Aircraft Dispatcher Oral Exam Guide

Aircraft Dispatcher Oral Exam Guide

Prepare for the FAA oral and practical exam to earn your Aircraft Dispatcher certificate

Dr. David C. Ison


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This book helps you prepare for the FAA oral and practical exam to earn the FAA's Aircraft Dispatcher certificate. Aircraft dispatchers are a critical link in air safety and a viable career option for many aviators. This exciting career path is experiencing tremendous growth, placing dispatchers in high demand as the worldwide increase in air travel continues. The FAA Practical Exam for Aircraft Dispatcher is equivalent in size and scope to the Air Transport Pilot oral exam that an airline captain must successfully complete. The Aircraft Dispatcher Oral Exam Guide by Dr. David C. Ison prepares applicants for the exam with an explanation of the certification process, knowledge requirements in a question-and-answer format, and reference materials for further study. It covers the aircraft dispatcher Practical Test Standard subject areas such as route planning, regulations, training and currency requirements, certification, responsibilities and authority, aviation weather, manuals and documents, as well as practical applications of all topics. The Aircraft Dispatcher Oral Exam Guide also provides current dispatchers with a thorough review for their annual proficiency checks, and is beneficial to airmen and aspiring airline pilots seeking a better understanding of dispatch flight operations. Author David C. Ison has been involved in the aviation industry for over 24 years, as a flight instructor and as an ATP for both regional and major airlines flying domestic and international routes. Dr. Ison is an Associate Professor of Aviation at Rocky Mountain College.


Dr. David C. Ison:
Dr. David C. Ison has been involved in the aviation industry for over 30 years both as a flight instructor and flying for regional and major airlines. Early in his career, Dr. Ison served as a first officer, captain, and chief pilot for a regional airline flying Embraer-120 Brasilias and Canadair Regional Jets. While flying for a major airline, he was assigned to fly missions all over the world in a Lockheed L-1011, and most recently flew Boeing 737-800 aircraft throughout North and Central America. Dr. Ison has over 6,000 hours of flight time and holds ATP Multi-Engine Land, Commercial Single-Engine Land and Sea, Gold Seal Certified Flight Instructor, Instrument Flight Instructor, Multi-Engine Flight Instructor, Ground Instructor—Instrument and Advanced, and Aircraft Dispatcher certifications. He has also been honored by the National Association of Flight Instructors as a Master Ground Instructor. Dr. Ison is the Research Chair and Associate Professor of Aeronautics for the College of Aeronautics at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University – Worldwide. He holds a Master’s degree in Aeronautical Science—Operations Specialization from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and a PhD in Educational Studies/Higher Education Leadership with a Specialization in Aviation Education. Dr. Ison regularly contributes articles to the scholarly aviation publications IFR Refresher, Professional Pilot, and Plane & Pilot magazine, and was awarded the 2012 Frank E. Sorenson Award for his outstanding achievement of excellence in aviation research/scholarship.