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  • 06 Feb 2019
    Most people reach a point in their career where they want to change jobs.  For pilots this is most likely to be same role (or more senior role) but within a different company.  Bonds are an established
  • 29 Jan 2019



    Drone activity


  • 16 Jan 2019

    From the independent Pilots Association perspective, the answer to this is a resounding ‘YES’.  We pride ourselves on the personal service given to our members when they need support, advice and guidance from their union. 

  • 15 Jan 2019

    The announcement that a VAA led consortium is to buy Flybe is welcome news as it should ensure the continued employment of the pilots working for Flybe who will now become part of a bigger and stronger business.

  • 03 Dec 2018

    I was listening to a discussion about inappropriate behaviour in the workplace on the Today programme on Radio 4 this morning when the ethics of a boss asking an employee if they would like them to give them a massage was being discussed.

  • 31 Oct 2018

    Recently, new members of the Independent Pilots Association have been telling us that they did not feel they had received the level of support and representation from their previous pilot trade union when, as an individual, they needed help in the

  • 10 Sep 2018

    Aircraft fume events can be dangerous and lead to exposure to Organo Phosphates which come from engine oils burnt and passed into the aircraft air system through broken seals or other engine faults. These fumes are potentially hazardous to human health and can be carcinogenic.

  • 29 Aug 2018

    A contract is a binding agreement

  • 13 Aug 2018

    We have been contacted by several pilots seeking advice about switching their licence to a different (EU) national body in light of the possibility of a ‘No deal Brexit’.

  • 06 Aug 2018

    Pilot terms and conditions of employment remain a contentious area.  We recently wrote about the ‘new’ Ryanair contracts that were not all that they seemed to be, and Dublin based Ryanair pilots have gone on strike because of their Ts and Cs.  Our members primarily want Ts and Cs that are subject


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