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Received this message from a new subscriber: Flying scares me because I am always worried that something will go wrong. Turbulence makes me very nervous and I freeze up. I can't do anything during turbulence except look out the window and wait until it stops.  Landing doesn't scare me because I know the flight will be over soon. I am also relaxed when the flight is cruising at altitude and...

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Our website at Fearless Flight.com has the capability to track fear of flying keyword searches people make to end up here.  I look at them occasionally, hoping to come up with new ideas for this blog. Today I noticed Google keyword searches from Canada, the UK, Australia.  People from every place imaginable are afraid to fly! The most popular keyword searches reflect this:  fear of...

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Our new poll “What’s the Scariest Part of Flying” has been up on FearlessFlight.com for about a month.  Almost 900 people have voted.  Many more people have looked at the choices of the poll and have apparently been too afraid to even enter their opinion.   Takeoffs…YIKES!  Landings…Oh MY!  Turbulence…HOLY cow! ...

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People who are afraid to fly all have something in common, a fear of crashing.  They ask:  What’s my chance of dying?  When I saw an article about fatality rates on the front page of today’s Arizona Republic, I thought of all our FearlessFlight.com visitors who worry about crashes. Here’s the headline that caught my eye:  “Fatality Rate on Arizona Roads at Record Low.”  I was...

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Once you’re over your fear of flying, your trips can be like the kind former fearful flyer Rochell just emailed me about.  Rochell just flew from Sydney to Hong Kong, her first overseas flight in 8 years! “Am pleased to report that I had the best experience ever! I was even able to enjoy my holiday and not be filled with dread at the thought of having to get on a plane to return...

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People with a fear of flying tend to spend a lot of time worrying about things that can go wrong.  I like to call them the “what if’s” of fear of flying: What if we crash? What if the plane’s too heavy to get off the ground? What if there’s turbulence and the plane can’t take it? What if I can’t take it and have a panic attack on board? And the ultimate…what if I...

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People constantly ask us what’s the best way to get over their fear of flying.  We always tell them that ultimately “you gotta fly to get over it.” Well, one guy took that advice to heart..or rather to the air, over and over again.  Perhaps you heard of Mark Malkoff who decided to spend a month on a plane to overcome his fear of flying.  Throughout the month of June, he took 135...

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Of course fear of flying is real!  Listen to this email: I am going to Cancun for spring break this year. I have been on a plane about two other times but it seems the older I get the harder it is to fly. While I’m in the air I have major axiety and I just think of the worst that could happen! I try thinking of happy things but then bad things pop in my head. all the other flights I’ve...

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PBS Frontline aired an excellent documentary recently called “Flying Cheap.” It highlighted the problems with regional airlines—those airlines that supplement major airlines by flying routes not profitable to fly with larger planes.  Frontline chose to air the program on the anniversary of the Colgan Air crash near Buffalo, NY. I was surprised when I saw the special.  And if I was...

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As a fear of flying and aviation expert, the aftermath of the Miracle on the Hudson brought requests from the local media for my take on US Airways Flight 1549’s ditching in the Hudson River.  In one day, I appeared on one channel three times as an aviation expert and once for my fear of flying expertise....

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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!

In 2003 I flew from Phoenix to Miami and back, Phoenix to London and then Milan to Phoenix, Cabo and back, and Oahu and back! Thanks to you all I am enjoying life again! You can see what I have been missing by not overcoming fear of flying.

Dan C

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