Piecing Together Careers, Families, and Lives with Pilot Assistance

Everyday challenges can affect job performance and professionalism. Pilot Assistance, a component of ALPA’s Air Safety Organization, ensures that members get the attention, support, and resources they need. Through the Aeromedical Group, Critical Incident Response Program (CIRP), Professional Standards, the Human Intervention Motivation Study (HIMS), and Pilot Assistance-Canada, pilot volunteers stand ready to help members piece their lives back together when problems arise that can jeopardize their health and welfare.


Pilot Peer Support

Administered by the Aeromedical Group, Pilot Peer Support (PPS) is a network that connects ALPA members with trained pilot peers to talk about personal or professional problems. Volunteers listen and offer confidential, nonjudgmental support 24 hours a day, seven days a week. PPS can be reached at 309-PPS-ALPA (309-777-2572).

Some ALPA groups have independent support lines that operate under PPS:

  • Delta PAN: 1-800-USA-ALPA
  • FedEx Express PATH: 1-866-FDX-ALPA
  • JetBlue PAN/PPS: 309-PPS-ALPA
  • United SOAR: 1-866-653-SOAR
  • Canadian Pilot Assistance (contact your master executive council) 

Learn more about Pilot Assistance.

Read the latest Air Line Pilot (PDF)