This article published at last issue of Aerosafety Wordl October 2011 briefs the BALPA 2010 survey about pilot lifestyle. Of the many findings suggested by this research, some regarding to roster and economic factors contibuting to pilot commuting time and stress are worthwhile. More than 73% of respondents said they had felt unduly stressed at work. Over 30% took between 60 and 120 minutes to commute. The data suggest deterioration in relations betwwn pilot and manegement. Currently the pilot morale is low. Only 19% of them woulrl recommend a career in aviation to their offspring.


** The Pilot Diaspora
      Simon Bennett / AeroSafety World October 2011