“ The Highly acclaimed Virgin Atlantic 'Flying Without Fear' programme has proven to be a big success course in the industry, having helped thousands of people to overcome their fear of flying, ranging from anxiety at takeoff, to a complete inability to board an aircraft. „
A success for me but not for others. I think i paid about £250 for this course last year. Initially seems like a great idea but i don't think this is suitable to everyone. There was a talk from a captain firstly which made everyone feel very comfortable. A man around 50 who everyone seemed to trust with the later flight, then only to be told it wouldn't be him who would be flying the plane to everyone's upset and discomfort. The Virgin Atlantic staff were helpful. They explained well with an information booklet how the aircraft flew and maintained flying. The crew explained how qualified they were and how they can be very much be relied on in the air. Although the staff were very good. The flight was right at the end of a long day which by then a lot of people, including myself, felt was too much anticipated and worked up to. The aircraft was small which many people didn't feel comfortable with, being claustrophobic. Also, hitting turbulence in the air, which I found to be useful as there was reassurance near, other people found horrific and people crying and screaming set other people of to be scarred. I found this quiet useful and managed to do a flight a month later to Thailand. However, other people said it was the worst flight they had done. It depends which method works for you.