Becoming an Aircraft Dispatcher

Find a Stable Career in Aircraft Dispatching

Deciding on a career in aircraft dispatching is making a choice for long term stability. The aviation industry is known for having some of the most stable career paths out of any industry. The saying goes that the aviation industry takes care of its own.   Aircraft dispatcher jobs are available now more than ever, and […]

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 […]

North American Airlines Battle Cheap European Flights

Reports of North American airlines drastically changing their goals and mindset have been flooding the news. The word seems to be massive, aggressive expansion. Sheffield reported on the increasing market for aircraft dispatcher jobs, but the changes are not stopping there.   The first shake-up was when renowned investor and mogul, Warren Buffet, began purchasing stock […]

Airlines Shift From Transportation to Experience

In the past, aviation jobs were pretty straight forward: pilots fly, cabin crew serve, and flight dispatchers plan, but that is all changing fast. Aviation executives from multiple airlines including American and United, have all announced drastic changes in the way positions are carried out. Sheffield School of Aeronautics has seen a lot of changes […]

Flight Dispatcher Jobs Are About to Get Digital

Flight Dispatchers and Technology Here at Sheffield School of Aeronautics, we provide aircraft dispatcher training to help students receive their FAA dispatch license. While the job of an aircraft dispatcher has traditionally involved a large amount of paperwork, the modern age and rise in computers has led to the use of digital technology. Essentially, the […]

Study Tips for the FAA Aircraft Certification Test

At Sheffield School of Aeronautics, we are not just an aircraft dispatching school, we are a group of passionate instructors that ensure that all of our students have successful careers in the aviation industry. After aircraft dispatching school, the FAA Aircraft Certification Test is an important step in the journey to the flight operation center.   […]

ADX Test for Aircraft Dispatcher School

Although some preparation is recommended before entering aircraft dispatching school, students are always advised to only study material that is distributed by Sheffield School of Aeronautics in structures. When selecting which course is best for you, instructors may convey that FAA knowledge will be beneficial, but it is not required. The ADX exam is an […]

A Day as an Aircraft Dispatcher

At Sheffield School of Aeronautics, we are proud of our graduates and that’s because we know how hard they work to master the skill of aircraft dispatch. We asked a student who graduated from our aircraft dispatcher school to describe a day in the life of an aircraft dispatcher for the benefit of our prospective […]

Aircraft Dispatcher Jobs – Many Names, Same Role

There are a few variations that define the aircraft dispatcher job title but one thing remains the same: the career itself. The Sheffield School of Aeronautics has some great posts regarding the history of aircraft dispatchers, aircraft dispatcher job description and even aircraft dispatcher interview questions to look out for. When you start your courses […]

Airlines Are Asking to Eliminate Baggage Fees

We have come a long way from the early days of aircraft dispatchers using radios to talk to pilots who flew blindly into the open airways. These days, air travel is safer and more accessible, but is it unnecessarily expensive? Originally, American Airlines was the first major airline to require a bag check fee for […]

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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
    “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
    “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 the aircraft dispatcher program at the Sheffield School of Aeronautics…My training was intense and thorough and furnished me with the requisite skills for performing my current job as a Flight Dispatch Supervisor.” N.S. Sidebar NS
    “My experience at Sheffield and my exposure to other aircraft dispatchers that did not go to Sheffield has resulted in an awareness of the superior depth and quality of the training provided by the Sheffield instructors.” CD Sidebar CD
    “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
    “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
    “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
    “If you want to be the best, first you need to be trained by the best!” P. Hill P.Hill – DHL
    “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
    “This school came highly recommended by multiple past students and EVEN OTHERS FROM OTHER SCHOOLS. Reputation is fantastic from multiple companies that I have worked for.” A. – September 2020
    “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 ;)
    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
    “Sheffield School of Aeronautics is a highly recognized and respected organization throughout the airline industry. They only produce the highest quality of graduate…” P.W. Sidebar PW
    “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
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