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.
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...
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.
Karen Dee, Chief Executive of the Airport Operators Association, takes a look at the unique role that regional airports play around the UK.
Alan Wardle, Director of Public Affairs at ABTA and A Fair Tax on Flying Steering Committee member, looks at the issue of rising Air Passenger Duty and its damage to aviation.