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Virgin Atlantic's 'Flying Without Fear' course
Flying Without Fear
Virgin Atlantic: (FWF) 'Flying Without Fear’ programme.
Tel: +44 (0) 1423 714900 (lines are open 08:45 - 17:15 (weekdays).
- or visit www.flyingwithoutfear.info
Course locations: Heathrow, Gatwick, Manchester & Birmingham Airports
Costs: £199 + VAT with a flight.

Changing people's lives” The highly acclaimed Virgin Atlantic ‘Flying Without Fear’ programme has helped many thousands of people to overcome their fears of flight, ranging from discomfort at takeoff, to a complete inability to board an aircraft.

The one-day courses are held at Heathrow, Gatwick, Manchester & Birmingham Airports. The ‘Flying Without Fear’ team consists of Virgin Atlantic Captains, cabin crew, consultants and trainers, all who are passionate about helping you to overcome your fears of flight.

The course includes a session regarding aircraft functions, noises and safety to help attendees gain an understanding of how the aircraft operates. David Landau, a well-known psychotherapist, who has made appearances on national TV and radio talks in depth about fears and phobias and teaches the skills to help people learn to control their fears, preparing them for the flight.

Following this, participants have the opportunity to go on a 45 minute flight. The aircraft used have been chartered specifically for the course. The participants are accompanied on the flight by Virgin Atlantic pilots, cabin crew and ground staff, who can support them and help alleviate any fears.

Virgin Atlantic’s Flying Without Fear programme has a success rate of over 95% and includes free relaxation CD / tape and certificate signed by Sir Richard Branson. Hot food is also served during the day.

Aftercare - After the course, if participants take a flight with Virgin Atlantic, the Virgin Atlantic Special Assistance department will be on hand to help with special requirements tailored specifically to their needs or anxieties regarding the flight. In addition to this there is a ‘Flying Without Fear’ channel available onboard the aircraft, which is narrated by David Landau, who provides a familiar voice to help relax the passenger.

Tailored One-on-One programme - If you would prefer totally individual attention from the ‘Flying Without Fear’ team, there is a tailored 'One-on-One' course available that includes an accompanied flight. (This is the one that many UK celebrities who fear flight opt for.) For more details...... please call +44 (0)1423-714900

Examples of where we have Featured: Times, Evening Standard, Express, Guardian, Meridien TV, LBC Radio, Radio 2, Smooth FM, BBC World Service, Time Out, Best magazine, Bella, Take a Break, Good Holiday Magazine, Seasons magazine, Plane talk, Skyport, ABTA magazine.

Why choose Virgin Atlantic's 'Flying Without Fear' programme?
  • A hot meal and plenty of coffee breaks are served during the day.
  • Participants receive a free 'Flying Without Fear' relaxation CD / tape specially compiled by David Landau and reference handbook, together to the value of £30.
  • We run the courses cabaret style. Each table has a team leader (cabin crew trainer). This way we ensure that a personal service is received by each and every participant.
  • We have approximately a 1 to 5 staff ratio on the day.
  • Every member of the team is there for the whole day there to answer any of your questions.
  • The day does not end immediately after the flight. There is a post-flight debrief to ensure that all your questions have been answered.
  • Participants receive personalised certificates to mark their achievement signed by Sir Richard Branson.
  • After the course, if participants take a flight with Virgin Atlantic, the Virgin Atlantic Special Assistance department will be onhand to help with special requirements tailored specifically to their needs or anxieties regarding the flight.
  • When flying Virgin Atlantic, there is a 'Flying Without Fear' channel available onboard the aircraft, which is narrated by David Landau, who provides a familiar voice to help relax the nervous passenger.
  • Our telephone lines are open 08:45 - 17:15 (weekdays).
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