What do Flight Dispatchers do?
Flight dispatchers play a critical role in airport operations. They ensure that pilots and passengers are able to fly safely. Without flight dispatchers, the flight crew would not be able to manage the flight effectively and safely.
Flight dispatchers normally work at the operations center of the airline. Their main job is to make airline operations run smoothly, and are responsible for monitoring safety guidelines and weather patterns. The role is also known as the ground pilot, the job of a flight dispatcher is one of intense decision making and high stress as they must monitor and take into a variety of factors, including winds and thunderstorms, turbulence forecasts, airspace restrictions, and airport conditions.