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lumax

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question for dispatchers,

I have been flying for a part 121 operator and I am thinking about taking the dispatcher exam, ADX test. Since I am current, can I just go to an FBO and take the test or do I need some sort of sign off from an instructor/FAA?
Second, is there a practical exam as well or is it just the written and you are good to go?
Third, is Alaska hiring any dispatchers? I know I've asked this before but has anything changed with the addition of cities such as ATL?

Gracias
 

onewithwings

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Alaska is NOT hiring, nor will they be in the foreseeable future...

Let's just put it this way, the Alaska Air Group (AS/QX) will not be hiring in forseeable future!
 

lumax

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thanks for the information.
As far as ALK, with the just announced reduction and pilot furloughs, does it look like there will be furloughs in dispatch?
 

onewithwings

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thanks for the information.
As far as ALK, with the just announced reduction and pilot furloughs, does it look like there will be furloughs in dispatch?

Not from what I hear. However "little brother" has furloughed 20% of it's dispatch staff. Likely more to follow.
 

S5Dispatch

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Work load is pretty high and going to get worse with more ETOPS flights and east coast. They say no furloughs planned but that could all change.
 
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