Fear of Flying Course Subjects

The Fear of Flying Courses at FlyHome are tailored to your specific fears, one of the many benefits of having a one-on-one course setting. You will not need any books, CD’s or Downloading, let us teach you what you need to know to conquer your Fear of Flying. In addition to one-on-one instruction, enrollment in the FlyHome Fear of Flying Program will provide you access to our NEW site, My Flight Forecast, which enables you, the passenger, to view real time aviation weather that may or may not affect your flight, including Turbulence Reports, which is a feed from Pilots reporting turbulence in flight.

Flight Anxiety Class One
• How a plane fly’s
• General Fear of Flying Anxiety
• Client specific fears and concerns
• Sounds and Feelings and their cause
• Aircraft Backup Systems
• Pilot training and Testing
• Pilot medical requirements
• “What If” Scenarios
• Tips to minimize anxiety and anticipatory anxiety
• Questions

Flight Anxiety Class Two
• Air Traffic Control
• Navigation
• Airspace
• Aircraft spacing and collision avoidance systems
• Questions

Flight Anxiety Class Three 
• Aviation Weather
• What is Turbulence
• Turbulence Avoidance
• Turbulence causes
• How the plane is built to withstand turbulence?
• Questions

Pre Flight Briefing (Night prior, or day of flight(s))
• Aircraft Type
• Route of flight
• Departure, En-route and Arrival Weather
• Turbulence Reports

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FlyHome Fear of Flying Courses

FlyHome and all of its crew members would like to wish you and your families a very Happy and Safe Halloween! If you see any witches flying by, they conquered their Fear of Flying with FlyHome, and you can conquer your Fear too!

Conquer your Fear of Flying today with FlyHome by working one-on-one with current, and active pilots to train you on all of todays systems and standards that keep you safe.


Turbulence halted my ability to travel

It happens far more often than you think. You’re a seasoned traveler, with the ability to fly without fear, all over the world. Then one flight is just a little bit more bumpy than you’re use to, and so it begins, the very common Fear of Flying. Over 20 million people suffer from this fear, some more than others, and some debilitating enough to miss their daughters wedding in Hawaii. The good news is, help is available! Learning is defined as a change in behavior as a result of experience. One little spook of turbulence can get your thoughts running rampant, and why shouldn’t it, most flyers aren’t exactly sure what turbulence is. So how do we overcome a Fear of Flying that was induced by Turbulence? Experience! Not from the back of the cabin, but from the front, as the pilots see and understand it on a daily basis. FlyHome Fear of Flying Courses is the only course that takes you inside the cockpit via video footage to understand exactly what turbulence is, how it affects the plane, and why you shouldn’t fear it. Having a better idea as to what exactly turbulence is, and how the plane is built to withstand it will give you your ability to fly again, and travel the world!

For the next time that you fly, view live our live Turbulence Feed

Years ago I didn’t have a Fear of Flying, so why now?

It’s more common than you think… “When I was younger, I would get on a plane without any anxiety at all, I wouldn’t even think about it…Then one day, I developed this fear of flying and it grounded me.” During the one-on-one courses at FlyHome, this statement comes out eight times out of ten, and many clients just can’t seem to understand why this fear would just develop.

We were all young once, and as for many kids, not many things would phase us, we were untouchable. We then grow a little older, our priorities change, and then we find ourselves looking at life just a little bit differently than before. Maybe you just married your best friend, or maybe you just had your first child, or were saddened by the loss of a loved one – these are all common triggers that can cause one to change the way they once felt about flying, and now fear flying enough to keep them grounded, and unable to take a vacation, or worse, travel for their jobs.

So what can we do? It all starts with re-programming your mind, and changing the way you currently think about flying into a more rationalized view. Learning is defined as a change in behavior as a result of experience – to learn how to fly without fear, you must learn more about it and build your experience level; for this reason, working one-on-one with a professional pilot will teach you more about flying than you ever thought you could know in a lifetime. You’re gaining the experience through one-on-one instruction, and in turn this will teach you what you need to know to fly without fear.


5 Common Fears associated with the Fear of Flying

Common questions that arise when one has a Fear of Flying:

1. I see a smoky like substance coming out of the air vents – is this smoke? No! This is very common for you to see especially when you are departing a hot/humid airport, and the cold air from the air conditioning is meeting that humid air, forming condensation. You can see this in your car as well
2. The lights just quickly flashed off, and then back on… Is there an electrical issue? No! Normal electrical power from the plane comes from the engines, however, when you are at the gate there is a very small engine in the back of the plane that not many people know about – this is called the APU, Auxiliary Power Unit. The sole purpose of the APU is to create electrical power on the ground, without having to run the engines, as this would be very unsafe for the many people walking around the plane on the ground. The flash of light that you may or may not see is the electrical power transferring from the APU to the Normal engines after engine start.
3. I constantly get that “floating” feeling right after take off, why? Planes will almost never take off, and climb right up to their cruising altitude in the mid 30,000ft range. Planes will very often level off at random increments assigned by air traffic control, this is for aircraft spacing, as well as, better aircraft performance. Each time that plane levels off, you may experience that slight “floating” sensation.
4. The engines just got quiet? Is something wrong? No! You will hear many different variations in engine sound, especially below 10,000ft. Airplanes have a speed limit below 10,000ft, which is 250 knots, or about 288mph. This speed limit is there for air traffic control to be able to space all planes accordingly, it would make it very difficult if one plane was flying at 350mph, and the plane in front of them is flying at 250mph – for that reason, all planes can’t exceed 250kts below 10,000ft over the contiguous United States. When you hear that engine get very quiet, it is simply the pilots reducing the speed of the plane to maintain that speed limit – keep in mind, you are in a jet, and jets like to go quick, these planes can very easily exceed 250kts, so the pilots have to reduce the power of the plane significantly to maintain that limit, hence, the quiet engines!
5. I hear a lot of noises when the plane is getting ready for takeoff, why? Prior to take off, the pilots will run through a series of tests assuring that all of the aircraft systems are working normally, and these systems can make a lot of noise. Many of these sounds that you are hearing are all tests that are being done prior to the take off.