Travel Tips to Attend Aircraft Dispatching Schools in the US

There are aircraft dispatching schools all over the world, but Sheffield School of Aeronautics is by far the oldest and most prestigious. There’s no question as to why many different students from all over the United States, and also from the far reaches of the globe, choose to train at Sheffield.

Long before they can secure themselves an aircraft dispatcher job and have a stable career in the aviation industry, students attending our aeronautics school must travel to our location in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Regardless of where you’re traveling, there’s always a lot to prepare and plenty of things to keep in mind; especially when leaving home for an extended period of time, such as going to take a course at an aeronautics school. The following is a travel guide for those students who are choosing to make the journey from overseas to study at Sheffield.

Please check visit the Sheffield international students page for information regarding visas, certificate conversions, and frequently asked questions.

  1. Make sure you keep a folder filled with all your important documents (visa information, passports, etc.) and keep it in a safe place. Make copies of those documents and carry them with you.
  2. Be sure to have tied up all possible loose ends on your side before you leave to our aeronautics school. Come with a fresh mind in order to disregard things from home that may distract you. You are here to study and eventually get an aircraft dispatcher job. Focusing on the future is what’s best for you as soon as you touch down.
  3. We take care of accommodation for you, so there is no need to worry about where to stay. Students live within walking distance of the aircraft dispatcher school, the local supermarkets, and many surrounding restaurants.
  4. Be social. We recommend that students form study groups to help them learn the material and excel in the course. Study groups are optional; however, from experience, we know what works best for those who attend aircraft dispatching schools from A to Z.
  5. Have fun, but study hard. We understand the lure to explore your new surroundings is high, and we know that students will be visiting the downtown areas, as well as Fort Lauderdale beaches – they’re hard to resist! Take the time to have fun, but make sure to continually focus on your material while enrolled in our aeronautics school.
  6. Be sure to communicate with the staff at Sheffield. We are available for you from the moment you enroll in your course to the moment you land your aircraft dispatcher job. Feel free to reach out at any given moment.

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    “If you want to be the best, first you need to be trained by the best!” P. Hill P.Hill – DHL
    “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
    ” I have received 4 (job) offers…many of the interviews I have gotten have been because of my “pedigree”…going to Sheffield. I am amazed at the respect your school has….I am honored to be a graduate. Thank you for all the work you ..!”  Testimonial – J. Ganci
    “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
    “This school came highly recommended by multiple past students and EVEN OTHERS FROM OTHER SCHOOLS. Reputation is fantastic from multiple companies that I have worked for.” A. – September 2020
    Good afternoon Eric, I wanted to reach out to let you know that training at (airline) is in full swing and I couldn’t be happier that I chose Sheffield. My classmates, while very smart, definitely had subpar training and that has been very evident. I have waited to write a full scale review of the […] Attending Sheffield School benefits airline new hires in preparation for airline training
    “Being that half my new hire class dropped out over the course of training, I can confidently say that Sheffield helped to prepare me for the real world.” GT – abridged testimonial – school selection matters
    “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 – Student Testimonial
    “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
    “This was an amazing class! Always interesting! It was like drinking from a fire hose, but I have never enjoyed a course more than this one. Thank you for a great 5 weeks & EWINS!” R.S. R.S. Testimonial – 5-weeks & EWINS
    “Your school has offered me an incredible advantage in the Dispatcher job market.” D.K. D. Kircher
    “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
    “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
    “I wanted to tell you I got the job offer from Expressjet, and start next month! I think a couple others from class were hired as well. It just shows the Sheffield reputation when I see graduates from other schools complaining that they can’t get an interview – I wasn’t even back home to Minneapolis […] Dan Gustafson
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