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How to become an Aircraft Dispatcher

Updated: Dec 12, 2023

Have you ever dreamt of playing a pivotal role in the aviation industry without being a pilot? Becoming an Aircraft Dispatcher might be your calling! Here's how you can turn this dream into reality:


Step 1: Obtain an Aircraft Dispatcher Certificate and how to become an Aircraft Dispatcher.


Understanding the Certificate: Often referred to as a license, the Aircraft Dispatcher Certificate is your gateway to this career. It's not just a piece of paper; it's your ticket to exciting opportunities in the aviation sector.


The Quick Transition from Learning to Earning: What's fantastic about this field is the swiftness with which you can transition from a student to a professional. Airlines are often eager to hire qualified candidates, sometimes within days of obtaining their license. And guess what? You receive your license instantly upon passing the final practical exam!


Aircraft Dispatch Office
Aircraft Dispatch Office

Step 2: Meet the Eligibility Criteria


Set by Federal Regulations, the eligibility criteria are straightforward:

  • Age: Be at least 21 years old to enroll in the approved course and at least 23 to receive the certificate.

  • Language Proficiency: You must be proficient in English.

  • Experience: No prior aviation experience is needed. Our Flight Innovation course is tailored for beginners. However, if you do have experience, it might qualify you for a shorter course duration.

Step 3: Enroll in the FAA Approved Course


Register for the Flight Innovation FAA Approved Course. This is your foundational step. The course spans 200 hours and is recognized as a full course by the Federal Aviation Administration. If you have prior experience in relevant fields (airline/military pilot, navigator, or meteorologist), there are additional options for you. Contact Flight Innovation for a personalized plan.


Step 4: Pass the Required Knowledge Test


Midway through the course, you'll take a written exam. We provide all the necessary study resources. Pro tip: Studying ahead can ease your course journey.


Step 5: Ace the Practical Test


The practical test, scheduled post-course, is your final hurdle. Clearing this test is your moment of triumph, marking the beginning of your career as an Aircraft Dispatcher.


Ready to Start?


Embark on this exciting journey by signing up for the course today. Whether you're a complete novice or someone with a background in aviation, our program is designed to pave your path towards a successful career in aircraft dispatching. Got questions or need guidance? Reach out to us via call, text, or email.



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