If you have recently decided to go into the field of aircraft dispatching, or you are interested in what the schooling for aircraft dispatchers involves, then Sheffield School of Aeronautics is the best candidate to help answer those questions.
Sheffield is the world’s oldest and most reputable aircraft dispatcher school. Established in 1948, Sheffield has trained thousands of people from around the world for their FAA Aircraft Dispatcher license. This guide explains the differences in all the courses offered at Sheffield for an aircraft dispatcher license.
General Course Requirements
All aircraft dispatch courses are designed for any individual who is at least 21 years of age who can read, write, speak, and comprehend the English language.
The aircraft dispatcher student must have a high school diploma or the international equivalent. They must possess a highly self-disciplined personality, follow directions, and be able to handle the rigorous course load.
Learn more about the requirements to be an aircraft dispatcher before choosing a course.
All Books and training material is provided.
Access to test prep software created by Sheffield.
Access to Job Boards for life after graduation.
- 5-week aircraft dispatcher course: This is the standard dispatcher course that we recommend students take if they have the time and funds. Students will have the time necessary to learn at a steady pace and enough time to study for the FAA certifications.
- 3-week aircraft dispatcher course: This is an accelerated aircraft dispatcher course for individuals who meet the FAR Part 65.57, FAR Part 65.619d0, airline employees who meet either of the previous requirements, or any person who meets the ADX and online course requirements (see the Sheffield webpage for more in-depth course description).
- 2-week aircraft dispatcher course: This two-week course has the same requirements for the 3-week aircraft dispatcher course. This is an accelerated course for individuals who are highly experienced and cannot attend longer classes without being overcharged. The individuals who are qualified and interested in this course must be highly motivated.
- 1-week distance learning +5: Students who take the distance learning course should be VERY disciplined and motivated. You will have to have stable internet access. Overdue assignments are not accepted, and extensions are only available through instructor approval. All requirements mentioned in previous courses apply.
- Advanced international flight planning: This is a two-day Advanced International Flight Planning course and provides valuable information for those who may become an aircraft dispatcher for an airline company that conducts international operations. Sheffield was the first school to conduct a formal international flight planning course, and offers the best in the world.
- ETOPS: This is a one-day course that is designed to be useful for those who want to work for an airline that operates over oceanic and desert (or other isolated) routes.
- EWINS: This 3-day Enhanced Weather Information Systems course focuses on application. This course prepares individuals to become astute in weather analysis and prepared to become EWINS-certified for their airlines.
Once you have selected the aircraft dispatcher course you would like to attend, please contact us directly and we can assist you in signing up!