The year 2017 was an extremely busy one for Pilots for Pilots (P4P), ALPA's Emergency Relief Fund. We saw three major and catastrophic hurricanes, plus wildfires and flooding. Overall, P4P provided 181 affected ALPA families with grants totaling roughly $387,000—helping those families put their lives back together. And our members showed why it’s called Pilots for Pilots, donating $176,000 to help make sure every pilot who needed help got it.

Even with those donations, last year’s disasters overwhelmed P4P. If we have another hurricane season like we did last year, that won’t be enough. We need your help once again. Any amount you can donate is welcome, and all funds will go to ALPA members in need and their families.

P4P has aided hundreds of ALPA families since it was established in 2005 in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, providing hundreds of thousands of dollars in the form of grants to address the devastating effects of these disasters. Tragedy can strike at a moment’s notice. P4P helps expedite the recovery process, allowing pilot families to return their lives to some semblance of normalcy.

P4P is a tangible benefit of ALPA membership, but its availability depends on you. Please make a generous donation today! Keep in mind that contributions are tax-deductible in the United States.

Three Ways You Can Help P4P

  1. Donate to the Fund, whether it's one time or a recurring donation. This can be monthly, quarterly, or even annually.
  2. Ask your payroll department if you can create an automatic withdrawal from your paycheck (not available with all pilot groups).
  3. If you know an ALPA pilot affected by a widespread disaster, tell them about P4P!

Another Way to Support P4P All Year Long

Support P4P through Amazon SmileAnother way you can support P4P is by shopping with AmazonSmile. If you purchase products using online retailer Amazon.com, visit AmazonSmile—you’ll find the same prices, selection, and shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added benefit that Amazon will donate .5 percent of your purchase price to P4P. Just click the link to register your account and then start every Amazon trip at AmazonSmile instead.

Please use P4P when you need it and remind other ALPA pilots that it is available. Remember, we are all just a disaster away from needing Pilots for Pilots, so please help us maintain this important member resource by making periodic donations. Thanks for your continuing support.

What Can P4P Do?



The fund’s tax-exempt status is dependent on remaining within the IRS guidelines, which are specific in regards to eligibility. The guidelines limit P4P disbursement of the funds to individuals who suffer from a widespread disaster.

To ensure that you meet P4P criteria, please carefully review the fund guidelines, which explain the conditions that constitute an applicable disaster and the fund’s IRS classification.