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Last week an Air Traffic Controller admitted falling asleep during his shift. Of course this incident was widely reported in the media. That it would receive such coverage is a given. However, it’s the implications for fearful flyers and the general public that concern me. The role of the tower controller is to control air traffic inside the “airport traffic area”—usually a radius of...

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Chalk up another success story for Fearless Flight!  A former fearful flyer named Dana recently contacted Diane Owens for help in her ongoing quest to overcome her fear of flying.  After watching a video on the Sky Harbor website  about my fear of flying classes, she told Diane that “Capt Ron was a pilot she could relate to.”  She said I seemed like  someone she could...

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It never ceases to amaze me what I learn from fearful flyers.  And takeoff has been the source of many insights. I “get” it that many fearful flyers are rattled by the “rockin’ and rollin’” during the takeoff roll down the runway. What surprises me is that for many, getting airborne provides no relief.  Instead of feeling comforted by the acceleration and climb, many fearful...

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A fearful flyer sent us this comment about his fear of flying through turbulence:  “I wish that pilots would communicate more with the passengers. For example, that they would explain the turbulence and how long it will likely last. Also I often find that when they say turbulence is coming and to fasten one’s seatbelt, that turbulence turns out not to be as bad as the turbulence they...

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After the recent United Airlines turbulence incident and subsequent news coverage, those with a fear of flying (plus those not afraid to fly!) have been wondering about the wisdom of flying. Especially when flying can lead to turbulence that injured 21 people.  A lot of people hate turbulence or fear it, so the email below from Toni is typical of those we received. Capt. Ron’s response...

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If you’re approaching the holidays dreading the visit to the folks back home, maybe it’s not your relatives that make you hesitate about the flying.   Maybe it’s fear of flying that’s hanging over your head, making you apprehensive about the once-yearly holiday flight. In a survey on Fearless Flight.com conducted a few months ago, 35% of the almost 5,000 who responded said ...

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If you have a fear of flying, you’ll enjoy travel expert Pauline Frommer’s interview of Capt. Ron on 4/5/09 for syndicated radio station WOR’s The Travel Show. During the five-minute interview, Capt. Ron presents some interesting statistics about fear of flying.  He talks about the steps associated with overcoming fear of flying as well as his secret and “most successful” tip...

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It’s likely that if you have a fear of flying, you don’t fly very often.  Maybe you even avoid flying altogether.  But just because you have a fear of flying doesn’t mean you won’t have to visit the airport to pick up family, friends, and business associates. Today the weather is horrible in different parts of the country.  Winter can play havoc with the friendly skies,...

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If’ you’re a fearful flyer (and it’s likely that you are considering you’re reading this post), which would you pick: Door #1, Having a Root Canal? or Door #2, Flying on an Airplane? If you picked the root canal, this is your lucky week!  March 29 to April 4 is National Root Canal Awareness Week, and you are just one representative of  people surveyed who said they would...

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Our monthly Cleared for Takeoff class met this weekend at Sky Harbor Airport in Phoenix.  For two hours, fearful flyers shared, learned, and asked Capt. Ron about fear of flying, takeoffs, turbulence, and landings. Capt. Ron  patiently answered questions and made new fear of flying fans  with jokes like these:  “Turbulence bothers me in the cockpit because I have to put...

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The Mission

Flying is my passion ever since I was a small boy. I’ve discovered so many fear the very thing I love, I vowed that my mission is to change the way people experience flying.

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How we can help!

We offer fearful flyers education, coping strategies, tools, and techniques to help them change the way they experience flying.

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Overcome your Fears

Using the tools we provide, you can comfortably and confidently board your next flight, knowing you will be able to handle the overwhelming anxiety and fear.

Happy Passengers!

November 2, 2012
From October 1987 to October 2012, I only took one flight from Phoenix to Minneapolis in 2007 and I was terrified, and made up my mind to never fly again. Then I fell in love online with a Filipina, and knew I had to do something to...

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