Graduate Testimonials 2007
December 31, 2007
Dear Katja, Eric, Brett
Wish you all the best for the year 2008! I consider the Sheffield School graduation in 2007 to be one of the most significant things that have happened in my life since I left Ukraine 10 years ago.
Happy new year!
Thank you all.
(6 weeks cource June-july 2007)
December 23, 2007
I just moved to Fedex GOC in May as a specialist. My FAA license helped me to find this job (and higher pay :). They just repostioned the Asia HQ to HKG due to China Market… My 2 colleguas (sic) are planning to go to Sheffield in late 2008 under company sponsor.
December 18, 2007
Hi there! I just saw our class picture in the internet, cool!! Allow me to send you our airline logo (in differents sizes) for our
upcoming colleagues, i hope they have to work as hard as we did!! hehe. As for me… I was promised a 20% salary raise after
succeding this course but now the amount has been increased to over
30%. It’s a great way to start off the year!!
Thanks a lot for everything, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!
November 8, 2007
Again I wanted to thank you for the online material and correspondence. It brought me back to full understanding of how much I do love aviation and with respect for the shear magnitude of knowledge required to be an efficient dispatcher.
October 7, 2007
Dear Eric, Katja and Brett,
I wanted to tell you how happy I am because I found a job for EAT-DHL as flight analyst. I want to thank you for the excelllent training I received. I enjoyed my stay very much and I will certainly recommend your school for others.
With kind regards,
A. de Broqueville
(6 weeks course nov-dec 2005)
FDM junior analyst – Flight safety department
European Air Transport
June 12, 2007
I am now settled in to my new (job) as a Dispatcher/Ops Manager for Virgin America…The job is great, the people are great, and the office itself is a palace.
June 6, 2007
…I am leaning towards attending Sheffield after hearing nothing but good things about the course from flight dispatchers.
June 6, 2007
I got the job with United Airlines! Thank you for all your help.
Regards – J. P.
May 13, 2007
I credit the training and credentials that I obtained at Sheffield with much of my success.
April 26, 2007
Well I just got back from LasarGrade taking my ADX test….I PASSED with an 89! Your online questions and practice tests where great. I am attending the 6-week class starting in June…I will bring the original copy of my test results with me but should I fax a copy down so you can put it in my file or something like that. Thanks again for the great online help and I look forward to class starting in a few weeks. Thanks,
Southern Company Services
April 17, 2007
…the knowledge I gained from your course has been wonderful!! When I open an IFR I can read and understand all the terms – and I am able to communicate with the pilots and base ops with more confidence and realize the importance of weather. Comparing the civilian world with military has been very interesting.
April 16, 2007
After I finished the class in 2005, I started to dispatch flights in Air Europa. It really a great experience. All thanks to all of you for the recognition the school has. By the way, I´m looking foward to be at Sheffield in October to have the ETOPS and the International Flight Planning course. Thank you very much for everything and hope to see you in October. I have great memories from all of you.
April 13, 2007
Fri, 13 Apr 2007
We need well trained dispatchers at —- Airways. I have recommended that (we) hire Sheffield graduates since Sheffield is the world’s premier dispatch school.
March 26, 2007
After interviewing with 4 companies and flying from coast to coast doing so I am happy to inform you I am working for PrivatAir out of Stratford, CT. So far so good and the future looks very bright here. I was offered jobs at 3 out of the 4 companies I interviewed with and all stated that Sheffield was the main reason they contacted me for an interview. I would like to thank you for all the training and preparation, it certainly paid off. The course really put my life in a new direction and I couldn’t be happier…
I will keep you posted on my progress.
September 2006 graduate
March 17, 2007
I’m sorry I haven’t kept in touch since my Sheffield graduation in September 2003. Since that time I have been a dispatcher with Great Lakes Airlines in Cheyenne, Wyoming; for the last one and a half years I have been a chief dispatcher and dispatch instructor. I am currently in a ground school to be a first officer on the Beech 1900; after I finish this I will split my time between dispatch, dispatch instruction, and flying. Although my schedule will be extremely full I believe it will be very rewarding. Thank you to Sheffield and all of the great people there..for helping me to achieve my career goals.
