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What Is the FAA Telework Policy?

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Those who are switching or starting new careers will likely look for opportunities for telework, which is commonly referred to as remote work. There are many reasons why remote work in an industry like aircraft dispatching is attractive. For one, it offers employees a higher grade of flexibility regarding where and when they work, which […]

How Do Helicopters Fly?

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As one of the most experienced aircraft dispatcher schools, Sheffield School of Aeronautics is well-versed in all things that have to do with aviation and air travel and we’re equipped to answer any questions that you may have regarding helicopters. Whether you are interested in becoming an aircraft dispatcher for traditional airplanes or helicopters or […]

How High Do Airplanes Go?

A common question that many commercial frequent flyers wonder is, “How high do airplanes go?” This is not a bizarre question, and it’s not surprising that many people wonder about this. It is clear that some planes cruise higher than others, though this depends on how far the flight is traveling. The logistics of flying […]

How Does Time Change Affect Flights?

The main thing to understand is that a time change will never affect the actual duration of a flight. For the most part, this will always stay the same. A flight from New York to Los Angeles will always last for the same duration, more or less around 5 hours. Even if you knew this, […]

Does Rain Cancel Flights?

Many people worry when they realize that it is raining on the day of their flight. They assume that the rain will delay or even cancel their flight. But does rain cancel flights? Rain itself will rarely even delay a flight, let alone cancel it. While the weather is a key factor regarding when or […]

What Are the Different Types of Flight Plans?

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Those that are interested in becoming flight or aircraft dispatchers might be surprised to discover that there are actually many different types of flight plans that accomplish different functions, depending on the weather and the flight zone that you will be flying over. As an experienced aircraft dispatching school, Sheffield School of Aeronautics is here […]

Can It Be Too Hot to Fly?

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It is no secret that the temperature that a plane will be flying in is one of the top considerations for pilots and aircraft dispatchers. As we have detailed in the past, having extremely cold temperatures could delay flights, but can it be too hot to fly? Sheffield School of Aeronautics, an experienced flight dispatcher […]

Can I Bring Lysol Wipes on a Plane?

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If you are going to be flying on a commercial flight anytime soon, you may be wondering if you are allowed to bring certain hygienic or cleaning products with you on your flights. This might include hand sanitizer, rubbing alcohol, or even Lysol wipes. These are useful for keeping yourself clean and even ensuring the […]

Rubbing Alcohol on a Plane?

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Can You Bring Rubbing Alcohol on a Plane? 

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