Note that most of our testimonials are either individually dated or dated by group. They are documented and can be verified using a variety of methods. Sheffield tries to provide the old with the new with the unique to document consistency and integrity.

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February 25, 2024

Good afternoon Eric and Brett,

Just wanting to let you know that I have accepted a job offer at Mountain Air Cargo. Thank you both for your help and wanted to let you know that I very much enjoyed the course at Sheffield and will be sure to fully recommend it to anyone that asks.

Thank you!

Ryan Enloe
Mountain Air Cargo

March 31, 2023

Dear Katja, Eric and Brett,

I trust this email finds you well. I am not sure where to begin since I have so much to thank you all for. Mr. Eric for that first email in 2021 when I inquired about the school, and you shared a lot of useful information which made me make the choice to come to Sheffield. In addition, much appreciated for the practical interview which was very professional. I really appreciate.

To Mrs. Katja I really appreciate your patient when I was trying to get the visa since 2021, your assistance and patient helped a lot. Your recommendations on accommodation were also on point and I got an exceptionally good accommodation option. I will be sending a separate email to the host with you in cc on this.

To Mr. Brett, your sharing of knowledge was excellent and went a long way in answering questions at the practical test, tests in class as well as the ADX test. When I joined the physical class is when it came to mind the sacrifice you make to teach in class as well as reply to online students in the evening (like myself). This dedication is remarkable.

To all of you kindly keep up the excellent work which makes Sheffield School of Aeronautics the best in the US and for sure I have already started passing on recommendations to my colleagues in the UN WFP Aviation Service to consider Sheffield as the first choice for the Dispatcher course.

I wish all of you the best …


January 13, 2023


November 3, 2022

Delta and other airlines worldwide refer prospective students to Sheffield frequently, and we thank all airlines for supporting our cause. Below is an example of the support we receive:

“Sheffield has an excellent reputation within our organization so that is always an easy referral!”

Delta Air Lines dispatcher

October 28, 2022


Please accept this gift in recognition for your contributions to the professional aircraft dispatch community and to me personally when I attended Sheffield in August and September of this year. The challenge coin is given to those who contribute to our GOC mission at FedEx and by helping me to receive my dispatch certification have done just that.

Vice President, Global Operations Control

FedEx aircraft dispatcher



October 13, 2022

“I hope this note finds you and the company well. Over the course of nearly 25 years, I have had a highly successful career as an aircraft dispatcher thanks to you and the fine people at Sheffield. A couple of years at Piedmont, a few months at Midway and 20 years at SkyWest.
I could not have asked for a better career. I was so lucky that being a dispatcher never seemed like work to me as I enjoyed it so much.
Now I find myself on Wake Island. I’m working base operations, airfield operations/management and flight planning alongside the military.
Everything I have learned has brought me here and none of that would have been possible without Sheffield.
Thank you, Eric. Thanks for helping me get my start way back when. You have no idea how grateful I am.
So many have come through the Sheffield doors and came out with the tools for a great career! You all have made such a difference for so many.
Take care of yourself,
Joe De Los Santos. October 13, 2022

August 9, 2022

Dear Eric,
Hello! I just wanted to check in and see how you were doing. I hope you are doing well. I just started at Southwest Airlines this month as a dispatcher! There are a few fellow Sheffield graduates in my training class! Thank you again for having such a great program and for setting me up to really be able to have the career in aviation that I wanted. The new classes coming through look great. Thank you again. 
Best regards,
Molly Laughlin – Southwest

Southwest Airlines hires Sheffield aircraft dispatcher graduate

June 28, 2022

“Eric, I owe a lot to Sheffield and to you for where I am today, actually – the foundation I learned at the school has served me well! Whenever I’m asked about where I went to get my license I never hesitate to sing Sheffield’s praises.”  

Senior Business Consultant, Flight Dispatch at Southwest Airlines – June 28, 2022

May 21, 2022


I just wanted to thank you for all that have you have done for our class and for me personally over the last 5 weeks. You both are truly wonderful instructors and beacons of aeronautical information.

This has been the most challenging yet rewarding 5 weeks of my 26 years of life but I’m truly amazed at how much I’ve grown. I have no one to thank besides the both of you and your wonderful curriculum.

Your efforts are beyond appreciated and thank you for pushing me out of my comfort zone and into the fire that is Aircraft Dispatching.


April 28, 2022

From LinkedIn:

“This is a fantastic school. You cannot spend money anywhere else and get a better set of caring, dedicated and professional people.”


February 11, 2022

“The day I chose to Google Sheffield was the best thing that ever happened to me in a long while. I am coming out of here full of knowledge, ready for what is ahead of me. And I couldn’t achieve all this joyous moment were it not for Eric and Brett.”


February 11, 2022

“Very challenging class especially for a foreign student! And it makes it even greater when you are able to pass it! I just loved the way you taught us things and especially the extra handouts after each section. We can tell that you want us to succeed, our part of the deal is then to reach it.”


November 18, 2021

Fri, Oct 22, 2021 at 4:56 PM
Subject: I Have Been Hired

I was offered and have accepted a position as a flight dispatcher with CommutAir. My training begins on November 1st so things have been moving pretty quickly. I was contacted that same day I applied and was pretty quickly set up with a second interview and both interviewers seemed impressed with my knowledge. I am grateful for the incredible quality of the education that you have provided to me and others which has clearly cultivated a well respected identity within the industry.

Thank you all so much for preparing people to become quality dispatchers.



October 17, 2021

Date: Sat, Oct 16, 2021 at 11:32 AM
Subject: AA Dispatch
Incredibly excited to share the news that I have been selected for dispatch with American Airlines. I begin my course room training Feb 7th for 6 weeks then will transfer to on job training thereafter.
I just wanted to thank you and all you guys there for what you do and how well you do it. I had a great time in your guys’ course and felt like you all did a great job in ensuring your students really learn, understand and are competent in dispatch material. Huge thanks to you all at Sheffiled. 
Super excited to take this next step, which very well may be my last step, in my career. It’s been my dream since discovering the position to get hired on with my company in dispatch. You guys are a big part of why I was prepared for my interview. I owe you guys a big thanks.
R.S. – 2019 graduate

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October 14, 2021

“Thank you for kicking my butt!” A.

“Sheffield exceeded my expectation. A lot more information than what I would expect!” A. 

“The presentation of material is beyond excellent. I was worried that I would struggle to focus for such a long period of time, but the lectures were consistently engaging. Thank you for providing such an excellent environment to learn in.” A. 

“Best school in the world!!! Thank you so much.” M.M.

October 7, 2021

September 22, 2021 (FB message)

Just wanted to let you all know that I’ve accepted an offer for Flight Superintendent with Delta Air Lines and I’m very thankful for the thorough training you all provided! You definitely run a top notch course there and it certainly helped me get the position with them.

I’ve given many recommendations to attend Sheffield and will continue to recommend you all moving forward. Keep up the great work and thanks for everything! Hope all is well with the staff there!


June 17, 2021

Hi Eric and Brett,

I wanted to reply with a quick note to let you know how much I appreciate the time and effort put into the refresher course! My Sheffield experience has been superb from the start, and I’m grateful to be a part of such an excellent group. 
I’m excited to share that I’ve accepted an Aircraft Dispatcher position at xxx Airways and will begin training tomorrow. It’s been a longtime goal of mine to find my spot in the airline industry, and it’s surreal to be at this point, finally. Thanks for playing a significant role in making it all possible!
I wish you both all the best and look forward to keeping in touch!

April 8, 2021

“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, 

April 8, 2021

Hi Eric,

..I just wanted to let you (& Brett) know that I was hired at Mesa Airlines out here in Phoenix, AZ!

I have “officially” been on the desk for about 3 weeks and I feel fully prepared. I still utilize the Sheffield binder that we received! Also, many of my managers are familiar with Sheffield and view your school in an extremely positive light…

I wanted to say thank you for preparing me for this career that I already love. And to Brett for teaching me all the things that will prepare me for future success in the aviation industry!

I also wanted to point out that I love that Sheffield is starting a recurrent course! I will definitely be utilizing this in the future if I ever feel a little rusty, or maybe just to come visit and say hi!..


April 4, 2021

5 Star Review to Google Business & Facebook

April 4, 2021

Sheffield offer an insightful, challenging, and rewarding course to obtain your FAA Aircraft Dispatcher License. Eric and Brett are industry veterans who are terrific role models and incorporate a great sense of humor and insight into the curriculum. I completed the course via a combination of online training and two weeks in class.

As a commercial pilot and flight instructor, I found the course informative and accretive in terms of widening my knowledge of the aviation industry and particularly operational requirements on the airline side of the spectrum. If you work hard, complete the required assignments and homework, and are prepared to dedicate a few weeks/months of you life to rigorous study than you will pass and succeed (regardless of whether you come from an aviation background or not). Eric and Brett provide all the tools and resources you need to do well, and I can’t complement them enough for putting together a terrific program.

