Posted by: Tony Carson | 3 November, 2009

Flying? Tap the fear iButton

Scared of flying? Get an iPhone or Touch and have a 98% chance of watching your fears just fly away.

Virgin Atlantic is launching an app for the iPhone for its Flying Without Fear course which, apparently, has a success rate of just 2% short of total.

According to Yahoo Tech:

Virgin developed the app with Mental Workout, a company developing software to help people resolve issues and increase mental performance. A spokesman from Mental Workout said an estimated one in every three adults were scared of flying.

The airline said in a statement that this app was designed to help people overcome fear, be it of the unfamiliar aircraft, the strange noises a plane makes, or of losing control.

The Flying Without Fear app has an introduction by Branson, a video-based in-flight explanation of a flight, frequently asked questions, relaxation exercises and a fear attack button for emergencies with breathing exercises.

Now, if they’d just find a way to allow iPhones to operate during take-offs we’d be guaranteed an entirely fearless flight.



  1. Perhaps if iPhone users are allowed to talk on the phone during the flight they will be so distracted they will forget about their fears.

    Otherwise, there are other better options to overcome a fear of flying that will allow one to feel relaxed and peaceful during a flight. Options other than drugs, alcohol and talk therapy are readily available.

    I think this is just another excuse to play with your iPhone.

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