01 Aug What is Pay-to-fly?
“Pay-to-Fly” (P2F) is an atypical employment form that occurs when an airline requires the pilot to pay for his/her ‘line-training’ on board of revenue-earning flights, instead of earning a salary.
But even if not illegal, this practice is highly unacceptable.
An employee shall never pay for the required training, as the pilot is already productive when operating on these regular passenger flights. It is not acceptable that a pilot has to pay for the flying hours – thereby replacing a fully qualified revenue-earning pilot in the cockpit.