How rewarding is a career in flight dispatching? Well, like most trades, your career is as rewarding as you make it. But at Sheffield, we think that a career in flight dispatch is fulfilling and rewarding, and so do the thousands of active flight dispatchers across the world. But we understand how difficult it is to relay that information, or that sentiment, without experiencing it.
A career in flight dispatching is extremely rewarding and most new dispatchers are filled with the sense that they are an integral part of the process. Flight dispatchers have one of the most important jobs in the aviation industry, albeit one of the least understood.
We have combed online forums and bulletin boards in the aviation industry to find some quotes from real life flight dispatchers. We think that these quotes should provide some insight into the fields for anyone who is on the fence about attending flight dispatcher school.
“Being a dispatcher is an incredibly rewarding but stressful job. You have operation control that you share with the captain of each flight which means that you need to be proficient with regulations and able to make quick and safe decisions”. Link to full quote.
“Dispatcher here… I absolutely love my job. Is it stressful? Yes and no. There are days that go so smoothly that I can’t believe I’m getting paid for this. But the other days, it’s constant. Mx issues, wx issues, atc issues, you name it. There are times that I have to limit my liquid intake because I don’t even have time to go to the restroom. But man, I love those days.” Link to full quote.
“It’s a really fun job, you have to have your wits about you, so well under stress, and be comfortable making quick decisions.” Link to full quote.
Still not sure about a career in flight dispatching? You can contact someone at Sheffield and discuss it further!