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Flight Dispatcher Max age limit to apply? USA

Old 20th Dec 2016, 01:13
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Flight Dispatcher Max age limit to apply? USA

Hey guys, I am in Aeronautic major- Flight Dispatcher program. Planning to graduate in a year. Currently 33. I was told by one of my friend who works with a airline in the states. He told me that the maximum age to apply for a aircraft dispatcher for major airline is 32. Due to training time which might last an year after hired. I plan to get my Dispatcher Certificate at age 34 and start to look for a job. What are your recommendation? should I continue to proceed the program? I was told that if I get a PPL - Private Pilot License, higher chances to get me hired?
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Old 20th Dec 2016, 11:40
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I'd suggest posting in a more US-centric website. I have no affiliation with it but try jetcareers.com where they have a very active DX forum. Free to sign up and the DXers there seem eager to help the new people get info.
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Old 20th Dec 2016, 19:31
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I find that hard to believe. There is a max age for applying to the FAA for ATC jobs which is 31. But with no max age and no medical required the airline could still get 30 years out of you even at 35. I would think that would fall under age discrimination.

There are several schools that will get you your dispatcher certificate. With no aviation background they tend to run 6-8 weeks. With a commercial certificate and an IR that can be cut down to 2 weeks. The airline will give you training in their operations but it won't be a year. You will start out as an assistant and it may be a few years until you are releasing aircraft under your signature
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Old 27th Dec 2016, 00:03
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Thanks for the input @bafanguy and @MarkerInbound
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Old 27th Dec 2016, 13:49
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"I am in Aeronautic major- Flight Dispatcher program. Planning to graduate in a year. I plan to get my Dispatcher Certificate at age 34..."

michaelchou15td,

You'll get your FAA DX license via your college program vs getting it from one of the DX schools like Jeppesen once you graduate, right ?

Good luck.
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