Author Archives: Eric Morris

How High Do Airplanes Go?

A common question that many commercial frequent flyers wonder is, “How high do airplanes go?” This is not a bizarre question, and it’s not surprising that many people wonder about this. It is clear that some planes cruise higher than others, though this depends on how far the flight is traveling. The logistics of flying […]

How Does Time Change Affect Flights?

The main thing to understand is that a time change will never affect the actual duration of a flight. For the most part, this will always stay the same. A flight from New York to Los Angeles will always last for the same duration, more or less around 5 hours. Even if you knew this, […]

Does Rain Cancel Flights?

Many people worry when they realize that it is raining on the day of their flight. They assume that the rain will delay or even cancel their flight. But does rain cancel flights? Rain itself will rarely even delay a flight, let alone cancel it. While the weather is a key factor regarding when or […]

How Do Flight Plans for Private Planes Work?

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While it may not seem so, private flights have to abide by many of the same rules and standard practices that commercial flights follow. One of the first things that comes to mind when someone thinks of private flights is an increased comfort level that is commonly associated with a more exclusive flying experience. However, […]

Pilot Controller Glossary Terms

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If you are interested in attending any aircraft dispatching schools, you will need to become familiar with some important terms. These terms will make it easier for you to navigate your new profession and perform well in your classes. Like any other profession, air traffic dispatchers need to be conscious of the fact that they […]

Why Don’t Planes Fly in a Straight Line?

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If there is one thing that flight dispatchers need to understand, it is the flight plan of an airplane. It may come as a surprise to many that airplanes do not necessarily fly in a straight line. Whether you have noticed this yourself while looking at a flight chart on your latest flight or have […]

Do Helicopters Need Flight Plans?

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If you are interested in becoming a flight dispatcher, you will need to be familiar with some of the laws and regulations surrounding other types of aircraft. People who choose this profession will likely have to deal with airplanes, drones, and even helicopters. Becoming a well-rounded dispatcher requires that students learn what dealing with these […]

What Is Cruising Altitude?

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When it comes to aviation, airplanes, and flight dispatching, a key consideration for the career is understanding what the ideal cruising altitude for airplanes is. Cruising altitude is the name given to the height that an aircraft will achieve for most of the flight or travel. This is the most constant altitude that most aircraft […]

What Is Minimum Safe Altitude?

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If you plan on becoming an FAA dispatcher, one of the concepts that you will need to learn is minimum altitude and what the perfect altitude for flying airplanes is. In aviation, minimum safe altitude is a generic expression used to describe the minimum altitude that is needed to avoid obstacles or terrain. One thing […]

What Are the Different Types of Flight Plans?

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Those that are interested in becoming flight or aircraft dispatchers might be surprised to discover that there are actually many different types of flight plans that accomplish different functions, depending on the weather and the flight zone that you will be flying over. As an experienced aircraft dispatching school, Sheffield School of Aeronautics is here […]

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