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I went to MIAT in Michigan, got a 95.72GPA in the Course, an 80% on the Written and about an 80% on the Practical. I thus have my ADX Cert.
If you are not aviation oriented or completely clueless about airplanes, do not take the course.
From what I have heard, most FAA issued certs are honored by many countries and most have to take some mandatory course in their country, to serve the individual country's flight operations regs, but the hard part of the training is over for you.
ok, now i'm a little scared about all these different stories, but i know personally a few guys who had a very good time with Sheffield and got their licenses. And for me there is no way out, everything is booked now and i will give my best to pass all the tests and to return home with the license! I'll be back in March, will tell then my expirience!
I got my license at Sheffield early this month and it's been a wonderful experience. If you have previous working experience in flight operations and not many vacation days I would recommend the two weeks course, that is preceeded by an online phase at home.
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In Asia the job-scene is so-so, salaries are low for dispatchers, especially ones without experience.
Your profile says you're in/from India so you're going to be competing with all of the Kingfisher guys who got dumped a couple of months ago, they're all scrambling for every opening East and West of there.
As for the rest of Asia, SE Asian airlines tend to hire locals although there are a few that hire non-locally. You'll need to research it but try Tiger, Jetstar, Airasia and some of the new start-ups.
Mainland China, jobs are rarely advertised and are exclusively for those with a lot of experience and that usually means management experience also. Salaries are low even for those roles.
For students with no aviation experience, Pan Am provides a 200 hour comprehensive course. Students attend class five days a week and are able to complete the entire program-including all FAA certification checks and includes the dispatch written test within the six weeks.
To make sure that you have all of the tools to be successful in your initial 200 hour dispatcher course we will give you a laptop computer, programmed for your dispatcher course, for you to keep. When the student graduates they have a dispatch license.
Sorry, if I missed your email or it wasn't delivered. email@example.com should work - but we've had problems sending email to Hotmail and msn/Live accounts, so then I usually email from a personal account. Anyway my apologies. Maybe try once more or post on note on our Facebook page. I'll help you out somehow, if not here.
If coming to our 5-week course, I'd focus on the ADX material as sort of a prestudy, but how to do that requires a lengthy email or post - which I will gladly do, if you want. If looking for the best sections to read from Aviation Weather Services, I'd read through METARS and TAFs in the text portion, and when looking through Graphic weather (weather charts), I'd browse through some of the Surface analysis charts (but DON'T try to memorize anything - there are 4-5 different formats for that single chart - we cover only one. Other charts that are good to read are weather depiction, radar summary, low-level and high level prog (forecast) charts, and perhaps the 300mb analysis chart, but again, reading through is one thing to become a little familiar with. But if coming to our 5-week course, we instruct all of it. If reading the Aviation Weather Advisory Circular ( a book in reality), this is weather theory, there's too much unimportant mixed with important to itemize here. If you want, I can send you a few terms that are vital to know. Otherwise, if I had to pick a few sections to read: icing, thunderstorms, turbulence, and IFR producers. Don't go crazy reading the government definitions of terms like corrected altitude, pressure altitude, and density altitude - we simplify them here so that they make sense, then more importantly, we show you how to apply them to a flight. Hope this helped and sorry for the non-response. I was in Canada recently, but checked or forwarded the emails to others. Either way, our fault. Eric Morris President Sheffield School of Aeronautics (est. 1948)
----- I wrote two times to Sheffield school of aeronautics but they didn't answer me! I also wrote here to Mr. Eric Morris but nothing..
Anyone knows if they have any problems on the mailbox?
Other question: Eric mentioned about some sections of the weather's book , anyone knows which parts are foundamental to know before attending Sheffield?
Hi I appreciate your apologies. Im 21 so I can receive only a certificate but not the FAA license, is that right?(only when I'll be 23) but I can work like a flight dispatcher assistant or under supervision, right?Im Italian and my target is to work in EU , I can work with this certificate or they don't recognized it? As I understand they should do that because in EU the EASA hasn't any license for this kind of job! And also because in Europeans courses they don't prepare in-depth like in US , so people with a FAA license are considered to be very prepared! Im saying stupid things or Im telling the thruth?!
Im going to buy GLEIM ADX tests , so how I have to study it? you mentioned a particular method that you are glad to explain me if i would! As I understand I have to focuse on some portions of Aviation Wheather Services like METAR and TAFs and also lookin through weather charts. And about the Aviation Weather Advisory Circular I have to read the sections related to thunderstorms, turbolence, IFR procedures. But I have only to read these things and not trying to memorize anything in order to familiarize with the subjects ! I got it?? Im going to buy also the oral exam guide , its good?
Last question is about the english level! This week Im going to start an intensive english course for 6 months! They said that I already have B2 level that's means the intermediate's upper level. At Sheffield is required any kind of english certificate? Or is required only an intermediate/advanced english level??
