Problem

Fear of flying

Other Names:
Flight phobia
Nature:

Fear of flying is a fear of being on an aeroplane, or other flying vehicle, such as a helicopter, while in flight. It is also referred to as flying anxiety, flying phobia, flight phobia, aviophobia or aerophobia (although the last also means a fear of drafts or of fresh air).

Acute anxiety caused by flying can be treated with anti-anxiety medication. The condition can be treated with exposure therapy, which works better when combined with cognitive behavioral therapy.

Incidence:
20% of people are afraid of flying.
Broader Problems:
Phobia
Values:
Fear
Phobia
Problem Type:
G: Very specific problems
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
Date of last update
03.02.2000 – 00:00 CET