What’s covered in our 1 to 1 Fearless Flying course?
1. Overview / Initial Discussion
The course is individually tailored to your specific fears. Andy has spent many years researching this debilitating phobia and has over time, developed a variety of techniques to help you combat your fears.
Anything discussed during the course is completely confidential and there is a strict do-not-disturb policy whilst the course is running.
2. Simulator Time
You’ll sit at the controls of a full motion commercial airline flight simulator while Andy talks to you about the aircraft and explains how it all works.
You will fly a real route, working the controls under the expert guidance of your pilot. This is the best way of you seeing, hearing and feeling how a plane flies and is a powerful way of helping you overcome your fears and alarms while flying. You’ll spend about an hour flying the flight simulator.
3. Coping Mechanisms
In this stage, you will use visualisation techniques and Andy will discuss the most appropriate coping mechanisms to address your specific needs.
At the end of the course, you will be debriefed on your progress and feelings about flying, and can discuss your next steps.
4. Real Flight
At this stage you may not require anything more from us. Some people book more time in the flight simulator, while others want support to experience a real flight.
If you decide to book a flight, Andy will help you with the booking and accompany you 1:1 – but only if this is something you want to do. We will then either make a return flight, or use alternative transport for the return journey. This will allow an in depth discussion about the your flight experience.
Meet your course tutor Captain Andy Wilkins
Andy is a specialist Fear of Flying trainer, with an almost perfect success rate over 10 years of running various fear of flying courses. He gained his extensive experience working for Thomson Airways for nearly 20 years, having flown both Airbus and Boeing Aircraft, and his full flying career spans over 30 years. He started out as a private pilot instructor, followed by training commercial airline pilots, and latterly teaching multi-crew training on a full motion Boeing 747-400. He is also an Examiner, and an Multi-Crew Cooperation Instructor (MCCI).
Years of experience