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.
BALPA National Officer Mick Brade discusses the challenges helicopter pilots face due to the current turbulence in the North Sea economy.
We spoke to 'dope on the rope' Euan Gibson about the challenges of being a winchman in search and rescue.
Our members in the helicopter sector, be that pilots or aircrewmen, are a vital part of BALPA, whom we are proud to represent. Here are just a few accounts from members we’ve supported in recent times.
As part of our ‘Ask a pilot’ blog series we take a look at some of the most common questions asked of helicopter pilots and put them to one of BALPA's most experienced reps, Mike Buckley.