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Russia: Cabin simulator helps fear of flying within minutes01:10

Russia: Cabin simulator helps fear of flying within minutes

Russian Federation, Moscow
June 19, 2013 at 17:42 GMT +00:00 · Published

Russia: Cabin simulator helps fear of flying within minutes

People flocked to Moscow's Sheremetyevo International Airport to take part in a new aerophobia treatment center on Wednesday. Clients of the center enter a room that simulates a plane's cabin. Images of typical takeoff and landing sequences were shown in the windows while the room shook occasionally to simulate in-flight turbulence.

Aerophobia, or a fear of flying, is a level of anxiety so great that it prevents a person from travelling by air or causes great distress to people compelled to travel by air. Aleksey Gervash, the founder of "Flying Without Fear" Center, says that more than 30% of people have problems with aerophobia but that it can be treated. Treatment can help people affected by the fear to travel with greater ease and to enjoy a greater ability to see more of the world.

The "Flying without Fear" Center was opened on June 11, 2013 in Sheremetyevo Airport. It offers passengers advanced psychological treatment which helps them to cope with their fear of flying. Joint efforts by Sheremtyevo Airport and Transaero Airlines helped establish the center, which aims to provide long-term treatment as well as sudden treatment right before flights take off.

Clients could choose from three different levels of treatment depending on the severity of their phobia. The center hopes to hold pre-boarding psychological aid sessions for travellers lasting from 30 to 60 minutes.

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Russia: Cabin simulator helps fear of flying within minutes

People flocked to Moscow's Sheremetyevo International Airport to take part in a new aerophobia treatment center on Wednesday. Clients of the center enter a room that simulates a plane's cabin. Images of typical takeoff and landing sequences were shown in the windows while the room shook occasionally to simulate in-flight turbulence.

Aerophobia, or a fear of flying, is a level of anxiety so great that it prevents a person from travelling by air or causes great distress to people compelled to travel by air. Aleksey Gervash, the founder of "Flying Without Fear" Center, says that more than 30% of people have problems with aerophobia but that it can be treated. Treatment can help people affected by the fear to travel with greater ease and to enjoy a greater ability to see more of the world.

The "Flying without Fear" Center was opened on June 11, 2013 in Sheremetyevo Airport. It offers passengers advanced psychological treatment which helps them to cope with their fear of flying. Joint efforts by Sheremtyevo Airport and Transaero Airlines helped establish the center, which aims to provide long-term treatment as well as sudden treatment right before flights take off.

Clients could choose from three different levels of treatment depending on the severity of their phobia. The center hopes to hold pre-boarding psychological aid sessions for travellers lasting from 30 to 60 minutes.