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Discussion in 'Flight Control/Dispatch' started by A1TAPE, Jul 16, 2017 at 11:17.

  1. A1TAPE

    A1TAPE Member

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    Im considering doing Sheffield next year and im wondering when they are going to change from the 727 to the 737. I know the written has mostly 727 stuff but it has some 737 stuff sprinkled in so it might be why they still do the 27 instead of the 37.
     
  2. DispatcherSam

    DispatcherSam NOTAMed OTS

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    Dude, take some deep breaths and relax. You're gonna burn yourself out before you even become qualified.
     
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    manniax Well-met in the Ka-tet

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    I know that Sheffield liked using the 727 because it has a lot of interesting MEL items that are legal, but affect how you plan flights for it. That being said, nobody flies the 727 any more commercially, so they may be switching to the 737 to have a more modern curriculum. All this being said...the type of plane isn't that you study in dispatch school isn't that important. Understand the process behind flight planning, deferrals, etc. is much more important and you will learn that no matter what commercial aircraft you study...whether that is a CRJ or 747.
     
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    ak_mavic Active Member

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    I did the 727, BE1900 and C208's when I was going through it. My professors stressed to my classmates over and over that the principals of flight planning is the same no matter the kind of aircraft. All I'm sending out now are turboprops but I don't think I would have benefited anymore if the curriculum was purely around turboprops, 727s or 737s.
     
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    nyk Well-Known Member

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    I was told by someone thats been teaching a course for over 20 years now that the 727 systems is simplier than any modern aircraft today. Thats why they still use it.
     
  6. A1TAPE

    A1TAPE Member

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    really? even simpler than the 737?
     
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    F9DXER Well-Known Member

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    What was really funny, is all the question on my written test were about the 747.
     
  8. A1TAPE

    A1TAPE Member

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    wow yea im going thru sheppard and most of the questions are on 727 and 737 stuff
     
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    MarkM0228 Well-Known Member

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    Tape, if you paid a deposit to Sheffield, you'll have access to their study materials. Use their study materials; they're quite good, and they cover what you need to know-both for the ADX and class.
     
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