Graduate Testimonials 2010

December 14, 2010


My career as an aviation professional has been a rewarding experience and the number of opportunities available to me have a direct relation to my decision to attend Sheffield above all other certification programs. After a year of part 121 dispatching at a regional airline, the skills provided by the FAA Dispatcher Certification Course provided me with the knowledge and confidence to perform my duties to the best of my ability with an attention to detail, safety and efficiency. The curriculum served me very well at the outset and continues to do so today.

It has always been my career goal as a dispatcher to work international routes on heavy jet aircraft. It was with this in mind that I completed the Advanced International Flight Planning and ETOPS workshops right after graduation. Today I’m pleased to report that this goal will be achieved in my employment with Southern Air where I will dispatch flights throughout the world on 747 and 777 aircraft, and I couldn’t be any happier.

When the position had been posted, the airline stated that they would accept completion of the AIFP/ETOPS workshops in lieu of international dispatch experience. Of course, their confidence in the curriculum likely had something to do with the fact that their Chief Pilot and Director of Systems Operations attended the workshops personally. With this in mind, I can say with some confidence that had I gone elsewhere for my dispatch training this would not have been an opportunity available to me at this stage of my career.

I would strongly encourage incoming students to complete the International workshops offered at Sheffield. Even though I didn’t have cause to use the information in my first job at a regional, the information covered in the binders not only bolstered a drive I had to make this my career goal but it obviously was impressive enough for my new employer to consider me a worthy candidate capable of meeting the challenges and complexities that international flight planning presents. Having left the binders on the shelf for quite a while, as I prepare myself for the task at hand I nonetheless find the material clear, concise, engaging and very useful in bringing myself back up to speed. I have no doubt that after I revisit the coursework in its entirety that it will prove to be as valuable as the curriculum of the Dispatcher Certification Course has been.

Thanks very much and, to whomever else may read this, go to Sheffield – a world of opportunity awaits.

-K.M. – Southern Air

November 24, 2010

Thank you Eric, for the training and the hospitaility during the last 6 weeks. It was a great pleasure to be here and to get my license from Sheffield School. Best Regards and all the best for you and your family.


November 12, 2010

Sheffield is simply the best and I want my coworkers to have the best training.
Take care,
Raj S.- UAL

October 3, 2010

Hey Eric/Brett

How are things going at Sheffield. Things are going smooth so far at Jetblue. Thanks again for the outstanding instruction….

Frederick Foster – Class of Nov. 2007
Flight Dispatch
Jetblue Airways

July 25, 2010

Intense, but a great experience!!


July 15, 2010

Class was entertaining and well thought out. Jordan did a great job!


July 12, 2010

Thanks a lot. The school and accommodations are great and condusive for learning. Very knowledgeable instructor. Very intensive, but worthwhile.


July 4, 2010

Do you offer any coursework, manuals, etc, or have any info on where to start? Regrettably, I am not a Sheffield graduate, but my husband is. He said you’re the best and I would have to agree, based on the Sheffield graduates I have worked with.

Thank you for any assistance you are able to offer.


July 1, 2010

The information was a lot, but it had a very good structure and a very good instructor.


June 19, 2010

All materials and handouts/books were outstanding, but above all, the online material was excellent.

June 2, 2010

Thanks for everything!


May 24, 2010

Jordan is an excellent trainer. Very informative and professional as a trainer.


May 12, 2010

Wed, 12 May 2010 17:27:32

Subject: ETOPS Class 5/25/10


I am a dispatcher at FedEx. I will be working our B-777 fleet soon and would like to attend your one day class. I have spoken with some people that have attended and they speak highly of the information they received.

Best Regards,

D.C. – FedEx Intl Dispatch

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May 12, 2010

I am a dispatcher at FedEx. I will be working our B-777 fleet soon and
would like to attend your one day class. I have spoken with some people that have attended and they speak highly of the information they received. Is there an opening for 5/25/10 class?
Best Regards,
D.C. – FedEx Intl Dispatch

May 8, 2010

I think Jordan is an excellent instructor and I feel more than prepared! I think you should have shirts made up that say, ‘I SURVIVED SHEFFIELD!’


