Aircraft Dispatch Education & Advice

Graduates of Sheffield School of Aeronautics (est. 1948)

Graduates of Sheffield School of Aeronautics

Below is only a partial list (~ 276 graduates out of ~ 6,000 since 1971) of Sheffield School of Aeronautics’ graduates out of Ft. Lauderdale & Miami. This list is continuously growing as the interest and passion for aeronautics-based degrees and certificates grow. We plan to add thousands more graduates from the past as soon […]

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?

pilots talking in cockpit

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 […]

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    “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
    “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
    “now that I’ve been in an indoctrination class with students from other schools, I know I made the right choice with Sheffield.”   Kindest regards,  A.R.  All schools are created equal?! yeah…sure ;)
    “As a graduate of Sheffield School of Aeronautics I am a firm believer that I received the most thorough and well thought out aircraft dispatcher training available. I owe my position in the industry to Sheffield School of Aeronautics.” BF Sidebar BF
    “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
    “This school came highly recommended by multiple past students and EVEN OTHERS FROM OTHER SCHOOLS. Reputation is fantastic from multiple companies that I have worked for.” A. – September 2020
    “Their reputation of excellence amongst the industry is second to none. Sheffield School of Aeronautics should be seen as the standard of how it can be done and how it should be done. I was hired at a major airline with no dispatch experience.” A.Z. Sidebar AZ
    “Sheffield School of Aeronautics is a highly recognized and respected organization throughout the airline industry. They only produce the highest quality of graduate…” P.W. Sidebar PW
    “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
    “After receiving my certificate, I joined a class of 4 experienced dispatchers for Part 121 initial training. Without experience, my preparation at Sheffield enabled me to become active at the same time after the initial training.” PR PR
    “I entered my profession, with more knowledge and information than dispatchers who have been practicing their craft for more than ten years. Not only has Sheffield provided a top notch education, but they have also instilled in me the confidence to succeed.” A.Z. Sidebar AZ – Student Testimonial
    “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
    “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
    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
    “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
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