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Global Helicopter Pilots will keep uppermost in their minds that the safety, comfort, and well-being of the passengers who entrust their lives to them are their first and greatest responsibility.

Global Helicopter Pilots will faithfully discharge the duty owed their employer and whose industry knowledge and competitiveness makes possible their way of life.

  • Members will do all within their powers to operate their aircraft efficiently and on schedule in a manner that will not cause damage or unnecessary maintenance.
  • Members will respect the officers, directors, and supervisors of their employer, remembering that respect does not entail subservience.
  • Members will faithfully obey all lawful directives given by their supervisors, but will insist and, if necessary, refuse to obey any directives that, in their considered judgment, are not lawful or will adversely affect flight safety. Members will remember that in the final analysis the responsibility for safe completion of the flight rests upon their shoulders.
  • Members will not knowingly falsify any log or record, nor will they condone such action by other crew members.
  • Members will remember that a full month’s salary demands a full and fair month’s work.
  • Members will give their employer, its officers, directors, and supervisors the full loyalty that is their due, and will refrain from speaking ill of them. If members feel it necessary to reveal and correct conditions that are not conducive to safe operations and harmonious relations, they will direct their criticism to the proper authorities within the GHPA.
  • Members will hold their employer’s business secrets in confidence, and will take care that they are not improperly revealed.

Global Helicopter Pilots will accept the responsibilities as well as the rewards of command and will at all times so conduct themselves both on duty and off as to instill and merit the confidence and respect of his crew, his fellow employees, and his associates within the profession.

Global Helicopter Pilots will conduct their affairs with other members of the profession and with the GHPA in such a manner as to bring credit to the profession and the GHPA as well as to themselves.

  • Members will not falsely or maliciously injure the professional reputation, prospects, or job security of another pilot, yet if they know of professional incompetence or conduct detrimental to the profession or to the GHPA, members will not shrink from revealing this to the proper authorities within the GHPA, so that the weak member may be brought up to the standards demanded, or the GHPA and the profession alike may be rid of one unworthy to share its rewards.
  • Members will conduct their affairs with the GHPA in accordance with the rules laid down in the Constitution and By-Laws of the GHPA. Whenever possible, members will attend all meetings of the GHPA open to them and will take an active part in its activities and in meetings of other groups calculated to improve air safety and the standing of the profession.
  • Members shall refrain from any action whereby, for their personal benefit or gain, they take advantage of the confidence reposed in them by fellow members. If called upon to represent the GHPA in any dispute, members will do so to the best of their ability, fairly and fearlessly, relying on the influence and power of the GHPA to protect them.
  • Members will regard themselves as debtors to their profession and the GHPA, and will dedicate themselves to their advancement. Members will cooperate in the upholding of the profession by exchanging information and experience with fellow pilots and by actively contributing to the work of professional groups and the technical press.

Global Helicopter Pilots will remember that their own character and conduct reflect honour or dishonour upon the profession.


  • Members will be a good citizen of their country, province or state, and community, taking an active part in their affairs, especially those dealing with the improvement of aviation facilities and the enhancement of air safety.
  • Members will conduct all their affairs in a manner that reflects credit on themselves and their profession.
  • Members will not publish articles, give interviews, or permit their name to be used in any manner likely to bring discredit to another pilot, the helicopter industry, the profession, or the GHPA.
  • Members will continue to keep abreast of aviation developments so that their skill and judgment, which heavily depend on such knowledge, may be of the highest order.