Tuesday 17 October 2017

Easyjet to run 'Fearless Flyer' course for aerophobic passengers in Belfast

Aerophobia: Fear of flying.
Aerophobia: Fear of flying.
Pól Ó Conghaile

Pól Ó Conghaile

Next month's course is suitable for "all levels of nervousness", the airline says.

Are you afraid of flying?

You're not alone. 'Fearless Flyer' courses run by easyJet have to date helped more than 1,500 passengers overcome nerves and anxieties and phobias surrounding flying, the airline says.

Its next course touches down in Belfast on October 10th.

Priced at £189pp, the course will be split over two days.

The first day involves a ground session - with phobia expert Lawrence Leyton and a senior easyJet pilot on hand to dispel common flying myths and teach participants a unique set of mind tools to overcome their fear.

On Saturday, October 11th, participants can put their new skills to the test when they take to the skies on a dedicated easyJet flight from Belfast International Airport, complete with running commentary from a pilot in the cabin.

Leyton will accompany passengers on the flight.

“On the course I’ll teach participants a set of skills that they can use to train their mind to think differently about flying," he says. "We achieve fantastic results and it can be life-changing for many.”

Ali Gayward, easyJet’s Head of Belfast, added:

“We’re delighted to be running our second Fearless Flyer course in Belfast next month. There are still spaces available, and with a success rate of more than 95% we would encourage those wishing to overcome their fear to take part.

“The course is suitable for all levels of nervousness – from those who experience general anxiety to those who are first-time flyers.”

For more info, visit www.fearlessflyer.easyjet.com

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