Welcome to the Fear of Flying Help Course
with Captain Stacey Chance
Thank you for joining me. I would like to introduce myself, Captain Stacey L. Chance. I am an airline pilot and former flight instructor.
Make time to complete this course, and be sure to check out every lesson. You'll be glad you did! Here's what you can expect from this course.
What to Expect
You will learn why you get nervous and how to address your unpleasant reactions to fear and anxiety. To establish a feeling of trust you will then learn about aviation from every angle - the people, the plane, the weather, the statistics, etc. Finally, you will safely experience a "virtual practice flight". This will be the highlight of the course, pulling together everything you have learned.
I know your time is precious, but please don't skip any lessons. Each of the five lessons is important. This interactive tutorial keeps you involved - watch videos, listen to sound clips, and view photos.
"Dear Captain, from the first word of your lesson I thought I was about to have a panic attack. By the time I read the last word in your lesson I was smiling, calm, laughing, with happy tears running down my face! I couldn't believe how quick it took me to overcome this fear! You explained everything perfectly! And you did this in a very caring and humorous manner which made it a lot easier to grasp!"
Your Comfort is Important to Me
If you begin to feel anxious while taking this course you can relax by taking a short break. The most effective method to calm yourself is a simple breathing exercise which only takes a few seconds. You'll soon see that you are in control of how you feel!
Deep Breathing Exercise - Push your stomach outward. Take a slow deep breath through your nose filling your lungs from the bottom up. Pause, then slowly exhale while whispering, "Relaaaax". Do this a couple of times and you'll be ready to continue.
Congratulations! Soon you will be feeling much better about your next flight. Completing this course will give you a new respect for the aviation industry and allow you to feel a sense of security on the airplane. I'm working hard to make this the finest program available for you, please don't hesitate to share your questions or comments.