May 3, 2010

Its great to have Jordan as a trainer. Thanks for giving me the extra help when I needed it.


April 24, 2010

Jordan did an excellent job of keeping the class on task and exhibited an extraordinary knowledge of the material covered. S.

April 18, 2010

Great program – will be sure to recommend to others. Learned a lot!


April 8, 2010

I really liked the class; it was more than I expected, but the material was presented so I could understand it, and if I didn’t they were more than happy to help. OverallI really enjoyed myself..Thanks for everything Jordan!


April 6, 2010

Hi Brett,

All our colleagues have returned safely meanwhile and from what I have heard so far they are all very happy with what they have learned recently. Once again I want to say thank you to the whole Sheffield team for your outstanding support in the organization and conduction of this course.

Experience in daily business in the GOC has shown that all Sheffield graduates really contribute significantly to the high GOC quality level. Good to know that in the ever changing world of aviation some things remain constant such as the high level of training with Sheffield School of Aeronautics.

Thanks again with best regards from Germany to Eric and your whole team.

Thorsten Lehr
Chief Training GOC

April 4, 2010

Thanks for all the training provided. Its amazing that I’ve been working in this field for 4 years now, but didn’t know half the information I should have. Many thanks!


April 4, 2010

Everything is perfect. Thank you Jordan!


February 24, 2010

I would like to thank everyone at the school for answering my initial questions or concerns. I am looking for great teachers. I think Sheffield School provides very dedicated and caring teachers which are concerned about students learning and earning their certificates in airline dispatching.


February 9, 2010

I really enjoyed the ETOPS workshop. Jordan was a very good and knowledgeable instructor. I have already recommended it to my peers. I hope to attend the EWINS class sometime this summer. Kudos to Jordan, very good instructor.
W.M. , Fedex

February 7, 2010

Hello Eric, 
Just wanted to say thanks again to you guys for the past 5 weeks – great course – I’ve taken a lot from it! Jordan comes across very methodical, teaches in a very structured way and seems to know just about everything! It can’t be an easy job.
Thanks again and see you in March (for the ETOPS and AIFP).
S. Attenborough

February 5, 2010

Hi Jordan, Brett, and Eric,

..Thank you for the wonderful class experience at Sheffield School of Aeronautics. You have a great program and are producing quality dispatchers. I am glad I was able to attend and see firsthand what the course is like. Thank you again for the training; it’s going to be invaluable to me as we are setting up the SOC at Dynamic Airways

Thanks again,
Laura J. Laster
Manager, System Operations
Dynamic Aviation –

January 15, 2010

Dear Eric, I have good news, in February I start at DHL Dispatch! This is a classic Dispatch and this was my dream, since Sheffield my whole life changed to a better way!

If you are a Sheffield graduate, it is like the Harvard school for Dispatcher, I had so many offers, many doors will be open, it is fantastic.

They build now a huge Dispatch office at Leipzig, we have than Boeing 757, Airbus 300 and for the old Airbusses, we get Boeing 767! Great!

My new Supervisor was also at Sheffield! If you have a FAA license and you are from Sheffield, you have a very good reputation. I will start now in a classic Dispatch, and I am hired as an Flight Dispatcher, this is what I wanted, I will learn a lot.

The training with you and Jordan and Brett was great – we had here in Europe very bad wx, but due to Sheffield Training I had control of my fleet, I cannot change the wx, but I can adjust the fuel requirements, redispatch, amendments, and provide a very good Pilot briefing! You see the difference between having a license or not. Good for me!

All the best,
A. Wiencke

January 5, 2010

Hello Eric,

How are you? Happy New Year 2010 to you and all Sheffield staffs, thank again for the entire knowledge.

J.O. Mbog

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