There is nothing antiquated about the program (to the individual who mentions working with 727 systems). We utilized industry-based materials in class, discuss modern aircraft communications, and use the 727 as a template to model flight plans and performance metrics in large part due to some of the quirks of the aircraft to show one how to manage dispatch planning in the event they do find themselves planning a flight for a plane with inop equipment or with a quirky aircraft.

This course is designed to be challenging so that when it comes to real world dispatching and not to mention the FAA practical you are more than well prepared. Thank you for having me as a student!


March 6, 2021

Thu, Apr 25, 2019 at 7:27 PM

After graduating in September, I was immediately offered a job with SkyWest Airlines and have been working as a Dispatcher for the last six months in St George, UT at the SkyWest OCC. 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. I also want to personally thank you for the time you took to explain to me performance limitations when I was struggling with this subject. I’m probably one of the few ..who can confidently understand why we are weight restricted in a given scenario, and actively take steps to mitigate restrictions and ultimately make the pilots (and pax) very happy. It’s a direct result of what I learned at Sheffield, and  it shows that others were not thought this. I’m excelling, and it’s exciting.

Many thanks, 

March 6, 2021

“I went to Sheffield back in 2012. I’ve been with Southwest now for 7 years and dispatched for about 3.5 of those years. Very blessed to be with this company!”


February 11, 2021

Hi Eric,

I first just want to say thank you for having a great dispatch program. It certainly kicked my butt the 10 days I was there but I gained a lot of new knowledge and feel prepared for whatever future dispatch endeavors. You have an incredible program and it is very apparent why everyone speaks so highly of this program…
Thanks for all your help,

November 1, 2020

Thank you for your feedback on the students. We are very happy to announce that 3 Sheffield students (2 with no prior dispatch experience) have successfully made the cut for the Aircraft Dispatcher position at National Airlines. 
They will start their Initial Dispatch training class in our Orlando HQ from tomorrow.  

(They are:)
Warm regards to everyone at Sheffield. 
P.K. – (Assistant Director SOC/ National Airlines)

[Sheffield grads hiring Sheffield grads, which is why attending a 73-year institution is usually the best choice, during or not during trying times.]
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October 19, 2020

Dear Eric,
Hello, I just wanted to check in now that it has been a few months since being at Sheffield. I applied for the dispatcher position that you posted for National Airlines and found out last Thursday I got the job! I start November 2. I am so excited! Thank you for having such a great program that helped prepare me to be able to get such a great position at a great company. I appreciate everything you have done for me and am very excited for the future! 
Best regards,
M. Laughlin 
National Airlines

September 10, 2020

“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.”

July 9, 2020

Dear Ron:

As you know I have just started working for Comair Airlines as a flight dispatcher. Thank you for helping me get my certificate and providing me with all the job assistance in the form of the numerous job cards I have received. Since I graduated in April I have had 12 interviews and 7 job offers and decided that Comair would be the best place to begin my career. Please convey my thanks to Lynn for the excellent instruction she gave during my class. Coming from Sheffield I feel as though I had a thorough preparation to become a professional airline dispatcher. I also really appreciate the hard work of both Ellen and Eric in making everything possible.


Sincerely, Raj Singh, 1996

Note: Raj had a featured role (the young Prince) in the film “Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom“. He currently works at United Airlines.

Raj Singh

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June 5, 2020

[Sheffield note – just another example that it DOES matter where you attend school.]
Hope you are all doing well.
I just wanted to let you that I received my promotion letter a few days back and I will be now working in the capacity of an Assistant Director SOC for National Airlines. 
You have been an integral part of my journey and I wanted to share this good news with you. If there are openings at NAL, Sheffield will remain my first choice given the high standards that Sheffield maintains. 

May 11, 2020

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February 20, 2020

Good Afternoon,

..I wanted to say thank you for all the instruction during the class. All your knowledge has truly prepared me for a job. I am happy to say that I accepted a position with a Part 135 company …. During my interview with the Director of Flight Control and the two Dispatch Managers, I learned that the Dispatch Managers attended the three-week course… They required that the individual had their (FAA Aircraft Dispatcher Certificate.)

February 8, 2020

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 school until I was able to get my hands dirty at (airline) to see what the working world was really like. I can safely say I will be writing a wonderful review of the school and am encouraging others to attend. Big thanks to (Sheffield) for the top notch instruction.
All the best,

February 7, 2020

Hello Brett,

I just wanted to say thank you so much for your dedication to your job. I highly respect you and regard you as one of the best instructor/teachers I’ve ever known. You uphold the standard of excellence in such a way that it compels your students to get better every day. I want you to know that every error in my work and studies has driven me to learn from it. Each failure is an opportunity to learn from it and to get better. I must commend you that you are a gifted communicator. You can take very complex ideas and explain them in ways that make the material accessible and memorable. Thank you for doing what you do day in and day out to help mold students into what they need to be. I look forward to initial training with an airline to continue to learn more each day. Continuous learning is the minimum requirement for success in any field.

I am so grateful for this educational experience and I wanted to make sure that I properly expressed gratitude to you. Keep up the very important work that you do!

-R.S. – Feb 2020 graduate

December 19, 2019

“Instructors were phenomenal and have a great understanding of the material. Thank you for a great, great breakdown of the material.”


December 17, 2019

Hi Eric.

Finally scored my dream job of dispatch at Southwest Airlines. Thanks for everything you all prepared me for and know that, a couple years after graduation, my interview panel still pointed out ”Sheffield grad eh”. Some say it doesn’t matter where you get your certificate. Anyone having been in my seat a few weeks ago knows  differently. Thanks again!


Southwest Airlines hires Sheffield aircraft dispatcher graduate

December 14, 2019

Hi Eric,

I’m going to be hiring a class of up to 12 dispatchers in February of this year. If you’d like, I would be happy to come in and talk to your classes…I’d be much more comfortable taking a Sheffield grad than someone from someplace else.

Also, if you have any (excellent students) in class please let me know. (xxxx xxxx) has been an awesome addition to the team here and I certainly appreciate you recommending him.

Have a great holiday,

xxxx xxxx
Manager, Flight Dispatch
xxxxx Airlines, Inc.

December 6, 2019

For all future students:

This school has a very high standards, it is intensive and they are giving you a huge amount of information. Just be ready to learn, if you are willing to learn and understand you will have a full support from instructors…They will give you all what you need to pass the course, yours in only to know. After every day you will feel exhausted but valuable. And once you finish and graduate you will feel like the (whole) world is yours, and it is.

I highly recommend your school to anyone who would like to work the aviation.

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Again, thank you very much!




September 18, 2019

An email exchange we often have ….

Hi Eric,

No, not at all. I want to actually attend your school. I had already passed the ADX but you said I’d need to retake it (since it expired). I’ve been doing thinking, and no I don’t want to reattend xxxx (in Texas). They were not helpful and I didn’t enjoy it.

xxxxxx xxxxx, TX

September 7, 2019

I came in as a complete newbie. No prior aviation experience. I went to Sheffield 10 years ago. I was in a class with many students who had dispatch experience. It was five weeks of very intense classroom, and I spent every day and night after class studying. I thought at times I was not going to make it, but somehow, I passed everything. I worked for 3 years at a regional airline in Arizona, before going back to the DFW area to do dispatch for a corporate aviation airline for 6 years. I have since moved on from aviation, but it was a great experience for me. … I appreciate the intensity of the school. Thank you again, Eric.

September 7, 2019

I believe that Sheffield was a smart choice for myself and helped me have a strong command of the dispatch function and was more than adequate in preparing me for my Flight Dispatch career. Having worked with, trained, and hired dispatchers, Sheffield graduates consistently prove to have a better grasp on the regulatory and flight planning aspects of the job. That doesn’t mean that other schools didn’t do an adequate job but there was always, IMO, a clear distinction. Of those that did well coming from other schools, it usually could be attributed to personal work ethic and extra work on their part. One thing guaranteed of a Sheffield graduate is that they can read a METAR or TAF (weather reports/forecasts) with fluency and know what they just read (including remarks).

