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.

Member benefits including 24/7 emergency contact

In house legal advice on employment related issues

Competitive membership fees

Representation at discipline, grievance or capability matters

Friendly professional service

IPA full 1 and 2 members can claim 50% of their annual subs. back Memberships start from £6.50 per month

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Welcome to the IPA


From the 1st December 2016 Full 1 and 2 members will benefit from Free emergency medical repatriation insurance.

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We are also pleased to annouce your membership fee now includes up to £30,000 worth of legal cover (supplementary legal expenses insurance available)

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.  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. 

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IPA Achievements

  • We hope you enjoy the new website and welcome the enhanced legal cover and  benefits package

  • Increased legal cover from £20k to £30k

    Free Emergency medical repatriation Insurance

    Opportunity to buy additional financial products exclusively to the IPA  

  • IPA successes are well exampled by the fact that we

    have achieved settlements with a value in excess of £1m. Financial

    reward is not the only favourable outcome we have achieved. There

    have been many cases where pilots who face the prospect of losing

    their employment have kept their job, or in some cases been completely

    exonerated of the allegations made, as a result of our intervention.

     

Airline Pilots Association

The IPA has been an association for over 20 years.  The union side of the IPA works closely with airlines and the CAA, and other relevant bodies and organisations, to ensure that our member’s interests are protected across the Industry. 

Our legal Department assists full members on a wide variety of employment-related matters, whether this be discipline or grievance, proceedings in the Employment Tribunal, seeking recognition (either voluntary or through a statutory application to the Central Arbitration Committee), and advising on contractual issues.  We have a strong and favourable track record in achieving the best outcomes possible for our members.  We pride ourselves on early intervention when a pilot has an employment issue, as this can often prevent the matter escalating unnecessarily, and protects the employer/employee relationship on an ongoing basis.

 

Pilots Union

Our offices are based in West Sussex, and we are happy to meet with pilots here, or travel to wherever a pilot is based.  Our representatives spend much of their time travelling round the UK to meet with members, and to attend meetings as their trade union representative.  We also endeavour to be contactable 24/7 with our 24-hour helpline. 

Our office staff are friendly and approachable, and should you have any query relating to your membership, staff will be happy to assist in addressing this promptly.  The best feedback we get from our members is that when they call our offices they are able to speak to someone who can help, and it is the level of professional, friendly and efficient service that we feel sets us apart from other organisations. 

If you are already a member and would like to discuss the services we provide, or are considering becoming a member, please do contact our offices, either by telephone or email, and we will be happy to help.

Benefits of IPA Membership

Member benefits including 24/7 emergency contact

In house legal advice on employment related issues

Competitive membership fees

Representation at discipline, grievance or capability matters

Friendly professional service

Join us

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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