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Fear Of Flying Course Testimonials

Fear Of Flying Course Testimonials

Please find below Fear Of Flying Course Testimonials from previous customers.

Some of the testimonials below have been sent to us via email and updated on our site. We have set up a Tripadvisor, Trustpilot and Google Business pages and we welcome your feedback to be left there. As the operating company for the course is Full Motion Experience you will find the portals below lead to there.

Mike Robinson
August 2022
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Sometimes in life you chance upon someone who has a passion for what they do and who genuinely cares for the people they aim to help. Mak is one of those individuals. If you do get the opportunity, then I would recommend the Full Motion Experience whether it is for some therapy time or just sharing the experience of what it would be like to handle the controls of a passenger aircraft.

Unfortunately, I have suffered with anxiety for most of my adult life and generally avoid holidays which involve flying, seeking the easy option where I can to holiday at home in the UK.

When I have flown in the past, I have attended BA Fear of Flying courses to help me as part of my “reassurance” routine before taking the holiday flight proper. These courses do help, and I would recommend trying one however, you are part of a much larger group of people all with similar issues. You tend to feed off one another’s fears and you do not pay much attention to your own. It is easy for you to look to someone else who is suffering more than you and to think to yourself “I am not that bad after all”. You let the course carry you through without fully addressing your own issues.

This is where the one-to-one flight simulator experience is different. Mak will help you rationalise your flying fears (whatever they may be) and will help you understand them. In my case he told me within 10 minutes of us meeting that I did not actually have a fear of flying and that the problem was me!! There I was slaughtered by his words in front of my smiling wife who was enjoying the moment much more than me. He explained in a concise way that I was the problem and that I needed to let others take control and stop avoiding the fear.

The simulator was just a small part of the whole experience, but it enables you to address each concern that you may have with flying and to repeat them if necessary until you have finally processed them.

With Mak’s expert knowledge you can compartment those fears until you accept and understand them. As an example, I asked Mak to simulate severe turbulence, something that a fear of flying course would not do. We’ve all heard the stories of how bad it is and then fear it without actually experiencing it. That is where the simulator was able to demonstrate the perceived event in a controlled environment. You realise it is not as bad as rumour might have you believe.

I attended the course with my wife and daughter who both have no such problems. They thoroughly enjoyed themselves having fun at the controls.

If you, like them, just want to experience something that we do not get the chance to do then I would recommend this as an experience you can share with others.

