Having asked pilots about their experiences flying under new EASA Flight Time Limitations, we’ve also looked at what key issues have been raised with the BALPA Scheduling Team since the new rules became mandatory in February last year.
In aviation we all strive to make sure that all situations that might be encountered are meticulously planned for and all possible eventualities accounted for – we don’t like surprises. There is, however, one issue that impacts every airborne operation over which we have no control; the weather.
We hear from UK pilots across the industry about their experiences of flying under new EASA rules since they became mandatory in February last year.
In part 2 of our ‘Ask a pilot’ blog we once again scoured the internet for some more of the most common questions asked of pilots and put them to BALPA’s own Flight Safety Specialist and former airline pilot, Steve Landells, to get some answers.
Alongside our pilot reps and staff at BALPA HQ, we are fortunate enough to have a number of specialist groups run by member volunteers who we can turn to for advice on issues that affect the lives of our members, and the wider pilot community.