have a safe trip.

Print the General arrival instructions

You must check out of the housing within 24 hours following the completion of your class(es) and the FAA Practical Exams. If you decide for any reason to leave the school before the completion of the course, you will also have to leave the apartment within 24 hours after your signing out from the school.

Important Notes
  • If you arrive in town after 10:00 p.m., we suggest you spend the night at any nearby hotel. It is highly recommended to make prior arrangements and call for a reservation.

  • Bring this information with you for reference upon arrival.

  • It is advisable to bring Traveler’s Checks, as you will not be able to get personal checks cashed in this area.

  • If you did not make arrangements for school housing or did not send in a deposit for school housing it is unlikely that we will be able to accommodate you when you arrive. Please be sure to have all your housing arrangements taken care off before you arrive in Ft. Lauderdale to avoid any unnecessary inconvenience to yourself.

We are looking forward to meeting you and hope you have a safe trip.
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    “I am a graduate of the Sheffield’s Dispatcher Program. I have been a Captain-Part 121 Airline, Certified Flight/Grnd Instructor, and FAA Designated Check Airman and Sim Instructor (Part 121). From my experience I would rate Sheffield School as outstanding in their field.” PT PT
    “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
    “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.
    “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
    “As a graduate of Sheffield School of Aeronautics I am a firm believer that I received the most thorough and well thought out aircraft dispatcher training available. I owe my position in the industry to Sheffield School of Aeronautics.” BF Sidebar BF
    “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
    “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
    “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
    “My experience at Sheffield and my exposure to other aircraft dispatchers that did not go to Sheffield has resulted in an awareness of the superior depth and quality of the training provided by the Sheffield instructors.” CD Sidebar CD
    “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
    “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
    “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
    “Sheffield School of Aeronautics is a highly recognized and respected organization throughout the airline industry. They only produce the highest quality of graduate…” P.W. Sidebar PW
    “If you want to be the best, first you need to be trained by the best!” P. Hill P.Hill – DHL
    “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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