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Altitude Calculator

Find the altitude of every location on your travel itinerary and create a Profile to show the results in a simple graphic format.

DVT Calculator

Calculate an estimate of your own risk of flight-related Deep Vein Thrombosis.

Jet Lag Calculator

The Jet Lag Calculator can tell you how long it will take you to adjust to your new time zone when you travel – and to adjust back again when you come home.

Fear of Flying

Fear of Flying

If you hate flying, you are not alone! Fear of flying is much more common than you may think.

In a study of 2239 airline passengers, 36% reported at least some unease whilst travelling by air, while 8% reported a pronounced fear reaction. A fear of flying can simply be a phobia of flight but can also be a combination of other fears like being in confined spaces (claustrophobia), fear of being at such a great height, fear of crashing, fear of hijacking, not being in control, anxiety over possible weather conditions leading to turbulence and a fear of not being able to escape if danger arises. The effect it can have on some people’s lives can be quite detrimental – especially if their job requires flying, or if they must fly to visit friends and family.  Fear of flying can also restrict a person’s ability to have an interesting and enjoyable vacation.

Fear of flying: symptoms

Symptoms of flight phobia can be physiological, psychological or both. Physiological symptoms can include heart palpitations or chest pain, feeling nauseated, struggling to breathe, and abdominal unease. Psychological flight phobia symptoms include negative expectations and impaired judgement. Anxiety is an underlining factor in both. People with anxiety disorders can also find themselves showing symptoms of flight phobia even if they don’t necessarily fear flying.

 Our Travel Clinic

At the Fleet Street Clinic, we have long experience helping people overcome their fear of flying. We can help:

  • On a short term basis, our doctors may be able to help relieve the physical symptoms of stress and anxiety, which can break the cycle of escalating fear that some passengers experience.
  • We can help you find a longer term solution. We have an extensive referral network to psychologists, plus information about courses and other approaches to treatment: we’ll help you find the option that best matches your needs.

Contact Fleet Street Clinic to find out more information on our services.

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