BALPA is the professional association and registered trade union established to represent the interests of all UK pilots
Nicole Calliste
Careers Executive
There are three accepted routes to obtaining a licence that will enable you to fly for an airline. They are commonly known as Integrated, Modular, or Multi-crew Pilot Licence (MPL). Each route has its pros and cons.
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John Stembridge-King
BALPA Head of Organisation
In March the Government called for evidence as part of an independent review into electronic balloting. BALPA will be working closely with the TUC to advance our support for modern balloting methods and to ensure that pilots, as a global workforce, can play a democratic role in their union without restriction. 
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Paul Clarke
QinetiQ Deputy Director Aviation UAS
BALPA’s first drone member, Paul Clarke, explains what his job involves, as well as the biggest challenges he faces as a professional drone operator and why he chose to become a BALPA member.
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Euan Gibson
Aircrewman at Bristow Helicopters
We spoke to 'dope on the rope' Euan Gibson about the challenges of being a winchman in search and rescue.
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Steve Landells
Flight Safety Specialist
In March, it was announced that UK would follow a similar path to the US and ban the carriage of electronic devices in the cabin from certain countries. What are the knock-on effects?
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