It’s not only pilots themselves who are affected by the long hours, early starts and days away from home, these are felt by the rest of the family, too. Former BALPA employee and daughter of a pilot, Emma Chisholm, gives her account of growing up with Captain Dad.
Alan Wardle, Director of Public Affairs at ABTA and A Fair Tax on Flying Steering Committee member, looks at the issue of rising Air Passenger Duty and its damage to aviation.
Captain Dave Fielding, a pilot welfare rep, takes a look at stress and the tricky subject of awareness from an ‘informed end-user perspective’.
Captain Simon Williams, easyJet, tells us why he became a BALPA rep and how he hopes to make a difference for pilots.
What are the longer-term physical and mental costs associated with being a pilot and how might these costs be detrimental to safety? We take a look at the findings from our Work and Wellbeing Census.