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What Skills Are Needed to Be a Flight Dispatcher?

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What Is the FAA Telework Policy?

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Why Do Flights Get Canceled?

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How High Do Airplanes Go?

A common question that many commercial frequent flyers wonder is, “How high do airplanes go?” This is not a bizarre question, and it’s not surprising that many people wonder about this. It is clear that some planes cruise higher than others, though this depends on how far the flight is traveling. The logistics of flying […]

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How Does Time Change Affect Flights?

The main thing to understand is that a time change will never affect the actual duration of a flight. For the most part, this will always stay the same. A flight from New York to Los Angeles will always last for the same duration, more or less around 5 hours. Even if you knew this, […]

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Does Rain Cancel Flights?

Many people worry when they realize that it is raining on the day of their flight. They assume that the rain will delay or even cancel their flight. But does rain cancel flights? Rain itself will rarely even delay a flight, let alone cancel it. While the weather is a key factor regarding when or […]

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What Is Cruising Altitude?

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When it comes to aviation, airplanes, and flight dispatching, a key consideration for the career is understanding what the ideal cruising altitude for airplanes is. Cruising altitude is the name given to the height that an aircraft will achieve for most of the flight or travel. This is the most constant altitude that most aircraft […]

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Flight Dispatcher vs. Air Traffic Controller

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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 […]

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What is Unmanned Air Traffic System Management?

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Air Traffic Control for Drones  The introduction of drones into our airspace has thrown a wrench into the modus operandi of air traffic dispatch and control. Drones have made this profession more complex because the skies are more congested than ever before. If you are interested in this career, air traffic dispatcher salary, own a […]

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Is Electric Aviation the Future of Flying?

Is Electric Aviation the Future of Flying? The appeal of an electric-powered airplane is easy to see. An electric-powered plane would bring about lower fuel costs, eco-friendly travel, and a quieter flying experience, just to name a few. With the benefits being numerous, is electric aviation the future of flying? 

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