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Primary course

Primary course includes technical and psychology sessions, followed by a flight.

  • Primary course - fear of flying courses from Flying With Confidence

    About our Primary course

    Below are the details of our typical primary course:


    The day starts with tea and coffee – an excellent opportunity to meet our experienced team who know just how to overcome a fear of flying.  It's also when you realise you're not alone as a nervous flyer, as you meet many others who are as scared of flying as you are. This is followed by a presentation by British Airways pilots. There is strong evidence to suggest that one of the main causes of fear of flying is simple lack of knowledge about how an aircraft flies and operates. So, the pilots give a detailed talk explaining the technical side of aviation especially concentrating on air turbulence, flight safety and much more.


    In the afternoon session, one of our psychologists talks about the psychological aspects of aerophobia (fear of flying), the mechanics of fear, and how best to deal with anxiety and feelings of panic. Lack of control, claustrophobia, fear of tube trains, lifts, heights and fear of falling are the concerns of many nervous passengers. Our psychologist demonstrates positive ways of coping with and minimising these symptoms, and will conduct a relaxation session just prior to the flight. As preparation for this part of the day, you will be sent joining instructions prior to the course in which you will be encouraged to start taking small steps in your journey towards conquering your fear once that you have made the decision to do so.

    The flight

    The day concludes with an actual flight on a BA jet aircraft, lasting 45 minutes. Passengers are accompanied by our team of pilots, cabin crew and psychologists with the normal operating BA pilots and cabin crew.  During the flight, an extra pilot on the flight deck gives a running commentary explaining the various phases of the flight and just what is happening. This aspect of the course has been found to be very reassuring and valuable, helping people overcome their fear of flying.

Upcoming Primary course dates
    • Saturday 1st October 2022

      Registration at 8:00am
      Course finishes at 6:00pm Almost full
    • Saturday 1st October 2022

      London Heathrow
      Registration at 8:30am
      Course finishes at 6:15pm Almost full
    • Saturday 14th January 2023

      London Heathrow
      Registration at 8:30am
      Course finishes at 6:30pm

    Please be aware that we are constantly planning and organising courses at all venues in addition to those shown on this site. Do keep an eye on this website as courses will be published immediately when they are confirmed.

  • Frequently asked questions

    Some existing bookings are being affected by the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak. We are closely monitoring the situation and latest Government advice. For more information please click here for our latest updates.
    You need to bring your booking confirmation and some form of official photo ID, preferably passport or driving licence, however if you do not possess either of these please contact 01252 793250 for more options
    Having had over 50,000 people attend our fear of flying course, we have substantial evidence of how successful they are, and we have a 98% success rate based on the feedback we receive. Take a look at our testimonials to read typical feedback from our courses. If you have any questions about the suitability of the course for you, please feel free to contact one of the team our dedicated fear of flying number 01252 793250
    We were the first fear of flying course in the UK, so we?ve had many years to develop a course and build up a team that really understands your fears and anxieties. We want to change your attitude to flying, and our years of experience have taught us the best way to achieve this goal.
    Yes. You can call 01252 793250 any time day or night and we?ll get back to you. When you contact us you will talk to either Captain Peter Hughes, Managing Director of Flying with Confidence, or another member of our team. Whoever you speak to, they?re all experts involved in running the courses, so you?ll receive first class advice and reassurance. Everyone is treated individually and eveything is discussed in the strictest of confidence.
    No. All our quoted prices are fully inclusive of VAT, Air Passenger Duty and credit card charges.
    Everyone who comes on our courses thinks they will be the worst one there. We quote a 98% success rate based on the number of people that make it onto the aircraft and from the feedback they give us after the flight
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  • Whats included

    • Full day course
    • Experienced leaders, pilots and crew
    • Morning technical session
    • Afternoon psychology session
    • Flight on a BA jet with pilot commentary