M. Bowden

March 28, 2019

…I just wanted to say thank you for the education that I received at Sheffield.  I have also recently accepted a position as Aircraft dispatcher with Republic Airways in Indianapolis.
Ruben is an amazing instructor, one can tell that he really loves his job.  He takes the time to make sure that everyone understands the material and answers all questions that students have while keeping the class on schedule.  If a student has questions Ruben offers one on one time at the end of class everyday.  Ruben and Brett both have a way of making the complex wording of the regulations into a context that is far less daunting and easier to comprehend (No alternate required for a flag flight). 
Eric is a person that has amazing stories and is also a great examiner.  He made my practical much more relaxed and helped calm my nerves.  He uses the stories he tells you as situational questions, during the story he asked questions about what I would do if I was in the same situation.  
Lizett is a great help when it comes to the office related issues and paperwork.  She had the answer to all my questions from the first phone call in December 2017 to the last day that I was there.  She always has a smile on her face and as the first person you meet from Sheffield she makes it feel warm and inviting. 
The Five week course was challenging and took a lot of hard work, It is a course that what you put in is what you get out of it.  The entire staff is there to help you along the way, if you need help its only a short question or email away. I can say first hand that Sheffield had made me prepared for the airline interview process. 

March 27, 2019

Brett (online course instructor),
I wanted to thank you again for the time spent working with me during the past few months and the two weeks I was here in FLL (Plantation, FL – Sheffield School). The amount of information I learned in this class was more than I learned in my four years of college and the 5+ years in the airlines. I thank you for being tough and thorough even if it was for something simple as putting a ‘ at the end of a ceiling or RVR. 
This course was designed perfectly for someone who wants to succeed and absorb not only the basic information, but even more to further their career in the airlines and put themselves ahead of the potential hiring candidates.
Again, thank you very much! … 
Southwest Airlines hires Sheffield aircraft dispatcher graduate

February 27, 2019

Wed, Feb 27, 2019 at 7:35 PM

I hope things are going well down in FLL at Sheffield. ..Desk training has been going really well, had my first diversion a few weeks ago. We are slated to finish our competency checks and be signed off near the end of March. I feel ready, my training at Sheffield has certainly set me apart. Thankful to have been hired so soon after finishing my certificate, that certainly helped.


Delta Air Lines dispatcher

February 12, 2019

Great Prep App!!!

5 Stars

“If you want to pass your ADX exam this is the app to do it on! Provides detailed explanations on every question! Worth every penny and highly recommend Sheffield to get your aircraft dispatcher’s license!!! Instructors are highly knowledgeable, patient and friendly.”

Joshua Grady
FedEx Express

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February 9, 2019

To all the Sheffield Instructors,

…I wanted to again thank you for the course, your professionalism throughout, the standards you set, and for your continued support in helping me achieve my goal. I sincerely appreciate your responsiveness to my questions, helping with in areas where I lacked understanding (which was plenty), and for your clear and thorough explanations.
It was a pleasure meeting and working with you both, online and in person. I have learned a lot of content but also tried to learn from your teaching techniques. One of the things I expressed to my boss when I returned was how impressed I was with your questions for exams (online, written, and in person). The mastery in the crafting of your questions required not just “rote or understanding” level of memory, but a “correlation” level of material from all lessons.
Often online and in class, I would simply reflect on the question and be impressed at how the answer required “correlation” of a lot of material to arrive at the correct response. In my studies as a flight instructor, I know that the level expected is the “correlation” level and I appreciate the work you have undoubtedly put into the questions to arrive at that level. Even though I sometimes had trouble in getting the correct answers, I was often impressed by the way the question required an assimilation of the material. That’s the real world where it’s the situation that requires answers and not simply a choice of either A, B, C, or D… . That sets us up for success and that level of questioning requires a lot of work to achieve.
Additionally, it was impressive the attentiveness shown to each classmate in helping us all move through the process (whether flight planning or knowledge areas) together. Taking time to ensure we were all moving forward together is no easy task.
Simply put, Thank you for a very impressive experience.
I have learned a lot in terms of material content and in teaching techniques.
It was definitely worthwhile…
Again, thank you both very much.
Have a good day.
Very sincerely,
G. Carter

December 11, 2018

Hello Eric,
“…. I am also going for a dispatch supervisor position at Envoy!  Carry on the high quality teaching at Sheffield!”
Best regards,

November 7, 2018

11/07/2018 16:17pm

“Would not be where I am today without the great instruction and career guidance I received at Sheffield 25 years ago. The Morrises are a wonderful family.”


August 11, 2018

Excellent school. Excellent program. Very good instructors with easy to understand graphs and examples of dispatching. I was in the 1-week course and the online modules were very informative. The instructors really took the time to explain literally everything online. I was very impressed with the online portion of the school as well as the 1-week class. Also understanding how to do the flight plans, the instructor goes over everything. Even all the little “gotchas” that can make your flight plan invalid (examples, contaminated runways, icing, headwinds vs tailwinds) the instructor explains everything. I recommend Sheffield to anyone interested in becoming an Aircraft Dispatcher. Excellent school with top notch instructors and material.
– JD Atlanta, GA

May 22, 2018

To Brett – online training
I just wanted to write to you and give you my thanks for all the help you provided me along my journey to earn a dispatcher license. It all started on February 13th, … It was certainly an intense 3 months but you were always available and so responsive to emails which was a great help. I learned a lot from the email correspondence we had over the past 3 months. I remember struggling through certain areas, one in particular on a weekend and you came back with a reference on where to find the information so quickly. That meant a lot to me among other things and I am so glad I was successful in the course.

Finally getting the chance to meet you at the school was a pleasure and you were very helpful along the way. The Sheffield team works long and dedicated hours to ensure the students are successful and that certainly meant a lot to me as well. ..I know the education I earned from your instruction at Sheffield will serve me well. I will be sure to stay in touch and wish you well in your future endeavors. Sheffield will be well recommended for those who ask for my feedback on the experience.

Best regards,

Sean C.

May 7, 2018

Dear Eric and Brett,
It gives me a great pleasure to share my good news with you. I passed written test part as well and (was) offered a job as a flight dispatcher for one of the biggest Middle East carrier Etihad Airways 🙂
I would like to thank you so much for your continuous support and assistance. Without You, without Sheffield School of Aeronautics this would have been so hard to achieve. I am not only proud of my efforts that I put to success, but I am also and always been proud of being your graduate and student.
Thanks for making my life beautiful!
P.S. I would love to have my story shared on your website as motivation for others.
Always love,

April 9, 2018

Dear Eric,

I just want to thank your school, the whole faculty and Lizett from admin.

Let me share my experience in your school..
First of all, Lizett was such a great help for me in the whole enrolment process.
Second, Ruben was indeed a great instructor.
Many times, I felt like giving up as the course was like a shock to me. I failed in two of my exams but Ruben never failed to help me and explain sections which I don’t fully understand. He may not know this but I got encouraged with the career experiences he shared with us in class.
Third, my oral exam was like a roller coaster ride.
But gladly, you were very patient to me. Kept on digging what knowledge I have earned while studying in your school.
And lastly, your school prepares students for what waits ahead of us.

Overall, it was an awesome experience. I’ll keep studying and make sure my future boss see how great Sheffield trains there students for their future endeavours.

I highly recommend your school to anyone who would like to upgrade their career in the aviation industry.

Sheffield Graduate – March 2018

April 6, 2018

Hello Sir,
On July and Aug. 2005 , I was an student at Sheffield School of aeronautics  I got my FAA Flight dispatcher license there and my experience as student was great, for the last 10 years I have working as a duty dispatch manager for Silver Airways…
Thank you for the great experience at Sheffield,
Carlos O.

March 17, 2018

Good Afternoon Eric,

…I found a job as OCC Dispatcher. Job search took only 8 work days! Some OCC managers admitted that they knew about Sheffield School! Company I am going to work for is Fly Nordica based in Estonia, Tallinn. I am starting next week.

Thanks again for the most amazing training I have ever had.

Best Regards,
Marius Valskys

February 21, 2018

Hello Mr. Morris,

My name is xxxxxx xxxxxx. I am a current employee of American Airlines.  I got my dispatch certification from a dispatch school in Dallas (xxxx). Upon completing this course I feel that they have left me ill-prepared to do the job effectively, they lacked real world training and they taught flight planning on icao charts and not xxxxxxxxx charts. I am coming to you for guidance and direction I spoke with a graduate of Sheffield and they spoke highly of the program that your school runs, and I wanted to know what you thought and what would be the best course of action, I know that because I didn’t attend Sheffield that u don’t offer recurrent training for me but I am willing to take your recommendation going forward to help further my career.
Thank you for your time!

Sincerely xxxxxx xxxxxx
[Sheffield note: why your school selection matters…]

January 27, 2018

Good Evening Mr. Morris,


My name is (name) and I work at Southwest Airlines (SWA). I had enrolled at Sheffield a year ago to do my dispatch course….but, (over time) I had moved to Denver and I ended up doing my dispatcher course at (school in Denver). BIG MISTAKE. A costly mistake I feel. I did not feel confident enough to go take a test at SWA or for that matter any other airline. When I speak with fellow dispatchers, there is no doubt that Sheffield graduates are the best in every way.


