Our Mission

Pilots have never faced this level of disruption and uncertainty. There is also a common misconception that all pilots are wealthy and don’t need help. We want to make sure that they are supported. Our mission is to:

Help them continue to pay back training loans and bills, without suffering economic hardship

Ensure that they don’t suffer on their own, that they have someone with whom they can talk

Help retain the skills they have spent so much in gaining, and learn new ones for the future

Make sure they remain part of our aviation family

Our efforts focus on four areas:

Financial Support

We will provide financial support to formerly employed UK pilots who are facing economic difficulties. With formerly employed pilots now facing uncertain futures, many saddled with significant training debts, we will allocate donations to those who need it most so they can get through this.

Career Support

We will provide a range of practical support, advice and assistance to formerly employed UK pilots to help them navigate through challenges faced. This includes access to job opportunities, sim access and training assistance, career guidance and job application advice.

Wellbeing

We will provide mental health and wellbeing support to formerly employed UK pilots who need it. Wellbeing sessions and individual guidance will be provided through our network of peers and professional experts. We will make sure that these pilots continue to feel connected to their community and know that they aren’t alone.

Promotion

We will also raise awareness of the profession and make sure it continues to be an attractive career path for the next generation. It is critical that this crisis doesn’t deter future pilots from pursuing their dreams – and that we ensure that people from underrepresented groups aren’t deterred by the high financial barriers to entry.

What our colleagues are saying

Like many others, I found myself out of a job due to the pandemic. Like the rest of those on my course, I unfortunately did not have a valid type rating at the time of my redundancy. This obviously made gaining any potential new flying job very difficult. Due to the costs involved and the fact that I was not working, any spare money I did have was spent paying bills and not on any training that could get me back into the cockpit. Enter: Pilots Together. I am extremely grateful for the support that they have given me and the financial aid provided has meant I have been able to have a valid type rating once again and therefore be a lot more employable. This has made such a difference, not only can I apply for flying jobs now but also from a wellbeing point of view, its such a positive feeling that Pilots Together and the Board of Trustees have facilitated. Thank You!

PM

This is unbelievable. Thank you so much for your help! You truly don’t know how much of an impact this has for my current situation!! Thanks to everyone involved at PilotsTogether. Honourable what you’ve been doing.

AX

The process of asking for help is pretty alien to me, but I have found myself in a tight spot since being made redundant.  The last year of reduced and subsequently no salary was financially hard to take before the emotional stress of wondering how to care for my family.  This took its toll on my marital relationship and invaded all areas of my personal and professional life.  I was deeply touched that Pilots Together were able to make an award to cover my immediate counselling costs and also a small amount to pay for childcare and have some time out reconnecting with my wife.  That was an extremely powerful offer that has turned my domestic situation around.  I will be forever grateful.

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I am extremely grateful for the work that the PilotsTogether charity is doing. I recently applied for a grant from the charity to help fund my Boeing 777 type rating renewal and I am absolutely delighted that I have been awarded the money to cover the cost of it. Financially, I would have not been able to fund it without this support. Flying jobs remain very far and few between so having a current rating is absolutely essential. This will really help me in my journey back into the cockpit. Thank you to all of the donors that have made this possible. Your kind donations are very much appreciated and will help people like me to get their careers back on track.

xB

Thank you very much, once again this is a complete lifeline for me to keep everything together in these times.

PT

Thanks ever so much for the help. It means a lot to us in these situations that you’re here to help us.

BdM

Thank you so much!

This will help me so much and take a huge weight off my shoulders and I cannot thank you enough! I’ll be able to get my LPC revalidated without having to worry about the large financial burden of this and I’ll therefore be ready to apply for flying jobs in the future. Me and my girlfriend will be able to stay in our own place for the rest of the year, and not have to move back in with my parents which would’ve forced us to give up our jobs. I can’t thank you enough for the incredible work you are all doing.

TY

I am really, very grateful to this charity to support me in such a challenging time, the one which continues to not calm down for Aviation. your support to me has been truly a lifesaver to make things happen and allows me to bring in the change I need to my life. Once again thank you SO much! I cannot express how grateful I am.

DP

Wow.

Thank you so so much for making any of this possible, yet alone being so generous with my application. It will make a massive difference to my bank balance and future financial plans and ability.

Thanks again to each and every one of you.

TM

I want to say a massive thank you to the team at PilotsTogether for their help. They have taken a financial weight off of my shoulders that I am extremely grateful for. Thank you all so much for being so open, honest, and approachable – I appreciate it more than you know.

WH

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