Becoming a pilot

"Becoming a pilot: The Inside Story" is a booklet produced by the British Air Line Pilots Association (BALPA). This booklet has been written because of the increasing hardship BALPA has witnessed within the pilot community. 

Most assume that pilots enjoy professional respect and a well-rewarded jet-set lifestyle, flying with glamorous cabin crew to exotic locations. Today, unfortunately, the reality does not always live up to the image.