March 14, 2007
My name is “P.M.” and I recently attended a dispatch school in — –. To make a long story short, my experience was horrible and they are pushing me to take my practical exam, which I do not currently feel as though I am ready to take. I am concerned at the lack of instruction that was given on weather and navigation as these seem to be a key to dispatching and feel that even if I was to pass my exam, that I would fail as a dispatcher in the real world. I am fairly adept at manual flight planning and can spin winds and such, I just think that weather is a little bit more important than one hour in a (long) class. I guess my question is, I passed my (ADX) exam and would like to do a class for the practical that includes meteorology. I need to know where I have to go to do this and what I have to pay. I am not quitting because of the failure of one school…I want this license. So…if you could give me any advice… I would be grateful.
February 28, 2007
Wed, 28 Feb 2007
Things are going great for me. I just thought I would pass on to you how my career is progressing in the Dispatch world. I graduated from Sheffield in Sep of 2001. In fact I was in the class room at Sheffield the morning of 9/11 when our country was attacked. That was a day I will never forget. Anyway, I began my career that same month at ASA as an Aircraft Dispatcher and eventually was promoted to Air Traffic Control Sector Manager. I stayed at ASA for almost 5 years. In July of 2006, I left ASA and joined AirTran Airways as a Dispatcher. I have gained a lot of new experience during my time here. Earlier this week, I was offered a job as a Flight Superintendent with Delta Airlines. Needless to say, I accepted the offer and will begin my employment with them in the middle of March. Delta rarely hires from outside the company, so I feel so lucky to have this opportunity. I am so thankful that I chose to attend Sheffield. I still have my big “Green book” and refer to it often. The training I received at your school was top notch. I have finally reached my dream job, and I truly believe that if you try to do your very best in everything you do, you can reach any goal you set for yourself. Thanks again, Eric, for giving me an excellent foundation in this profession.
February 27, 2007
First of all I want to say THANK YOU again for the great experience making the 6 weeks course in your school! It was great and I feel much more confident in work than before. My colleagues don’t stop asking me questions and I’m very surprised that I can answer them for most of the Questions!
Air Alps Aviation
February 15, 2007
Thu, 15 Feb 2007
I don’t know if you remember me or not, but I had planned to take your 6 week course back in 2005. Unfortunately, my circumstances did not allow me to follow through with my plans…When I saw your new DL-5 Day option, I was thrilled. I knew all along your training was the best and the addition of the DL course makes the whole thing work for me…I’ve had a chance to examine this profession and the available training even more. I’ve taken a closer look at several other schools and I discovered their weaknesses–some of which I did not see in 2005. The big issue for me is who teaches practical dispatching skills. There’s no question you devote more time to this than anyone else–this is all the more important for someone like myself who has no aviation background. I am very impressed with how you set up the DL portion of the course–better than a couple of college DL courses I have taken.
…The fact that you require this exam to be passed before starting the online modules proves that you are more devoted to teaching real world skills. I’m a former teacher and I am not a fan of standardized tests–too much emphasis on them. I seriously doubt an interviewer is going to give me a standardized test! I want to know the job–not how to pass a test.
February 13, 2007
Thank you so much for your reply to my ETOPS query! It gave me the confidence to action this issue with Flight Operations management; the result of which is that there will be some ‘additions’ to our operations manuals. On top of that our training manuals for our pilots have been reviewed and clarified in regards to this! ….very much look forward to being back at Sheffield later this year (October).
Mark ter Hove
Astraeus Navigation & Performance Officer
Astraeus Ltd. – http://www.flyastraeus.com
February 7, 2007
Just wanted to thank you..for all of the sleepless nights. It has really helped me to excel as a dispatcher at PSA airlines. You definitely have to know those regs, weather, and approach plates very well and I am glad I went through Sheffield’s school of sleepless nights. I am getting ready to apply for a dispatch supervisor position and let everyone know that if they ever need help … to email me. Take care and thanks a lot again guy
February 5, 2007
Thanks for all of the assistance that you and your team have provided me. You guys really go out of your way for your students and graduates.
February 2, 2007
…just to let you know that I just finished my initial training here in Netjets and everything is going well, several Sheffield Dispatchers are working here. Again thanks for all your support during the 2-Week Course.
Leo G. 2-week course graduate
January 27, 2007
This is Melinda T.M. – the dispatcher that you helped with her interview back in March 2006 with UPS…You sent me a lot of good information to use for my interview so I wanted to let you know that UPS is getting ready to hire 3 new assistant dispatchers. I am getting ready to be upgraded in April. Best of Luck!
January 11, 2007
Thank you very much for your kindness during my aircraft dispatcher course.
January 7, 2007
I have worked a year and a half here in the States now….I am the only Sheffield graduate and it’s very obvious where I got my training and education, and I’m proud over it!