Paul Clarke
QinetiQ Deputy Director Aviation UAS
BALPA’s first drone member, Paul Clarke, explains what his job involves, as well as the biggest challenges he faces as a professional drone operator and why he chose to become a BALPA member.
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Jonathan Nicholson
Assistant Communications Director
Jonathan Nicholson, Assistant Director of Communications at the Civil Aviation Authority, reveals the campaign strategy and core safety messages behind the launch of their 400ft Britain drone photography and video competition.
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Brian Strutton
BALPA General Secretary
BALPA called for greater safety in our skies and made the case for aviation growth at the 148th annual TUC Congress in Brighton.
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Capt Tim Pottage
Chairman of RPAS Working Group
Former BALPA General Secretary, Jim McAuslan, appeared on the Jeremy Vine show on BBC Radio 2 to discuss pilotless planes and whether there really is a future for them.
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It was bound to happen

19 April 2016

Steve Landells
Flight Safety Specialist
On Sunday afternoon a British Airways pilot reported that an object, thought to be a drone, had collided with the aircraft as it came in to land at Heathrow. Since then I have been racing around London to various media interviews to reinforce the message BALPA has been saying for a while now: drones pose a serious potential threat to flight safety.
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