Aircraft Dispatch Education & Advice

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 […]

Gut Instincts Still Play a Role in Aviation Industry

The aviation industry is filled with courses designed to change the way you think, to instill logic and reason, but there is still room for instinct. This deems true of aircraft dispatcher school to a certain degree as well.  Instinct cannot be bought, caught, or quantified. In fact, that is one of the reasons that […]

Why Aircraft Dispatchers Need Flight Planning Skills

Flight planning sounds very broad to anyone who is not in the aviation industry, but the term refers to a very specific set of skills that are required as part of all aircraft dispatcher jobs. Much of what an aircraft dispatcher does at work every day has a lot to do with flight planning; and although […]

Flight Dispatcher Jump Seat Etiquette

Sheffield School of Aeronautics is committed to providing the best information, news, and guides related to the aviation industry and flight dispatchers. That being said, we would like to take this opportunity to touch on a subject that is a little more light-hearted – jump seat etiquette. If you are a practicing flight dispatcher or […]

How to Find a Job as a Flight Dispatcher

  Before you begin the job search for your new career as a flight dispatcher, there are still certain tasks and skills you must acquire before obtaining a job after graduation. The first thing you should understand is the breakdown of what a flight dispatcher does, and what you need in order to begin your […]

The Benefits of a Career in Aircraft Dispatching

A typical airline has many different jobs and professions that, combined, contribute to its success. For the safety of all involved, it is important for any airline crew member to be well-trained in aeronautics. One important job of the airline industry is that of an aircraft dispatcher. An aircraft dispatcher creates a flight plan for […]

My Road To Sheffield: From Meteorologist to Dispatcher by J.Evans

My Road To Sheffield: From Meteorologist to Dispatcher I can’t remember a time when I didn’t have my head in the clouds. I was so fascinated by weather growing up that I got my bachelor’s degree in meteorology later in life. The problem was that I had no idea what to do with it after. […]

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    “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
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    “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
    “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
    “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
    “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 was an amazing class! Always interesting! It was like drinking from a fire hose, but I have never enjoyed a course more than this one. Thank you for a great 5 weeks & EWINS!” R.S. R.S. Testimonial – 5-weeks & EWINS
    “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 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
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    “These men represented the highest caliber of professionalism and integrity. The education I received from these gentleman has afforded me to be gainfully employed while having the opportunity to use the education received, all over this country, and more than a few others.” WG sidebar wg
    “Eric Morris is one of the most if not the most knowledgeable and experienced authorities on Aircraft Dispatching in the United States. He strives constantly to make the industry better.” DH sidebar DH
    “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 ;)
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