Has anyone enrolled in a distance learning aircraft dispatch course?

Arist

New Member
I am considering enrolling in AGS A division of air flamingo academy in Covington, Ky but I'm quite skeptical how well I can perform since I will be pretty much on my own. Has anyone had any good experiences or bad please share any experience anyone out there has had with a distance learning aircraft dispatcher courses. I have a bs in airport management from 05' but I have not been working in the industry so I am consider myself as having little to no experience which is why I think I might not do well and maybe should opt for a traditional classroom format I know there are lots of calculations that take place and some of them can be kind of tricky. Any feedback with your experiences are much appreciated.
 

thewaffles

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I can tell you that I did the AGS six day course about two years ago and enjoyed it. I had my PPL and worked at an airline prior to going, so that really helped out. I won't sugar coat it, it's going to be difficult and tedious at times, but if you commit yourself to fully studying you will learn it and pass.

These threads should help answer some of your questions:

http://forums.jetcareers.com/threads/dispatch-schooling-and-working-full-time.146618/
http://forums.jetcareers.com/threads/looking-into-flight-dispatcher.139552/#post-1884459
http://forums.jetcareers.com/threads/sheffield-school.129555/#post-1793256
 

Arist

New Member
How long did it take you with the online portion before you were finally ready to attend the 6 day onsite portion and what did the 6 days consist of if you dont mind me asking.
 

----****

Well-Known Member
AGS is the only way to go IMO for any type of fast track or distance learning. While they might not be as "flashy" as the other schools, they put out a great, and more importantly, logical program.

PM me if you want to talk more about it :)
 

thewaffles

Well-Known Member
How long did it take you with the online portion before you were finally ready to attend the 6 day onsite portion and what did the 6 days consist of if you dont mind me asking.
I already had been a PPL for about 4 years prior to starting studying, so with that it took me about 3 months before I attended their class. I think someone with no real knowledge or experience would probably take about 6 months (depending on how much time they devote).

During the six day course, you're mainly dealing with flight planning and reviewing everything you need to know for your exam.
 

FXMXC

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I went to AGS as well and recommend it.. Just had to go to CVG for a week at the end but was worth it
 
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