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Grounding the Fear Of Flying

Despite solid safety statistics, many harbor a fear of air travel. With the proper resources and knowledge, however, anyone can overcome the fear of flying.


A recent Boeing-sponsored study revealed that one in three Americans is either anxious about or afraid of flying in an airplane.

The top fear of anxious flyers is mechanical failure, but the list doesn’t stop there. Flying during bad weather, at night or over water are also common sources of concern.

Air travel, however, is very safe relative to other forms of travel.

According to recent accident rates, a person would have to fly on average once a day every day for 22,000 years before they would die in a U.S. commercial airplane accident. Moreover, the Federal Aviation Administration has estimated that flying is 200 times safer than driving.

Despite these numbers, the fear of flying persists. A new website,, explores the roots of the fear of flying and offers practical help to overcome the powerful emotions many face when flying.

The site includes guides on dealing with anxiety and overcoming fear, as well as explanations of what to expect at the airport and how the air travel industry operates.

Anyone can overcome flying fear, regardless of the root cause. You just need the tools, resources and knowledge.

To learn more, visit


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