Fear of flying is a fear of being on an airplane or other flying vehicle, such as a helicopter, while in flight. It is also sometimes referred to as aerophobia, aviatophobia or aviophobia.

Fear of flying may be a distinct phobia in itself or it may be an indirect combination of one or more other phobias related to flying, such as claustrophobia (a fear of enclosed spaces) or acrophobia (a fear of heights).
It may have other causes as well, such as agoraphobia (especially the type that has to do with having a panic attack in a place they can't escape from).
Fear of flying is a symptom rather than a disease and different causes may bring it about in different individuals.

The fear of flying receives more attention than many other phobias because air travel is often difficult for people to avoid and because the fear is widespread, affecting a significant minority of the population.
A fear of flying may prevent a person from going on vacations or visiting family and friends, and it can cripple the career of a businessperson by preventing them from traveling on work-related business.

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Airfraid
Press releases and editorials regarding fear of flying, travel health and travel safety.
Fear of Flying App
Forecast of turbulence by airport code.
Fear of Flying Help
An online program with audio, printed and DVD components, ran by an airline captain.
Flying without Fear
Facts about flying, various courses, success stories and a community.
Fodor's: A Flight Attendant's Cure for Fear of Flying
Advice based on the knowledge of what causes a plane to crash.
Guide To Psychology: Fear of Flying
Phobia information with links to pages on treatment options, flight facts and self-help treatment.
Risk Factor: Aviophobia
A list of notable people with a fear of flying.
Wikipedia: Fear of Flying
An overview of symptoms, causes, treatment of fear of flying, as well as a list of notable people with the phobia.
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