Airline Dispatchers Federation.
Representing the professional interests of the Aircraft Dispatcher.

Greetings from the Airline Dispatchers Federation,
I hope this message finds you and those important to you keeping safe and staying healthy. This is certainly not the year end update I was expecting to deliver. I wish I was sharing a recap of a hugely successful 30th Anniversary Summit. I wish I could tell you about great speakers, compelling presentations and a marvelous tribute to our inspired founders and proud history. Mostly I wish we were celebrating the personal and professional growth that happens when a community of passionate aviation professionals gathers together to share comradery, friendship, knowledge and experience. But 2020 had other plans.
In response, Dispatchers did what Dispatchers do. We flexed, we adapted and we figured it out. New work schedules were enacted and environments evolved to accommodate social distancing. Committee work has continued, albeit at a different pace, and certainly over new platforms. Early retirements, furloughs, position changes and company support have affected many committees and workgroups.
Work continues with the Aviation Rulemaking Advisory Committee (ARAC), the Air Carrier Training Aviation Rulemaking Committee (ACT-ARC), and RTCA’s SC-206 Aeronautical Information Services and Meteorological Data Link Services. We participated on a panel for the PIREP Summit and the SRPM process to designate G-AIRMET as the advisory to depict hazards that do not meet SIGMET criteria and discontinue the TAC AIRMET. We remained actively involved with NOTAM modernization and optimization efforts, AMS, WIMAT and FPAW and wrapped up work with Equip 2020. ADF was proud to partner with our scholastic donors to award 6 scholarships this year.
Progress with vaccines is exciting and recent holidays have proved the desire for travel and gathering together live and in person is still strong. In closing, our thoughts and prayers are with our friends and colleagues who are suffering loss during this time. Best wishes for healing and recovery for all.
Be safe, stay healthy,
Catherine Jackson
President, ADF

Check out the ADF on Social Media:


ADF has dedicated March 7 - March 13 #ADFwomeninaviation week

Throughout the week we will be spotlighting various ADF #women in #aviation members, and sharing their stories.
Keep checking back throughout the week for our updated memners

Monday March 8:

Catherine Jackson:  ADF President: Dispatcher - Southwest Airlines

Catherine Jackson

Courtney Schaaf: Dispatcher - United Airlines


Linda Leach - Dispatcher Endeavor Air

Linda Leach
Tuesday March 9:

Alyssa Kugler - Southwest Airlines

Alyssa Kugler

Jordan Gunn - Republic Airways

Jordan Gunn

Danielle Schwartz - Allegiant Air

Danielle Schwartz
Wednesday March 10:

Keri Bowland - United Airlines

Kerri Bowland

Valarie Dietrich - Southwest Airlines

Valerie Dietrich
Theresa Smith  - United Airlines

Theresa Smith

Thursday March 11:

Whitney Dix - Southwest Airlines
Whitney Dix

Jenna Harper - United Airlines

Jenna Harpe

Debbie Kowalewski - United Airlines

Debbie Kowalewski====================================================================================================================
Friday March 12

Jamie Durward Carrier - United Airlines
Jamie Durward Carrier

Andrea Payne - Southwest Airlines

Andrea Payne

Sevda Tantan - Turkish Airlines

Sevda Tantan

Saturday March 13

Megan Bicking - Southern Air / Atlas Air
Megan Bicking

Jenn Shinn - Southwest Airlines

Jenn Shinn
Natalie Wyczesany - United Airlines

Natalie Wyczesany
Sunday March 14

Michelle Betcher - Delta Airlines
Michelle Betcher
Pamela Rolon - United Airlines

Pamela Rolon====================================================================================================================

Please congratulate the following recipients of the ADF 2020 Scholarships:

A big thank you too Jeppesen, IFOD and TAS dispatch schools for making these possible. 

Brittany Moore
Brittany Moree– Jeppesen Scholarship

Brittany has a bachelor of science from the University of North Dakota.  She has both a private pilot’s license, and a remote pilot license.

Manuela CortesManuela Cortes – TAS Scholarship

Manuela has a bachelor of science in Aviation Management from Florida Institute of Technology.  She has her commercial license with complex endorsement, and is also multi engine rated. 

Rebecca Spears
Rebecca Spears - IFOD Scholarship
Rebecca has a bachelor of science with an emphasis of Aviation Safety from the University of Central Missouri 
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