Navigate a new
career route 
Begin your ascent in a career as a flight dispatcher. Navigate is here to develop the next generation of diverse talented United Flight Dispatcher.
Are you ready to Navigate? 

Navigate is an 8-week program to develop and prepare candidates for a career as a flight dispatcher at United Airlines. The Dispatcher is an operational anchor, responsible for joint operational control with the pilot in command to ensure safe, legal, and efficient operation of flights in accordance with Federal Aviation Regulations and Company Manuals.

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Who is eligible for Navigate?
Launch your dispatch career with Navigate, United Airlines’ dispatch certificate program. See program requirements below.
Be at least 23 years old to take the course and obtain your dispatch certificate
Be a High School graduate or hold a GED
Pass the FAA ADX written exam prior to class start (separate from Navigate)
Program Overview 
Navigate was created by current, qualified United dispatchers to provide opportunities to our internal United employees as well as to the communities we serve to advance the dispatch profession.

Our commitment:
• A dedicated study space
• An additional voluntary study hour with an instructor
• Support from current and qualified dispatchers with years of operational experience

Our instructors: All Navigate instructors are current, qualified United Flight Dispatchers who are committed to your success having designed and developed Navigate’s curriculum to ensure candidates have the skills needed based on their experiences in the field.

Our curriculum: Regulatory requirements such as FAA regulations, meteorology, ATC, emergencies, aircraft systems, aircraft performance, navigation, and dispatch application will be covered in Navigate. Our curriculum includes the latest industry knowledge, instilled with our company values, and dedicated to the highest safety standards.

Meet some of our Navigators

"Navigate was the perfect opportunity to jumpstart my airline operations career and the incredible opportunity to becoming a flight dispatcher. I knew from day one that I would be challenged, but class set us up for success and I proudly passed the FAA exam on the first try.”

Michael Cichon
Navigate participant
“I’ve worked in many roles throughout my career with United. Somewhere along the way, I was introduced to dispatch and always considered it as a career choice. Navigate has given me that opportunity. What makes the Navigate program so great is that it is taught by United trainers who are United Dispatchers, which definitely helped connect the dots.”

Zakiya Minter
Navigate participant  

“Navigate’s in-depth curriculum set me up for success in the industry. From the FAA practical and oral to a job interview, I felt confident with the knowledge I gained in the weeks I spent with some wonderful instructors.  Tapping into their experiences and with their help, I was able to begin my career as an airline dispatcher. I couldn't be any more grateful for Navigate!”

Brandon Chan
Navigate participant

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