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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Learning from Flight Simulators

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It happens all the time. Exciting individuals come to Sheffield Aviation School with the dream of working in the aviation industry. Like most people, they have all wished that they could fly and aspire to fulfill that dream in some shape or form. Some aspiring flight dispatchers have even utilized flight simulators on a regular […]

Are Dogs on Planes an Aviation Safety Issue?

Aircraft dispatchers spend time calculating the weight of passengers and luggage to calculate fuel for a flight. Did they ever think to calculate the weight of a service animal?  These days, it is very common to see service animals on flights all around the world. Though the laws have made it clear that service animals […]

Malcolm Gladwell’s Outliers and Aircraft Dispatchers

Outliers by Malcom Gladwell was released in 2008 to a bevy of success. The book shines a light on the factors that contribute to success. If you have ever heard of the 10,000-hour rule, then you have heard of Outliers. Aviation enthusiast and aircraft dispatchers may find chapter 7 interesting. Chapter 7 of Outliers focuses […]

Aircraft Dispatcher Hubs Across the World

One of the requirements of accepting an aircraft dispatcher job is moving to the airline’s headquarters. Each airline in the world has its own aircraft dispatcher hub, a city that airline calls home and sets up headquarters.  Though there are many aircraft dispatcher hubs that airlines use as main points in flights paths, there is only […]

Just Released – The Revised ADX Certification Sample Test

A revised ADX certification sample test has been released by the FAA. The 80 test questions have been updated and are now suitable to be used as study materials for the ADX certification test.  The FAA website has also provided some study materials and supplemental guides in which some students may find useful.   Although the […]

Aircraft Dispatcher at Fault for Brazilian Soccer Team Crash

An aircraft dispatcher’s job is vital to the safety and security of a flight. There is nothing that can explain this more than the recent plane crash that killed 71 people, including the Brazilian soccer team, Atletico Chapecoense. One of the most devastating parts is that the person involved may have ignored standard aircraft dispatcher […]

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