Overcome your Fear of Flying
'Flight Without Fear' courses in the Denver, Colorado area are presented by the Colorado Chapter of The Ninety-Nines, Inc. (The International Organization of Women Pilots) and United Airlines.
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This course is designed to help individuals who want or need to fly but are afraid. The goal of the 'Flight Without Fear' program is to overcome the physical and emotional reactions - fear and anxiety - felt by fearful flyers as a result of previously learned experiences.
The approach we use combines five primary components:
Education - Includes aerodynamics, weather, safety, air crew qualifications, a tour of training & aircraft maintenance facilities, and a visit to an Air Traffic Control facility. Please note that a current US passport may be required to visit some of these locations.
Systematic desensitization - This process involves approaching the feared situation in systematic steps designed to eliminate fears, such as fear of airplanes, closed places and heights.
Relaxation - Entails the elimination of muscular tension by tensing and relaxing the muscles thereby blocking the body's physical reaction to fear.
Cognitive Behavior Therapy - Recognizing and changing negative thoughts and maladaptive beliefs.
Peer Support - Recognizing and changing negative thoughts and maladaptive beliefs.
As we work with a licensed psychotherapist, many insurance companies will pay for the course. Also some companies will reimburse an employee for the cost of the class if their job requires traveling.
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Most classes will be held on Tuesdays from 6 to 9 pm for eight weeks.
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The cost of the class is $tbd. It includes books, handouts, transportation for field trips, and the graduation flight and brunch. Classes are limited to 16 new participants. A $50 deposit is requested.
Classes will be held at United Airlines Training Center. Directions will be sent after we receive your registration and deposit.
The orientations are informal meetings that describe the course and answer any questions potential students may have. Held just prior to each course, the orientations allow students to learn about the course in an informal, relaxed setting. At these meetings you will be able to meet some of the staff and other students. You will also meet some of our former students who continue to fly and come back to encourage you.
Attendance at one of the pre-course orientation meetings is required.
Dates, time and
locations to be announced
For more information please contact: Rebekah Tauscher at email@example.com or get the full brochure and registration form, print, fill out and mail with $50 deposit to address on the form.
The following information will be updated this summer. However, you may register for the fall class using the Registration form, understanding that the final cost may change.
Last Updated: 30 April, 2013
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