If you have a passion for aviation, you might want to consider a job as an airline dispatcher, definitely one of the most exciting and best paying jobs in the airline industry.
What does an airline dispatcher do? You will work in an airline’s Operations Centrol Center, making decisions and sharing responsibility with an airline captain regarding daily flight operations. You are like the “captain on the ground,” planning flights, considering the weather, aircraft maintenance, airport navigational facilities etc. You may cancel or delay flights to ensure the safety of each flight. You will work in a central office that controls all the flights for your airline. You would, indeed, be a very important person in the operation of an airline.
It pays great too, up to USD $80,000 each year with experience. And airlines all over the world are looking for dispatchers.
You have to be qualified, of course, and be well trained. Phoenix East Aviation can provide all your training. PEA has an FAA-approved, six week Airline Dispatcher Training Course in Daytona Beach, Florida. Classes are held at the modern airport facility — and on the weekends, there is the beach for relaxation. Airlines all over the world recognize the quality of FAA training. If you’re from a country outside the US, you will need an M-1 visa for your training, but that’s no problem; we can help you obtain that.
Phoenix East Aviation also has agreements with airlines for immediate job placement for qualified students. The airlines do want mature, responsible dispatchers, so FAA regulations require you to be at least 21 years old to sit for the FAA Aircraft Dispatcher Knowledge Test and Practical Exam.
What do you learn in this course? Many of the same things that pilots learn: Basic and advanced meteorology, communications, instrument approach procedures, FAA regulations, aircraft systems and performance, instrument approach plates and enroute charts, navigation, air traffic control etc.
Contact Phoenix East Aviation flight school for more information about this exciting career opportunity. PEA can get you on the way to an exciting life in aviation very, very quickly.