Information about Fear of Flying

It’s shared by about 1 person in 5 and it’s sometimes called air phobia, aerophobia, or flying nerves; fear of flying is an intense fear of travelling by plane – or even thinking of flying. that is shared by as many as 1 in 5 people.

People who have this fear usually know that flying is one of the safest forms of travel. But because fear of flying is a phobia – an irrational fear – no amount of facts, figures, or reassurance will convince them that flying is a safe way of travelling.

What is it? Some information about ‘flying nerves’

Is this you?: Each person’s way of feeling fearful about travelling on a plane is unique, but there are some common traits.

The causes of fear of flying: The condition often develops in experienced air travellers – this section looks at common ways of developing air phobia.

Flying phobia: Explains how it is a phobic condition that requires you to develop new skills in order to master it.

Self Help: How you can begin taking charge of things using practical self help methods for dealing with phobias.

Fears & Phobias: Explains the difference between a normal fear and a phobia.

Q & A: Questions & Answers about fear of flying.