Why Should You Become an Aircraft Dispatcher?

Do you remember when your teacher would ask you what you wanted to be when you grew up? Most children respond with:

  • Police Officer / Fire Fighter
  • Doctor / Nurse
  • Astronaut
  • Teacher

These normal responses from children show our subconscious desire to make an impact in our community. When we start to grow up, we sometimes get pulled into industries we are not passionate about, like banking or telemarketing – but there is still hope!

Sheffield School of Aeronautics is a South Florida based aviation school. Accredited by the FAA, Sheffield is the world’s oldest and most reputable aircraft dispatching school. If you are looking for a fun-filled career with great incentives Sheffield is here to tell you why you should become an aircraft dispatcher.

Make a difference. It feels good to know you make a difference every day, and as an aircraft dispatcher you will. Aircraft dispatchers are responsible for the safe handling and operations of numerous flights every day. How would you feel knowing that every day you helped ensure that people arrived at their destination safely?

Make money. Salary should not be the primary reason you choose a career path, but having a comfortable lifestyle is something no one complains about. Aircraft dispatchers make between $30,000 and $95,000 before benefits and bonuses. All aviation companies offer competitive packages that will traditionally include:

  • Health insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Optimal insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid holidays
  • Paid vacation
  • Retirement options, include stock options
  • Free and/or reduced travel fares

They say money cannot buy happiness, but it can buy a lot of things that can make you happy.

Make a future. An unlikely turn of events could result in a job loss, however, the aviation industry has been thriving for the past 20+ years with the increased desire to travel. Tourism is a growing enterprise can provide job security and advancement opportunities.

If you are ready to make a career change, the aviation professionals at Sheffield School of Aeronautics are ready to help. Sheffield offers eight different aircraft dispatcher courses through a calendar year, in addition to accelerated programs and online certifications.

Call 800-843-8289 today to speak with an admissions counselor about enrolling in Sheffield’s aircraft dispatcher program.

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    “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.
    “These men represented the highest caliber of professionalism and integrity. The education I received from these gentleman has afforded me to be gainfully employed while having the opportunity to use the education received, all over this country, and more than a few others.” WG sidebar wg
    “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 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
    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
    “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
    “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
    “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
    “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
    “If you want to be the best, first you need to be trained by the best!” P. Hill P.Hill – DHL
    “now that I’ve been in an indoctrination class with students from other schools, I know I made the right choice with Sheffield.”   Kindest regards,  A.R.  All schools are created equal?! yeah…sure ;)
    “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
    “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
    “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
    “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
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