Sheffield really has a great value and input and your students fare extremely well at the tests given anywhere in the world. Your school provides no doubt – it’s like going to MIT or Harvard.


I want your help and guidance to prepare me to be confident and take up an exam with any airline. I just don’t feel I learnt much at my earlier school. Somehow your graduates that I have encountered have vast knowledge I feel. So now that I have a namesake license “that’s what I call it” I want to do it all over again at your prestigious school so I can be well prepared. Please guide me. 


Please guide me and help me achieve my dream career. I humbly agree I made a huge mistake of my choices and kindly request you and your team to help me achieve this goal.


Warm Regards

[Sheffield note: This student was reportedly ranked #1 in the class, which speaks volumes! And yes…we will help this future student!]

Southwest Airlines hires Sheffield aircraft dispatcher graduate

December 15, 2017

Fri, Dec 15, 2017 at 3:34 PM
Subject: Dispatcher Position/Thanks
Good afternoon,

I have just accepted a Flight Superintendent (Dispatcher) position with Delta Air Lines. Today is 12/15; I graduated from Sheffield with my Dispatcher License on 11/8 (just over a month!). I want to share my sincere thanks to Sheffield; the school that made this all possible. From your very knowledgeable and diligent instructors (Personally, (the instruction) for my two week course, and Brett for my online course) to the well-organized administration and Eric, it was an excellent experience.

If I could, I would do it all over again.
Thank you Sheffield School of Aeronautics
C. Nunez


Delta Air Lines dispatcher

December 8, 2017

Thank you for your email – I am really looking forward to studying with you in January.
This represents a career change for me …!  As I have researched making this move, I have been astounded at the reputation Sheffield enjoys.  One of the questions I asked several folks that recruit dispatchers for the airlines was:  What dispatcher school would impress you if it appeared on my resume?”  The only response I got was “Sheffield.  In fact, I already have a job offer from one of the “regionals” – and I haven’t even been to school yet!  I only hope that I can live up to your reputation!
..I am really looking forward to meeting everyone!
Best Regards,

October 21, 2017

Just want to say hello from a August 1992 Sheffield AD graduate. I’m an airline captain at Republic Airlines flying the E-175 based in DCA. Great course and people at Sheffield. Remember Eric putting us through the ringer. Every time i look at my flight release i think of Sheffield.


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October 20, 2017

Thank you as always for helping me get to this point in my career. It’s not a lie when I tell you that some of my Sheffield-grad coworkers and I continue to talk about our experiences there on a regular basis.

I appreciate all your help, and look forward to talking to you soon.

Best regards,

June 28, 2017

What convinced me to come to Sheffield was the availability of the Distance +5. When I started searching for schools and online courses, Sheffield’s was the first one to pop-up. I looked at other schools as well. But, once I was on the Sheffield website and read everything about the school, it was my first choice. I also looked at critiques and there were nothing but positive. I’ve been very impressed with (the online) instruction and timely responses to my questions. And just after one day of residency. I thought (the classroom instructor) did an excellent job as well…

So, Thank you!


June 26, 2017

Sheffield is one of the greatest decisions I have ever made. The school is such an incredible quality, and the staff are amazing. The classroom instruction is top notch, and the staff all know dispatching inside and out. What I didn’t expect was how great Sheffield was for not only learning, but also for the connections you can make and the help Sheffield offers you after graduation. I look back and have not a doubt in my bones that Sheffield was the absolute best choice I made on my path to acquire my dispatch certificate.

J. E.
June 22 2017 – from FB review

April 24, 2017

I hope you all are doing well down in Ft. Lauderdale.  I am happy to say that I have earned a job as a dispatcher, and owe it all to the course as well as the connections I made there.  I am now working for National Airlines up in Orlando, and am awaiting the training program…

Again, I want to thank you guys for everything that you guys did.  Sheffield was a great experience, and I am happy I picked you guys!


National Airlines

April 15, 2017

Dear Sir,

Hope you are doing well. 
I wanted to write a few words to express my gratitude towards one of the most humble and knowledgeable human – you, my super instructors Rueben and Michael, ever so kind and helpful Brett, and last but not the least the lady who answered numerous questions throughout the process with a smile Ms. Lizett. 
I was excited to choose Sheffield because of what people around me in aviation told me. I am glad to say I have become one of those today encouraging others to join Sheffield. There were many amazing things about the course but for me the exams were the best. They had me thinking every single time, and now that I am working in the dispatch environment it makes complete sense. Everything I learned in Sheffield was practical and I can apply it in my daily work. For the future students “EWINS was my favourite workshop and I highly recommend everyone doing the course to definitely experience it. Please download the ADX app, trust me you won’t regret it. I had my classmates download it few days before the test because they could see how helpful it was.”
More power to the real Heroes “The Dispatchers.” If there is anything I could ever contribute towards Sheffield, I am just a call away. Please convey my regards to all. Thank you Sir. 
Prathamesh Kamath (PK)
Currently working for National Airlines
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April 6, 2017

I hope everything is good with you.  I can’t thank you enough for the training that you all gave me.  I have no doubts I went to the best dispatch school in the world. Since graduating in 2011 from your school my knowledge continues to be unmatched. 
Thanks again for everything.

February 16, 2017

I just want to thank you again for everything you have done for us! I’m very happy I chose Sheffield for my dispatch certification course! I have been recommending Sheffield to everyone who asked me about dispatching, before I actually attended the course (going off of my research on the field), and even more so now that I’ve been through it personally. It was truly a wonderful experience, and please pass this on to Mike, he is a great instructor. His professionalism and the amount of patience he has is amazing.

Thank you, all is very much appreciated!


January 24, 2017

Dear Brett,

I hope this email finds you well.

Last weekend I’ve finally received my Dispatcher License!

I would like to take the opportunity to say thank you, especially to you, for being patient with me during online phase and also to Mike, he is doing a great job.

Please pass my regards to the whole Sheffield Team, everybody there made this stay a enjoyable time away from home.

If you guys need anything from overseas please let me know, I’m glad to assist you.

With best regards from Unterhaching,

Kind regards/Mit freundlichen Grüßen

Director Ground Operations
MHS Aviation (Germany)

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January 8, 2017

“I have heard so much about Sheffield School of Aeronautics and it was good news. The last airline I worked for as a Quality Inspector, our OCC-MANAGER graduated from Sheffield School and some of the CAA Inspector’s  (DOTS) Dispatchers graduated from Sheffield, too.”



August 23, 2016


Just wanted to touch base – feel free to share the message below. I was in the 5 week course that started February 29th earlier this year and subsequently received my cert. in the beginning of April. I’d like to thank you and the entire staff again for such a great experience. I recall being in the course and reading the promising emails from previous students in the lobby; this is a similar token of appreciation. As you can see below I accepted a position with Silver in town a few months ago and really couldn’t be happier. 

To sum my experience up for anyone remotely thinking about joining a course to receive your dispatch license, I say this: what are you waiting for?? For the money spent, I have found Sheffield to be an INVALUABLE investment in my career and future. It is really enjoyable to come in to a job in which one has passion for on a daily basis – kudos.

To any prospective dispatchers, please contact me with any interest in touring our OCC.


Kyle Bilby | OCC Flight Dispatcher
Silver Airways Corp.
[email protected]

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August 15, 2016

…I got hired by Privaira Air charter here in Boca Raton. Interview went great and when it came down to deciding factor the panel decided to hire me since I was a grad from Sheffield. My immediate manager himself was enrolled in Sheffield so he knew how great you guys are and the hard work you put in to get the grads ready for the real world.
Although I am nervous and excited at same time to start this new journey I cannot thank enough for all you guys do…as I go back to my notes and Sheffield powerpoints, all I can say is Eric does great job putting together his notes and getting students ready in this exciting field. 
I cannot thank enough for valuable knowledge Ruben and Brett have provided to me. 
Thank you,
N. P.

May 26, 2016

Via LinkedIn:

Hi Eric,

(JDS) here, class of July 1998. I hope you are doing well and everything at Sheffield is running smoothly…I can’t thank you enough for doors that you and the people at Sheffield have opened for me since I attended the 6 week course. I truly love what I do and I owe so much to you all.

(JDS) – SkyWest Airlines Flight Control

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May 20, 2016

“I thought Mike did an excellent job throughout the course, particularly in his ability to remain patient with all students.” A.

“Mike is a freaking awesome teacher!” A.

“Thank you to Mike, Brett, and the rest of the staff for all of your instruction and help over the past five weeks. The material and concepts were presented in a way that made everything easy to understand and grasp.” E.L.

“I was very impressed with (Mikes’s) knowledge and teaching abilities. His patience was awesome. Looking forward to coming back to visit! Thank you all very much!” R.M.

“Thanks for guiding me through a really tough course! Hope your next class, and the class after next will be fantastic! K.