Like other reviews I am truly grateful to Mak and do hope that he can make a difference in your life as he has in mine. We flew to Tenerfife shortly after the course and laid some demons to rest.
Michael
Oct 2022
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I recently completed the fear of flying course with Mak from Full motion experience and what an experience it was. I was apprehensive on the way but a call from Mak set me at ease. We spent an hour in the briefing room talking over all aspects of flying and again with this newfound knowledge I was ready to spend the next hour in the simulator. After entering the simulator and strapping in Mak explained all the controls and how everything has a backup system which again set my mind at ease. It was now time for take off, palms were sweating, mouth was dry, and stomach was in knots.... Everything simulated a normal flight, from the taxi to the runway to the engine check and then we thrust ourselves down the runway. We were off with Mak explaining everything he was doing, and every pilot does during this time. The feeling inside this simulator is exactly the same as a normal flight. I was told to glance out the window at the Thames, WOW I couldn't believe it. We experienced flying in clouds, rain, lightning, turbulence, engine failure and landing. We then did it again and again. I couldn't believe it; I was loving it...... Totally put at ease by everything Mak had told and showed me I was actually enjoying this experience. We followed the simulator with a debrief and before leaving Mak assured me further by saying I could contact him in the future with any further questions or fears I may have. After this experience I don't think I'll have any problems. Thanks Mak.
Derek
Sept 2022
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Sitting on a sun bed in sunny Tenerife 😀 Thank you so much for the help, support and advice you gave me. This morning I put on a music track which truly broke me. I realised the anger I have been carrying around with me for 40 years has finally been challenged and the doubt in me is created only by me. You told me I was the problem when we first met. You were spot on. To use the words from the song "I've been travelling a hard road carry my heavy load" Today that heavy load is lighter and the road not so hard thanks to you.
Adam
Sept 2022
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Just wanted to give you an update, I went to Morocco and came back last week and didn't even get nervous on the flight i was so relaxed I ended up sleeping. Thank you so much for all your help I really do appreciate it I can't believe when we first spoke I haven't been on a plane in 15 years and already this year I have been on 4 flights.
Katie
August 2022
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If like me you have allowed you fear of flying to stop you from making wonderful memories with your family - please book this course! You won’t be disappointed! Captain Mak is an expert in offering factual and reassuring information about how an aircraft works. He explains the many safety aspects of the aircraft and will clearly address your individual concerns without judgement. Captain Mak gave me as much time as was needed to be sure that all my fears had been discussed thoroughly - he was able to knock every worry right out of the park. The simulator experience at the end of our session was fantastic, I felt as though I was on a real aircraft and it gave me the opportunity to test out my new, much more positive attitude towards flying. I flew to Alicante at the beginning of August 2022 with my husband and my 2 young children. If I hadn’t taken this course I genuinely don’t think I would have been able to get on the plane! My girls absolutely loved flying and armed with so much knowledge from Captain Mak I was able to talk my girls through the different stages of the flight. A fellow passenger even complimented me on how it was lovely to hear the way I was explaining every thing to my children. When I told her I had been terrified of flying she couldn’t believe it. I never want my girls to fear and be held back like I was! Just before my return to the UK I did unfortunately allow some anxiety creep back in a little and I was concerned about stormy weather. Captain Mak had been so kind to give me his contact details with the offer of future support if I ever needed it. I cheekily took him up on the offer and sent him a message about my concerns. Within 20 minutes Captain Mak had called me personally to reassure me once again. The following day he very kindly gave up more of his time to send me a weather report for my flight route to be sure that I had no concerns. It is very clear to me that Captain Mak has a good and kind heart and he runs this business as he has a genuine interest in helping people like me. I am sure I will be jetting off again with my family in the near future to make more memories. Thank you Captain Mak for your life changing support! I am overwhelmed by your kindness and I am so grateful to you!
Audrey
July 2022
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I have recently attended the ‘Fear of flying’ session with Mak and wanted to say a huge thank you for this amazing experience! I am an extremely nervous passenger and have done various courses, taken medication, had hypnotherapy and nothing is as good as this session. Mak is a true professional, so incredibly patient and explains everything so well. Despite me being so nervous, he made me feel at ease and gave me much confidence especially with turbulence (my greatest fear). The simulator is so realistic and I felt able to withstand turbulence at a much greater level than I had experienced before during a real flight. This is all due to Mak’s clear explanations of what is happening during flight. This course is outstanding value for money for anyone who is a nervous flyer or just wants to understand more about flying. It is so much better having a ‘one to one’ with an experienced pilot of Mak’s calibre, rather than attending a course with lots of other nervous flyers! It was a real bonus being able to have my partner join me in the simulator, which he really enjoyed and had a turn at landing the plane. I am due to fly to France in September and this time I feel confident that my partner will not have to coax and drag me into the plane. Very many thanks Mak for a great experience and also to Andy for liaising and making all the arrangements.
Christine
May 2022
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Your Fear Of Flying course was SO helpful! Just completed a short return flight to Geneva (not Florence) with BA!! I needed a drink to set me up for each flight but I managed it ! I kept thinking about your explanations of turbulence and landing procedures and managed to stay calm. Thanks again for your support. Best wishes Christine (Surbiton)
Lynne M
Sept 2021
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My ‘Fear of flying’ session with Sia last week. Firstly, I feel so fortunate to have had this experience in the simulator as I was absolutely terrified when I arrived. I am probably the worst passenger in the world and I have ran off planes and not boarded on some flights.

I have had to have medication to get me through flights. I have also completed the Virgin Flying With Confidence course which was slightly helpful, but nowhere near gave me the confidence that Sia has.

