CLASS START DATE: October 25, 2016
Course Length: 17 Weeks, Tuesday and Thursday evenings 6pm - 9pm. Saturdays 9am - 5pm.
Location: ProFlite of Alaska Training facility. 3788 University Ave S., Suite 102 Fairbanks, Alaska
What is an Aircraft Dispatcher?
An Aircraft Dispatcher is a person responsible for planning and monitoring the progress of an aircraft journey. Depending on the type of certification the airline has, and depending on where the airline is based, both the pilot in command and the dispatcher are legally responsible for the safety of a flight. A dispatcher may have the authority to delay, divert or cancel a flight at any time, and a flight might not be able to be released without the signature of both the pilot in command and the dispatcher, again depending on the jurisdiction.
A dispatcher typically must be licensed by the aviation authority of that country. In order to obtain the license, the candidate must demonstrate extensive knowledge of meteorology and aviation in general, to a level comparable to the holder of an airline transport pilot license.
The dispatcher uses sophisticated software tools to plan and monitor the flight's progress. They advise the flight crew of any circumstances that might affect flight safety during all phases of flight. Shared responsibility adds a layer of checks and balances to aircraft operation and greatly improves safety.
Aircraft Flight Dispatchers possess all of the required information to make intelligent decisions regarding the airline operation. An example of this is that a licensed dispatcher is the only person in an airline authorized to cancel a flight. Decisions made by airline dispatchers have a direct impact on airline safety, airline delays and performance, and even customer service.
How Much do Dispatchers Get Paid?
Generally, entry-level flight dispatchers can start out earning between anywhere from $35,000 to $38,000 a year at regional carries, to between $48,000 + at major airlines.
What is the experience level of ProFlite Instructors?
ProFlite's instructors all have had many years scheduled airline experience and either hold an Airline Transport Pilot or an Aircraft Dispatcher certificate.
What are the Requirements to be an Aircraft Dispatcher?
Federal Air Regulation (FAR) Part 65.53 Eligibility requirements: General. (a) To be eligible to take the aircraft dispatcher knowledge test, a person must be at least 21 years of age. (b) To be eligible for an aircraft dispatcher certificate, a person must-- (1) Be at least 23 years of age; (2) Be able to read, speak, write, and understand the English language; (3) Pass the required knowledge test prescribed by Sec. 65.55 of this part; (4) Pass the required practical test prescribed by Sec. 65.59 of this part; and (5) Comply with the requirements of Sec. 65.57 of this part. A high school diploma or equivalent is required. Though a college degree with a major in air transportation or meteorology is useful preparation for work as a flight dispatcher, experience is equally important.
Course Tuition - $5500.00 which includes the following:
All course materials including DVD study course, and books.
FAA Testing fees are not included.
Special rates on local hotels available. Most have van service to the training site.
Graduate student references available upon request.
CLASS IS LIMITED IN SIZE TO SIX STUDENTS.
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FAA/VA APPROVED AIRCRAFT DISPATCHER CERTIFICATION COURSE
This class allows you to qualify for a rewarding, professional career in the airline industry.