TEDxYoungstown 2024
Reyné O'Shaughnessy

Reyné O’Shaughnessy: Aviation Safety

About Reyné O’Shaughnessy
Pilot | Author | Speaker

Captain (ret.) Reyné O’Shaughnessy, a seasoned aviator with a 35-year career, brings over 10,000 flight hours on iconic jet aircraft such as the B747, B727, Airbus 300/310, and B757/767. Founder of Piloting 2 Wellbeing and co-founder of The Aviation Health and Wellbeing Institute, she’s dedicated to elevating pilot health and performance. Certified in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) from Brown University, Reyné holds a Bachelor’s in Leadership from Duquesne University, an Executive Certification from UC Berkeley, and is a Functional Medicine Coaching Academy graduate, showcasing her commitment to continuous education.

A best-selling author with This Is Your Captain Speaking: What You Should Know About Your Pilot’s Mental Health, Reyné is a sought-after speaker featured on major networks and global conferences. Her latest book, Navigating the Skies for Success: A Collegiate Aviator’s Guide to Mental Wellness, focuses on the next generation. Reyné’s holistic approach, merging pilot welfare with strategic acumen, establishes her as a trailblazer in the aviation industry.

Reyné’s Talk: What is Missing in Aviation Safety is Dangerous

Embark on a captivating journey with Captain (ret.) Reyné O’Shaughnessy as she unfolds a narrative spanning 47 years. Transitioning from a summer typist to a commercial pilot for 35 years, her passion for aviation takes center stage. In this compelling talk, she shines a spotlight on a pervasive dilemma faced by pilots globally – the avoidance of seeking medical care.

Described as “a visionary thinker,” Reyné has devoted her professional life to advancing a vision of aviation safety that does not yet exist; a world in which her profound experience propels her to explore and advocate for the revolutionary concept of the “9th Core Competency.”

Delve into the visionary realm of the “9th Core Competency,” a groundbreaking innovation championed by Reyné. Join us in unraveling this transformative narrative as she unveils the essence of positioning the pilot, the human, at the epicenter of a new era in aviation safety.

Soar through the skies with “Captain O” and witness the emergence of a groundbreaking paradigm in aviation safety. Reyné is the author of the best-selling books – “This Is Your Captain Speaking: What You Should Know About Your Pilot’s Mental Health,” and “Navigating the Skies of Success.”

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