Top Five Reasons to Join ALPA

1. ALPA's team approach to negotiations

ALPA’s team approach to negotiations will secure a better collective agreement for you and your pilot group, helping achieve your goals of fair pay, improved work rules, and a better quality of life.

2. Making your job safer and more secure

ALPA is the world’s largest non-governmental aviation safety organization that makes your job safer and more secure, in the air and on the ground. We play a key role in government and industry efforts.

3. ALPA's voice in Washington

ALPA, recognized as the voice of airline pilots in Washington, D.C., has established the rapport you need with members of Parliament, Congress, and other government officials—powerful people who make decisions that directly affect your career.

4. ALPA's products and services give you peace of mind and protection

ALPA is the world’s largest pilot union, in the best position to take care of you and your family. With programs and products tailored specifically to your needs, we provide products and services that independent unions could never match.

5. ALPA's global presence benefits you in many ways

Only ALPA, the sole representative for pilots in both the U.S. and Canada for the International Federation of Air Line Pilots’ Association (IFALPA), can represent you and your interests at significant international and regional forums—including ICAO, the aviation arm of the United Nations.


Become a Member and Reap the Benefits

Simply fill out the ALPA membership application and submit it online. If you have questions, call ALPA’s Membership Administration Department at 1-888-FLY-ALPA (press 3 and 3 again) during regular business hours. The sooner we receive your application, the faster we can activate benefits, including:

  • Aviation Medicine Advisory Service (AMAS)
  • ALPA Member Insurance Products
  • ALPA Mobile App with Flight Finder, DART, and more

Learn more about these and other ALPA services, resources, and benefits by reading The Advantages of an International Union or visiting http://www.alpa.org.

Get Involved

ALPA is a member-driven, staff-supported organization. Ravn Alaska pilots will set the group’s strategic goals, determine the course of action, and staff committees such as the Negotiating Committee and the Air Safety Committee. So please participate in pilot group meetings and activities and consider serving on a committee. If you want to volunteer, please e-mail your interim ALPA officers and let them know what you’re most interested in.

You will nominate and elect permanent representatives after ALPA receives a substantial number of member applications. If you are classified as an active member in good standing with ALPA, you can nominate and elect local council representatives and officers.


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Frequently Asked Questions

Answers to your union questions.

“I could see that unless we got a pilots’ association with real power, there wouldn’t be enough money in airline flying to make it worth my effort. I would have to go back to slipsticking at a desk, and I didn’t want that; I wanted to keep flying.”

Byron S. “Pop” Warner, one of the 24 “Key Men” who founded ALPA