Who We Are:
Welcome to the Aviation Health and Wellbeing Institute, an organization conceived with the vision to fundamentally transform and uplift the aviation community. Formed in 2022 by Captain Reyne O’Shaughnessy, our institute has evolved from a fledgling entity into a nationally and internationally recognized platform. With a specific focus on providing opportunities for aviation students—and notably, an emphasis on the advancement of women in the field—our work has swiftly gained momentum. By the end of 2023, we anticipate extending our support to over 300 students from a wide array of backgrounds.
From its inception, the institute has been guided by a mission that goes beyond conventional training and professional development. Our core mission is not just to churn out skilled pilots, but to holistically empower the next generation of aviators. We focus on comprehensive well-being, covering physical, biological, and social aspects, aiming to equip these young professionals for both their careers and their lives outside the aircraft.
Our objectives serve as pillars that uphold this mission. These range from offering universally accessible health and well-being resources to recognizing the often-underestimated role of sleep in pilot safety. We also address key issues related to mental health, nutrition, and physical fitness, and are in the process of rolling out educational modules to promote active safety measures during flights.
We invite you to join us on this exciting journey to change the face of aviation—emphasizing health, well-being, and empowerment like never before.