SHAPING THE WORLD OF AVIATION PERFORMANCE
Aviators' Wellbeing Consultant
Created by Aviators for Aviators
Valentina Fitzpatrick has combined her experience as cabin crew for a leading European airline, with her qualifications from UCD in health and fitness to found Aviofit. Aviofit is a collaboration of expertise in aviation, nutrition and health & fitness, gathering together to assist airlines and regulatory bodies to counteract the immediate and damaging effects of flying on the body.
Valentina founded Aviofit to promote, help and support the physical and mental wellbeing and readiness of pilots and cabin crew within the aviation industry – creating awareness through education. Our aim is to:
- LOOK at cabin crew and pilot challenging lifestyles.
- LISTEN to cabin crew and pilot concerns regarding their wellbeing.
- FOCUS on counteracting the negative effects of flying on the body.
To build a socially sustainable environment for pilots and cabin crew that will naturally enhance their performance.
To enhance the safety culture in the aviation industry by focusing on the human aspect of the aviation industry, re-educating modern aviators in embracing their wellbeing: mind, body & soul.
What We Do
Together with our aviation, fitness, nutrition and psychology experts, we have designed a series of targeted and unique wellbeing modules, introduced as part of the current crew resource management and risk factors. Our education and awareness workshops promote wellbeing in a realistic and manageable way for pilots and cabin crew, supporting mental and physical readiness, pivotal for safety.
Our seminars offer tailored guidance on focal areas of concern for pilots and cabin crew and their unique lifestyles:
- Sleep Patterns
- Hypoxia Status
- Stress and Wellbeing
75% Human Error
Approximately 70% – 80% of aviation accidents are due to human errors. (IATA, 2015)
Most of the human errors are caused by:
- Workload pressure
- Lack of awareness
- Lack of communication
- Lack of resources
From its inception, Aviofit is focused on shaping the world of aviation performance through the promotion and continued development of a culture of wellbeing. The benefits for our industry are:
Improved safety and security for crew and passengers
Improved customer service
Retention of staff
Reduced risk factors
Enhanced public perception of the aviation industry
Aviation Wellbeing Conference 2019
Europe’s first aviation wellbeing conference addressed to decision makers took place on the 25th April 2019.