Aviation safety depends on communication between pilots and dispatchers—those individuals who, along with air carrier pilots, share joint responsibility for safe operational control of company flights. The Flight Dispatch concentration is designed to meet industry demands and leads to FAA Aircraft Dispatch certification. With a superior reputation, the program has graduates that dispatch for every regional and major airline. Students receive extensive training in dispatch operations with an emphasis on the importance of operational control between the dispatcher and pilot in command. Students are expected to learn federal aviation regulations, weather theory and application of weather products, aircraft performance, aircraft systems and limitations, the application of minimum equipment lists, and human factors considerations. The MTSU Flight Dispatch program integrates scenario-based training in the curriculum with a unique NASA-funded high-fidelity simulation lab that replicates a 121 regional airline operations center. The simulations provide real-world training and better prepare students to enter the complex and demanding field of flight dispatch.