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Old 11th Nov 2017, 09:31
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Emirates Aviation University Flight Dispatcher Course Dubai.

This is an Out look of the course from my point of view. I did the course there, am sharing my experience with those who are planning to do the course in EAU.

The Course was a 10 weeks intense program; you have to be mentally and physically ready for this. Mostly people come with an attitude that oh itís just only 70days; I can get it done just like that. Guys you are totally wrong .All you study during the course is Syllabus equivalent to CPL that means the pilot takes 6-7 months to do their theory you are doing it in roughly 55 working days. Itís a serious business the moment you step into the class until the day you finish your final exam you wonít be able to breath at all, I mean if you want to finish everything in first attempt and get your certificate by the 10th week. Everything is compressed and the time period they give is very less to compare to the things you have to learn.
It is literally an intense training course with module exams in every week starting from the first week its self until u graduate and the pass mark is 75%. Except your GCAA exam which is 70%.The first week they will go through all subjects to give an outlook of the course and then will conduct an exam if you pass youu will continue or else as per the university u cant. But nobody from my batch failed, and never heard before as well .By the end of 1st week u will know are u good enough or not.
Every week you are studying a new subject and having an exam, some subject will last for few days maximum 2 weeks .All the Exams questions are coming from Gleim ATP book which is included in your study kit which they give you. Gleim consists of more than 1500 questions .All your exam questions will be coming from that. And now Regarding the mentally challenging part if you fail your module exam and you have to re-sit it for the first time or the second time your batch mates will be going through new subject you have to study for your exam and at the same time you have to study the new subject as well, plus if you are un lucky u might have exams back to back. If u got pending exams then you are in a big trouble. Like I said before the time frame is less so you have to be on the dot. I have seen seen people cracking under pressure. Those are the people who thought that they can get it done easily because its just a 2 months course only. IF you are not that smart its going to be a rough ride for you plus if u donít have background in mathís and physics well then its bit hard, but there are people who cleared everything like a breeze without much math and physics background ,so all these depend on you, how good you are .You will have 11 module exams throughout the course and there is One university exam (3chances) before u take your Final GCAA exam.
Your last two weeks are intense, first week you will have 4 exams 2 modules and 1 university exam and 1 GCAA final exam. There is no break before the big exams its like you are having class today tomorrow is your University exam next day is your GCAA exam, if you fail your university exam you have to clear it before the GCAA. So Next week for the final 5days you will be having flight planning .For example what happened in my batch was people who failed they took time to clear the university and GCAA exam and by the time they came to class for flight planning it was half way through ,and was too late .Flight planning is an all new stuff especially if you are new to industry. On the 5th day you finish all your theory and the very next day you start your Oral an Practical exam with an external examiner (GCAA authorized) .O&P is will take a whole day ,Oral part is an interview with examiner with one of your batch mate ,itís a knowledge test based on what u studied in past 10 weeks. It can last depending on your knowledge some from 2-4 hrs. Once you pass that you will get to do flight planning, you succeed in both you will get a certificate so you can apply for OJT.

All the infrastructure EAU provides for the course was satisfactory for me ,the study materials the instructors and examiner, But only thing is the time frame .If you are a quick leaner your background doesnít matter. Everything moves in a very fast phase .We started with 23 people by the end of our course 20% couldnít make it through the final O&P they have to come back and do the test after 3months.

This is what i been through.
If you want to know more you can PM me. Good luck guys
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Old 11th Dec 2017, 02:01
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I am an ATPL holder, Former Instructor of the Dispatcher course at EK, and have over 30 years of aviation experience on 3 continents.

1. The Dispatcher's course is tough because you are tasked with 8 hours of classroom instruction every single day 5 days a week. The material itself is not all that tough. Unless you have a high IQ, you will have to go home and study during nights and weekends.

