Career in 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. An airline dispatcher […]

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. With the Boeing agreement, we will be able to see an increase in employment in […]

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 […]

Aircraft 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 they have long-lasting 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 […]

Which Countries Pay Aircraft Dispatchers the Most?

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  Sheffield School of Aeronautics has been covering the airlines increased need for new talent to enter the aviation field for the past year. Pilots, engineers and aircraft dispatcher jobs are opening but there just isn’t enough new talent to fill the positions. Airlines are now trying to solve the issue by increasing pilot, engineer […]

Education and GPA Needed for Aircraft Dispatcher School

Are you looking to pursue a career in aviation and want to get started as soon as possible? If so, then coming here was a step in the right direction. Among the growing opportunities in aviation are the rise of aircraft dispatcher jobs. Aircraft dispatchers hold the important role of planning flight paths, considering aircraft […]

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 […]

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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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    “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
    “Eric Morris is one of the most if not the most knowledgeable and experienced authorities on Aircraft Dispatching in the United States. He strives constantly to make the industry better.” DH sidebar DH
    “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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