A fear of flying can be called many things including aerophobia and aviophobia. Not only that but it can actually be a combination of several phobias like the fear of small spaces, the fear of heights, and the fear of crowds.
Due to the nature of the different combinations, it can be hard to treat a common cause of flight phobia however there are some products out there that try and seem to have a high success rate.
Life can be miserable for those who suffer from an airplane phobia(also known as phobie avion) and sufferers tend to be extremely embarrassed about their problem, refusing to talk about it with friends and family. This social withdrawal and isolation from not being able to take part in a family holiday can cause a lot of stress in a person and make them feel low.
There are a few tricks you can try to try to get over your fear of flying. Firstly, try to think back to the first time you ever suffered a reaction to flying.
Did something happen on that day or on the flight that upset you? Are you normally afraid of enclosed spaces or of large crowds of people? Visualization can be a great tool for helping you overcome your fears.
This is not the be-all and end-all of phobia treatment, in fact, it is barely scratching the surface, and to truly overcome your fear of flying you may want to check out a structured program, as reviewed on this flight phobia website to get further help in your quest to beat your terror of being in the air.