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  • Press Release - Isles of Scilly Skybus

    Statement on Industrial action.

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  • The latest Skypointer newsletter is available

    Skypointer 138

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  • IPA announces new General Secretary

    Welcome Joel Stansfield

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  • Notice of Strike Action

    I have today delivered notice to Isles of Scilly Skybus Limited

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  • Notice of Industrial Action

    Industrial relations between Isles of Scilly Skybus Limited

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Benefits of IPA Membership

The Independent Pilots Association (IPA) is an 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.

If you are thinking of joining a truly independent trade union, join us.

Full 1 and 2 members can claim back 50% against their annual tax returns.

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The Union For Pilots

We assist members with a broad, and often complex variety of employment
issues. We are with you every step of the way in your flying career, offering
services such as contract review, representation at discipline, grievance or
capability matters, and taking cases to an employment tribunal where
appropriate. We have a strong track record in achieving the best possible
outcomes for our pilot union members. We have achieved recognition with
multiple airlines, and have a successful record in favorable collective
agreement negotiations.

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IPA Achievements

  • The IPA recently had a representative attend the UK Flight Safety Committee’s three day Flight Safety Officers Familiarisation Course held virtually.  The purpose of attendance on this course was to enhance the knowledge and information within the Association to better enable us to provide guidance to members.  Should any member require assistance in this area, please contact office@ipapilot.com


  •  I just wanted to drop you a quick email to say a huge thank you to you and Phil Flower, IPA union official for the advice and support during a recent disciplinary I found myself part of.  With the support of my union I have been able to return to work and continue in the job i love; I can’t thank you enough for all your efforts during this difficult time.

  • Thank you for all your support and help in representing me at my recent meeting with the company. I am in no doubt that your help led to the sensible outcome of all allegations being dismissed.

    Jet2.com pilot member

  • Thanks for your first class support and representation in my recent meeting with the company. I am sure it made a real difference.

    Thank you.

    Virgin Atlantic Airways pilot member

  • Just to say a sincere and heartfelt thanks for your support with my recent little brush with the company. Your guidance and assistance were greatly appreciated.

    British Airways pilot member



The Independent Pilots (Financial Services)

The Independent Pilots (Financial Services) Ltd was set up for the IPA and are specialist Chartered Financial Planners dedicated to providing the very best tailored advice for our members.

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