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Article from BTNews 5 SEPTEMBER 2011

Nervous flyers take to the sky

The British Airways Flying with Confidence course is celebrating 25 years of helping nervous flyers take to the skies worry-free.  Over the past quarter century the one-day course, run by experts including psychologists and British Airways pilots, has helped more than 45,000 people.

It is held at UK airports, including Heathrow, Gatwick, Glasgow and Edinburgh and starts with sessions on the ground with British Airways pilots who explain the technical side of flying, including how an aircraft operates and what causes turbulence.

Clinical psychologists provide expert advice on relaxation techniques, and how best to deal with anxiety and feelings of panic.  The day builds towards a 45mins flight on a British Airways aircraft with British Airways crew – where customers can put the theory into practice.

This year a new Premium course at London City Airport has been launched which will use the British Airways A318 all Business Class aircraft to offer an exclusive course with a BA Club Class feel and includes the opportunity to fly the BA Mobile Simulator.

For an alternative from Air Atlantique see AND FINALLY in the 22 August edition of AERBT. www.ba.com

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