Aviation

How Do Pilots Fly in Bad Weather?

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With the holidays arriving and cold weather brewing, ice, rain, and wind will be all the norm soon. During the holidays, many like to travel to visit family or to get away. A common concern among uncommon flyers is: how do pilots fly in bad weather? Our aircraft dispatcher graduates share how their colleagues manage […]

Flight Dispatcher vs. Airline Pilot

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So, what is the true difference between an airline dispatcher and an airline pilot, if both have extremely important roles in the aircraft? The first difference between a flight dispatcher and an airline pilot is that the dispatcher does not actually fly a plane – that’s the job of the airline pilot.

Aircraft Dispatch and Ground Handling

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Aircraft dispatching and ground handling are two very important jobs when it come to the airline system. You need these two to equal the flow of running a successful airport or airline. Each one holds important tasks, and people often confuse aircraft dispatching with air traffic controlling. The fact is, these two jobs are completely […]

What It’s Like to Be the Captain of An Airline

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When you board your plane, it’s human nature to look over into the cockpit and take a quick glance at your airline pilot and co-pilot conversing with the aircraft dispatcher. But, have you ever wondered what it’s like to be a captain of an airline, such as what they feel and go through on a […]

Boeing Global Services Unveils $2.1B in Deals, Providing People with More Jobs

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In recent news, Boeing Global Services unveiled $2.3 billion worth of agreements with airlines and governments. The deal showed to have agreements to add more servicing business in modifications and maintenance, digital aviation and analytics, and training and professional services.

Why Do You Feel So Worn Out After a Flight?

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Have you ever wondered why you feel so tired after a flight? Not the jet-lagged feel, but simply flight-related fatigue. The professionals at Sheffield’s aeronautics school are familiar with that feeling, and we’re here to help you better understand why you feel that way.

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 […]

Is A Career in Flight Dispatching Rewarding? Quotes from Actual Dispatchers

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How rewarding is a career in flight dispatching? Well, like most trades, your career is as rewarding as you make it. But at Sheffield, we think that a career in flight dispatch is fulfilling and rewarding, and so do the thousands of active flight dispatchers across the world. But we understand how difficult it is […]

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 […]

Overbooked Flight Policies

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It’s been a reoccurring theme for commercial airlines with overbooked flights for years now, and as it currently stands, there’s seemingly no solution in place to prevent it from happening. It does raise the valid question as to why it continues to take place. Considering the incident that happened on a recent United Airlines flight […]

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