Welcome to the June 2019 flying without fear blog
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I hope you don't mind me emailing you but I just had to give you an update 10 years on from attending your course at Manchester Airport on 26th March 2009.
I have just been telling a friend about your Flying without Fear course as her 13 year old son is struggling with an upcoming flight to Australia. To this day 10 years on I still rave about my day and how much you all helped me overcome my fear. I find myself telling anyone who has a fear and encouraging them to book on. It really is the best money I've ever spent!
Following the course I continued to do short haul flights but without the fear and trauma that I'd previously had. Holidays became a joy instead of the terror and actual nightmares I would have leading up to the flight and during it. It totally changed my life and holidays became something to look forward to.
What I really to tell you is that last week I returned from a 10 day trip to the Maldives. Shortly after arriving on the island I realised that many years ago my journey would have been impossible. I could never have actually believed it would happen as I could never have faced the long flights needed to get there (three in total including a seaplane). Such is my complacency with flying now actually it took me a couple of days to realise that prior to attending the course I would not have even entertained the idea.
Whilst telling my friend about the course I attempted to find my feedback that I left and was so pleased to find it in the Manchester Airport section for 2009. I was shocked and very emotional to find that I had even referred to a trip to the Maldives in my feedback. Well I wanted to say thank you again, ten years on for helping to make my dream come true – one more ticked of the bucket list!
Here is my feedback that I left all those years ago:
To the many staff who were present on 26.3.09,
I just want to say a BIG THANK YOU to you all, especially Shane - Team Leader, for giving up your own time, hope you had a great time in New York with your brother (sorry I didn't get to say thank you in person at the end, hope you caught your last train home) the commitment and enthusiasm you all gave throughout the day was priceless!!!
I had a wonderful day and was shocked at the number of people booked on the course, it was a comfort to know so many other people have the same fears.
The day was extremely informative, especially the talk from Captain Steve, he managed to dispel all my fears of flying!!!!
By the time it came to boarding I felt so relaxed with no signs of the usual tears, shortness of breath and shear panic. I absolutely loved the flight. After 15 years of terror (after what I thought was a near miss - I now know it was a perfectly safe manoeuvre) it felt amazing to enjoy a flight - I even sat on my own at the back of the plane coming into land!!!
I can't wait to go on holiday in August and look forward to exploring the world and going to see friends who have emigrated...Maldives here I come (when I've saved up)
Thanks again to those involved!!!!!!!
Many thanks again……
I came on your course in November 2017 after 28 years of not flying due to my fear. I was even too scared to commit to the course. I was very thankful I get a cancellation on the course 24 hours before it started.
This course has changed my life!! My husband said it's drained his wallet. Since that course I have flown to Edinburgh, Barcelona, Amsterdam, Rome and I am sending you this from Cannes!! Thank you so much for enabling me to do this. Next year I am planning to visit the USA!! I recommend the course to everyone I possibly can.
Thank you again
Our mission has been the same since Paul Tizzard, Norman Lees and David Landau started the courses in 1996... to help people to get flying. Here is a picture that takes us back. Danny La Rue when he joined one of our early ground based courses to help out. In the picture, stood with Cabin Crew Trainer Alan Evans.
Flying Without Fear Team