Graduate Testimonials 2015-2020
February 20, 2020
February 8, 2020
Good afternoon Eric,
February 7, 2020
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
“I honestly think the course lived up to its reputation. Yes, it was difficult! But I do feel prepared to walk into any interview and walk out with a job offer. I was contacted by Endeavor for an interview before I had even finished my final exam. Brett was a fantastic instructor and you can tell he has a natural ability to teach. Overall, I was very happy that I chose Sheffield and have enjoyed my time here. Thank you!”
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
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!
December 14, 2019
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,
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.
Again, thank you very much!
September 18, 2019
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 dont want to reattend xxxx (in Texas). They were not helpful and I didn’t enjoy it.
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).
July 16, 2019
“I graduated from Sheffield this past March 2019, and am proud to be a certified Aircraft Dispatcher from Sheffield! The program was great and I learned so much – I am glad to be a graduate!…”
March 28, 2019
March 27, 2019
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.
February 20, 2019
“This was an amazing class! Always interesting! It was like drinking from a fire hose, but I have never enjoyed a course more than this one. Thank you for a great 5 weeks & EWINS!”
February 9, 2019
To all the Sheffield Instructors,
December 11, 2018
November 7, 2018
“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 22, 2018
I was very pleased with my experience and was impressed with their over all ability to convey the material required. I quickly landed a job dispatching after my course and couldn’t be happier.
I recommend Sheffield to all prospective dispatchers.
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
August 10, 2018
Hey Eric and Brett,
July 27, 2018
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.
May 7, 2018
April 27, 2018
..I was a graduate of Sheffield in September of 2014. Y’all’s training has helped launch a wonderful career in aviation for me. I have two years of 121 dispatching experience under my belt and am currently working at the IOC for American Airlines in a non-dispatching role… (for now).
April 9, 2018
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
March 17, 2018
…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.
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!
February 20, 2018
..By the way I got hired by Jet Aviation about a month ago, thanks for everything!
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.
[Sheffield note: This student was reportedly ranked #1 in the class, which speaks volumes! And yes…we will help this future student!]
December 15, 2017
Fri, Dec 15, 2017 at 3:34 PM
Subject: Dispatcher Position/Thanks
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
December 8, 2017
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.
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.
October 12, 2017
Hi Eric – I graduated in Feb 2016 as a student of the correspondence/residence course. I had wonderful instructors and I really enjoyed the opportunity to connect with so many classmates. I hope to stay in touch. – Eddie
September 28, 2017
“Brilliant instructors, first class education.”
September 17, 2017
Sep 17, 2017 at 12:13 PM:
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 27, 2017
I found out tonight that (I got hired)! It’s the job I wanted in the city I wanted… I can’t believe this has happened to me. Thanks for your help, and thanks for preparing me well; after (your) class, the interview seemed easy.
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.
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!
April 15, 2017
April 6, 2017
March 9, 2017
One thing I kept in mind the whole time I was at Sheffield, is the reason I chose the school over others. It will be tough, busy and overall enjoyable. I haven’t had a single day I would say I could have missed. Look out for those tests, not only do they test your knowledge but they really make you think (you would know after the first one). Please do the workshops, they are really helpful, especially EWINS. Best of luck and see you on the other side!
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
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)
January 18, 2017
Just wanted to drop you line and let you know I accepted a promotion as a Flight Follower/Dispatcher here at Kalitta Air! I wanted to thank you, Brett and Michael for the great instruction and support along the way! I’m happy to join past Sheffield graduates (NV, FB, FH and BM) on the dispatch desk here at Kalitta Air!
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.
August 15, 2016
May 26, 2016
May 25, 2016
I would just like to thank you again for your instruction, your jokes, and your patience. Considering I’ve had no prior experience in the aviation industry I feel you, and the other instructors did a tremendous job helping me succeed.
Mike – April 2016 Class
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…
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!
March 31, 2016
Applied to Southwest Airlines Assistant Dispatcher posting & I’m very glad I came here to prepare me for that! Thank you for everything & I will keep you posted!
March 1, 2016
Retired United Airlines – Sheffield is an outstanding school. Very good reputation in industry – will make sure you get your FAA practical exam.
February 19, 2016
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.
February 9, 2016
“The most intense thing I’ve ever done. Weakness at Sheffield is not acceptable. You survive this because you earned it.”
Graduate of 1-week course – Feb/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
August 10, 2015
Eric and Brett,
July 10, 2015
“Great, interesting (EWINS) course!”
July 10, 2015
Amazing school! Learned a lot and feel completely comfortable going out into the workforce.
June 4, 2015
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!
Sheffield (April 2015)
March 29, 2015
To Everyone at Sheffield,
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.
February 10, 2015
Good Morning Mr. Morris!
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
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.
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.
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!