Sia put me at ease immediately and spent time with me talking through my fears. He was a true professional throughout my session whilst being friendly with such a calm approach. Sia really listened to me and explained how the aircraft manages through turbulence which is my greatest fear. He explained everything in such a way that I was able to understand. We went through scenarios and different turbulence and I was amazed that I was able to get through this. I think if I knew I was boarding a plane Sia was flying I would feel very confident. He is a fantastic person and both my partner and I felt privileged to have met him.

The course with Sia was outstanding value for money and I would highly recommend Sia to anyone who is a nervous passenger. My plan was to do this course and then to go on holiday next week. I was due to fly to Malta but obviously plans have changed. I really do feel though I would be able to do the flight and hope I can in the near future.

Full Motion Experience Please pass on my sincere thanks and gratitude to Sia.
Kim
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Sia was amazing! He put me completely at ease and somehow he even got me laughing whilst we were in the simulator! The whole morning was just such a great experience and the opportunity to speak to Sia and ask him questions was just invaluable. My husband and I are so glad we chose to do the full-motion simulator after the fixed-based session; it was well worth it. I’ve done fear of flying sessions with an airline (as well as other things to overcome my fear of flying), but nothing has felt so safe/ controlled and actually addressed the cause of my fears until the sessions.

I’ll be recommending the experiences to everyone and I’ll definitely be back for top-up sessions (or just for fun with family members who also want to try the simulators!).
Rob
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I attended a fear of flying course last Sunday evening with instructor Sia. I wanted to drop you a brief note to provide some very positive feedback. Sia was very welcoming and did a great job at quickly putting myself at ease. He listened to my phobia and considered the course scenarios and content based upon my individual phobia thoughts and my background, this was absolutely fantastic.

He was very knowledgeable and answered my questions fully, this was great at filling me with confidence so much that I flew several crisis scenarios in the simulator which has really helped to put my mind at ease now. If someone would've told me before the session I would have done this I would never had believed them!

I really feel like he went above and beyond to ensure that no question was left unanswered to help me with my phobia, and his follow up texts are really appreciated as it feels like you don't have to struggle on your own. I am really grateful to Sia for this session and will have no hesitation in recommending friends to go for a session with him.

I am flying tomorrow evening and whilst still not exactly looking forward to the flight, I definitely more calm and confident as a result of the knowledge and experience I gained in the session.
Lynne
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I feel so fortunate to have had this experience in the simulator as I was absolutely terrified when I arrived. I am probably the worst passenger in the world and I have ran off planes and not boarded on some flights. I have had to have medication to get me through flights. I have also completed the Virgin Flying With Confidence course which was slightly helpful, but nowhere near gave me the confidence that Sia has.

Sia put me at ease immediately and spent time with me talking through my fears. He was a true professional throughout my session whilst being friendly with such a calm approach. Sia really listened to me and explained how the aircraft manages through turbulence which is my greatest fear. He explained everything in such a way that I was able to understand. We went through scenarios and different turbulence and I was amazed that I was able to get through this. I think if I knew I was boarding a plane Sia was flying I would feel very confident. He is a fantastic person and both my partner and I felt privileged to have met him.

The course with Sia was outstanding value for money and I would highly recommend Sia to anyone who is a nervous passenger. My plan was to do this course and then to go on holiday next week. I was due to fly to Malta but obviously plans have changed. I really do feel though I would be able to do the flight and hope I can in the near future.
Liana
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Hi! I have been meaning to message you for the last week. I wanted to let you know that my flight to Malta was ok, the flight there was great, I felt amazing!! Take off was like a dream, a new experience, I managed to control the fear!! On the way back we had quite a bit of turbulence and I was ok but it was night and I fell into my bad habits and needed a glass or 2. Overall it was the best flight in 20 years so a huge thank you. I even enjoyed parts of it!! Onto the next long haul one!!! Thank you again for your http and support I am hugely grateful 😊 I am so glad I had that experience with you, that was over 20 years. I hope that it will last with me and I hope I will be ok with the long haul but it really did make a difference and it was the only thing I did in 20 years that has!! And I did it all. Thank you x I may call you before I fly again, just for a g up 🙂