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Common Myths about Flight Dispatchers

Being a flight dispatcher is far from a glamorous job. The general public doesn’t usually know that they exist, mistaking their roles for air traffic control or pilots. The job of an aircraft dispatcher is a very important one. Sheffield School of Aeronautics is here to clear up a few myths about the work that […]

Stress Relief Tips for New Aircraft Dispatchers

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 […]

A Reply to Ignorance

October 16, 2017 This is our response to a statement found within the minutes of a meeting in May 2017 of the GALDA (German Airline Dispatcher Association), which included an opinion and generalizations regarding USA FAA Part 65 training and trainers made by the Chairman of the German Airline Dispatcher Association. The link below includes […]

How to Become an Airline Dispatcher

Most people don’t know what an Aircraft dispatcher does on a day to day basis. Aircraft dispatchers are responsible for the safety of incoming and outgoing flights. Along with the captain, they coordinate the safe takeoff and landing of the plane, as well as work to ensure that all other safety procedures and regulations are […]

Flight Dispatcher’s Path to Become a Pilot

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For the most part, aircraft dispatchers either spend a short time as dispatchers or long careers. Some will hop around the aviation industry and some will become private or sport pilots.  The common love for aviation and aptitude for technical calculations make the two very similar. Career dispatchers will usually get a pilot’s license to […]

How Much Should FAA Dispatchers Make?

The aviation industry offers a plethora of opportunities for anyone interested in making a career for themselves. Individuals are able to pursue a path in becoming a commercial airline pilot, aircraft mechanic, flight attendant, or an FAA dispatcher. While each position holds its own level of esteem and value, the FAA dispatcher is often one […]

US Airlines Are Safer Than They Have Ever Been

Aircraft dispatchers live and breathe safety, it’s the very reason their job exists. The triangle of airline safety is airline crew, flight controller, and aircraft dispatcher. They are all an important pillar in airline safety. Sheffield School of Aeronautics is a world-renown school for aircraft dispatchers, and the most recent reports show that U.S. airlines […]

Are Dogs on Planes an Aviation Safety Issue?

Aircraft dispatchers spend time calculating the weight of passengers and luggage to calculate fuel for a flight. Did they ever think to calculate the weight of a service animal?  These days, it is very common to see service animals on flights all around the world. Though the laws have made it clear that service animals […]

Malcolm Gladwell’s Outliers and Aircraft Dispatchers

Outliers by Malcom Gladwell was released in 2008 to a bevy of success. The book shines a light on the factors that contribute to success. If you have ever heard of the 10,000-hour rule, then you have heard of Outliers. Aviation enthusiast and aircraft dispatchers may find chapter 7 interesting. Chapter 7 of Outliers focuses […]

Advice for New Aircraft Dispatchers

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Starting any career can be a scary and challenging part of your life. Everyone is a little nervous on their first day as an aircraft dispatcher. That’s natural. Sheffield School of Aeronautics has been sending new aircraft dispatchers into the aviation industry since 1948. In that time, we have always ensured that our graduates were […]

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    “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
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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
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    “While touring my company’s dispatch department before I had my license our OCC manager pointed out that 7 of the 10 dispatchers on shift had come from Sheffield. The overall consensus was that Sheffield grads were able to hit the ground running as they were better prepared.” K.O. Sidebar K.O.
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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
    “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
    “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 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
    “If you want to be the best, first you need to be trained by the best!” P. Hill P.Hill – DHL
    “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
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