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2017 FAA Dispatch Certificate scholarship opportunity is now posted!  Click the "scholarship" menu above. 

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Due to an overwhelming response to our Summit,

we regret to inform that we have reached capacity,

and registration for the event and wait list has closed.

2017 Professional Standards 101

New for this year!

We are adding an Extra Section to the Summit this year. Following the conclusion of the formal agenda on October 4th, we are offering "Professional Standards 101".  This class will be led by Jeff Elrod of United Airlines. A graduate of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Jeff is a 21 year Dispatcher at United Airlines, holding both domestic and international qualifications. As a full time UAL Dispatch Instructor with a long resume of Special Project Training Development, and having chaired the PAFCA/UAL Dispatch Professional Standards Committee for more than 10 years, Jeff is uniquely qualified to lead this class. We are truly fortunate to have him share his passion and expertise.

It is important to note that Jeff is a part of the PAFCA Professional Standards Committee. It is chaired and run by Association Members via a charter in PAFCA's CBA.

If you are standing up a Professional Standards Committee, need a refresher, or are just curious to learn more about the concept, this class is for you. The class will run 13:00-16:00 on October 4th immediately following the conclusion of Summit at the DoubleTree-Love Field. This session will require a registration separate from the Summit registration. 

There is no charge for the event and lunch will be provided. 

Please register below for "Professional Standards 101". If you were unable to secure a Summit registration prior to the wait list, you are welcome to join us all day on the 4th. Please indicate on your Professional Standards registration that you will be joining us for the morning session as well. If you have a confirmed Summit registration, please indicate that you will be staying for the Extra Section. Please direct any questions to


Spring Newsletter now published!

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ADF partners with Aviation Works 4U

ADF has recently teamed up with Aviation Works 4U in an effort to be an invaluable dispatch resource to the aviation community.
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ADF gets involved in Unmanned Aircraft Systems

While ADF is a professional organization promoting the interests of Dispatchers, the Board felt as though it is imperative to get involved with UAS operations.  As the UAS community evolves, the aircraft dispatcher must not be left out as beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) regulations are formulated.  The Board appointed Jake Zelman to represent ADF in the UAS community.

Jake Zelman:


Check out the ATC project from the NASA Ames Research Center on reducing delays in the NAS.
This demonstartion is part of the Metroplex study that the ADF has been assisting with.
Included on their website is a video explaining the project. 
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