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

The generosity of former colleagues, individuals and the PilotsTogether team have helped me hugely over the last few months.

I simply cannot find the words to express my gratitude but I will be forever thankful for the help I have received. I hope to be teaching people to fly very soon. Thank you to everyone!

SJ

Thank you so much. I am overjoyed at being offered the grant and enabling me to keep my ratings valid. This is an amazing piece of news, I am so grateful to the whole team for all the work they are doing. This feels life changing!

TJ

I would like to say from the bottom of my heart a sincere THANK YOU to even take time to review my application! I honestly am out of words and I cannot express how grateful I am to make a decision to support me. It is really, really beyond many words to express how much this amount will mean to me and I didn’t expect this at all! It has brought tears into my eyes…

DP

Redundant Pilot

Thank you so much for your support and award of the one-off grant – this is a game changer for me and I would be glad to stay in touch with my progress along the way!

EC

Redundant Pilot

I can’t begin to thank you all enough for your generosity and the time you’ve taken to help all of us who have applied for these grants. It will make more of a difference than you know.

BB

Redundant Pilot

Can I just say what you guys are doing is amazing.  I have just received a verbal offer of employment for the role of trainee train driver at Southeastern through the work carried out by PilotsTogether!
Keep it up and all the best.

Lee

Future Train Driver

Can I just say what you guys are doing is amazing.  I have managed to secure an assessment day with Southeastern Railway next week for a trainee driver role through the work carried out by PilotsTogether!

Keep it up and all the best.

Lee

FO

Thank you so much for your time & effort. Regardless of what comes of it, just the gesture and selflessness of the whole effort by yourself and others is truly amazing.

AS

First Officer

I  got made redundant the other day. I want to thank you for this initiative and the incredible work you are doing. It has been so heartwarming to feel the outpour of support from the rest of the pilot community, but this initiative takes the biscuit! Thanks again

M

First Officer

A few days ago I received a phone call from Jonny who asked me a few questions and explained how this charity is going to work. I’d like to thank you all for getting this set up, it’s a fantastic initiative that will make me feel like I’m still part of the pilot community while I’m gone which is hugely important to all of us who are leaving.

Dougie

First Officer

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