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Sunday, April 5, 2009

"Captains on the Ground" Flight Dispatch

Took the one year aviation diploma students (Brampton) to Air Canada flight dispatch (March 31st). Located on the 9th floor off airport premises the lights are always on pumping out nearly 650 flight plans a day. Fourteen desks toil around the clock. This picture shows a dispatcher working the "international" (Asian) desk. Flight 015 (Hong Kong direct) already departed but the forecaster is responsible for flight following. He will ovesee the Osaka, Tokyo, Beijing, Soeul, Shang Hai flights plus others.
The entire floor is run by Air Canada and has a great view of Toronto Pearson.