Sponsor Message:
Civil Aviation Forum
My Starred Topics | Profile | New Topic | Forum Index | Help | Search 
I Need Serious Advice About Dispatching Career  
User currently offlineBoeing757fan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 949 times:

Well, I was going to head to Sheffield Airline Dispatcher School but am n0ow having thoughts on scrapping the whole idea. I tried to overlook, saying this mess with the airlines will all pass. Reality is hitting me though. Maybe I shouldnt have gotten out of the Navy. Any advice and words of wisdom is greatly appreciated. I have to make the decision very soon. I already lost my $250.00 registration fee  Sad. Should I bite the bullet and take the chance of this clearing up or look for another career?

2 replies: All unread, jump to last
 
User currently offlinePanAm747 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 4242 posts, RR: 8
Reply 1, posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 917 times:

If you want it, go for it, I sincerely believe the recession we are in now, will soon be over. GWB is pushing for an economic stimulus package, and if that happens, look for business travel to rebound, a bigger holiday season, and a bigger summer season in the travel industry.


Pan Am:The World's Most Experienced Airline - P(oor) S(ailor's) A(irline): San Diego's Hometown Airline-Catch Our Smile!
User currently offlineAirbus380 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 920 times:

The Aircraft Dispatcher is a licensed airman certificated by the Federal Aviation Administration.

He/She has joint responsibility with the captain for the safety and operational control of flights under his/her guidance.

He/She authorizes, regulates and controls commercial airline flights according to government and company regulations to expedite and ensure safety of flight.

He/She is also responsible for economics, passenger service and operational control of day to day flight operations.

He/She analyzes and evaluates meteorological information to determine potential hazards to safety of flight and to select the most desirable and economic route of flight.

He/She computes the amount of fuel required for the safe completion of flight according to type of aircraft, distance of flight, maintenance limitations, weather conditions and minimum fuel requirements prescribed by federal aviation regulations.

He/She prepares flight plans containing information such as maximum allowable takeoff and landing weights, weather reports, field conditions, NOTAMS and many other informational components required for the safe completion of flight.

He/She prepares and signs the dispatch release which is the legal document providing authorization for a flight to depart.

He/She delays or cancels flights if unsafe conditions threaten the safety of his/her aircraft or passengers.

He/She monitors weather conditions, aircraft position reports, and aeronautical navigation charts to evaluate the progress of flight.

He/She updates the pilot in command of significant changes to weather or flight plan and recommends flight plan alternates, such as changing course, altitude and, if required, enroute landings in the interest of safety and economy.

He/She originates and disseminates flight information to others in his/her company including stations and reservations. This is the source of information provided to the traveling public.

He/She has undergone extensive training to have earned the coveted Aircraft Dispatcher's certificate having taken and passed both an extensive oral examination and the comprehensive Dispatch ADX test, administered by the Federal Aviation Administration. These tests are equivalent to the same Air Transport Pilot (ATP) written and oral examinations that an airline captain must successfully complete.

He/She participates in frequent and detailed recurrent training courses covering aircraft systems, company operations policy, meteorology and Federal Air Regulations as required by the FAA.


Dispatchers Creed:

Upon my honor I pledge that I shall conscientiously exercise the rights and duties conferred upon me as a certified dispatcher with primary concern for the safety of the lives and preservation of the property affected by my decisions. In the performance of my duties I shall never approve the operation of a flight which in my considered opinion is hazardous.

I PLEDGE, also, to follow with unremitting attention the progress of each flight under my control. I shall be alert to warn the captain of unforeseen meteorological developments, unexpected losses of navigational aids or sudden changes in traffic and field conditions which might adversely affect the successful completion of his trip. In addition, I shall be prepared to offer, unsolicited, an alternative plan of action to him when the original plan cannot be followed. In an emergency, I shall be prepared to make full and immediate use of the facilities available to me to aid the stricken flight.

I PLEDGE, finally, to keep pace with the latest advances in the science of aeronautics and supplementary fields of study relevant to my responsibility so that my competency as a dispatcher which depends upon knowledge of such subjects will be maintained.

Thi sounds good to me. I would rather be a TRACON controller though. But, if this appeals to you, go for it!


Top Of Page
Forum Index

This topic is archived and can not be replied to any more.

Printer friendly format

Similar topics:More similar topics...
Need Opinions/Advice About KLM/AMS! posted Sun May 26 2002 19:38:55 by BA777
In Need For Some Serious Advice/guidance! posted Tue May 18 2004 07:31:25 by Silver1SWA
Serious Questions About The A340 Program posted Thu Jan 5 2006 23:49:26 by BoomBoom
Serious Question About Weather Radar posted Mon Dec 19 2005 02:21:39 by Dakotasport
LAX: Need Connection Advice posted Tue Dec 28 2004 00:31:40 by Flashmeister
Northwest Gurus, I Need Some Advice! posted Thu Nov 11 2004 05:10:59 by Fjnovak1
Need Business Advice From An Airline Professional posted Tue Oct 28 2003 21:03:26 by Andrewuber
Need Some Advice On Pilot Lessons. posted Wed Oct 8 2003 06:08:09 by USAir330
Need Some Info About Livingston! posted Thu May 1 2003 17:53:29 by Spotterboy
Help! I Need Info/Advice On HP posted Mon Apr 14 2003 16:27:17 by EA CO AS