Aircraft Dispatch Education & Advice

FAR 121, Subpart U Regulations 121.619a: Alternates: “Marginal”

Regarding the filing requirement of a 2nd (or additional) alternate airport for the destination, what constitutes ‘marginal weather conditions?’ So, we’ve posed this question in the past and I’ve decided to dissect this regulation line-by-line, as needed, over a series of articles. For this 1st article on 121.619, we’ll discuss the term ‘marginal’ only, as […]

Different Classes of Airspace

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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 […]

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 […]

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Stress Relief Tips for New Aircraft Dispatchers

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Being an aircraft dispatcher can be a very stressful job. Nobody notices you until something goes wrong, and if something goes wrong, there are lives on the line. If you are new to the aircraft dispatcher role, there are several stress relief tips that you can use to get through the tough parts of the […]

What Do Pilots Think of Aircraft Dispatchers?

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If you are studying to become an aircraft dispatcher or you’ve recently graduated from an aircraft dispatcher school, you’ll likely be wondering what you can expect from the job. Sheffield has a detailed aircraft dispatcher job description that provides insight into your duties, but there is not a lot of information regarding a dispatcher’s interaction […]

Learning from Flight Simulators

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It happens all the time. Exciting individuals come to Sheffield Aviation School with the dream of working in the aviation industry. Like most people, they have all wished that they could fly and aspire to fulfill that dream in some shape or form. Some aspiring flight dispatchers have even utilized flight simulators on a regular […]

How Aircraft Dispatchers Deal with Day Shift to Night Shift Transition

An aircraft dispatcher job requires long hour shifts and the transition from the day shift to the night shift can feel stressful. The adjustment to your sleeping schedule takes some getting used to, but Sheffield, an aircraft dispatch school, knows just how to make your life easier. If you are a newly aircraft dispatcher going […]

Resources FAA Dispatchers Use to Find Jobs

The process of finding a job for recent graduates can seem daunting and it’s important to be able to locate resources when searching. The best way to start your career as a flight dispatcher is to graduate from a highly-qualified dispatching training school that is recognized by top airlines. Relationships and networking can go a […]

Advice for Future Aircraft Dispatchers

You may find yourself asking, “Do I have what it takes to become an aircraft dispatcher?” That’s a question best answered by being informed about the ins and outs of an aircraft dispatcher’s role and responsibilities. Fortunately, Sheffield School of Aeronautics has some guidelines that should help you determine how to not only obtain one […]

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