What is Fear of Flying?

Posted on: December 16th, 2011 by

Nearly one third of all people experience some fear of flying. That’s millions of people. Fear of flying is one of the most common fears in the modern world.

Of these millions of sufferers perhaps half will not fly at all. The others will fly when they have to, but fear makes it an intensely unpleasant experience.

Fear is a natural part of life. Unreasonable fear, however, limits the enjoyment of your life.

For in this day and age that’s exactly what Fear of Flying is… an “unreasonable” fear. You’ve probably heard that the safety statistics show airline travel to be THE safest form of transport, and yet fear of flying still exists. Why?

Fear of flying, in all of its shapes and forms, develops over time. It can occur gradually, or may begin with a single disturbing event.

Sometimes, once fear gets a foothold, it can feed on itself. It thrives on a diet of misunderstandings, half-truths and lies. The result can be a tension tornado…

Once upon a time you were calm, and fearless. It can be hard to remember what it was like before anxiety and fear became a part of your life, but there was a time. As baby, for example, you were not afraid of anything.

Our goal, therefore, is to peel back the layers of the onion of fear and return you to the fearless times of your past. Dragons of Thin Air: A Most Unusual Fear of Flying Course will help you to do that, and rediscover the fearlessness within.