Airline Dispatcher

Airline Dispatcher


Airline Dispatcher

If you have a passion for aviation, consider a career as an Airline Dispatcher, one of the most exciting and best paying jobs in the airline industry. Commercial aviation is expanding worldwide, and now is an excellent time for you to begin this exciting career. Positions are available with airlines throughout the world.

Phoenix East provides all your training. We offer a FAA-approved six-week Airline Dispatcher Training Course at our flight training academy in Daytona Beach, Florida. You will learn in a classroom setting, at our modern airport facility, from experienced instructors.

After graduation from Phoenix East and certification, you will be ready to work in an airline’s Operations Control Center, making decisions and sharing responsibility with an airline captain regarding daily flight operations; you will be the “captain on the ground.” An Airline Dispatcher plans flights (based on weather, aircraft maintenance, airport navigational facilities, Notices to Airmen, alternate airports, etc.) The Dispatcher also may cancel or delay flights to ensure the safety of each flight. You typically work in a central office that controls all the flights for your airline. The Dispatcher is a very important person in the operation of an airline.

For such an excellent career, which pays up to USD $80,000 a year with experience, you must be qualified. Phoenix East provides all the training you need. Airlines in the U.S. and in countries throughout the world hire FAA-certified dispatchers. If you are an international student, Phoenix East will assist you in obtaining an M-1 visa to enable you to study in the U.S. We will train you for your FAA license and help you prepare a resume to obtain a job with an airline of your choice. Graduates of the Airline Dispatcher Course must be at least 21 years of age to sit for the FAA Aircraft Dispatcher Knowledge Test and the Practical Exam *

During your training you will study many of the same things pilots do.

*To be issued the Aircraft Dispatcher Certificate, you must be at least 23 years old. However, you may work in an airline’s Operations Control Center prior to the age of 23; an Airline Dispatcher Course graduate who is under age 23 and has passed the tests may work as an Assistant Dispatcher or a Flight Follower. If you are under 23 and have passed the tests, you will be issued an FAA Letter of Aeronautical Competency, stating that all requirements have been met, and that a Certificate will be issued upon reaching age 23.

What You’ll Learn

  Basic and Advanced Meteorology
  Practical Dispatching
  Instrument Approach Procedures
  Federal Aviation Regulations
  Aircraft Systems and Performance
  Instrument Approach Plates & Enroute Charts
  Global Navigation Systems
  Graphic and Non-graphic Weather
  Air Traffic Control
  Flight Planning
  Emergency Situations


Course Outline

Week 1

  • Day 1 – Meteorology (Intro / Air masses and Fronts / Basic Weather and Lows)
  • Day 2 – Meteorology (Clouds, Precipitation, and Fog / Moisture and Icing)
  • Day 3 – Meteorology (Temperature and Wind / Turbulence and Windshear)
  • Day 4 – Meteorology (Sources of Weather / Aviation Weather Reports and Forecasts)
  • Day 5 – Meteorology & Aviation Reports and Forecasts

Week 2

  • Day 1 – Airspace and Airports
  • Day 2 – Air Traffic Control (ATC) / Navigation Charts
  • Day 3 – IFR Navigation
  • Day 4 – Federal Aviation Regulations (FAR’s)
  • Day 5 – Aerodynamics and Airplanes

Week 3

  • Day 1 – IFR Flight (Nav, Charts, and Planning)
  • Day 2 – IFR Flight (Nav, Charts, and Planning)
  • Day 3 – Aircraft Operating / Performance Data
  • Day 4 – Aircraft Operating / Performance Data
  • Day 5 – Aircraft Operating / Performance Data

Week 4

  • Day 1 – Federal Aviation Regulations Review)
  • Day 2 – Meteorology Review
  • Day 3 – Navigation Review
  • Day 4 – Navigation Review
  • Day 5 – Communications / ATC ? Emergency Procedures

Week 5

  • Day 1 – A-320 Aircraft Intro / Part 1
  • Day 2 – A-320 Aircraft Intro / Part 2
  • Day 3 – A-320 Aircraft Intro / Part 3
  • Day 4 – Practical Dispatch Application
  • Day 5 – Practical Dispatch Application

Week 6

  • Day 1 – Practical Dispatch Application
  • Day 2 – Practical Dispatch Application
  • Day 3 – Practical Dispatch Application
  • Day 4 – Practical Dispatch Application
  • Day 5 – Course Review / Written / Practical Prep.

Special Accelerated Course for Pilots and Dispatchers

If you hold a Commercial Instrument or Certified Flight Instructor Certificate, you are eligible for a three-week accelerated course at a cost of only $3,449. Assistant Flight Dispatchers with a minimum of three-years experience are also eligible for the $3,449 accelerated course.

Total Price


The cost of the program, including books, tutoring and unlimited use of school computers is USD $5,449. A non-refundable enrollment fee of $50 is required with your application to reserve a place for you in you in the class of your choice.
For international students, a non-refundable enrollment fee of $350 is required with your application.

Checks, money orders, Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover Card are accepted. International students may also wire-transfer tuition fees.

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