Aircraft Dispatch Education & Advice

What Do Flight Coordinators Do?

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As an airline dispatcher school dedicated to training top class aircraft dispatchers, the Sheffield School of Aeronautics recognizes the significance of flight coordinators in orchestrating seamless air travel experiences. In this exploration, we unravel the multifaceted responsibilities that define the day-to-day activities of flight coordinators. From meticulous flight planning to real-time decision-making, these professionals play […]

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The FAA Aircraft Dispatcher Knowledge Exam – Part 1

Sobering fact for the day: Reading on social media how these mills out there are peddling their school by citing ADX test score averages and NOTHING about true (non-standardized) school exams that go towards “successfully completing” a Part 65 dispatcher course. Passing a big memory ADX ‘test’ is NOT a student’s ticket to the practical […]

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What Do Pilots Use to Communicate?

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Communication is crucial for pilots as it ensures safe and efficient flight operations. Effective communication enables pilots to coordinate with air traffic control, relay critical information about weather, navigation, and emergencies, and maintain situational awareness. It also aids in preventing misunderstandings, potential collisions, and airspace violations. Clear communication enhances teamwork within the cockpit and with […]

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Airline Safety Procedures

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Airline safety procedures are crucial to ensure the safety and well-being of passengers, crew, and the aircraft. They are designed to prevent accidents, mitigate risks, and handle emergencies effectively. By following strict protocols, such as pre-flight checks, emergency drills, and safety briefings, airlines can minimize potential hazards and respond promptly to any unforeseen situations. Safety […]

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Parts of Aircraft Landing Gear

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Landing gear is crucial for airplanes, as it enables safe takeoffs and landings by providing necessary support and stability. It absorbs the impact during landing, maintains balance on the ground, and allows smooth taxiing. Without it, landing and ground operations would be extremely hazardous and impractical. If you are interested in learning how to become […]

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Multiple Aircraft Announcement for Sheffield School of Aeronautics’ FAA Aircraft Dispatcher Certification Course



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Is Flight Dispatching Stressful?

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Do Helicopters Need Flight Plans?

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Do Helicopters Need Flight Plans? If you are interested in becoming a flight dispatcher, you will need to be familiar with some of the laws and regulations surrounding other types of aircraft. People who choose this profession will likely have to deal with airplanes, drones, and even helicopters. Becoming a well-rounded dispatcher requires that students […]

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What Is Minimum Safe Altitude?

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If you plan on becoming an FAA dispatcher, one of the concepts that you will need to learn is minimum altitude and what the perfect altitude for flying airplanes is. In aviation, minimum safe altitude is a generic expression used to describe the minimum altitude that is needed to avoid obstacles or terrain. One thing […]

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Benefits of Working for An Airline

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