“Thank you for all the knowledge and help!” A.

“Mike was excellent at teaching material and doing his best to keep the material taught interesting. Keep bringing more snacks!” A.

[Sheffield reply: We will; however, the average student weight gain appears to be about 1/2 pound per week :)]

May 9, 2016

My Dearest Sheffield team,

After a brief waiting period, I found my first dispatch job. I joined Falcon Aviation Services based out of Abhudhabi, UAE. It’s a VIP charter service with a nice fleet.

I do not have words to express my gratitude to the team. I feel real proud to be a graduate of Sheffield. It is needless to say that it is your training that has landed me this job. Thank you for being what you are. I have always been a fan of your methods of teaching. My tenure there has helped me push myself to limits.  In addition to that it gave me a few friends from across the globe in dispatch field , who are still In touch. I would definitely do a refresher some day…

Best Regards

May 5, 2016

(At least) 3 Sheffield Graduates were recently hired by Southwest Airlines!

Date: Thu, May 5, 2016 at 2:51 PM
Subject: I got Assistant Dispatcher at SWA!

I wanted to let you know that I successfully tested, interviewed and was accepted to the June class of Southwest Airlines Initial training for Assistant Dispatcher!

I heard repeatedly from current SWA Dispatchers that my training at Sheffield would prepare me for the testing and interview portions of the hiring process. They were absolutely correct! (E.B.) and I have repeatedly said throughout the process how thankful we are that we chose Sheffield because we clearly were more prepared than other applicants!

Thank you for all your patience, especially through the online portion of my class! 



Date: Thu, May 5, 2016 at 2:21 PM

Great news!! I was offered the assistant dispatcher position here at Southwest Airlines. I’m super excited and I think the rigorous Sheffield course prepared very well for the whole interview process. I thank you all so much! 



Date: Wed, May 4, 2016 at 5:26 PM
Subject: SWA Dispatch

I got the position! I start June 6th! Thanks again for all your help!


Southwest Airlines hires Sheffield aircraft dispatcher graduate

February 19, 2016

Hi Eric, 
Thanks a lot for your email. The interview went extremely well and now I have a job. I can’t thank you enough for everything the course did for me. The interviewer was a Sheffield graduate and he said he only hires Sheffield people. I still can’t believe how my life changed in just 5 weeks. Now I see why people from all over the world come to Sheffield. Also please tell Rouben and Brett that I’m very grateful for all their teachings. 
My first day is the 29th and the company is called xxxxxxx Airlines and it is located …. 
All the best to all of you.

February 12, 2016

Amazing school! Eric and Brett are a hell of a team. I’m a high school drop out who knew nothing about aviation. I’ve been crew scheduling for three months now, just got promoted to planning and now I’m about to transfer to dispatch. If you’re going to dispatch, choose the school that does it the best. Choose Sheffield! You will not be disappointed.

Feb 12, 2016

December 18, 2015


I just wanted to write and thank you for the spectacular program you are running there at Sheffield. I graduated Nov. 13 and I just got a job as a dispatcher for Skywest airlines starting in January. I really enjoyed the 5 week course and have no doubt that it was worth every penny. The interview process with Skywest great and I felt very well prepared thanks to all of you. I would recommend Sheffield to anyone looking at becoming an aircraft dispatcher, I feel like I received the best training that I possibly could at your school. I am very excited to start my career at Skywest and everyone there made it possible. My thanks goes out to everyone there. 

Nov. 2015 graduate

July 10, 2015

Amazing school! Learned a lot and feel completely comfortable going out into the workforce.

John Ford

June 4, 2015

Hey Eric,

Just wanted to let you know that everything was true that I read before attending Sheffield.  Applied for a couple dispatcher positions and got calls back right away from two companies (one was within an hour).  XxXxx called me within a day and offered to fly me up to St. Louis for an interview.  Both representatives told me how much they prefer Sheffield grads.  Well I just left the interveiw (3 weeks after graduation) and was offered a job as a dispatcher here.  I start training in 2 weeks! Thanks for everything.  Will keep you updated! 

Drew Delaney
Sheffield (April 2015)

March 29, 2015

To Everyone at Sheffield,

First I would like to thank you for the great education I received at Sheffield. It has really helped out tremendously. Less than two weeks after getting home from Sheffield I got a job offer from Gojet Airlines for a dispatcher position and accepted it! I have finished the class room portion of training (Sheffield prepared me really well for it) and am currently doing the on the job training and scheduled to do my comp check at the end of April. Thanks to Sheffield I feel really prepared for my job ahead. Hope all is well in Florida.
Thanks again,
Austin N.
January-February 2015 Class Graduate
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February 27, 2015


Hope all is well in the warmer part of the state! Indiana is staying pretty chilly. I just wanted to say thanks for the training I got from Sheffield a few years ago. I recently got hired on by UPS dispatch with just 3 years experience at a regional. I can, with out a doubt, say that the training your school gave me was a deciding factor. Your instructor did an outstanding job. Thanks again, its made all the difference in my life.

P. Doyle

UPS hires Sheffield graduate

February 10, 2015

Good Morning Mr. Morris!

I hope that this finds you nice and warm down in sunny Ft. Lauderdale! Hard to believe it has been just a little over a year from graduation there! …I was a graduate of your January/February class of 2014. I was one of the recipients of a scholarship with xxxxxxx Airlines to attend your fabulous course down there.

First off, let me thank you for the wonderful course content. I have noticed tremendous differences in the quality of the fellow Sheffield graduates that I work with versus the typical “diploma mill” type institutions. At Sheffield we were taught critical thinking skills and how to effectively read the regulations and interpret them correctly…

Thank you for your time sir, and I look forward reading your updates on the grad page!


February 2, 2015

Hello Eric,

First of all a big thank you again to you and all Sheffield staff for the excellent job you did. 
Already after my first interview I was offered a job at Air Cargo Global in Frankfurt and start working there shortly in my new role as a Flight Operations Assistant.
Now I see, what it means being a graduate of Sheffield’s! It definitely makes a difference! I wish you folks all the best for the future, it has been a pleasure working with you.

Best regards
Orsolya U.
Air Cargo Germany

January 26, 2015

Hope you and all the Sheffield staff are doing well and just wanted to say I am so glad I chose Sheffield for my Dispatch training.  You all run a very professional, personable and classy organization.  Let me know if I can provide anything as far as references or anything else.  Thanks again!  Auf Wiedersehen.

M. Summers

January 9, 2015

I’m elated today at the news that I’ve been granted the opportunity to join Dispatch here at Southwest Airlines. I start class in mid-February. I attribute a large part of this major career step in my life to the care and quality given to my initial certificate training. I will not let you down! OK, I know y’all are busy so I’ll stop getting sentimental, but please do know that y’all are appreciated! Thanks again and we’ll talk at you soon!

Take Care,
T. Holman
(DL+5 Course Graduate from Texas)
Southwest Airlines

November 24, 2014

“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 before they called with a job offer. So thanks for the job you do, it obviously opens doors for us as we’re going through the job hunt.”


ExpressJet hires Sheffield airline dispatcher grads

July 2, 2014


Wanted to let you know that I ended up landing the Assistant Dispatcher job with Southwest, and I started training this week. I’ve said it over and over again, but I really appreciate you and your school and I know that I wouldn’t have been as competitive for this job without the training that you guys provided.

Mike S.

Southwest Airlines hires Sheffield aircraft dispatcher graduate

June 25, 2014

“Hi, Eric Morris,

I wouldn’t be where I am today without your help. Sheffield and yourself prepared me with all the knowledge that I needed and much more.”

Thanks for everything.


Etihad Airlines

June 24, 2014


… As of today I am happy to inform you that I have just been selected for the next dispatch class that starts July 7th. Two other Sheffield grad’s will also be in the class with me. (that I know of)

Keep in touch,

United Airlines logo


June 18, 2014

I graduated last July 2013 from the distance learning / 5-day residency course…thanks also for the course instruction- been in Delta dispatch almost a year now – talk about a worthwhile investment!


Delta Air Lines dispatcher

June 11, 2014

“I just wanted to thank you for all of the help. I had my second interview last Friday and was offered the Assistant Dispatcher position at SWA. I’m so excited! I start down there June 30.

Thank you both, I truly appreciate what you’ve done for me!”

Southwest Airlines hires Sheffield aircraft dispatcher graduate

May 21, 2014

Thanks for your quick response to our request. I was amazed that you still remembered that I was your student in 2009. I love Sheffield and with time I have come to appreciate the training you gave me. I thought then that you were too hard on us but I have seen the difference  between myself and colleagues who attended other Dispatcher Schools. I am more knowledgeable than them in terms of practical dispatching.. Thanks a lot for the impact.

