Why Volcanic Ash is Dangerous to Aircraft Engines (Video)
This is a 5 minute video featuring a jet engine expert explaining why the volcanic ash that’s currently occupying UK airspace – and effectively closing it – is so dangerous to fly through;
Volcanic Ash Cloud in UK Airspace: Why Are Flights Being Cancelled?
It appears many people are arriving at this page after searching for news on the current volcanic ash cloud. Therefore, I have set up a mini-site giving all the latest news on the Grimsvotn eruption and you can find it by going to Volcanic Ash Cloud 2011 or typing http://www.flyingfear.net/volcano into your Internet browser. Why […]
Top Three Online Fear of Flying Help Courses
I created Flying Fear (this website) for YOU – the fearful flyer – a year ago with one main goal, to help as many of you overcome your debilitating fear as possible. Whether it’s email support, or the articles on the site, I hope I’ve contributed the best I can. As regular readers will already […]
FREE GIFT: 10 Steps to Overcoming Your Fear of Flying
The best price is FREE right?! Well, below you will find instructions for you to download the free eBook ‘The 10 Steps to Overcoming Your Fear of Flying‘. I’ll be honest, I didn’t write this book, Rich Presta of The Takeoff Today Program did. But, he has kindly allowed me to pass it on to […]
Flying in Strong Winds
As the UK is currently experiencing the worst storm of the year so far, with winds gusting at 75-90mph I felt it necessary to add a quick (and unplanned) article on the subject of flying in strong winds. As with any bad weather there are strict procedures, and regulations that must be adhered to to […]
The Virgin ‘Flying Without Fear’ iPhone Application
Virgin’s Flying Without Fear course has long been considered one of the best UK courses available, with thousands of successful customers. The course was recently featured in the media when actress Whoopi Goldberg’s fear of flying was cured after completing it. Some of you may – however – have been put off by the £199 […]
Fear of Flying: An Email About Turbulence
I receive many emails from readers regarding the fear of flying. Many of them follow the same theme though, and this one that I received yesterday is relatively typical. I thought it would be helpful to post the email and my response here for all to see. Obviously names are left out.
Video: Autoland in Fog
Earlier this year I wrote an article on the Fear of Flying in Fog, and more specifically, how an aircraft can land itself using the latest technology. Of course the pilots are still monitoring all systems, and the aircraft must be rated to complete such a landing. Also, all autopilot systems must be in working […]