Aerophobia – Fear of flying
Fortunately it is possible to overcome this type of phobia. It is important to remember that flying is the safest way of traveling among all other options. (Even walking is statistically more dangerous.)
Fear of flying may be a distinct phobia in itself, or it may be an indirect combination of one or more other disorders, such asclaustrophobia (a phobia of being restricted, confined, or unable to escape) or acrophobia (anxiety or dread of being at a great height). It may have other causes as well, such as agoraphobia (especially the type that has to do with having a panic attack in a place they can’t escape from). It is a symptom rather than a disease, and different causes may bring it about in different individuals.