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What Causes Fear of Flying? An Insight into Flight Anxiety

At Dial A Pilot, our commitment is to address the concerns that make you a "nervous flyer". One of the most common fears is the fear of flying, also known as aviophobia. This article will provide insights into what causes fear of flying and how understanding these causes can be the first step toward overcoming flight anxiety.


What To Know, Where To Find Out

Unveiling the Causes of Fear of Flying

The fear of flying can originate from various sources, and understanding these is crucial to overcoming it:


  1. Fear of Heights (Acrophobia): Being thousands of feet in the air can trigger acrophobia, making flying an anxiety-inducing experience.

  2. Fear of a Lack of Control: Many passengers feel anxious about the lack of personal control during a flight, as they must entrust their safety to the pilots and crew.

  3. Fear of Turbulence: The feeling of the plane shaking during turbulence can cause fear and anxiety, even though it is a common part of flying and is well-handled by trained pilots.

  4. Fear of the Unknown: Lack of knowledge about how planes work, how safety is ensured, or what certain sounds during the flight mean can all contribute to the fear of flying.


Dial A Pilot: Helping You Understand and Overcome Your Fear

Our unique service at Dial A Pilot connects airline pilots with nervous passengers for a 15-minute phone conversation. Through this dialogue, you can gain a better understanding of flight processes, safety measures, and what to expect during a flight. This knowledge can greatly help alleviate the fear of the unknown and provide a sense of reassurance.


Take your first step towards overcoming your fear of flying with Dial A Pilot today.


Disclaimer: The information provided in this article is for informational purposes only. While we strive to provide accurate and up-to-date information, it's important to note that it doesn't constitute personalized advice.


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