Aircraft Dispatcher Course

200 hour Part-65 FAA-Approved In-Person Hands-On Dispatcher Training course.


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Tuition (Includes deposit and registration fees. At time of registration a non-refundable $100 deposit is required to reserve a spot in the desired course, this deposit is then applied to the cost of the course).

Course Overview

Northrop Aviation Dispatch Academy offers an FAA-Approved Part CFR Part 65 Aircraft Dispatch Course designed to prepare students for careers in aviation dispatch. Courses are taught by experienced real-life dispatchers and pilots. Collectively instructors have over 100 years of aviation experience.

What sets Northrop Aviation Dispatch Academy apart from other schools is that many of our instructors currently hold aircraft dispatch jobs and are able to share their real-world experience and expertise with students. The aircraft dispatch course is designed to confidently prepare students for the FAA required oral and written exams required to obtain an aircraft dispatch license. Northrop Aviation Dispatch Academy is conveniently located at Aurora Municipal Airport with an onsite testing center so students can complete their training and testing in the same location.

At this time Northrop Aviation Dispatch Academy offers a 6-week course for students looking to obtain an aircraft dispatch certificate. There are no pre-requisite courses or experience requirements. Students do best when they have a desire to learn and motivation to succeed in aircraft dispatch career.

  • Be at least 21 years old to start the course, 23 years old by the time you get the certificate.
  • Read, write, speak, and fully comprehend the English language
  • Complete 200 hours of training from an FAA-approved aircraft dispatch course
  • Pass the written knowledge test
  • Pass the practical oral test

For full eligibility see FAA Rules and Regulations Part 65 subsection 4 here (

Follow FAA-Part 65 Guidelines Including:
  • Regulations
  • Meteorology
  • Navigation
  • Aircraft
  • Communications
  • Air Traffic Control
  • Emergency and Abnormal Procedures
  • Practical Dispatch Applications

Unit 1 Introduction
Unit 2 The Dispatcher Job
Unit 3 Weather
Unit 4 Aircraft Fundaments
Unit 5 Aircraft Systems
Unit 6 Airports and Airspaces
Unit 7 Navigation
Unit 8 Air Traffic Control Navigation
Unit 9 Aircraft Utilization
Unit 10 Weather Application
Unit 11 Flight Planning
Unit 12 Aircraft Dispatching

Course Duration: 6 weeks total, 5 weeks of content coverage 9am-6pm (Monday thru Friday with a one-hour lunch from 12-1), and then an additional optional week of test prep and review is also included.

Courses offered approximately every 7 weeks. Current dates:
July 10 – August 18, 2023
September 18 – October 27, 2023
November 6 – December 20, 2023

GLEIM Test Prep Resources:
Test prep book and online resource access

Course resources:
Laptop computer pre-loaded with course materials provided during the course duration

Facilitate Interviews
Facilitation of dispatch job interviews upon completion of the program and Resume Building Assistance

Written exam fees
Northrop Aviation Dispatch will provide students with information and guidance on getting registered for both the written and oral tests

Oral exam fees
(for after students pass the written test), the cost for this is approximately $500 depending on testing facility fees.

Lodging, food and transportation costs

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Aircraft Dispatcher Course

What's Included in the Course

Our course comes with many perks, and reasons to choose Northrop Aviation as your aircraft dispatcher academy. Contact us if you want to learn more about our offerings.

GLEIM Test Prep Resources

Access to GLEIM test prep book and online resources.

Course resources

We provide laptop computers pre-loaded with course materials provided during the course duration.

Facilitate Interviews

Facilitation of dispatch job interviews upon completion of the program and Resume Building Assistance.