Stress and fatigue are some of the most common health issues affecting pilots and influencing air safety. At 12,500 – 50,000 feet above sea level, many factors lead to fatigue and degenerative changes affecting two of your body’s maintenance systems – Circulatory and Respiratory. Solid foundational health is key to having health resiliency and maintaining professional longevity.
Keeping aircraft systems, components, and equipment in top working order requires physical and mental sharpness and stamina. Most in the maintainer arena are already physically active yet probably could use information about injury avoidance and how to stay mentally solid. Some of the most common health stressors are the result of: Repetitive movements and tasks
Air ambulance and rescue is highly demanding on everyone from pilots to aircraft maintenance. As ground operations and flight support are the real-time resources for flight teams, staying at the top of your game is paramount. Desk-based work means being more sedentary while still handling enormous stressors. Some of the most common health issues are
Demanding schedules combined with numerous physiological stressors increase degenerative effects of flight crew members in Air Medical Transport. The focus here is mainly on those in rotary flight - at Sea level to 12,500 feet and how to decrease degenerative effects through simple daily habits.
By using the Five Ps model, it will be easier to check in to see how you’re doing on a daily basis. Good health comes from aggregated steps over time, just like sound investments gain dividends with the right contributions.
My theme for 2021 is “Deepening Relationships” and my Consulting and Seminars are focused on bringing Wheels Up Wellness™ to Aviation businesses. This work concentrates on reducing the damaging effects of physical and mental stressors from work-related flying.