Click on any of the aircraft dispatcher courses titles below to learn more about each one. We have provided the most thorough and current information regarding each course to ensure that every single piece of relevant information regarding aircraft dispatcher courses is contained within those pages.

At Sheffield we make sure we have provided as much information as possible to any potential applicants. We understand that students will travel from all over the world to study in our dispatcher school, learn the fundamentals of dispatching, and then take the ADX test.

With that in mind, we try our best to provide the most pertinent information we can to make sure that all our students are prepared and feel comfortable enrolling in the Sheffield aircraft dispatcher courses.

There are courses options available to suit any student’s personal preference and to accommodate any scheduling issues that may arise. We have tried our best to provide varying options, and although we try to make accommodations for students, there are rules and regulations that we must adhere to.

If you feel there are any special accommodations that you would like met, feel free to contact us directly.

As a word of wisdom to all students and future aircraft dispatchers: the formula for success in any dispatcher course is dedication and practice. The more time you dedicate to learning and mastering the craft, the more likely you are to succeed!

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Online Flight Dispatcher Courses

Online flight dispatcher courses have become increasingly popular, offering numerous benefits for individuals aspiring to enter this dynamic field or further their education. These courses provide the flexibility of remote learning, allowing students to study at their own pace and from the comfort of their homes. Our online courses often provide access to sophisticated simulation software, allowing students to gain practical experience in flight planning and emergency response scenarios. They also enable students to stay updated with the latest industry trends, regulations, and technologies, crucial for a field that is continually evolving.

ETOPS Training

Online ETOPS (Extended Operations) courses are a valuable resource for flight dispatchers and aviation professionals seeking to enhance their understanding of this critical aspect of long-haul flights. ETOPS regulations govern the operation of twin-engine aircraft on extended routes, allowing them to operate far from suitable landing airports. These online courses offer a convenient and in-depth exploration of ETOPS principles, ensuring dispatchers are well-equipped to manage flights that venture over vast stretches of ocean or remote regions. 

What Qualifications Do I Need to Be a Flight Dispatcher?

To become a flight dispatcher, certain qualifications and prerequisites are necessary to excel in this pivotal role within the aviation industry. At a foundational level, one must possess a high school diploma or its equivalent. Additionally, prospective dispatchers must be at least 23 years of age to meet the age requirement set by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Our online dispatcher school would also like to point out that the most critical qualification is an FAA Aircraft Dispatcher Certificate. This certificate can only be obtained after completing one comprehensive FAA-approved training program. These aircraft dispatcher courses cover essential subjects such as meteorology, aviation regulations, navigation, aircraft systems, and air traffic control procedures. These programs can typically be found at aviation schools and institutions offering dispatcher training.

How Long Does It Take to Study Flight Dispatcher Services?

Studying flight dispatching is a meticulous process that typically takes several months, depending on the specific program and institution. In general, the FAA mandates a minimum of 200 hours of classroom instruction for dispatch training, which serves as the baseline requirement for all programs. Many flight dispatcher training programs are designed to be completed full-time and on-site. These programs often span approximately 4 to 6 months, providing a comprehensive curriculum that covers a wide range of subjects, including meteorology, flight planning, air traffic control procedures, aircraft systems, and aviation regulations.

More About Sheffield School of Aeronautics

Sheffield School of Aeronautics is an experienced provider of aircraft dispatcher courses for those who are interested in the service. We are passionate about jump-starting aircraft dispatch careers and helping people get on track with a rewarding career trajectory. Schedule an appointment with us today to learn more about flight dispatcher jobs. 

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    “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 ;)
    “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
    “Going to Sheffield prepared me for the real world challenges of Aircraft Dispatching. I certainly believe that the method Sheffield used is one not only for success in a real world career, but also one that prepares students to correctly dispatch aircraft.” T.Z. Sidebar TZ
    “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
    ” I have received 4 (job) offers…many of the interviews I have gotten have been because of my “pedigree”…going to Sheffield. I am amazed at the respect your school has….I am honored to be a graduate. Thank you for all the work you ..!”  Testimonial – J. Ganci
    “Sheffield School of Aeronautics is known worldwide for its quality training and has been recommended to me by our national airline Swiss International Airlines. Whenever I mention the name ‘Sheffield’ it rings a bell in people’s ears.” IW IW
    “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
    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
    “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
    “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
    “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
    “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
    “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
    “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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