Thanks and best regards.
(kept anonymous)

Nigerian CAA - Dispatcher training at Sheffield School

May 15, 2014

Dear Friends,

How are you? I would like to say thank you again for best training ever. Now I became Flight Dispatcher Chief in our Airline and I’m very happy with that. Thank you Eric, Brett, (and everyone) for everything. Now we plan to send at least one more guy for Sheffield training and I will contact you when everything will be ready. Thanks a lot my friends!

Best Regards,

Konstantin Shalashnikov – Head of Flight DispatchDepartment – LLC Nordwind | nordwindairlines.ru
Nordwind airline dispatcher

March 30, 2014


I wanted to pass another note of thanks to you and your staff.

Everyone was very fair, the attention to detail in the courseware was great, and this experience made me proud of the profession we all lead.

Again, thank you for the intense but yet relaxed approach you bring to the learning process and allow your staff to manage our learning as they do very well.

All the best in the future and trust me, all I will be talking about is Sheffield when it comes to training at its finest.

R. Hughes

March 11, 2014

Good Morning Eric!

I would like to thank you once again for an incredible experience and the knowledge you gave not only me but a lot of upcoming professionals in the aviation industry. I have been building my experience in a PART 121 carrier here in FLL. ..Everything you taught me at school, I am putting it into practice here. Eric once again thanks for an incredible experience. Seriously I feel like an aviation expert after graduating from Sheffield.
Best Regards,
Antonio T. Baez Bonilla

February 26, 2014

Dear Mr. Morris:

…I did little research of my own among the 100 or so dispatchers we employ with our Chautauqua, Shuttle America and Republic operations. The unanimous recommendation for schools to consider was Sheffield.


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February 26, 2014

“…I am still here at United. I am an instructor now and enjoy doing that. Hope everything is going good down in Florida. I really enjoyed my time there and the quality training I received from you and your school.”
Take care,
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February 19, 2014

Dear Mr. Morris,

..I found your school to be the best there is. I have done my research with other dispatching schools and it seems like they don’t even come close to the quality and assistance like Sheffield offers. That is why I have made the decision to invest my time and money to attend your Distance Learning for the dispatching certificate. I plan to start online April 1st, 2014 (June 25th residency). …I’ve heard many good things about the Sheffield programs and more so the faculty. I am excited to be part of the program and look forward to personally meeting everyone there! 
A. N.

February 19, 2014

“If you want to be the best, first you need to be trained by the best!”

P. Hill
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February 18, 2014


(A Sheffield graduate) is a client of mine and he told me to tell you hi. Being alumni from Sheffield goes farther than what some people think. It creates an immediate bond because you know you are dealing with someone who has been trained by the best. After speaking with him it was refreshing to know you still hold the highest standards in the industry and your course still produces the most desirable candidates makes me proud to have attended and be a part of your School’s family.  Very shortly I will be more involved in hiring new flight planners …

Sr. Manager Technical Planning

February 16, 2014

“I got the job at UAL as an assistant dispatcher… Thanks for everything!”


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February 14, 2014

“The AIFP, ETOPS, & EWINS courses provided additional information and understanding on the topics that I did not have (earlier). The courses were worth attending and I would recommend that others attend.”

D. Brogan

January 27, 2014

“Airlines do indeed take a look at where you went to school. Especially if you’re coming into your first job. Take it from a guy that has hired dispatchers in the past. Some (schools) go above and beyond the rather basic Part 65 requirements and this is where they differ and airlines notice. Every school has indeed placed some of their graduates, however school selection is one of those little things that can give you a small leg up over the competition.

Your school decision lays the foundation for your whole career!”


January 26, 2014

A Scheduler Success Story about one of our graduates!

January 22, 2014

I hope this message finds you well. After recently completing the interview process, I have been offered an Alaska Airlines Aircraft Dispatcher position!

I’m thrilled about the opportunity and would like to thank you and the Sheffield team for the many hours of instruction that I’ve been provided. I look forward to returning soon to Sheffield and further my dispatch education in the coming months and years.
Take care,
Kyle F.alaska_logo

January 8, 2014

Thank you again for all your help lately. I’ve spoken to many people working at United and all I hear is “Sheffield is THE place to attend school.” I know there are closer schools, but nobody comes recommended like you guys, and some are not recommended at all. Just unsure which class to take – some other friends took the 5-week class and others took the 2-week class, but I guess I’ll decide soon.

P.B. (future Sheffield student) 

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December 24, 2013

Dear Eric, Katja, and Brett,

Just a short letter to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!! May all your dreams come true!!!

Thank you all once more for that wonderful time I spent @ your School!!! It was quite a challenge I must admit, but I really enjoyed it. Because of you.

From Russia with love,

Dmitry Timoshenko,
November 2013 graduate


December 15, 2013

Dear Eric,

My sincere thanks to you, to Brett, and last, but by no means least to your instructors, for six challenging, exciting and very rewarding weeks at Sheffield. You told me in advance, that I would study, and study I did! I have profited from your combined knowledge, motivation, dedication and patience. You taught us not just the basics to pass the exams, but made sure that we received a solid foundation, a deeper understanding, and insights into the application of and the interaction between the different subjects we studied.

Over the many years of my professional career, I have always been an advocate of lifelong learning. Let me say, I wish I had seen your systematic approach to teaching more often. Your system of learning, the (Sheffield edit. – sorry…classified…), were a tremendous help to focus and to master the mountain of information that had to be tackled. The wealth of material in your green “monster” binder is out of this world, and the ADX Test Prep App is a great tool. As it happens, the week of workshops turned out to be semi-private for us, and was somewhat more relaxed. Thanks once more to (the staff), for a highly informative and fun highlight at the end.

..I am confident, that all who obtain their certificate at Sheffield, can certainly become a valuable addition to dispatch offices of airlines around the world. Please keep up your great work.

To all of you at Sheffield and your families: Froehliche Weihnachten und alles Gute für das neue Jahr.


November 12, 2013

Dear Sheffield team,

I cannot express my gratitude and satisfaction with the course presented. Your instuctors’ knowledge, the quality of training, the difficult exams (no prisoners) really helped me to regain confidence with my dispatch experience after 25 years in the aviation business.
I was under impression that there was nothing more to learn!
What an eye opener…
Sheffield (dispatcher) course is not for faint-hearted, what a ride..
Once again, Eric thank you for this unforgettable experience and thanks to your competent team…
May you soar high!!!
’Uncle Tony’
Johannesburg, RSA

November 10, 2013

“I got my license with you back in 1970 in Miami Springs. After a long and successful career my grandson will follow suit next year Thank you!”

November 7, 2013

Dear Mr. Eric,

I hope you and family are all doing fine.

I’ve had my (ATP, not ADX Knowledge) Written exam last Monday and got 97%. I missed two questions and the third one was not clear answer. I wouldn’t be able to make this grade without your kind help and your valuable materials on Sheffield site.

The Examiner told me that I’m the first one to get this high score, but when I told him that I am from Sheffield graduates, he wasn’t surprised at all.

I will have my Oral and Practical exam by next week.

I want to thank you again, and I will always owe my success in my career to you and your beloved Parents.

Note: ..I really appreciate everything you made for me since 1990 and I proudly consider myself part of your respectful school family and I will always be grateful to you.

Wish you all the success and God Bless you all.

Kind Regards,


September 27, 2013

“You have a fantastic instructor and I really enjoyed the course! Choosing Sheffield was the best decision I could have made! Thank you for everything!” A.

July 8, 2013

Mon, 8 Jul 2013 14:00:00
Hello Eric,
Thank you again for the oppurtunity to have a quality, top knotch education at your school. Because of you and all the staff at Sheffield, students like myself can receive the knowledge necessary to become integrated into the aviation industry.

June 5, 2013

ARINC Direct has utilized Sheffield School of Aeronautics since 2011, for all of our initial and recurrent dispatch training needs. Our experience with Sheffield has always been positive and we have found them to be a great partner. Working with Sheffield has assisted us in achieving our goal to maintain a highly trained Flight Operations staff, which is the heart of our organization.

ARINC Direct uses Sheffield

May 21, 2013


Shortly after I completed the course, I was hired on with NetJets based out of KCMH. During the interview they were very impressed with the training I received from Sheffield. Having no prior dispatching experience, I found myself very well prepared when going through the company new-hire dispatcher training. As much as I hate to admit it, the week at Sheffield we spent learning to do the old manual flight plan from the ground up helped me out tremendously. Generally the Airlines fly the same city pair week after week, year after year. Calculating winds, weight and balance, fuel burn, route, etc is all basically automated by their software. When you dispatch charter flights or private owner flights, no day or flight is the same. We fly into all kinds of airports. Weight and balance changes every flight. Having the knowledge on how these variables effect the flight has made me a better/more efficient dispatcher.

