Over 75% of Britain's pilots, winchmen and flight engineers belong to BALPA. Our membership is currently more than 10,000 and growing each month.
To qualify for full membership you must hold a current Professional Pilot's Licence or flight engineers licence issued by the UK or any of the JAA countries, be engaged in British commercial flying and be based in the UK or employed by a UK company abroad. Alternatively you may be a ground instructor or helicopter winchman employed in British commercial flying.
For full members, subscriptions are based on your annual pensionable pay on the date of joining and are revised annually to reflect your salary on 1st January each year. First time members benefit from 50% reduction fee in year one, and 25% reduction in year two. First time members only.