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User currently offlineHomer71 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 2269 posts, RR: 13
Posted (12 years 1 week 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 2115 times:

Anyone who works at Continental's System Operations Control Center, how do you get to be a flight dispatcher? What kind of background/experience do they require (work, degree, etc.) and what kind of training do they provide?

Just wondering, I've always found that aspect of airline ops very interesting...thanks!

"On spaceship earth there are no passengers...only crew."
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User currently offlineOPNLguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (12 years 1 week 3 days ago) and read 2080 times:

I don't, but I know several people who do, one of which teaches for the ADX certificate.

Email me for details...

User currently offlineA340Spotter From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 1989 posts, RR: 21
Reply 2, posted (12 years 1 week 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 2010 times:


As far as getting to be a flight dispatcher, you first need to go through a dispatcher course, be it at Sheffield/FLL, AFDTC/DFW, etc., and get your license upon completion.

Getting into CO's SOCC as a flight dispatcher, you need to have at least 1 year of experience with COEX as a dispatcher, or 2 years as a dispatcher with another company. Also, if you're a current CO employee, you are also eligible for a transfer in if you hold a dispatcher license and do well at the interview. Degree not required, but it helps.

Once into the SOCC as a dispatcher, at least pre 9-11, you start off as an assistant dispatcher, spend anywhere from 1 week to 18 months depending on expansion/openings, etc., dispatching the mx test flights, entering notams and helping with the daily schedule within the office amongst other duties.
When an opening occurs, you begin likely as a relief domestic dispatcher and eventually after a full year of dispatching domestically, you're eligible for international dispatch.

Hope that helps

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User currently offlineHomer71 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 2269 posts, RR: 13
Reply 3, posted (12 years 1 week 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 1937 times:

Thanks for the info!

"On spaceship earth there are no passengers...only crew."
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