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Books (includes Aviation Weather Handbook (new), AIM, and Pilot-Controller Glossary)
Miscellaneous (includes FAA publications link, Bulletins, 8900, Regulations, and Glossary)

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Aviation Weather Handbook


Aviation Weather Handbook

This new handbook is a 33 mb high quality pdf file – this is a good reference to browse through for Sheffield’s dispatcher course. DON’T worry – all pertinent material is instructed in our 5-week course, not everything within this 500+ page book. This link is simply for you to get a preview or head start on some of the material covered in class. And yes, it’s free! FAA-H-8083-28 document Aviation Weather Handbook now replaces and consolidates the following references:

  • AC 00-6, Aviation Weather.
  • AC 00-24, Thunderstorms.
  • AC 00-30, Clear Air Turbulence Avoidance.
  • AC 00-45, Aviation Weather Services.
  • AC 00-54, Pilot Windshear Guide.
  • AC 00-57, Hazardous Mountain Winds.


aeronautical information manualAeronautical Information Manual

[Click link above and scroll to ‘Manuals’ to download the PDF file(s).]

Pilot Controller Glossary only

[Click link above and scroll to ‘Publications’ to download the PDF file(s).]





Selected Links to Aviation Weather Products:


Satellite Imagery


Radar Imagery

Forecast Models

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    “If you want to be the best, first you need to be trained by the best!” P. Hill P.Hill – DHL
    “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
    “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
    “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
    “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
    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
    “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
    “Being that half my new hire class dropped out over the course of training, I can confidently say that Sheffield helped to prepare me for the real world.” GT – abridged testimonial – school selection matters
    “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
    “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.
    ” I have received 4 (job) offers…many of the interviews I have gotten have been because of my “pedigree”…going to Sheffield. I am amazed at the respect your school has….I am honored to be a graduate. Thank you for all the work you ..!”  Testimonial – J. Ganci
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