As part of our Flight Safety team, BALPA employs two Scheduling Specialists, Simon Roberts and Ian White, to work closely with Company Councils and the companies to ensure rosters are fair and to help stamp out fatigue. We caught up with them to talk about what day-to-day life looks like for them and the current challenges they’re facing…
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.
Former pilot and BALPA spokesperson Steven Draper explains how pilots keep flights on track in a heatwave.
Steve Landells looks at how the UK's worst ever air accident changed how we investigate crashes.