Programme Title Duration Starting FEES/P.A

8 Feb - 18 Mar, 4 Jul - 12 Aug

600 60,000


6 weeks (part-time)

Course purpose

The Flight Operations/Dispatcher Refresher course helps to maintain and enhance critical decision making skills. It is designed for licensed dispatchers interested in refreshing their skills and staying current with the latest industry practices. It is also designed to prepare holders of certificates in Flight Dispatch/Operations for the KCAA Flight Operations/Dispatcher licensing examinations.

The course offers a thorough review of material covered during Initial Dispatch training, incorporating newer trends and procedures accordingly.

Course Objectives

Upon completion of the course, delegates will be able to:

  • Demonstrate the knowledge required to perform the Flight Dispatch duties considering safety/standard and operational requirements.
  • Sit for the Civil Aviation Authority Flight Operations Licensing examinations.
  • Authorize and oversee the operations of a flight from before takeoff to after landing.
  • Prepare flight plans taking into account important factors such as weather conditions, fuel requirements, and potential hazards with full knowledge of aircraft systems and Civil Aviation Authority regulations to ensure the safe completion of flight.

Target group

Participants must be trained and qualified Flight Operations officers who must receive recurrent training within the appropriate period to maintain currency, designated Flight Dispatchers and operations Control Staff, and holders of Flight Operations/Dispatcher certificate wishing to prepare for the Flight Operations Licensing examinations.


Recognized Flight Dispatcher License, Certificate in Flight Operations/Dispatch course from a recognized training institution.


6 weeks (part-time)

Tuition Fee

USD 600

Training methodology

  • Lectures
  • Group discussions  
  • Demonstrations
  • Practical exercises
  • Video clips
  • Course notes
  • Visit to the hangar

Course Outline

  • Flight Planning
  • Performance
  • Aircraft Propulsion and Systems
  • Weight and Balance
  • Flight planning
  • Dispatch Resource Management
  • Navigation
  • Meteorology
  • Air Traffic Control  
  • Airport Analysis
  • Airway Charts
  • Aircraft Flight Manual
  • Navigational Flight Plan - JEPP CHARTS & JEPP Manuals
  • ATC Flight Plan ( ICAO 2012 new format)
  • Runway conditions and significance (dry/wet/contamination)
  • Basic Payload and effects on aircraft performance
  • SIG Weather Charts
  • METAR/TAFOR terminology and its application
  • SNOWTAM/ASHTAM effects and application
  • Basic Engine and Airframe performance
  • Operational MINIMA and application
  • Fundamentals of TCAS II
  • GPS fundamentals  MEL/CDL application and effects
  • ICAO and Regulatory Authorities Air Law
  • Radiotelephony communications
  • Aircraft Systems

Evaluation method

Written exam at the end of each module.

Course attendance records.


An EASA Certificate of successful completion is awarded to participants obtaining a score of 70% or higher in all examinations. Attend at least 80% of the entire course duration.

Our Contacts

East African School of Aviation
P.O. Box: 30689-00100,
Nairobi, Kenya.
+254716164230, +254788777724,
Fax:+254 20 6823699
Email: info(@)


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