How the Aviation Industry Will Influence the New National Space Council

With President Trump reestablishing the National Space Council – which had been defunct since President Bill Clinton took office in 1993 – there will be many companies joining the US’s new 21st century space race. Two of the biggest names on that list are well-established aviation giants, Lockheed Martin and Boeing, under their joint space […]

Privatization of US Air Traffic Control Systems

Ask any aircraft dispatcher and they’ll tell you that aviation in the US is a large, regulation-heavy industry that can be slow to change. One of the more outdated systems in the US aviation industry is the air traffic control system. However, it may be in line for an overhaul in terms of regulation and […]

Flight Dispatchers Cancel Flights Because of Hurricane Matthew

Some may find the prospect of a storm like Hurricane Matthew inconvenient, some may find it terrifying, and others may even find it exhilarating; but for some, it is all about work and safety. Flight dispatchers’ job is to anticipate, plan, and accommodate travel during these tough and trying times; doing exactly what they are […]

Tips for Flight Dispatchers to Avoid Burnout

The life of a flight dispatcher is that of passion and dedication, and often the most dedicated and specialized professionals will experience burnout. Much like doctors and pilots, flight dispatchers are susceptible to burnout. Maintaining stamina can be accomplished. Here’s some tips to avoid flight dispatcher burnout.  Understand Your Current Situation  After graduating from flight dispatcher […]

FAA Rules and Regulations Regarding Drones

That last thing pilots and aircraft dispatchers want to worry about is striking a store bought drone in midair. Typically, that’s why we have FAA drone regulations and air regulations in general to prevent that from happening. Unfortunately, that’s exactly what happened at Heathrow Airport in London. An Airbus A320 carrying 137 passengers struck an […]

Does Your Aircraft Dispatching Course Meet Recent FAA Changes?

If you are an aircraft dispatcher or are considering enrolling in an aircraft dispatcher course, the new FAA proposed changes could affect you. In November of 2014, the FAA proposed a new policy for what they believe is a ‘flaw’ in aircraft dispatcher school certification. The Federal Aviation Administration, FAA, is the government regulated sanction […]

Responsibilities Abound for Aircraft Dispatchers

In many ways, aircraft dispatchers are the unsung heroes of air travel. A dispatcher has an incredibly vast number of responsibilities, yet most airplane passengers never see them at work or consider the role they play in ensuring the safe operation of every flight that leaves the ground. The responsibilities of an aircraft dispatcher include […]

Advanced International Flight Planning Course

The field of Aeronautics can be a challenging, rewarding, and exciting career. Many aeronautic schools now even offer international flight planning courses for those interested in working with international airlines. Course Details These courses can usually be taken in just a few days. Many schools do require certain prerequisites but those will differ depending upon […]

Weather and Weight Load Planning

Load Planners are aviation professionals who determine precisely how to distribute cargo, passengers, and fuel on a particular aircraft. Load Planners use information collected and provided by Aircraft Dispatchers to make their calculations and generally do not finalize their plan until minutes before a plane leaves the gate. Heat waves and heavy storms are two […]

When is a ceiling really sealing?

We have all been told old wives tales. Their problem is that they can take on a life of their own. Are the old wives right, is there a bit of truth to them, or are they just plain wrong? When it comes to ceilings as part of landing minimums the answer is a bit […]

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