Category Pay-to-fly

Our fight against the pay-to-fly practice, aka “p2f”.

A cut above

Of all the businesses that “offer” to pay to work (aka debt servitude or leverage to threaten pilots), there is one that remains a cut above the rest: Eagle Jet: “pay a measy 87,500€ and you will fly 1000 hours…

P2F: canadian radio 98,5 fm

Published this April 1st, 2015, following the contact we had with another COMETEC member and their report on “pay to fly” (that preceded early january this year), COMETEC member Patrick Magisson (also Vice-Chairman of the FTL WG) was invited to…

IFALPA in the fight

In the recently published issue n°2, 2015 of “InterPilot“, The Safety and Technical Journal of none other than IFALPA (our International Federation of Air Line Pilot’s Associations), must-read elements were showcased! Aviation related issues were brought “to the top” thanks…

Pay to fly: the definition

Started September 24th 2014, and after a rejection for Christmas, following 6 months of work: Pay to fly officially “exists” I’m not going to succeed making those words sound as important as they are (at least to me), but seeing…

Paying to work is fine

It is! Baltic Aviation Academy (BAA), in the lucidity of its great wisdom, blessed us today with the ultimate knowledge. Imagine for a second you’re a professional pilot and your airline provides you with a horrendous bond program, this means…

The last hour in the sun

This is what it’s like to become a pilot today. “The last hour in the sun is a graduation documentary made by Suzanne Jansen in 2014.In The last hour in the sun, director Suzanne Jansen portrays her brother Emile –…

Job insecurity: SNPL press release

As we were there to defend young pilots’ interests during the ECA conference on “atypical employment forms” (this 12-13 of february), before covering it ourself, here is the SNPL take on the conference. Goal, purpose, findings… the following is their…

FairPlane

The article AEROSPACE granted us recently, delivered a precedent concerning actions that promote fair training-&-job access, where a mother induced new regulations in her country for around 40 professions. To the best of our knowledge, this is what happened. Spearheading…

Royal Aeronautical Society & Pay2Fly

As alluded to a few years ago, published by the Royal Aeronautical Society magazine formerly known as “Aerospace International” (AI – now called AEROSPACE) in the May 2011 edition, we wish to thank publicly the Editor in Chief, Tim Robinson,…

Extract: COMETEC report

Following the ECA‘s position statement on “The Case for Fair Competition in Europe’s Aviation” highlighting serveral industry-related issues, the Technical Commission for the French National Pilot Union COMETEC (Commission Technique du SNPL France ALPA) finalized its #11 special report this…

Insight: Aviation industry

After 5 years, these words are more relevant than ever, and might echo for a long time in the future. “We face remarquable challenges in our industry. In order to ensure economic security and an uncompromising approach of passenger safety,…

Getting the ball rolling

Après l’édition de septembre, toujours en accord avec la feuille de route du 4 août, voici un extrait de l’édition d’octobre de “La Ligne”, n°596 : Note: cette revue nécessite l’adhésion au SNPL France ALPA pour accès complet.