Graduate Testimonials 2013

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 19, 2013

Hi Eric,

…With me things are going fine since my graduation at Sheffield. For me, Sheffield was the best experience since the start of my aviation career. Everything went up the hill after that and haven’t reach TOC yet 😉  I haven’t had the chance to say thank you for everything i have learned from you guys. Keep it up and good luck with everything you do.

Best regards,
Luciano Soemanta
Sheffield graduate 2 april 2011
Surinam Airways

Surinam Airways

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 22, 2013

“Love the new website! Congratulations for that as well as (TBA). They’re obviously driven for the best of the best, and that is what they’ll be getting! Thanks again for everything!”

Take care,

Southwest Airlines

Southwest Airlines

November 16, 2013

“Just wanted to send you guys an email to say thanks again for everything. The (2-week) course was great, and I feel very well prepared for whatever the future of my career might hold. You guys are great. I really appreciate you pushing us, and I really appreciate you being a school that stands for excellence. I will stay in touch. Thanks again!!!”

Mike S.

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 9, 2013

Dear Mr Eric,
…I wanted to study flight dispatch Training Course .. to get my license  from FAA and ETOPs certification as Air Asia airlines flight operations department is giving preference to those dispatcher who are holding FAA license and especially from your school
Best Regards ,

Air Asia - airline dispatcher

November 7, 2013


….As an FYI, tomorrow will be my last day with x—– Airlines. I have accepted a dispatcher position with Delta Airlines and start on the November 18th.

Thanks for all of your help throughout the (airline scholarship) project and the support.



Delta Air Lines dispatcher

October 28, 2013

Hello Eric!

I’m pleased to tell you that I have successfully passed initial training at Silver Airways. This is all thanks to you and your incredible school. I feel Sheffield laid the foundation for me and it was a smooth transition. And again, thank you so much for giving me that recommendation…Anyways, I wish you and the rest of the Sheffield faculty the best and to remain the best Aircraft Dispatch School in the world!


Antonio Zuniga

October 28, 2013

“Excellent refresher in most things weather related. I did not realize how much I have forgotten in 35 years. I’ll recommend others from my company attend.”


October 28, 2013

“The instructor has such exceptional poise and command of the material, answered all questions thoroughly and succinctly, and provided one of the singularly exceptional learning environments I’ve ever experienced. I couldn’t recommend these courses enough!

David H. Plotkin

October 24, 2013

“We are looking at sending some of our Flight Planning/Operations team to yourselves  and I’m enquiring about availability for the 5-week residency courses for 2014. We have used Sheffield School in the past, albeit the two-week course, and our experiences from using Sheffield to train our Flight planners  has greatly benefited our worldwide operation.”
Best regards
R. Hills – Flight Operations Manager
DHL Air Ltd. – Cargo West
East Midlands Airport – Derby UK


October 24, 2013

Hi Eric.
I got hired by Sxxxx Air in xxx.  I was signed off this past Friday after the 40.5 hrs class time and 2 weeks OJT. They said yesterday I’m the only one they’ve ever hired to do that with, as well as that they usually supervise the first few weeks of dispatching the flights. They felt they didn’t need to do that with me. Thank you for making the school what it was. Tough,  demanding and for the knowledge I obtained. Obviously that’s what’s got me here! Christie H.

September 27, 2013

“Instructor was excellent and I feel prepared to pass the practical and enter the dispatching profession!” A.

September 27, 2013

“This has been a very challenging course, but all instructors have been very helpful through everything.” A.

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.

September 27, 2013

“Excellent school. If I had to start my aviation career again, it would be here. Thank you for everything!! To everybody.” 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 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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