2. The Dispatcher's exam is out of the FAA ATP Knowledge Exams. It does NOT prepare you to be a Pilot, references above are incorrect. You will know some theory that your General Aviation flying school graduate with a CPL and Flight Instructor rating does not even know, this is a good point, as they have reached not airline pilot training yet. I had a relative of mine send her Son to take the course before she spent money on him learning to fly, wanted to make sure he was intellectually willing to put in the effort. You don't have to put in so much intellectual effort to fly a single engine airplane, to earn your PPL and CPL, you do have to develop motor skills and other skills not applicable to a Dispatcher. I have had some weak students, who had a PPL and CPL, that could not pass the dispatcher training course on first attempt.

3. You don't have to be intelligent to make it through the course. You do have to work hard, be resilient and self-reliant.

4. Sadly the training standards, inclusive of the written, oral and practical exam are far below par to the FAA Dispatcher's Certificate. Your GCAA certification will be unrecognized out of UAE, what do you do when they have a recession and you need work???

5. If your plans are for a career in aviation as a Flight Dispatcher, you are absolutely SURE you like the position so much (perhaps you worked Operations Control or something) then I highly recommend spending 2 months in the USA earning the FAA Dispatcher Rating, which unlike the GCAA, never expires unless surrendered, suspended or revoked. (This bit of advice will not work if you are unable to get the visa or unable to pay for the training in USD.)

6. Be mindful of what you are getting yourself into, being a Dispatcher is NOT a glamorous job. Sure some will get into lucrative Royal Jet or Ameriflight but most will not.

7. It's been a while, of the 300 hundred or so I trained, approximately 75% are doing something else now, in or out of aviation.

GOOD LUCK and GOD SPEED!
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Airspeed alive did you find a job????
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Old 10th Jan 2018, 08:22
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Great advise sir !!

Aspiring Dispatchers' take note of the below.

Originally Posted by PNY View Post
I am an ATPL holder, Former Instructor of the Dispatcher course at EK, and have over 30 years of aviation experience on 3 continents.

1. The Dispatcher's course is tough because you are tasked with 8 hours of classroom instruction every single day 5 days a week. The material itself is not all that tough. Unless you have a high IQ, you will have to go home and study during nights and weekends.

2. The Dispatcher's exam is out of the FAA ATP Knowledge Exams. It does NOT prepare you to be a Pilot, references above are incorrect. You will know some theory that your General Aviation flying school graduate with a CPL and Flight Instructor rating does not even know, this is a good point, as they have reached not airline pilot training yet. I had a relative of mine send her Son to take the course before she spent money on him learning to fly, wanted to make sure he was intellectually willing to put in the effort. You don't have to put in so much intellectual effort to fly a single engine airplane, to earn your PPL and CPL, you do have to develop motor skills and other skills not applicable to a Dispatcher. I have had some weak students, who had a PPL and CPL, that could not pass the dispatcher training course on first attempt.

3. You don't have to be intelligent to make it through the course. You do have to work hard, be resilient and self-reliant.

4. Sadly the training standards, inclusive of the written, oral and practical exam are far below par to the FAA Dispatcher's Certificate. Your GCAA certification will be unrecognized out of UAE, what do you do when they have a recession and you need work???

5. If your plans are for a career in aviation as a Flight Dispatcher, you are absolutely SURE you like the position so much (perhaps you worked Operations Control or something) then I highly recommend spending 2 months in the USA earning the FAA Dispatcher Rating, which unlike the GCAA, never expires unless surrendered, suspended or revoked. (This bit of advice will not work if you are unable to get the visa or unable to pay for the training in USD.)

6. Be mindful of what you are getting yourself into, being a Dispatcher is NOT a glamorous job. Sure some will get into lucrative Royal Jet or Ameriflight but most will not.

7. It's been a while, of the 300 hundred or so I trained, approximately 75% are doing something else now, in or out of aviation.

GOOD LUCK and GOD SPEED!
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Old 11th Jan 2018, 18:31
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Cressidom can i have your email becuse i have some questions for you?
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What about placements and jobs, how did you get one?
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