New York, NY, April 5, 2017 (Newswire.com) - Aviophobia, or fear of flight, is a perfect storm of distinct anxieties: heights, confinement, social awkwardness, loss of control. Flight nervousness affects to varying degrees as much as 25% of the US population, with 6.5% (over 20 million people) suffering badly enough to warrant diagnosis according to the National Institute of Mental Health. There is no telling how profoundly the lives and careers of these millions are affected by their fears.
This week FlyHome launches its new website, FlightAnxiety101™, offering courses for business and vacation travelers who are ready to put their phobias behind them. Over the past five years, FlyHome has been a beacon to aviophobia sufferers, claiming an astounding success rate among graduates of its courses. FlyHome’s FlightAnxiety101™ courses are facilitated by Captain Timothy Griffin, a licensed pilot and instructor with over ten years of experience flying domestically and internationally. The courses, which are conducted through a live and interactive one-on-one online classroom session with the instructor, focus on flight education and undoing anxiety-producing thought patterns.
"By the data there is a 99.9999971% of your plane arriving without trouble," says Captain Griffin. "The fear of that millionth of a percent shrinks your entire world. We want to make it grow."
“In my experience, the biggest thing we can give people to help them overcome their fear of flying is a sense of security and control,” says Captain Griffin. “Every person’s fear is different, so we always start by reviewing each client’s flight history and addressing problem areas. Once we know its source, it’s much easier to address the phobia directly.”
FlightAnxiety101™ courses give a comprehensive overview of aviation including:
· Aircraft spacing and collision avoidance systems
· How Planes Fly
· Pilot training and testing
· Sounds, sensations and causes
· Turbulence and Flight Weather
· “What if?” scenarios
The courses are supplemented by personal pre-flight briefings from the instructor. “I call the client the night before or the morning of their flight to go over the details of their trip,” says Captain Griffin. “By this point we’ve established a bond of trust, and giving them basic information about their route, aircraft and weather forecast means they’re prepared to fly with confidence.” In most cases, he will even check in with clients post-flight to find out how they fared.
With coverage in many publications, FlyHome has already made a significant impact. That impact is borne out in testimonials from clients that call the courses “life changing.” With the launch of the FlightAnxiety101™ brand, the company is ready to become the first name in the fight against aviophobia.
“By the data there is a 99.9999971% of your plane arriving without trouble,” says Captain Griffin. “The fear of that millionth of a percent shrinks your entire world. We want to make it grow.”
Source: FlyHome LLC