Author Archives: Eric Morris

Boeing’s 737 MAX 8 Grounded

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According to the National Safety Council, there is a 1 in 103 chance of dying in a motor vehicle crash and only a 1 in 188,364 chance of dying as a passenger on an airplane. In fact, you are more likely to die from an accidental gun discharge, sunstroke, or bee stings than you are […]

Worldwide Aviation Job Trends

As the oldest aircraft dispatcher school in the United States, we have watched the aviation industry change dramatically over the years. We have seen how advances in technology have impacted the field and the various aviation career trend shifts.  If you are contemplating a career in aviation, our aeronautics school wants to help. We are […]

The Life of An Aircraft Dispatcher

As an aircraft dispatcher school, we want our dispatcher program to prepare our students for not just the many responsibilities associated with being an aircraft dispatcher, but also for what comes with it – the life of an aircraft dispatcher. At Sheffield School of Aeronautics, we want to share with you all of the highs […]

Women in Aviation

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It may come as no surprise to learn that men vastly outnumber women in numerous jobs in the aviation field. When we think of women in aviation, we often think of flight attendants or the people working behind the counters. It is much less common to see a female pilot or a female aircraft dispatcher. […]

National Pilot Crisis: What you Need to Know About the Pilot Shortage

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As an aeronautics school, we closely follow aviation job trends. While our focus is on flight dispatcher programs and helping our students get their aircraft dispatcher license, the national pilot crisis is alarming for everyone in the field. At Sheffield School of Aeronautics, we have everything you need to know about the pilot shortage.

4 Pilot Rules Everyone Should Live By

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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.

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

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.

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    “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
    “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
    “As a graduate of the aircraft dispatcher program at the Sheffield School of Aeronautics…My training was intense and thorough and furnished me with the requisite skills for performing my current job as a Flight Dispatch Supervisor.” N.S. Sidebar NS
    “Going to Sheffield prepared me for the real world challenges of Aircraft Dispatching. I certainly believe that the method Sheffield used is one not only for success in a real world career, but also one that prepares students to correctly dispatch aircraft.” T.Z. Sidebar TZ
    “After receiving my certificate, I joined a class of 4 experienced dispatchers for Part 121 initial training. Without experience, my preparation at Sheffield enabled me to become active at the same time after the initial training.” PR PR
    “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 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
    “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
    “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.
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    “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 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
    “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 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 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
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