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 Fall 2015 classes will be September 22 through November 10, 2015
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.
will be from September 22 through November 10.
Most classes will be held on Tuesdays from 6:30 to 9:00 pm.
The graduation flight and brunch will be on Saturday, November 7.
The cost of the class will be set soon. 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 a date to be determined, probably around September 1, 2015.
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
orientation meetings is required.
8, 6:00–7:00 pm (Tuesday)
13, 2:00–3:00 pm (Sunday)
For more information please contact: Rebekah Grim at firstname.lastname@example.org or download the registration form, print, fill out and mail with $100 deposit to address on the registration form.
Registration Form (this is the Spring form, but it will work for registration and sending a deposit)
Last Updated: 16 June, 2015
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