About us

We have been running our renowned fear of flying courses for over 30 years

  • About our courses

    We run fear of flying courses at London Heathrow, Gatwick, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Manchester, Dubai* and Johannesburg* to help you overcome your fear. Over the last thirty years, over 50,000 people have attended these one day courses to overcome their fear of flying - click on our testimonials to see how they've done.

    Depending on the time of the flight, the day usually starts around 0900 and is divided into morning (technical) and afternoon (psychology) sessions, followed by a flight* on a BA jet with a running commentary from one of our course pilots from the flight deck.

    Lunch and refreshments are provided throughout the day.

    The flight is normally around 1700, and the day finishes at around 1830, although the finish time is of course subject to any flight delays on the day, we generally recommend you do not make any plans for the evening, other than to relax after your day and to celebrate your success!

    *The courses in Dubai and Johannesburg are ground based only and do not include a flight.

    We know that you are not alone. Here at British Airways we recognise that around 25% of people have at least some fear of flying, while about 1 in 10 people have a phobia of flying. The biggest hurdle for most is confronting the matter in the first place, so by simply visiting this website you’ve taken the first step towards overcoming your fear.

    Flying with Confidence has a 98% success rate in helping people like you. Our well-trained, professional and friendly staff can help you change your life and make fear of flying a thing of the past. The team has years of experience helping people like you get into the air and we love to help and support your dream of flying, whatever your motivation for flying. For proof, take a look at what some of our customers have to say in our Testimonials.

    Our day-long courses cover a range of topics from how planes fly through to understanding fears. The relaxation techniques we teach can even be used in other circumstances where you feel uncomfortable, for example travelling on a tube train or in a lift and are useful for any time we feel anxious.

    Ready to confront your fears? We recommend that you;

    • Take your time to read through this website. It will answer many of your initial questions.
    • If you have further questions or just want a chat, please don’t hesitate to give us a call. Although you may feel your fear is unique to you, we can assure you it’s not. We deal with thousands of people with feelings just like yours.
    • If you feel you’d benefit from a private consultation with one of our pilots or psychologists, please contact us.
    • Check our list of venues with the dates of our next courses.
    • Book one of our fear of flying courses. You’ll soon be able to enjoy stress-free flying.

  • Our management team

    Peter Hughes

    Peter founded these courses over 30 years ago, and since then the courses have helped over 50,000 people overcome their fear of flying. Peter retired from British Airways as a 747 Training Captain in 2003, but still oversees all of our courses as a Director.

    Steve Allright

    Steve has been running British Airways fear of flying courses for 24 years and is now a Director. He regularly runs the Heathrow course and premium courses. Steve is a British Airways Training Captain on the 747, with over 14,000 flying hours.