• FAA Approved through the Dallas/Fort Worth FAA Flight Standards District Office
  • Approved by the Texas Education Agency for the training of U.S. Veterans/Veteran’s Benefits – Chapter 30 and Chapter 31 Vocational Rehabilitation
  • Approved by the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Services to issue the I-20 Form, which leads to the M-1 Student Visa issued by the American Embassies in each country
  • Private Industry Council – Job Training Partnership Act / JTPA approved
  • Texas Rehabilitation Commission / TRC approved
  • California Workforce Investment Board
  • Institute of Flight Operations and Dispatch  has trained hundreds of  Airline Flight Dispatchers  for the FAA Aircraft Dispatcher License

We’ve trained FAA Aeronautical Center & FAA Flight Standards District Office Airline Inspectors, as well as Flight Standards Department Dispatcher Inspectors from the Civil Aviation Administration of China.

Institute of Flight Operations and Dispatch’s  Training Center
has provided contract training in the past to the following organizations:

· FAA Mike Monroney Aeronautical Center, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
· Dallas/Fort Worth FAA Flight Standards District Office, Dallas, Texas
· United States Air Force, California
· United States Marshal’s Office, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
· American Airlines System Operations Control Center, Dallas, Texas
· AMR World-Wide Flight Dispatch Office, Dallas, Texas
· Allegro Mexican Airlines, Cancun, Mexico
· Mesa Airlines Flight Dispatch Office, Farmington, New Mexico
· Atlantic Coast Airlines / United Express, Sterling, Virginia
· FedEx – Federal Express Airlines, Memphis, Tennessee
· Mineba Airlines – Singapore
· Lufthansa Airlines, Hong Kong
· Omni Air Express, Tulsa, Oklahoma

· Lockheed Air Terminal, Guam
· Ryan International Airlines, Rockford, Illinois
· Air Sunshine, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
· Air Cargo Carriers, Milwaukee, Illinois
· Kitty Hawk Air Cargo, Dallas, Texas
· Merlin Express, San Antonio, Texas
· Lauda Air, Milan, Italy
· Hapag LLoyd Flug, Hannover, Germany
· Gulf Air, UAE.
· United States Air Force, Johnson Island, Pacific
· Middle East Airlines, Beirut, Lebanon
· International Flight Ops, London, England
· Base Ops, Houston. Texas

We are the “preferred “school for a number of airlines around the world. The quality of  our flight dispatchers are the living proof.

· Ramstein US Air Force
· Saudi Arabian Airlines / Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
· Dallas U.S. Veteran’s Rehabilitation Services – Chapter 31
· Texas Air National Guard

Member Airline Dispatcher Federation

Institute of Flight Operations and Dispatch is the recognized industry leader in the United States in the field of Airline Dispatcher and Operational Control Center training. Our continued success depends on our ability to help our students reach their airline career goals!  We teach only one highly specialized aviation course – FAA Aircraft Dispatcher Certification

Faculty & Staff

IFOD is a team made up of experienced industry professionals that know exactly what it takes to succeed in the flight dispatch field.

IFOD Instructors

Arienthiran Prakash – Director Director
Ana Moreno Admissions -VA coordinator
Mark Halvorsen Director of training
Philip Foster Instructor
Julius Smith Instructor
Mike Bane Instructor
FAA Designee Dispatch Examiners

James Hart FAA Examiner (Dispatcher American Airlines)
Carla Caisse FAA Examiner (Dispatcher Southwest Airlines)
Rick Sharp FAA Examiner (Retd. Captain American Airlines)
Rick Sponagle FAA Examiner (Dispatcher American Airlines)
Jake Zelman FAA Examiner (Dispatcher Southwest Airlines)
Shane Smithpeters FAA Examiner (Dispatcher Southwest Airlines)