Published on May 9th, 2019 | by Mark Dwyer


Video: Aviofit Aviation Wellbeing Conference

AvioFit hosted its first ever Aviation Wellbeing Conference at the Irish Aviation Authority on 25th April 2019. The event was attended by a wide range of industry representatives including the regulator, pilots, instructors, air traffic controllers and airline management.

AvioFit’s journey began in 2016 when founder Valentina Fitzpatrick, decided to create a new programme for aviation personnel. She used her experience as Cabin Crew and the inherent mental & physical challenges of the Cabin Crew lifestyle and environment as a point of reference to found AvioFit, a specialised consultancy which focuses on supporting employee wellbeing to ensure desired performance. Watch the video below for more information about the event and visit the Aviofit website at

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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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