Becoming an Aircraft Dispatcher

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 Salary

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What Is the Average Air Traffic Controller Salary? The average base salary of an air traffic controller varies greatly depending on location. According to Glassdoor, the air traffic controller salary on average is $74,700 while Indeed estimates $46,400. Salary.com suggests a salary range from $64,926 to $97,500. [1][2][3] According to the National Bureau of Labor […]

What Is Special Use Airspace?

If you are interested in a career in aviation like a pilot or a flight dispatcher, you are going to need to know about airspace and the many different types. There is controlled and uncontrolled airspace as well as different classes within controlled airspace itself. But where does special use airspace fit in to this […]

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 […]

Common Myths About Aircraft Dispatchers

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  Being an aircraft 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 […]

Internet of Things and Aviation

The Internet of Things (IoT) is around us right now. It’s defined as the interconnection of all devices to the internet and to each other. Smart TVs, smart refrigerators, and smart air conditioning are all part of the internetworking. What could this have to do with aviation? Aircraft dispatchers know that the aviation industry is […]

How to Become an Airline Dispatcher

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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 […]

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 […]

Future Demand for Aviation Jobs Puts Pressure on Industry

Aircraft dispatcher jobs are amongst the projected high-demand jobs in the aviation industry in coming years. The issue is that current projections point to a higher demand for aviation jobs than supply. This is good news from students attending, or hoping to attend, aircraft dispatcher school. However, it is worrying to aviation industry higher-ups. Across […]

Better Communication Between Aircraft Dispatchers and Pilots

Communication between aircraft dispatchers, pilots, and air traffic controllers has always been a priority in the aviation industry. Almost all success for the flight is in the aviation industry, because almost all success for the flight depends on that communication. It’s probably easy to imagine how changing weather patterns, labored voice communication, and three different […]

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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 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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    “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
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