So, we have put together some data from various sources over the years. Plus, we will explore some very recent research around fear of flying too.
How many people have a fear of flying?
1980. 1 in 4 adult Americans (Dean & Whitaker. Boeing)
2001. 1 in 5 US. (Gallup)
2012. 30% of UK population (H.J. Guninski, Cranfield University)
2014. US 1 in 3. UK 1 in 4. (YouGov)
In February 2017, YouGov (UK) ran a poll with aviophobes and this is what those people thought about flying.
57% of those with fear of flying, will still fly. However, 81% of the nervous flyers would NOT consider a fear of flying course. We guess that they fly but under duress?
26% believe the safest seat is an aisle seat
20% believe the safest seat is at the back of the aircraft
46% believe no part of the plane is safe!
When asked, who do they perceive is the safest airline...
38% said British Airways
24% said Virgin Atlantic
Whereas, only 5% thought Ryanair were the safest despite the airline having a faultless safety record. (It is perception because people believe lower prices = less safety)
Top 3 aspects of flying people are afraid of:
68% Technical failure
56% Bad weather while flying
Only 38% said terrorism.
Also, more people fear take off than landing. Why? Landing = ALIVE!
We hope that you found these interesting?
Paul & Richard
Virgin Atlantic Flying Without Fear
Future Course Dates
PREMIUM: Birmingham 28th May; Manchester 30th July
GROUND: Heathrow 25th June
Kids (6-12): Gatwick 8th July (New style course launched)
|One of our flying without fear courses in action|