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Flight Dispatcher vs. Air Traffic Controller

Air Traffic Dispatcher

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 […]

Air Traffic Controller Qualifications

Air Traffic Controllers

What Are the Air Traffic Controller Qualifications  If you are considering becoming an air traffic controller, you may be wondering if you have the qualifications to become one or if they are difficult to obtain. Air traffic controllers enjoy a fruitful and rewarding career with great benefits and even better pay, so it should be […]

Graduates of Sheffield School of Aeronautics (est. 1948)

Graduates of Sheffield School of Aeronautics

Below is only a partial list (~ 291 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. Of this small sampling of approximately 291 graduates, they have a combined, cumulative experience […]

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 […]

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