Family Assistance Working Group

The Family Assistance Working Group (FAWG) focuses on:

  1. fostering a workplace culture that allows for family work-life balance,
  2. recommending policy language for companies to provide paid family leaves and support programs, and
  3. advocating for increased company awareness of the critical role families have in their employees’ lives to improve pilot recruitment and retention.

Every ALPA member has a family, and what this family looks like varies between members. The need for equitable policies and support remains constant for all, and the FAWG is working to provide resources for our members to take care of themselves and their families.

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


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, JetBlue PAN, and United SOAR), those groups continue to operate under ALPA PPS and can be reached directly: 

  • ALPA National PPS: 309-PPS-ALPA (309-777-2572)
  • Canadian Pilot Assistance: 1-888-FLY-ALPA or 309-777-2572
  • Delta PAN: 888-4-DAL-PAN
  • FedEx PATH: 866-FDX-ALPA (866-339-2572)
  • JetBlue PAN/PPS: 309-PPS-ALPA (309-777-2572)
  • United SOAR: 866-653-SOAR (866-653-7627)

Learn more about Pilot Peer Support.