Fear of flying is a common fear. In fact, it’s often listed as one of the ten most common fears, so Kucuk is hardly the only person to be afflicted with it. Many sufferers avoid flying whenever possible and travel by train or car. Whoopi Goldberg, for example, drives from state to state. Sean Bean, who played the warrior Boromir in “Lord of the Rings,” went so far as to climb mountains while filming in New Zealand – because he was afraid of riding the helicopters.
Why are some people afraid of flying? Can they overcome this fear? The following guide is an attempt to describe some common causes of fear of flying and how people can conquer their fear.