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Vaughn College

Frenchie

Well-Known Member
#1
I've been looking at Vaughn for dispatch school out here in NY but haven't been able to find any positive or negative reviews...any recommendations?
 

4EngineETOPS

Well-Known Member
#3
I've been looking at Vaughn for dispatch school out here in NY but haven't been able to find any positive or negative reviews...any recommendations?
It's a part 65-certified dispatch course, so it's perfectly fine for getting the certificate. I can't speak to the quality of Vaughn in general, although it kind of sounds like Riddle Northeast. I'm sure a Google search will turn up plenty of reviews or opinions of the college. As has been said many times here, the dispatch school doesn't matter. Just go to the one that's most convenient and/or economically viable for you.

What about Flight Safety at LGA? Its right across the highway from Vaughn.
Same story, doesn't matter. It's the same material taught at Vaughn, Sheffield, Jepp, IFOD, etc. with a different name slapped on the course completion certificate. Dispatch school doesn't even begin to touch on the tip of the dispatch iceberg. It doesn't matter if one school teaches it one way or another "exposes" you to JetPlan or something. Just browse the approved schools list for the most convenient option and get the certificate. Worry more about how you plan on studying at whichever school rather than what school you go to. If you go to any one of the schools on the FAA approved list and work hard, make the course priority #1, and go in with the mindset that you're there to learn, you'll do fine. No matter how your dispatch school does things, learning from the ground up about aviation operations, aircraft systems, weather, ATC, IFR, etc. is a drinking-from-the-firehose paradigm. Study smart, have the right mindset, and be ready for a lot of information. All that matters is the certificate, not the school.
 

nyk

Well-Known Member
#6
I got my certificate there while obtaining my BA degree in 2011. The instructor was an old LH disptcher and knows his stuff. He also knew a lot of people in the dispatch industry. That said good luck in your choice.
 

mmosko76

Well-Known Member
#8
Got my ticket back in 2014 from Vaughn alongside my BA, although I believe they changed it recently to where you don't need to be enrolled in a full-time degree program.. your mileage may vary. As for the course itself, I enjoyed it. The main instructor is a great guy with a boat load of knowledge. The other instructor is a dispatcher with me at B6. I'd say it's a decent choice if the price is better than Flight Safety or Academics of Flight. Best of luck!