Family Issues Group

About Us

This group was created by the ALPA Membership Committee to be a resource for pilots dealing with family issues. This group provides information, including suggested resources and other applicable guidance, on various family issues.

Many related topics are also supported by the expertise available through ALPA Pilot Assistance—in particular, ALPA Aeromedical and the Pilot Peer Support program. Learn more about these programs below. You may also want to inquire with your own MEC or LEC to find out if you have standing committees within your pilot group.

Contact Don’t know where to begin or have a question not answered here? Members can submit a question through ALPA’s DART system.

Family Issues

What support does ALPA Aeromedical provide?

ALPA Aeromedical—also known as the Aviation Medicine Advisory Service, or AMAS—provides free, confidential consultations with medical professionals to all ALPA members in good standing.

Contact AMAS: 303-341-4435

Monday through Friday 0830 to 1600 MT

Learn more about the Aviation Medicine Advisory Service.

What is ALPA Pilot Peer Support?

Pilot Peer Support (PPS) connects ALPA members with trained pilot peers to talk about any personal or professional problems you may be experiencing. PPS volunteers listen and offer confidential, nonjudgmental support. Speak with a PPS peer about any concerns that may threaten your medical certificate, career, and life. Peers are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week and can be reached at 309-PPS-ALPA (309-777-2572).

If your ALPA group already has an independent support line (e.g., Delta PAN, FedEx Express PATH, JetBiue PAN/PPS, and United SOAR), those groups will continue to operate under ALPA PPS.

These independent programs can still be reached as follows:

  • Delta PAN: 800-USA-ALPA
  • FedEx PATH: 866-FDX-ALPA
  • JetBlue PAN/PPS: 309-PPS-ALPA
  • UAL SOAR: 866-653-SOAR (SOAR is only available to UAL pilots)
  • Canadian Pilot Assistance: Now available through the PPS Hotline! Call 309-PPS-ALPA.

Learn more about Pilot Peer Support.

What is HIMS?

Human Intervention and Motivation Study (HIMS) is an occupational substance abuse treatment program, specific to commercial pilots, that coordinates the identification, treatment, and return to work process for affected aviators. It is an industry-wide effort in which managers, pilots, healthcare professionals, and the FAA work together to preserve careers and enhance air safety.  

Learn more about the HIMS Program or ALPA Pilot Assistance HIMS Program