Advanced International Flight Planning

Benefits of Working for An Airline

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What Are the Perks of Working for an Airline?  Since airline dispatchers work for airlines, you may be wondering what the benefits of working for an airline are. While these benefits obviously change from airline to airline, they can give you a rough idea of what your lifestyle as an air traffic dispatcher might be […]

Loss of Control in Flight Accidents and Air Traffic Dispatchers

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Loss of Control in Flight Accidents  One of the most dangerous flight accidents that air traffic dispatchers have to deal with is an accident due to loss of control. A loss of control accident, or LOC, involves an unintended departure of an aircraft from a controlled flight. In other words, loss of control accidents occur […]

Managing Stress as A Dispatcher

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Managing Air Traffic Dispatch Stress  There is no secret that being an air traffic dispatcher is an extremely stressful job. If you are considering earning your flight dispatch license, you may be wondering how you could manage the inevitable stress that comes with the job. Being an air traffic dispatcher is an extremely demanding and […]

How are Flight Plans Developed?

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How To Make a Flight Plan  If you are considering becoming an air traffic dispatcher, one of the first things you will need to learn is how to make a flight plan. As one of the top air traffic schools in the United States, Sheffield School of Aeronautics is here to help you learn how […]

How to Prepare for Flight Dispatcher Exam

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How to Prepare for FAA Flight Dispatcher License  There is no secret as to why many people choose to become flight dispatchers. Flight dispatchers are a very important part of aviation, and their job is essential in making sure that flights are conducted safely and effectively. To become a flight dispatcher and start earning a […]

Flight Dispatcher vs. Air Traffic Controller

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Aircraft Dispatcher vs. Air Traffic Controller Flight dispatchers and air traffic controllers may have different job titles, but they share many of the same responsibilities. “What is the difference between an aircraft dispatcher and an air traffic controller?” is a rather common question for people that are looking into getting into the aviation industry or […]

What is Unmanned Air Traffic System Management?

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Air Traffic Control for Drones  The introduction of drones into our airspace has thrown a wrench into the modus operandi of air traffic dispatch and control. Drones have made this profession more complex because the skies are more congested than ever before. If you are interested in this career, air traffic dispatcher salary, own a […]

AIFP – November 2020

November 16 – 17, 2020 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. https://www.sheffield.com/course/advanced-international-flight-planning

AIFP – August 2020

August 17 – 18, 2020 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. https://www.sheffield.com/course/advanced-international-flight-planning

AIFP – May 2020

May 18 – 19, 2020 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. https://www.sheffield.com/course/advanced-international-flight-planning  

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