Author Archives: Eric Morris

4 Pilot Rules Everyone Should Live By

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Pilot Rules of Thumb A good pilot follows many rules and regulations in order to have a successful career. While some are complicated and specifically related to planes, others can actually be applied to life. No matter what you call them, pilot rules of thumb or pilot mantras, learn the four pilot rules everyone should […]

AIFP – April 2019

April 1 – 2, 2019 Our 2-day Advanced International Flight Planning (AIFP) course immediately follows the Aircraft Dispatcher Course, providing valuable information for those individuals who may become dispatchers for an airline conducting international operations. Sheffield School of Aeronautics was the first school to conduct a formal international flight planning course. Read more about the […]

Best Gifts for Your Loved Ones with an Aviation Career

                      The holidays are just around the corner, and while your loved one may be traveling and working this time, here at Sheffield’s School of Aeronautics, we have done the work for you and created a holiday list or birthday present for your special someone. […]

AIFP – February 2019

February 11-12, 2019 Our 2-day Advanced International Flight Planning (AIFP) course immediately follows the Aircraft Dispatcher Course, providing valuable information for those individuals who may become dispatchers for an airline conducting international operations. Sheffield School of Aeronautics was the first school to conduct a formal international flight planning course. Read more about the Advanced International […]

What’s In Your Pilots Bag?

    Have you ever wondered what’s inside your pilot’s flight bag? You’ve seen them boarding your plane or walking to the terminals carrying luggage – but what’s inside? Our aeronautics school graduates share firsthand knowledge of the contents inside your pilots bag below.   Tablets or iPad It’s almost a necessity for pilots to have […]

How Do Pilots Fly in Bad Weather?

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With the holidays arriving and cold weather brewing, ice, rain, and wind will be all the norm soon. During the holidays, many like to travel to visit family or to get away. A common concern among uncommon flyers is: how do pilots fly in bad weather? Our aircraft dispatcher graduates share how their colleagues manage […]

Flight Dispatcher vs. Airline Pilot

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So, what is the true difference between an airline dispatcher and an airline pilot, if both have extremely important roles in the aircraft? The first difference between a flight dispatcher and an airline pilot is that the dispatcher does not actually fly a plane – that’s the job of the airline pilot. An airline dispatcher […]

Aircraft Dispatch and Ground Handling

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Aircraft dispatching and ground handling are two very important jobs when it come to the airline system. You need these two to equal the flow of running a successful airport or airline. Each one holds important tasks, and people often confuse aircraft dispatching with air traffic controlling. The fact is, these two jobs are completely […]

What It’s Like to Be the Captain of An Airline

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When you board your plane, it’s human nature to look over into the cockpit and take a quick glance at your airline pilot and co-pilot conversing with the aircraft dispatcher. But, have you ever wondered what it’s like to be a captain of an airline, such as what they feel and go through on a […]

Boeing Global Services Unveils $2.1B in Deals, Providing People with More Jobs

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In recent news, Boeing Global Services unveiled $2.3 billion worth of agreements with airlines and governments. The deal showed to have agreements to add more servicing business in modifications and maintenance, digital aviation and analytics, and training and professional services. With the Boeing agreement, we will be able to see an increase in employment in […]

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