BALPA is the professional association and registered trade union established to represent the interests of all UK pilots

Happy Birthday BALPA

27 June 2017

Charlotte Branson
BALPA Media Officer
From our humble beginnings in Croydon in 1937 with just 400 initial members, to our headquarters at Heathrow with a 10,000-strong membership and recognition in 23 companies, here’s a little recap of some of the big milestones for BALPA in the last eight decades.  
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Steve Landells
BALPA Flight Safety Specialist
Steve Landells looks at how the UK's worst ever air accident changed how we investigate crashes.
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Ian Frow
BALPA Log board
After 47 years working in aviation, former pilot Ian Frow looks back at the most significant changes in aviation and the impact those changes have had upon modern day airline pilots.
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Ian Frow
Concorde Evaluation Team
Did BALPA pilots hold the fate of the Concorde project in its hands for a few weeks in 1975? There is a lovely model bird in a glass case at BALPA HQ that has a tale to tell.
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