Author Archives: Eric Morris

What Do Flight Coordinators Do?

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As an airline dispatcher school dedicated to training top class aircraft dispatchers, the Sheffield School of Aeronautics recognizes the significance of flight coordinators in orchestrating seamless air travel experiences. In this exploration, we unravel the multifaceted responsibilities that define the day-to-day activities of flight coordinators. From meticulous flight planning to real-time decision-making, these professionals play […]

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The FAA Aircraft Dispatcher Knowledge Exam – Part 1

Sobering fact for the day: Reading on social media how these mills out there are peddling their school by citing ADX test score averages and NOTHING about true (non-standardized) school exams that go towards “successfully completing” a Part 65 dispatcher course. Passing a big memory ADX ‘test’ is NOT a student’s ticket to the practical […]

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Aviation Education Programs

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Individuals are drawn to aviation education due to their passion for flight, be it piloting or other aviation-related careers. Becoming a pilot allows them to turn their fascination with flying into a profession, including those related to recreational or commercial flying. Beyond piloting, aviation offers diverse career paths, such as aircraft maintenance, air traffic control, […]

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Does Aviation Have a Future?

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The aviation industry encompasses commercial and general aviation, including airlines, aircraft manufacturing, maintenance, and associated services. While the COVID-19 pandemic posed significant challenges, the long-term outlook remains positive. These include increasing global travel demand, emerging markets, and advancements in electric and sustainable aviation technologies that are driving growth. Some still wonder, does aviation have a […]

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What Do Pilots Use to Communicate?

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Communication is crucial for pilots as it ensures safe and efficient flight operations. Effective communication enables pilots to coordinate with air traffic control, relay critical information about weather, navigation, and emergencies, and maintain situational awareness. It also aids in preventing misunderstandings, potential collisions, and airspace violations. Clear communication enhances teamwork within the cockpit and with […]

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What Are the 4 Ws of Aviation Communication?

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Communication is absolutely critical in aviation due to the complex and high-stakes nature of the industry. This is mostly because of the safety of everyone involved. Effective communication ensures that pilots, air traffic controllers, ground personnel, and other relevant parties can exchange crucial information in real time. This includes sharing information about weather conditions, flight […]

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Airline Safety Procedures

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Airline safety procedures are crucial to ensure the safety and well-being of passengers, crew, and the aircraft. They are designed to prevent accidents, mitigate risks, and handle emergencies effectively. By following strict protocols, such as pre-flight checks, emergency drills, and safety briefings, airlines can minimize potential hazards and respond promptly to any unforeseen situations. Safety […]

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Parts of Aircraft Landing Gear

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Landing gear is crucial for airplanes, as it enables safe takeoffs and landings by providing necessary support and stability. It absorbs the impact during landing, maintains balance on the ground, and allows smooth taxiing. Without it, landing and ground operations would be extremely hazardous and impractical. If you are interested in learning how to become […]

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Aircraft Dispatcher 1 week Course January 2025

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Aircraft Dispatcher 1 week Course November 2024

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    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
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