Published on May 16th, 2018 | by Mark Dwyer


War of the Airlines!

The War of the Airlines is a fun, but challenging, fitness event hosted by Aviofit, a company focusing primarily on Aviator’s mental & physical wellbeing, supported by the leading European Airlines. It takes place at Morton Stadium, Santry on Saturday 8th September from 09:30 until 14:00.

The event is designed for all fitness levels, with a focus on teamwork. In the build-up to the day, Aviofit will be holding a number of free training events to support and help participant’s preparation. We will also be releasing information and videos on our website around suitable training plans and the specific challenges on the day.

Teams are made up of 4-people: 2 Male & 2 Female (not mandatory). The Airline team who accumulates the most points will win the challenge, and earn the title of “Fittest Airline of the Year”.

The ‘decathlon’ style competition will consist of 10 challenges. The first 4 events will award scores based on individual performance (5-points, to 1-point, per event – male & female participants scored separately). The second 6 events will award scores based on team performance (also 5-points, to 1-point, per event), with the best combined team score taking the winner’s podium.

Participants will undertake a range of events, that consist of the following individual or combination exercises:

  1. WOA Challenge (to be released on the day)
  2. 20-50m sprints
  3. body-weight squats
  4. skipping
  5. burpees
  6. body-weight walking lunges
  7. push-ups (wide-arm chest)
  8. box step-ups/jumps
  9. beep test
  10. wall squat
  11. press-ups (narrow-arm triceps)
  12. plank
  13. hang-tough

Each challenge is timed, however all participants may complete the event at their own pace and fitness level. For further information and to get your tickets, Click Here.

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About the Author

Mark is an airline pilot flying the Boeing 737 for a major European airline. In addition he is also a Type Rating Instructor, Type Rating Examiner and Base Training Captain on the B737. Outside of commercial flying Mark enjoys flying light aircraft from the smallest 3 Axis microlights up to heavier singles. He is also an instructor and EASA Examiner on single engines and a UK CAA Examiner. He flies the Chipmunk for the Irish Historic Flight Foundation (IHFF). Mark became the Chairman of the National Microlight Association of Ireland (NMAI) in 2013 and has overseen a massive growth in the organisation. In this role he has worked at local and national levels. In 2015, Mark won ‘Upcoming Aviation Professional Award’ at the Aviation Industry Awards sponsored by the IAA. Mark launched this website back in 2002 while always managing the website, he has also been Editor and Deputy Editor of FlyingInIreland Magazine from 2005 to 2015.

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