FAA Aircraft Dispatcher License

 Five Week Training Course (Ab-Initio)


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md80The Dallas/Fort Worth Federal Aviation Administration Flight Standards District Office (FSDO) has authorized Airline Flight Dispatcher Training Center to train aviation students for their FAA Aircraft Dispatcher Certificate. This FAA license qualifies our graduates to work as Airline Dispatchers in Flight Dispatch Office / Operational Control Centers in the United States. Many foreign airlines also require their Ops Control Center personnel to hold this FAA certificate.

The FAA requires students to pass two strict examinations before the FAA certificate can be issued. Students will be administered a written examination, and an Oral/Practical examination. Airline Flight Dispatcher Training Center's FAA Aircraft Dispatcher course is five weeks in duration, and prepares our students to successfully pass both examinations.

As a Flight Dispatcher, you will be able to ride in the cockpit jumpseat with the flight crew, on hundreds of airlines around the world. It's a fantastic benefit that you'll love. Even when the flight is full, usually the cockpit jumpseats are empty and available. It's a valuable benefit to have, especially when you really need it! Very few individuals have this privilege.

During the 5 week course, our Aircraft Dispatcher students attend 200 classroom hours of training, which consists of lectures, videotaped presentations, and computer based training (CBT). In addition to regular classroom activities, they take multiple field trips to local area Airline Operational Control Centers. Students also visit several local FAA Air Traffic Control facilities such as the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (FAA towers and Terminal Radar Approach Control, and the Fort Worth ARTCC (Air Route Traffic Control Center).

Aircraft Dispatcher students get hands-on experience in advanced flight planning.   Upon completing the course, the student will be an expert in reading and interpreting Metars, TAF forecasts, and many important aviation weather maps, which are used in daily airline Flight Dispatch offices. Both Domestic and Global Navigation Systems are covered thoroughly, as well as the North Atlantic Track System (NATS). NOTAMs and Pilot Reports are also covered during the course.

Our Aircraft Dispatcher students study both Low and High altitude IFR en-route charts, Instrument Approach Plates, and will determine legal approach and landing minimums. Boeing 727 Aircraft Systems are studied in detail, along with take-off performance factors and Runway Analysis. Our graduating students are very well prepared to successfully pass the FAA Aircraft Dispatcher Written and Oral/Practical certification exams.



 FAA Aircraft Dispatcher Course

 Aeronautical Topics


Here are the topics that our Airline Dispatcher students study during the Five Week 200 classroom hour course. It's everything that they'll need to know to pass the exams.

We're preparing you for careers in Airline Operational Control and Airline Flight Operations. Our students have to focus and study very hard every day, and must be dedicated in order to successfully complete this course. After all, this is the same aeronautical information that must be studied and mastered by airline flight crews. In the real airline world, the Captain and Airline Dispatcher exercise shared authority and joint decision-making during the entire flight operation. In order to do this, both Captain and Dispatcher must be equally knowledgeable.

This course is not easy, and not for everyone. It's worth working for though, as our graduates will happily tell you. Most of them are now working in the industry as Airline Dispatchers and loving their new airline careers!



Aviation Meteorology - TAF, METAR, Basic Weather Theory

Boeing 727 Advanced Aircraft Systems

B727 Weight and Balance / Take-off Performance Factors/Runway Analysis

Domestic and Global Navigation Systems

Advanced Flight Planning / Jeppesen Jet Plan Computer

Jet Route Structure & Victor Airways


Jeppesen IFR High Altitude En-Route Charts & Navigational Aids

NOS & Jeppesen IFR Approach Plates & Published Minimums

Instrument Landing Systems /Cat I, Cat II, and Cat III Autoland

U.S. Air Traffic Control System / Airspace - Normal & Special Use

Airline Positive Operational Control Concepts

Practical Airline Dispatch Techniques

Federal Aviation Regulations Part 121

Airline Communications Systems - Selcal/ARINC/ACARS /Satcom

Captain/Airline Dispatcher Joint Authority/Decision Making


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