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.
There are three accepted routes to obtaining a licence that will enable you to fly for an airline. They are commonly known as Integrated, Modular, or Multi-crew Pilot Licence (MPL). Each route has its pros and cons.
Our members in the helicopter sector, be that pilots or aircrewmen, are a vital part of BALPA, whom we are proud to represent. Here are just a few accounts from members we’ve supported in recent times.
BALPA Careers Executive Nicole Calliste explains a bit more about our Crew Connected service, how it can help you, and how you can use it to help others.
The industry-first commercial airline pilot standard, approved for development by the Department for Education, could save a trainee pilot up to £27,000 of their total costs.