The BALPA Benevolent Fund is a registered charity that helps current and former aviators and BALPA employees plus their families who need support.
This includes anyone who has been a pilot, flight engineer, helicopter winchman or navigator in commercial aviation and current or former employees of BALPA or their dependents.
“I would like to pass on my thanks and appreciation to BALPA, who assisted me financially throughout a difficult period of my life due to health issues and being unable to fly. I lost my medical on thankfully a temporary basis, following a mass being detected on my lung, which turned out to be a blockage only. BALPA introduced me to the Benevolent Fund, set up to help pilots who are in need of assistance.
The BALPA team provided great assistance, to ensure that I was being looked after properly. I now have my medical back from the CAA and I been given a clean bill of health from my AME, after a recent renewal of my medical. I have since passed all my ground school and sim checks and I am now back flying again around Europe, with much enjoyment. Many thanks for the help BALPA, something I will never forget and I will always be grateful for!”