How To Overcome The Fear Of Flying

Are You Afraid Of Flying?

Are you wondering how to overcome your fear of flying?

If you did, you came to the right place.

According to the national institute of mental health, the fear of flying affects around 6.5 percent of the U.S. population.

That is around 20 million people!

According to some estimates, up to 25% of all Americans are nervous about flying.

I used to be scared of flying on a plane.

Like most people (I would assume) I wasn’t afraid of the plane, I was scared of all the bad things that could happen when I’m on the plane.

Examples of this is crashing, a terrorist hijacking it, and so on.

My fear of flying didn’t go away until about a year ago.

I don’t know how I overcome fear.

I guess the fear faded away after a while.

The funny thing is, I never went on the plane.

I guess I had the fear of flying because I was watching the news a lot at the time.

It showed a lot of plane crashes and disappearances so I think that’s when my fear started.

Anyway, in this blog post, I will show you how to overcome the fear of flying

1. Breathe

When you are on a plane or you are waiting for the plane and you feel nervous or scared, take some deep- relaxing breaths.

When you breathe, you will feel more relaxed.

Pretty soon, the nervousness or fear that you are feeling will not be as potent as before.

2. Listen to Calming Music

Listening to calming music on the plane is a good way to overcome the fear of flying.

Listening to calm music will calm you down a little more and it will also make you more relaxed.

You might notice that you are not as nervous or scared as you were before you were listening to music.

Some music that I usually listen to relax is binaural beats.

There are a lot of them, and there are some binaural beats for relaxing and calming the mind.

I highly would recommend you listen to binaural beats while you are flying or in general.

But that’s just a recommendation, as long as you found some music that relaxes you, that’s all that matters.

3. Face It

Facing your fear of flying by going somewhere on a plane is one of the quickest ways to overcome the fear of flying.

It might be a little intimidating to do and you will be scared to do it at first.

But if you face the fear head-on by going on a plane and flying somewhere, then there is a high chance that you will overcome your fear of flying.

You might notice that when you are facing your fear by going on the plane that your fear starts to kick in.

If it does don’t make it stop you from going onto the plane.

After a while, you might notice that flying wasn’t that scary after all and you will overcome your fear.

4. Get Help

If you know that you can’t go on the plane alone because of the fear of flying, then get some help.

One of the things that you can do is talk to someone about the fear whether it’s your parents, family members, or friends.

Another thing that you can do is bring someone to fly with you if you know that it will make the flying experience less scary for you.

Though the people that I recommend you to get help with are the people that overcame the same fear that you currently have right now which in this case is the fear of flying.

Ask them a lot of questions like how did you overcome this fear? What advice do you have that will help me overcome this fear? They will be able to answer your questions and they will be able to help you more too.

5. Avoid Drinking Caffeinated Drinks

Drinking Caffeine makes people do make people feel more awake but caffeine also makes people feel more anxious too.

Some studies show that if a person consumes more than 200mg of caffeine can increase the possibility of anxiety and panic attacks.

This is according to Bowling, and you can learn more about it by clicking here.

So before or when you are going on a plane, make sure that you don’t drink anything that has caffeine in it.

The reason is that when you are about to go on the plane, the fear kicks into gear and since you drank something that had caffeine in it, you feel a little more anxious too which isn’t a good combination if you ask me.

So it is very important to not drink caffeine before or during the flight.

You might notice when you don’t drink anything with caffeine at all during and before the flight, you feel less anxious and you feel less fear as well.


there is a lot of people in the U.S. alone that fear or at least get nervous when they are flying. I

used to be afraid of flying but the fear melted away after a while.

If you implement anything in the blog post that I mentioned, then you will have an easier time overcoming your fear of flying.

What were your experiences of flying? Did you overcome the fear and how did you overcome the fear? If you want, you can comment down below.

If you have any questions as well as feel free to comment on them and I will reply to you as soon as I can.

That’s all I have to share on my blog post, I hope that you guys got something out of it and I hope that you guys are having a wonderful day.


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  1. I do have a nervousness about flying. I love all your tips. One thing I do is schedule the earliest flight possible so I’m tired and then I feel like falling asleep when I’m in the plane. I also think listening to music is helpful. Thank you for the tips.

    • Thank you, I appreciate that you liked all of the tips that I shared. Mabe when I fly somewhere for the first time, I will schedule the earliest flight as well and sleep through most of the flight🙂

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