Dispatch… do you work in the tower?
The Dispatcher, while employed by the airline, is charged by the FAA to ensure each commercial flight is planned and operated safely in accordance with Federal Aviation Regulations.
FAR 121.601 Aircraft dispatcher information to pilot in command: Domestic and flag operations:
(a) The aircraft dispatcher shall provide the pilot in command all available current reports or information on airport conditions and irregularities of navigation facilities that may affect the safety of the flight.
(b) Before beginning a flight, the aircraft dispatcher shall provide the pilot in command with all available weather reports and forecasts of weather phenomena that may affect the safety of flight, including adverse weather phenomena, such as clear air turbulence, thunderstorms, and low altitude wind shear, for each route to be flown and each airport to be used.
(c) During a flight, the aircraft dispatcher shall provide the pilot in command any additional available information of meteorological conditions (including adverse weather phenomena, such as clear air turbulence, thunderstorms, and low altitude wind shear), and irregularities of facilities and services that may affect the safety of the flight.
Preflight analysis begins for each flight approximately two hours before scheduled departure. At this time, a flight release is generated for review by the Pilot in Command and a flight plan sent to the appropriate ATC facilities. After review and in some cases a personal briefing, the Pilot in Command will authorize flight by signing the Dispatch release. From this point forward the Dispatcher will monitor weather and airport conditions along the planned route of flight considering any information that would require changes or amendments to the original operating plan. This information is then conveyed to the Pilot.