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For over ten years, Cockpit Vista founder Wing Commander K Dinesh has pioneered research in Aviation & Psychology in quest of finding more effective methods to address Fear of Flying (FoF) and Flight Anxiety (FA). We have researched and identified 250 and more reasons for Fear of flying. Every FA passenger suffers one or more of these anxieties - Each person is unique in his reasons for anxiety and their tolerance. FA is complex - it often follows from underlying clinical reasons, preexisting general Anxiety and life experiences. Just like doctor does not consult patients in groups, we believe that flight Anxiety cannot be addressed effectively in groups - small or big. Hence our FA removal courses are always private and done "one on one".
Flight Anxiety is result of strange sounds, motion and sensation arising from the aeroplane. It grows from mistrust or misinformation about how pilots work in cockpit. We believe that FA requires "Exposure Therapy" and cannot be addressed in classroom setting. Our course is conducted in the cockpit Simulator with the guest in the copilot seat for the entire duration. We convert you into virtual pilot - this is the gamechanger in FA therapy and produces lasting results.
Strange but true, FA or FoF is an issue with the learned, educated, the rich and the jet setters. Most of the Cockpit Vista clients are professionals in high positions or business leaders who can afford to hire a jet but unable to fly!! They are essentially those who control ecosystems but are faced with lack of control while on flight. Understandably, FA clients require utmost privacy and confidentially while taking the course. Also they do not want to be seen at airports and on board flight with a course group. Cockpit Vista sessions ae held in private location away from being noticed. Also, the real flight is conducted in an equally personalised manner
A passenger's anxiety can be related to any field of aviation - pilot, Flight Attendants, ATC, Maintenance, airside operations, ground handling, aviation security and twenty more such areas aviation. Human Psychology and human behaviour add to the complexity. Clients end up with hundred questions which must be answered before their trust on aviation is reinforced. To deliver the course effectively we must either have a module with all the specialist from aviation which is neither practical not cost effective. Cockpit Vista is unique worldwide - we determined that the instructor need to be a single point of contact with the unique qualification of exposure to all the fields. Cockpit Vista founder Wing Commander K Dinesh is infact an Air Force Examiner with experience and exposure to all facets of aviation. He is one of the few specialist worldwide who conducts course a personal course for each client and delivers the right balance and wins the trust of client which is paramount in FA redressal.
Cockpit Vista study indicate that efficacy of flight Anxiety courses is best in an eye to eye scenario. The trust on the instructor is key to success of the course. Online material or downloadable courses are not a substitute for a good interaction and trust building exercise in an eye to eye program. Our online course retains all benifits of the onsite course and is a good substitute when a client cannot reach the onsite course, especially those who are overseas. An eye to eye zoom session with our founder from his cockpit makes the session meaningful and as benificial as the onsite course.
Most courses restrict accompanying guest for commercial reasons. For a scientific reason, we at Cockpit Vista not only allow a partner to join an anxious passenger for the entire session, but encourage you to come with a trusted partner with whom you would fly most often. This person could be your spouse, business partner or a close friend - but he must be a happy flyer who wants to be a contributor to your success story. It is our researched outcome that a flight anxious passenger's intake at the simulator is anything from 30 to 60 percent while the partner / support person has a thorough understanding of the session . The happy flyer gathers all the tools and techniques from us and acts as all time instructor and mentor on flights that you may take with the partner for business or leisure. A buddy configuration enhances your confidence and helps you out of the anxiety.
Success rates in anxiety removal programs are determined by how many passengers continued to fly month after month after the course. Anxiety levels can rise after news of aviation incidents anywhere in the world. Anxiety redressal is therefore an ongoing process for turning a fearful flyer into a happy flyer. Regular mentoring is the solution. Given our business model, clients keep in touch with our founder on regular basis. Cockpit Vista is unique in providing continued support including personal advice and appropriate feed of reading material, video links that enhance confidence in aviation. Having a mentor and coach is not only a privelege for the client but a necessity in programs to control Aviation related Anxiety.
Once again we researched and saw no major advantage of teaching Psychology as a standalone subject to Flight Anxious passengers. Instead in a more intutive methodology we combined a more advanced subject of aviation psychological embedded within the technical session. Our delivery at the course sessions are therefore more impactful as it covers each module or subject from two perspective - the psychological and technical, both at the same time. The integrated approach to course delivery is most effective in fighting fight anxiety
Well, what length of session is good enough for a Fear of Flying course? We realaised that FA courses are about unlearning and relearning aviation. Aeroplanes and aviation operation is a complex subject. It takes a reasonable explanation by the instructor for a FA client to understand and accept the fact. We found that 15 hours of interaction that we provide in a session plus the flight configuration is just about enough. We dont agree that a four hour session can do justice to the cause. We emphasise that the required course duration is an important consideration while picking up program for Fear of Flying removal.
We encourage our course participants to share their full story with the community - how it all began and their journey in search of remedies. Many of them agree to share full details and be part of the Cockpit Vista campaign "Everyone will fly" In furtherance to our continued support to the community of Fearful flyers, we have shared these stories on a private page of our website. You will need to create an account to access these pages. We encourage our guests to open an account and benifit from the stories of our past clients
Lastly, the Fear of Flying courses don't come cheap as it requires simulators, aviation resources, real estate and more importantly requires specialists to deliver the program. Typically, a private courses for Fear of Flying in United Kingdom with cost more than $4225 (INR 3.4 lakhs). Add the cost of travel and stay, a private course becomes prohibitively expensive, except for the super rich. Cockpit Vista, in line with it's mission "Everyone will fly", delivers a more effective course content at one tenth of the price - adding value for money. We are glad to see overseas customer travelling all the way to us for the private one on one course.
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