Q: Can I receive only a certificate but not the FAA license, is that correct? (only when I'll be 23)?
A: If you successfully pass the FAA AD course and FAA practical exam, but are under 23 years of age, then the FAA will issue you a “Letter of Aeronautical Competency.” Typically, it is mailed to you. Sheffield will issue you our own school certificate of graduation, and special diploma. Once you are 23, you need to locate an FAA inspector who will issue your FAA Temporary AD certificate, which expires after 120 days. The permanent AD certificate should arrive in the mail within 2 to 4 months, for international addresses.
Q: Can I work like a flight dispatcher assistant or under supervision, right?
A: You should be able to, but it is dependent upon your country and airline policies and rules.
Q: I’m Italian and my target is to work in EU, I can work with this certificate or they don't recognized it?
A: You should be able to. Sheffield School has trained virtually all of KLM airlines, many German, U.K, and Norwegian airlines, some from Croatia, Switzerland, etc..
These airlines specifically send their people to us for certification, and especially, a thorough education.
Q: Im going to buy GLEIM ADX tests, so how I have to study it? you mentioned a particular method that you are glad to explain me if i would!
A: email us for this – too long of a post.
As I understand I have to focus on some portions of Aviation Weather Services like METAR and TAFs and also looking through weather charts. And about the
Aviation Weather Advisory Circular I have to read the sections related to thunderstorms, turbulence, IFR procedures.
But I have only to read these things and not trying to memorize anything in order to familiarize with the subjects ! I got it??
I’m going to buy also the oral exam guide , its good?
A: The only oral exam guide I know is very small, and incomplete. The FAA’s PTS (practical test standards) is online and free, but is out of date, and only lists general subjects to know. I’m writing my own guide, but who knows when it will be completed. It may end up over 1,000 pages.
Q: Last question is about the english level! This week Im going to start an intensive english course for 6 months! They said that I already have B2 level that's means the intermediate's upper level. At Sheffield is required any kind of english certificate? Or is required only an intermediate/advanced english level??
A: Usually a 550 or higher on a TOEFL test is “adequate,” but that is difficult to confirm sometimes. Based on your current level, and with additional training, you should be ok. If you can watch American TV, that also helps much.
Eric Morris - President
Sheffield School of Aeronautics (est. 1948)
Thanks for the answers Sir. Morris! Still not clear to me if I need a certificate of English?! Is enough to have an appropriate level or I also need a piece of paper to prove it? Im going to start the course on Monday!
Hello everybody,is there anyone who have experience with jeppesen academy? I'm looking for a dispatcher course and I'm searching information about; Also I've seen the Flamingo air and Institute of flight operations and dispatch, but the program of jeppesen seems very complete Thanks to those who will answer
Hi all, My name s krishna from India(Chennai). 4 years of air exports experience and currently working as cargo supervisor for Lufthansa cargo AG @MAA airport... Qualifications:BBM in airport management Diploma:IATA FIATA basic air cargo introductory. IATA FIATA DGR Cat 3.
Want to do Flight dispatcher 6 weeks course in Jeppessen academy USA.. what s you feedback on this academy and are they providing any job assistance after clearing exams....
Would be good if you guys guide to the right track,but am crazy about aviation...Awaiting for your reply..
Lufthansa Flight Dispatcher course running in Riga
I'm a profound supporter of Sheffield and would like very much to go there for my training. The fact is getting to the US from Europe is not that easy as it sound and the options in Europe are slightly building up for us.
Thinking of Riga, there is actually a top arline who does on-the-job training for Dispatchers. You don't need to have a FAA licence and you can learn the job with the Dispatcher knowledge you have already (if you have it). I believe it's a great opportunity, because if it's true that theory is important is also true that starting from the practice can help you MUCH more in your Dispatcher training.
The airline is Airbaltic, which is actually the one who partnered with Lufthansa for their Dispatcher theoretical course. That will be resurrected but no dates yet. So for now, only practical training.... and maybe it's good enough!
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So, now returned home with the license in my pocket! The experience i've done is really for life. The teachers are very confident and well trained, no matter if you are american or international, they treat everyone with same respect. There is no matter if you have any knowledge in the business or not, you'll have to learn the whole 5 weeks to be sure you will pass. Maybe it sounds more scary as it is, everything is feasible and afterwards you can be very proud of yourselfs, you gain really strong knowledge! In our class of 20 people we got 5 or 6 who failed the course due to failed ADX test. You have to come already well prepared for the adx, as there is a very less time to learn for the class stuff and the adx. You have to be focused on your goals, that's not a high school anymore, but if you know for what you are there, you'll not have any problems. If you guys out there have any questions, i be more then glad to help! Cheers, Easybandit