It's finally starting to warm up here in the UK and so May marks Melanoma Awareness Month. We already know that pilots are at a higher risk of developing melanoma, so charity Melanoma Focus brings us some advice on how to stay safe.
This week we've been marking International Day of Families. In this blog, Jane Brown, a teacher who is married to a pilot, looks at what it takes to be the partner of a pilot.
To mark Mental Health Awareness Week, BALPA welfare rep, Dave Fielding, looks at why pilot peer support programmes are important to the wellbeing of the pilot community.
To mark International Day of Families we look at how pilots juggle home life and their career.
All our members experience a range of stressors, but being a HEMS (Helicopter Emergency Medical Service) pilot comes with its own issues – including the inevitable stress of having lives in your hands.