In the second part of our look at life as a short haul pilot, we catch up with Captain Paul Naylor shortly after the aircraft has landed at the first destination of the day.
A320 Captain and BALPA Vice Chairman, Paul Naylor, gives us a glimpse of what a typical short-haul shift looks like for him.
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’.