Welcome to the IPA
The Independent Pilots Association (IPA) is an airline pilots association and trade union for professional pilots. Our members are commercial airline pilots, as well as flying instructors and those who fly a wealth of operations globally. Most of our work is based in the UK; and, if you fly under a UK contract as a full member of the IPA, we will be able to assist you in issues arising in your employment.
Your membership fee includes up to £30,000 worth of legal cover (additional supplementary pilot legal expenses insurance available)
We are delighted to advise that, as part of your membership to the Independent Pilots Association, you have access to specialist Legal Expenses, Income Protection, and Travel policies, offered at a discount due to your membership, specifically designed for pilots.
Take a look at the range of Income Protection and Legal Expenses and Pilot Legal Insurance policies on the Aircrew Benefits website.
Legal Expenses – provides legal expertise up to a limit of up to £125,000 to defend your legal rights in certain circumstances and includes 24-hour round-the-clock legal advice over the telephone on any matters.
Pilot Income Protection - pays a pre-agreed monthly benefit after a pre-agreed waiting period should you be unable to carry out your normal occupation as a pilot due to injury or illness. The status of your license is not taken into consideration and the total benefits received, including any employer-paid benefits, must not exceed 85% of your average monthly salary and the maximum cover that you can purchase is £5,000. Cover would cease at the age of 60 or you return to work, which whichever the sooner.
Loss of Licence (Lump Sum) - pays a pre-agreed lump sum benefit if your license is permanently revoked or insurers are satisfied that due to ill health or accident, you will not regain your medical certificate within 5 years of the disability. Cover is available up to a maximum of £200,000 and the premium will depend on your age as this policy is age rated.
Personal Accident - pays a pre-agreed lump sum should you (or your spouse if cover has been extended) suffer from one of the conditions noted in the policy - Death, Total and irrecoverable loss of sight of both eyes, Total and irrecoverable loss of sight of one eye, Loss of two limbs, Loss of one limb, Total and irrecoverable loss of sight of one eye and loss of one limb, Permanent Total Disablement (other than total and irrecoverable loss of sight of one or both eyes or loss of limb(s). The maximum level of cover available is £250,000, with £125,000 cover for a spouse.