Fear of Flying

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Getting down to brass tacks

Fear of flying is an anxiety disorder; it is a specific phobia.

It is a question of ‘Oh gosh! What is going to happen?’ rather than ‘What is really happening?’ that is uppermost on a frightened passengers’ mind.

One should be afraid if the pilot or cabin crew announces a real emergency- one of the engines catching fire-but, to imagine emergencies when all functional components are working to a T is being needlessly anxious.

Many individual conditions too may cause aviophobia; they may not be necessarily related to flying.

  • Acrophobia or Fear of heights
  • Claustrophobia or Fear of enclosed spaces
  • Enochlophobia or Fear of crowds
  • Aircraft turbulence
  • Strange noises during flight
  • Endless waiting or sitting
  • Terrorist attacks
  • Earlier trauma or flying accident

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