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  "Flight without Fear"

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.

The Spring 2016 class has been canceled. For more information, contact Rebekah Grim at

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 valid, government issued photo ID will 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.

Spring 2016 classes will be from March 16 through May 4 10
Classes will be held on Wednesdays from 6:30 to 9:00 pm.
The graduation flight and brunch will be on Saturday, April 30.

The cost of the class is $950. It includes books, handouts, transportation for maintenance field trip, one-night hotel stay before graduation, the graduation flight and brunch. Classes are limited to 16 new participants. A $100 deposit will be required by March 6, 2016.

Classes will be held at United Airlines Training Center. Directions will be sent after we receive your registration and deposit.

Pre-Course Orientations
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 these pre-course orientation meetings is required.

March 2, 6:307:30 pm (Wednesday)
Rocky Mountain Metro Airport
Lankmark Aviation
1st floor conference room
11705 Airport Way     

Broomfield, CO 80021

March 3, 2:003:00 pm (Sunday)
Centennial Airport
Denver Jet Center
2nd floor conference room
7625 S Peoria St
Englewood, CO 80122

For more information please contact: Rebekah Grim at or download the registration form, print, fill out and mail with $100 deposit to address on the registration form.

Registration Form 

Class Schedule (amended as of 2/9/16)

Last Updated: 12 March, 2016

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