Pilots in Parliament

14 July 2017

Richard Toomer
Head of Communications and External Relations
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.
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Nancy Jackson
Media & Communications Officer
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...
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Nancy Jackson
Media & Communications Officer
We spoke to a number of pilots about some of the trickier landings in the world. While difficult, each has its own quirks that offer pilots a chance to really put their skills to use.
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Charlotte Branson
BALPA Media Officer
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…
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Captain Dave Fielding
BALPA rep
Captain Dave Fielding, a pilot welfare rep, takes a look at stress and the tricky subject of awareness from an ‘informed end-user perspective’.
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