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While taking to the skies is par for the course for seasoned travellers, for occasional travellers the idea of hopping on a flight to their destination of choice can be closer to holiday hell than holiday heaven.
Thankfully easyJet’s Fearless Flyer course is on hand to help nervous flyers make the transition from fearful to fearless in the flying stakes.
More than 100 cautious flyers have successfully completed the two-day course at London Gatwick led by phobia expert Lawrence Leyton and senior easyJet pilot Peter West.
The course helps participants overcome their trepidation about flying by unravelling the mysteries behind how an aircraft works, busting common myths about flying and teaching participants a unique set of ‘mind tools’ that help them manage their fears.
Course participant Matthew Gayne said:
"That was an incredible experience. I haven't flown for over 3 years and it's been having a massive impact on my life. But the Fearless Flyer course really helped me to understand how the plane works and how I could control my nerves.
“I did feel apprehensive before we took off on our Experience Flight, but I now realise these were just my old negative mind patterns because I felt totally relaxed and very happy in the air. Many thanks to the easyJet Fearless Flyer Team. They've helped me achieve something I thought was impossible only a few days ago!"
Mark Wein, Director of FOF Events which organise the Fearless Flyer courses, added:
“Our 2014 Autumn series has got off to a fantastic start this weekend at Gatwick with a sell-out course. There were over 100 nervous faces who turned up at our ground-course on Saturday but they were all smiling by Sunday, some with tears of joy, after they took to the skies fearlessly on their experience flight. Congratulations to them all and with six more courses running this year the team is looking forward to helping many more people overcome their fear of flying.”
Famous graduates of the course include Bobby Cole Norris, star of ITV2 BAFTA award-winning series The Only Way is Essex (TOWIE).
If you are planning on flying off on holiday in the coming weeks and months, don’t forget that you can organise last minute travel insurance..
Date Created: 25/09/2014