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New FAA Regulations for Drones: What You Need to Know

As an aeronautics school, we have certainly taken note of the fact that drones are soaring in popularity. They can be used to take incredible aerial videos, to race other drones, and to fly just for fun on a nice day. Though these small aircrafts seem negligible compared to the commercial planes soaring through the clouds, they are causing big problems in the aviation field. While these devices continue to grow in use, the FAA drone regulations continue to grow in numbers in order to control them.

Drones flying through field

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What Is Special Use Airspace?

If you are interested in a career in aviation like a pilot or a flight dispatcher, you are going to need to know about airspace and the many different types. There is controlled and uncontrolled airspace as well as different classes within controlled airspace itself. But where does special use airspace fit in to this and what does this classification mean? These different categories can be confusing, but as an aeronautics school, we are here to clear it up and make it easier to understand.  

Cloudy Blue SkyThese airspaces are areas with strict limitations on aircraft operations for various reasons. They can also be known as a special area of operation (SAO). These designated areas can be found by looking for specific marking with the National Aeronautical Charting Group (NACG).

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Boeing Update: FAA Under Ongoing Investigations

Two months after the second crash, Boeing 737 Max is still grounded and investigations are underway. The giant American company made unfortunate worldwide news when two of its 737 Max planes crashed less than 5 months apart. Since that time, countries around the world have grounded the plane, including the hesitant United States, and the Boeing stock has dropped by 16%. How did something like this happen? Investigators are getting closer to some answers. 

Boeing Plane in the air

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Different Classes of Airspace

If you are looking into a job in aviation like a dispatcher program, there are
plenty of things that you will have to learn before you can get your FAA
dispatch license. At Sheffield School of Aeronautics, we will provide you will
all of the knowledge you need, but it helps to know some of the basics before
you begin.

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Dispatcher Course Length

So, you decided you want to be an aircraft dispatcher. If you are looking at dispatcher schools, one important aspect you are probably considering is the amount of time it will take to get your FAA dispatch license. With all of the different courses out there, it may seem a bit overwhelming. Do not worry, we are here to help point you in the right direction.

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1 week – Aircraft Dispatcher Course 2019
Boeing’s 737 MAX 8 Grounded

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 from being a passenger on an airplane.1 So when two Boeing 737 Max 8 planes crashed within 5 months of each other, it sparked concern from around the world and caused the grounding of 737 Max 8 planes. As an aircraft dispatcher school in Florida, we are following the story closely and will monitor how this incident could affect flight dispatcher training in the future. 

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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 taking a look into aviation trends around the world and how they could affect your future in the aviation field.

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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 and lows of a job in aircraft dispatching.

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Women in Aviation

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. As an aircraft dispatcher school that provides flight dispatcher training, we are all too familiar with this trend, and we are here to give you the facts about women in aviation careers.

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