Lastly, I would just like to thank you, Brett, and all instructors for the outstanding training I received at Sheffield. I still find myself yanking out the old green binder if there is something I need a refresher on!

Feel free to share this on the bulletin board for future classes!


Stuart Jones

May 5, 2013

Hello from Chicago!
I am now 5 months into my position at United as a dispatch support coordinator. My experience at Sheffield has stayed with me and shines through my work every day. I’ve been presented with amazing opportunities and have met many Sheffield graduates. My career began just a year ago and I could not be more thankful for the education I received. I have the staff at Sheffield to thank for giving me the knowledge and confidence to succeed in this industry. I hope everything is going well!


J. Evans, (Sheffield Distance Learning Grad, Feb 2012)

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April 27, 2013

Hey Eric,

I took the job here at Seaborne in St. Croix. Been down here since April 8th and am liking it so far. A whole different style of dispatching, but I like the challenge! They’re pushing us pretty hard to get online, comp checks will be next week. I wanted to thank you for putting a good word in for me. I guess I’ll have another airplane to send at some point! Hope all is well with you and if you want to come visit the operation feel free. Thank you again!

Take care,
R. (Seaborne in St. Croix)

April 24, 2013

Good Morning,
I wanted to update you two as to what’s happening with me. I interviewed with both Express Jet Airlines and ******* Airlines a couple of weeks ago. Express Jet came back with an employment offer which I accepted. I begin with them on May 6th.

Because of my training at Sheffield I was able to breeze through the written portion of the interviews with flying colors (pun intended).

Thanks, I’ll keep in touch,

April 24, 2013

Eric, Your professional guidance has not been forgotten. USAirways/ (The New American Airlines) still employ’s Sheffield’s graduates David F., Juanita B., Brian T., and me from the 90’s. There could be others that I am not aware of. Anytime someone is considering the profession, they are directed to you. Thank you again.

Best Regards,

April 15, 2013

Thanks again for the information on interviewing with *******. It was very useful. They did have a test as part of the interview and thankfully at your advice I researched the company well and was able to answer their questions pertaining to that that I otherwise wouldn’t have known the answers to. They also were impressed with my knowledge for having no previous work history. I told them its all what I learned at Sheffield! They offered me a position and I start training in early May! I felt very confident going in, and even more confident after knowing the answers on their test. I know my time at Sheffield is what earned me the spot! Thanks again for ALL you guys did for me, best school and instructors by FAR!



April 15, 2013


Hope all is well. I recently interviewed with ExpressJet and xxxxxxx Airlines for open flight dispatcher positions. I was offered the ExpressJet dispatcher opening and begin May 6th. Thank you very much for all of your assistance in getting me to this point in my career and will keep in touch.

War Eagle!

Joe M.

April 8, 2013

Dear Eric,

I would like to thank you and your staff at Sheffield School of Aeronautics for the excellent level of training I received during my enrollment at your school.

I received exceptional support from Brett  who gave me guidance and clear understanding for material at hand.

I feel privileged to have attended Sheffield School of Aeronautics and having received my FAA Dispatcher License and a job offer from Pinnacle Airlines. My start date is April 22nd 2013 in Memphis, TN.

It has truly been an experience that I will never forget.

Best Regards,

Janier Martinez

April 4, 2013

Dear Friends, Dear Sheffield School, Dear Eric, Katja, Brett:

Very big thank you that you have greatest school in a world!

I went to every class in the school as a holiday. Even with experience, I discovered a wealth of information that did not know before. I really appreciate the license and certificate that I got, but with much pleasure I can say that was a wealth of knowledge that I have now I will use on the job every day. I am proud of every one of those who went with me on the course and I know that they agree with me.

Each time the first question from my colleagues and friends I will say that the time in Sheffield School was the best time ever. Yes, sometimes very hard, but sometimes upset about the results of examinations, but it is a goal to which we should go, and never give up!

With great pleasure I will remember every day of your school! 

Thank You Eric and Katja for the best school! Thank You to the instructors for everything that i know now! Thank You Michelle for all answers that i have! I will miss you all!

Thanks a lot!

With Best Regard,

Konstantin Shalashnikov

March 29, 2013

I just wanted to let you know what a pleasure it was meeting xxx and xxx of Pinnacle Airlines. It was a privilege to have been offered a position with their airline and my wife and I are very excited about moving there.

I will send you a letter of appreciation for the support and excellent level of commitment that you and Sheffield School of Aeronautics have given me. It has been a wonderful experience that I will never forget.

Thanks again,

March 26, 2013

Hi Eric,

Hope you’re fine? Got the license today, what for an beauty! Thanks for making that true!!! As a remembrance I’ve attached some pictures, I took while the school. (We will post on the new web site – EM) Please pass my warm greetings to (the instructors), who did a really good job teaching us.

I really miss all of you and surely will come back one time, either for holiday or for an refresher!

Best regards,
Anton Schall

March 15, 2013

Dear Brett and Eric,

I’ve been hired by a big business operator here in Europe called VistaJet and I’ll start working for them at the beginning of April. They’re moving their OCC from Austria to Malta, a small island in the middle of Mediterranean Sea and there it’s where I’m going to relocate shortly.

They’re currently operating a fleet of 30 aircraft: Learjet 60, Challenger 600 and Global Express 7000 and they’ve already placed an order to Bombardier for additional 80 Globals.

They really valued the dispatcher license I took at your school and again I thank you for what I learnt from you.


January 31, 2013

 When you are ready to take the formal class for your Dispatcher certificate, waste no effort and time, just go to Sheffield. I’m no paid spokesman, but now 21 years after taking the course, I have to say that I wouldn’t be where I am without that education.

Stephen Levine

January 29, 2013

Thank you again. I wouldn’t be where I am without your training. I’ve been at GoJet for 6 months now and I’m training the new guys. So, things are going good. Hopefully will see you in sunny FL soon!


January 26, 2013

Hi Eric,

Hope all is well with you and the Sheffield team. I wanted to let you know I landed a dispatch job at Shuttle America in Indianapolis last month. I started a couple weeks ago and am going through training now. The people at Shuttle (and all of the airlines in the Republic Airways portfolio) seem to have a very high opinion of Sheffield. I’ve run into a bunch of grads here, very cool.

Thanks to you and everyone else at Sheffield for helping me get to this point. The knowledge and confidence I have after going through your program has been a huge asset thus far.

Also, FYI: If he hasn’t let you know already, Mike M. (also in the October/November class) got a dispatch job at Republic last week. He starts in February.

Thanks again, and take care,
Adam Schiff

January 25, 2013

Hello Eric,

It has been four months since I completed the Dispatcher’s course at Sheffield and two months now since I received the actual License.

I was amazed at the way your syllabus is setup, all the course study teaches you exactly what it is one needs to know to become an effective Aircraft Dispatcher…

On staff you also have a team of very professional people that knows their stuff, I commend Ruben for the patience that he exercised daily with those that for some reason felt that the most reputable dispatch school in the world should be spoon feeding them. And my oral with Brett was the best, he made me feel so comfortable and confident that the answers to his questions kept flowing and believe me, he knows how to ask them. Even Michelle was so pleasant and friendly while setting up the ADX that it made me feel relaxed.

I just wanted to let you guys know that I enjoyed every minute of Sheffield and would be joining the list of persons that highly recommend you. Please relay my heartfelt gratitude to your team and (eventually one day) I will be sitting in on one of your classes for a refresher (training.)


Peter Ferreira

January 23, 2013

Hats off to Ron and Eric Morris and the Sheffield team for keeping the heat on every class; when you’re a Sheffield grad, you can always return for training and be glad that your colleagues have faced just as steep a challenge. It’s a privilege to earn title of ‘Sheffield grad’ and know that your school’s reputation for excellence sets a standard that you’ll be forever expected to uphold.


January 12, 2013

Dear Eric,

I am writing you just to say that yesterday I received my Flight Dispatcher licence and I would like to say thank you very much. All those days in your school have been very long hours of study, working under pressure and feeling nervous before the exams but at the end, when you receive the licence at home I feel very proud to be one of your school’s students.

Again, thank you very much. I have learned a lot of interesting stuff about aviation and looking it back, I enjoyed it.

Greetings for all school’s staff.. from a former student.

Best regards,
Jose A. Leranca

January 10, 2013

G’day Eric!

Hope all is well with the new batch of future dispatchers. As I’ve expressed previously, and will continue to impart to anyone who will listen, attending Sheffield was the first good judgment call I made in my new profession. I will continue to remark its rightful place as the best dispatcher training course in the World to any and all who may listen.

Happy to report that I’ll be having a phone interview with xxx and xxx at (a major airline) for their consideration of my candidacy for their latest opening.

