With more than 85% of pilots, winchmen and flight engineers in the UK on board, we provide a variety of membership options to suit your position.
Legal Advice & Representation
Access to BALPA’s Legal Services is one of the most highly valued benefits among our members. In an uncertain world it provides peace of mind and superb value for money. We offer legal representation to members in cases with good prospects in matters arising from your employment, assistance with personal injury claims at home and abroad and 24 hr emergency assistance when on duty.
Industrial SupportBeing a BALPA member means you’ll have a say in your pay and benefits. Our team of expert negotiators and Company Council reps work to protect the piloting profession, your working conditions and your quality of life. We offer bespoke support to pilots though issues such as grievance and disciplinary action and scrutinise working conditions across the industry.
When things get tough professionally or personally, BALPA is here for you. Our Pilot Advisory Group (PAG) is a peer group of experienced, professional pilots, who are also trained counsellors and can assist you through difficulties. PAG volunteers work quietly from home on the telephone and are available to talk confidentially to any BALPA member whenever you need them: 365/24/7.
By joining BALPA you’ll gain access to our network of more than 10,000 pilots and our expert staff. You’ll be part of the BALPA community, directing our work and helping us ensure the voice of UK pilots is heard. You’ll be able to access all our in-house expertise including all the services listed below. You’ll also receive regular updates on BALPA activity and receive our award-winning Log magazine.
Whether you are just starting out or are an experienced pilot, BALPA’s Career Services has numerous resources that can help you manage your career. Hear about the latest aviation opportunities and access bespoke advice, webinars and guides from our aviation specialist career experts.