ALPA Resources Quick Reference Guide

“The core of this union is helping fellow aviators who may be struggling, privately or professionally,” asserts Capt. Joe DePete, ALPA’s president. Given the recent drastic changes in the airline industry, it’s worth reviewing the vast resources and tools the Association has to offer its members during these challenging times and throughout their airline piloting careers.

DART

ALPA’s new Data Action ReporT (DART) program empowers you to ask a question and receive a response from ALPA’s subject-matter experts (SMEs) within 48 hours. Your DART triggers the union’s SMEs into action and coordinates the response with you and your local pilot group leaders.

COVID-19

A central gateway for ALPA’s COVID-19 resources.

PILOT PEER SUPPORT

309-PPS-ALPA (309-777-2572) 
The Pilot Peer Support (PPS) network, available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, connects you with trained pilot peers to talk about any personal or professional issues you may be experiencing, including financial and other stresses. PPS volunteers listen and offer confidential, nonjudgmental support.

If your ALPA group has an independent support line (e.g., Delta, FedEx Express, JetBlue, and United), these groups can be reached directly:
  • Delta PAN: 800-USA-ALPA
  • FedEx PATH: 866-FDX-ALPA
  • JetBlue PAN/PPS: 309-PPS-ALPA
  • United Airlines SOAR: 866-653-SOAR
  • Canadian Pilot Assistance: 309-PPS-ALPA

PILOTS FOR PILOTS

Pilots for Pilots, ALPA’s emergency relief fund, now offers temporary financial assistance to pilots who are suffering financial hardship related to COVID-19. The fund isn’t available to replace lost pay, but rather to help cover the unexpected and unanticipated costs that bring an extra burden.

PANDEMIC ACTION CHECKLIST

Ten steps you should take to protect yourself and your family during the pandemic and beyond, plus man Association resources that can help.

FAMILY ISSUES

Resources and applicable guidance on various family issues.

PREFLIGHT

The latest information and policy updates you need to fly today.

FURLOUGHED PILOT RESOURCES

Provides background information, available resources, helpful checklists, and valuable contacts to enable you to get through this difficult period in your career. The site also contains useful information even if you haven’t been furloughed.

YOUR CAREER THROUGH COVID-19 WEBINARS

Conducted by Cage Marshall Consulting, the six-part series offers you an opportunity to explore stress management, basic finances, and how to search for nonflying jobs with a variety of on-demand and live-scheduled webinars. All sessions are free to ALPA members.

AIR SAFETY ORGANIZATION RESOURCES

A robust list of policy changes, travel warnings, recommendations, and updates from ALPA’s Air Safety Organization.

This article was originally published in the May 2020 issue of Air Line Pilot.

Read the latest Air Line Pilot (PDF)