Just wanted to thank you once again for the superior training I’d received at Sheffield. Coming into the profession with no aviation background, and willing to work hard for the distinction, your program from the outset demonstrated the need for focus, discipline, determination and preparation required within the profession. I owe a great deal of my proficiency as a flight dispatcher (and now check airman!) to the curriculum you and your family have developed throughout the school’s history, and I’ll always be thankful for that.

Additionally, I’d like to thank you very much for introducing me to (Sheffield grad working at major airline). His guidance as I have furthered my career has been invaluable. I can confidently say that my life has changed for the better ever since you and I have been in contact.

My greatest hope is that I will have some greater news to share with you soon regarding a future at my hometown airline, and I fully intend to let future dispatchers know that my decision to attend and earn certification within your program remains one of the best decisions I’ve
ever made.

All the best and continued loyalty,


January 6, 2013

Hey Eric,

I had a phone interview with UPS last week. It went really well. Sheffield came up right off the bat and I quote “We think a lot of Sheffield around here”. The position I’m interviewing for is Assistant Dispatcher, and the AFIP/EWINS/ETOPS courses were big pluses as a junior dispatcher. This week I’ll be hoping for the invite to SDF for the face to face interview.


January 6, 2013

I started class there almost exactly 15 years ago. It was very challenging, I studied hard, I did well, and aced my practical and oral…

I will (and have) strongly recommend that school to someone who is very sharp, motivated, competitive, and self-driven to be the best in what they do for a living. This is generally somebody I would like to work next to in the future and, in my opinion, is the type of student Sheffield caters to. I can proudly say that at one of the members here went there on my recommendation, did very well, and is continuing to climb the ladder of excellence in this profession. Some of the best dispatchers I know didn’t go there, but many of the best that I know did.

I still keep in touch with Eric to this day, and spoke with him this week as a matter of fact. Eric, thanks for getting that 121.193 guidance back to me so quickly. It was very well written as usual.

K.K., (Major airline dispatcher)

January 3, 2013

Just a quick note. I accepted a position at Pinnacle in Memphis. Start the 28th.

J. Mills

January 3, 2013

“I can’t agree more that Sheffield is the school. As a practicing professional, I have trained and hired people from various institutions and the difference shows right through.


June 5, 2011

Hi Eric!

The class was a great experience. (You have) a wonderful instructor and I felt the school really supported me and provided me with all of the tools I needed to enable me to be successful in class. I really feel like the preparation the school provides, while tough, will really be an advantage for when I go on that first dispatch interview.

Thanks again to the school for the wonderful program and especially providing a two-week course for those that may not be able to attend the full five weeks. It is really a great service to do that.

Tom Giovenco
United Airlines
United Airlines logo

January 24, 2011

From a Facebook Chat with Krystal Martin
Mon, 24 Jan 2011: 6:56pm
Subject: Earning your certificate at Sheffield.

“I know (I absolutely earned it.) And I passed it on the first try, without having to dumb myself down to a lesser school or BUY new test scores.”

Krystal (Martin) McGinty

November 25, 2008

Dear Eric,

I just wanted to write and thank you and your parents for the great career that you helped me achieve. The courses I took at Sheffield prepared me well for the airline industry. The week of my graduation, I was interviewed and hired at ATA (American Trans Air) as a dispatcher. I gained valuable experience there doing a lot of international and ETOPS work. I moved on after ATA and became a Dispatcher, SOC Supervisor, and currently a Dispatch Instructor and CRJ Ground Instructor for pilots at Pinnacle Airlines (Northwest Airlink/Delta Connection). My investment at Sheffield paid for itself almost immediately!

If anyone would like to contact me with questions, feel free! We have been hiring dispatchers continuously the entire four and a half years I have been employed at Pinnacle, and still are.

My experience at Sheffield was five star. The school, staff, and accommodations were all awesome. Everyone at the school was always willing to help with anything and everything!

Again, thank you for the education. Those of us that are Sheffield grads seem to have a level of knowledge that other schools haven’t instilled in their students.


Frank J. Manderino

July 26, 2006

“Your school has offered me an incredible advantage in the Dispatcher job market.”


February 24, 2003

Hello Ron, Eric,

I just wanted to drop a few lines to update you on my status since graduating your school in October of 1999. Well, I turned down several job offers as a dispatcher with some of the regional airlines in hopes of getting my foot in the door with a major. Although I have to admit the experience with one of the smaller carriers would be a plus on any résumé in pursuing a dispatch position with the majors. I decided to go against the odds and took a job as a crew scheduler with (a major airline). With my foot in place now I was eligible to interview in Aug of 2001. I did not get the job the first time partly because of my time with the company. Then came 9/11 which we all know impacted everything. Well about 3 weeks ago openings came available, so I’m happy to report I got the job. Most of the people that I interviewed with attended (a school in TX) and many went and sat through refresher 3 days prior to their interview. As you could guess I felt they had a leg up. No, not a chance! Even after 3 years since graduating your course, I was able to nail the technical portion of the interview. Thank you for your dedication of providing the best and most accurate dispatch knowledge available. There is no doubt the training you provided enabled me to obtain my goal of becoming a Dispatcher with a major airline. Thank you again.

Class of 10/99
(“P” has been an FAA Aviation Safety Inspector in the Houston area since 2010! – another successful graduate.)

June 11, 2000

My Dear Sir,

With due respect, I would like to refresh your memory. I am Ahmed Attiya, now holding the position of Senior Manager in Saudi Arabian Airlines, but first I am your pupil whom you have taught and groomed to achieve such position in life. I have graduated from your school in 1976 and I still remember very well the tender love, assistance and cooperation you have showered upon me while my stay with you. Believe me Sir, your teachings, and guidance have always been with me in all walks of life till date and encouraged and prepared me to face all situations in life boldly. Sir, you will be pleased to know that time has come when I am sending my son to you, with the same purpose of getting education under your kind patronage and support..

With the kindest regards, Yours Affectionately

AHMED A. ATTIYA Senior Manager, Jeddah-Saudi Arabia (Royal Flight Planning & Operations Saudi Arabia Airlines)


March 5, 1998

From a letter (remember those?)

March 5, 1998

Mr. Ron Morris
Sheffield School of Aeronautics
499 N.W. 70th Avenue
Suite 110 Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33317-7572

Dear Ron:

As you are aware, I attended your flight dispatch training course during the months of January and February 1998. Now that I’ve had some time to get back to the real world of managing the FedEx line haul system, I’ve had a little time to reflect upon my experience at Sheffield. The knowledge that I gained in school has already proven valuable in this short period of time. As your well aware of, the majority of our flight planning is done through computer based platforms. On my third day back at work, one of the “more experienced” flight dispatchers had to perform a manual flight plan. When I arrived at work, there were four very seasoned flight dispatchers attempting to complete this manual flight plan. Well, you know the rest of the story. I jumped right in the middle of it! The overall experience was a truly challenging and rewarding experience that I will not soon forget. Although, we have our own procedures/methods by which to dispatch aircraft, I feel that the basics I learned at Sheffield will provide me with an excellent foundation upon which to build and grow. I’m sure that other dispatch schools have satisfied students as well but I feel extremely fortunate to have had the opportunity to learn from the best. You and your staff are absolutely second to none, like FedEx. Once again, thanks for everything and keep up the great work.

(Those experienced dispatchers did not attend Sheffield?!)


Larry R. Mason
Manader, Surface Operations Control
Memphis, TN

FedEx aircraft dispatcher

October 10, 1996

Dear Ron and family,

I wanted to take this opportunity to thank you and your staff at Sheffield for the wonderful training I received. I came into your school having no formal background in aviation and I left with training that has afforded me the chance to go anywhere in this field. Your staff of instructors are top-notch, and are well known in the aviation industry. I had over 12 interviews and job offers around the country and every interview I went on I was told that they called because they saw I was trained at Sheffield. Sheffield is a very respected name in this business. I especially would like to thank Eric. He made the course not only interesting but fun. His experiences in the field added an insight into what we as dispatchers could expect. This is a very exciting career and I am certainly glad I chose to enter this field when I did.

I have been working for Universal Weather and Aviation almost six months and I work with six other Sheffield alumni. I have been exposed to more aircraft in this job than I probably would ever be anywhere else and I dispatch aircraft to places that I never imagined people flew to. I love what I do and enjoy the people I work with. What more could anybody ask from a job? Thank you again for the training that got me in the door and hired.

Yours Professionally, James “Dusty” Miller, 1996

January 10, 1994

Dear Eric,

Just wanted to drop you a line and say thank you for your help…on June 1st I begin employment as a Southwest Dispatcher. I feel this is due to the excellent training from Sheffield and your willingness to answer my questions even after my graduation. A student is only as good as his teacher and your and Sheffield are the experts in the dispatcher field.

Thank you again,

Theresa J.


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