Peer Support

Pilot Assistance is an overarching term given to a basket of peer support programs in which peers are trained as volunteers to support their fellow pilots, offering referral to professional resources when appropriate, while upholding confidentiality protocols.

Pilot Assistance Manual, Second Edition

This manual has been generated by pilot experts with many years’ experience with pilot assistance programs from across the globe. It provides guidance and best practices for establishing and enhancing such programs.

The EPPSI Guide 2nd Edition

Developed by the European Pilot Peer Support Initiative, this Guide to the Design and Implementation of Peer Support programs aims to assist pilot groups and airlines in building their peer support program.

Supporting Publications


Position Paper May 03, 2017
Pilot Assistance Programs
Position Paper April 20, 2016
Problematic Substance Use Testing
Briefing Leaflet April 20, 2016
Problematic Substance Use Testing