In a survey of 8,000 people, only 17% said they would be happy to fly on a pilotless plane. Captain Tim Pottage looks at the concept of increasing automation in the cockpit and asks whether technology can really replace pilots in the long term and if so, at what cost.
Following our recent blog on changing from military to civil aviation, we take a look at what resources BALPA can offer to support a career change.
The public address is a key part of the professional communication from the flight deck to the cabin. It’s a chance for pilots to speak directly to the passengers and can be a tool that helps keep flights safe. We take a look at what makes a good public announcement.
Pilots join BALPA for a multitude of very good reasons. One of the things we know our members place very highly is our duty to ensure pilots’ voices are heard at the highest echelons of government, and to ensure decision-makers understand the issues that we care about.
Following on from Part 1 of our blog on difficult landings, we hear from just a few more pilots about some of the trickier landings around the world. So far, we've highlighted the unique challenges of Gibraltar, San Diego and London City. These last two destinations were always going to make the cut...