Why Choose Sheffield as Your Aircraft Dispatching School

Whether you are graduating from high school or have decided you want a change in your career, choosing which school is the right one for you is always a difficult decision. So, this will be a crash course on explaining why choosing Sheffield as your aircraft dispatching school is the best decision for your new career.

So you have chosen the right career in aviation and have decided to become an aircraft dispatcher, but why attend Sheffield School of Aeronautics over any other FAA-Approved aircraft dispatcher school? Sheffield is the oldest aircraft dispatching school in the WORLD. Established in 1948, Sheffield’s reputation is dubbed as providing over 75+ years of excellence and training thousands of people from around the world. Not only does Sheffield comply with the FAA’s regulations, but we exceed them!

Come to sunny South Florida! Our aircraft dispatcher program is located in Fort Lauderdale. With beautiful weather and sandy beaches, there is much to enjoy during study breaks.

Get your career in the fast lane with our aircraft dispatching courses that are 5 weeks or less. Not only can Sheffield prepare you to ace your FAA-examinations for your aircraft dispatching certificate, but we will do so in our rigorous one to five-week residency training program. Course schedules for our aircraft dispatcher programs vary, but all classes are held from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and, depending on the time frame chosen, distance learning may be required.

Too busy for in-class sessions? Not a problem. Sheffield is one of few FAA-approved aviation schools that allow distance learning. Our online aircraft certification program is recommended for extremely disciplined students that will be able to meet the demands of the course. Motivated individuals that enroll in an online-based aircraft dispatcher course will be given usually 2-4 months access to the online program to complete all assignments; this is Phase 1 of the program. Phase 2 consists of a 1-week, 40-hour residency in our Fort Lauderdale location. After both phases have been completed, the student is required to take the practical examination in-person.

Sheffield has developed a very strong reputation in the aviation industry, which has helped graduates be recruited by both private and commercial airlines. Some of the airlines that have recruited Sheffield aircraft dispatcher graduates are: Delta, United, American, Virgin, Cayman, Shanghai, ExpressJet, UPS, Ford Motor, General Motors, Mobil Oil, Atlantic Southeast, Bahamas Air and more.

If you are interested in becoming an aircraft dispatcher and are not sure which aircraft dispatching school to choose, call Sheffield today. Our enrollment counselors would love to speak with you on how Sheffield is the best option for your future and how we can get you enrolled in a program before the end of the year. Call 800-843-8289 today to learn about upcoming enrollment days, course cost, and more!

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    “Your school has offered me an incredible advantage in the Dispatcher job market.” D.K. D. Kircher
    “After receiving my certificate, I joined a class of 4 experienced dispatchers for Part 121 initial training. Without experience, my preparation at Sheffield enabled me to become active at the same time after the initial training.” PR PR
    “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.” GT – abridged testimonial – school selection matters
    “Going to Sheffield prepared me for the real world challenges of Aircraft Dispatching. I certainly believe that the method Sheffield used is one not only for success in a real world career, but also one that prepares students to correctly dispatch aircraft.” T.Z. Sidebar TZ
    “If you want to be the best, first you need to be trained by the best!” P. Hill P.Hill – DHL
    “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 […] Dan Gustafson
    “I entered my profession, with more knowledge and information than dispatchers who have been practicing their craft for more than ten years. Not only has Sheffield provided a top notch education, but they have also instilled in me the confidence to succeed.” A.Z. Sidebar AZ – Student Testimonial
    “Sheffield School of Aeronautics is known worldwide for its quality training and has been recommended to me by our national airline Swiss International Airlines. Whenever I mention the name ‘Sheffield’ it rings a bell in people’s ears.” IW IW
    “I am a month into my new job at a airline coming out of reorganization, and am helping the training department by referencing the excellent and up to date course book provided to all Sheffield grads.” RW RW
    “As a graduate of Sheffield School of Aeronautics I am a firm believer that I received the most thorough and well thought out aircraft dispatcher training available. I owe my position in the industry to Sheffield School of Aeronautics.” BF Sidebar BF
    “I am so glad they are like this because it made me a better dispatcher and I really appreciate their high standards. I would highly recommend Sheffield to anyone who is willing to study hard and is serious about obtaining a Dispatcher Certificate.” MC MC
    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 […] Attending Sheffield School benefits airline new hires in preparation for airline training
    “These men represented the highest caliber of professionalism and integrity. The education I received from these gentleman has afforded me to be gainfully employed while having the opportunity to use the education received, all over this country, and more than a few others.” WG sidebar wg
    “As a graduate of the aircraft dispatcher program at the Sheffield School of Aeronautics…My training was intense and thorough and furnished me with the requisite skills for performing my current job as a Flight Dispatch Supervisor.” N.S. Sidebar NS
    ” I have received 4 (job) offers…many of the interviews I have gotten have been because of my “pedigree”…going to Sheffield. I am amazed at the respect your school has….I am honored to be a graduate. Thank you for all the work you ..!”  Testimonial – J. Ganci
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