If you’re afraid of flying, help is an app away. Virgin Atlantic Airways has tailored its Flying Without Fear course for the iPhone and iPod Touch devices.
The app is based on Virgin Atlantic’s course designed to help people to overcome their fear of flying. It gives its success rate as 98 percent.
Fears can range from anxiety at takeoff to a complete inability to board an aircraft, the airline said.
Features include an video introduction by Virgin Atlantic’s Sir Richard Branson, explains flight from start to finish, answers common questions and gives relaxation and fear therapy. It also has a “fear attack button” that gives breathing exercises and quick tips.
The app was developed in partnership between the airline and Mental Workout, a company that designs, develops, and markets mobile applications to help people resolve issues and increase mental performance.