As part of our Flight Safety team, BALPA employs two Scheduling Specialists, Simon Roberts and Ian White, to work closely with Company Councils and the companies to ensure rosters are fair and to help stamp out fatigue. We caught up with them to talk about what day-to-day life looks like for them and the current challenges they’re facing…
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.
Captain Dave Fielding, a pilot welfare rep, takes a look at stress and the tricky subject of awareness from an ‘informed end-user perspective’.
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.
As part of BALPA’s recent health symposium we invited the founder of charity Melanoma UK, Gill Nuttall, to speak on melanoma and what steps pilots can take to protect against it.