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A Day as an Aircraft Dispatcher

At Sheffield School of Aeronautics, we are proud of our graduates and that’s because we know how hard they work to master the skill of aircraft dispatch. We asked a student who graduated from our aircraft dispatcher school to describe a day in the life of an aircraft dispatcher for the benefit of our prospective […]

Why Your Aircraft Dispatcher School Selection Matters

Why your dispatch school selection matters  By Mark Thompson I hope that if you are reading this blog, then you are thinking about pursuing a career as an aircraft dispatcher. Congratulations! This is the first step on your way to aviation’s most rewarding career. The next step, should you decide to pursue it is school […]

My Road To Sheffield: From Meteorologist to Dispatcher by J.Evans

My Road To Sheffield: From Meteorologist to Dispatcher I can’t remember a time when I didn’t have my head in the clouds. I was so fascinated by weather growing up that I got my bachelor’s degree in meteorology later in life. The problem was that I had no idea what to do with it after. […]

ADX Essentials

10 July 2014 Author: James T. Holman, CFI, ADX Graduate, Sheffield School of Aeronautics, 2012 ADX Knowledge Test: The Basics If you’re in the market for Dispatch training and can’t seem to shake the intimidation of the required FAA knowledge test, you are not alone! The dreaded ADX test haunts many considering training for the […]

From a Store front to South Florida – Aircraft Dispatch School Selection

My journey to Sheffield began while stopping in an aviation store In Houston in the summer of 2007. In the window of the store was an advertisement for Aircraft Dispatcher classes at an area Junior College. Out of curiosity, I began to research Aircraft Dispatching as it had peaked my interested. I soon found myself […]

Searching & Deciding on an Airline Dispatcher School

Blog #2 by R.R. (Sheffield Graduate) I began looking at courses based in New Zealand and also world-wide. I had my eye on the Sheffield Course but looked at all sorts of courses. The most important factors for me included cost, location, content, reputation and type of qualification (if any,) that could be/would be awarded. […]

When is a ceiling really sealing?

We have all been told old wives tales. Their problem is that they can take on a life of their own. Are the old wives right, is there a bit of truth to them, or are they just plain wrong? When it comes to ceilings as part of landing minimums the answer is a bit […]

Insight Into Worldwide Flight Planning & Aircraft Dispatcher Operations

Blog #1 by R.R. (Sheffield Graduate) Welcome to my insight into the beginnings of a career in worldwide flight planning & operations. Having graduated from the Sheffield School with an FAA Dispatch License, and to cut a long story short, I’m about 1 month into a new operations controller role for a worldwide aviation management […]

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