Category: Overcoming Your Fear of Flying

  • Video: 10 Steps to Overcoming Your Fear of Flying

    This is a quick fear of flying video I put together for YouTube. It’s what I like to call a video article, I hope you enjoy and gain something from it; For those of you that are interested, the background music is from Ellie Williams, a Exeter based singer & songwriter. To buy her album […]

  • First Time Flying? A Video of Take-Off

    As I’ve had many emails from first time flyers with questions along the lines of ‘what is take-off like?’, I have a quick video for you showing a typical take-off from Madrid Barajas Airport. NB: The odd noise you can hear as we go down the runway is my camera moving against the window – […]

  • You Must Have a DESIRE to Overcome Your Fear of Flying

    There are three elements that must be present if you are to overcome your phobia of flying; Desire/Belief – you have to really WANT to overcome your fear and must BELIEVE that you can Willpower/Commitment – it won’t be an easy ride, but you must be prepared to fight to the end Help and advice […]

  • The Onset Of Flight Anxiety Problems

    A person on the SOAR Message Board writes, “Can one person fly for almost twenty-nine years with no turbulence and no fear and then just freak out about it? I was first on the plane at age of 6 months and never even once up until this year worried about flying. I would fall asleep […]

  • Dealing With Turbulence Anxiety

    When there is anxiety about the uncertain outcome of some event, we naturally seek some means of control, so that the matter works out to our benefit. When seeking control as the means of securing a good result, anything that seems to defy control can feel threatening. That seems to be a factor in fear […]

  • Capt Tom’s 5-4-3-2-1 Exercise To Stop Anxiety And Panic

    Panic is frightening anyplace, but nowhere is panic worse than on an airliner. I’ve worked on this for twenty-eight years both as an airline captain and as a licensed therapist. A quick way to get relief is with the 5-4-3-2-1 exercise. Focus on some object in front of you. Say “I see” and then name […]

  • Where To Find Fear of Flying Courses

    Image by Getty Images via Daylife As a fear of flying sufferer there is plenty of help available to you. There are many websites out there with help & advice (the best of which is this one obviously ;-)!). Some of you, however, may prefer more ‘hands on’ help with your phobia. Whereas I can […]