“HAPPY 2 FLY” : learn to enjoy flying !

Price:  650,00

Period : soon to be announced

Duration : 3 saturdays of the month (during the day)

Language : french

Each year, more than 30 million commercial flights circulate above our heads, carrying 3,3 billion people, each of them travelling on average 1865 kilometers (DGAC statistics, 2014).

According to a serie of independant studies (Van Gerwen, 2004 ; Bor, Eriksen & Oakes, 2009), an estimated average from 10 to 30% of people can develop a certain form of aviophobia at one point in their life.

The intensity of such fear can strongly differ, starting from a sick-feeling in the stomach that can turn into a panic attack with evident signs as palpitations, sweat and trembling.

Over time, this fear can have negative effects on both professionnal and private life of the person.

In general, it is considered that 3 out of 4 persons suffering from anxious signs related to aviophobia choose not to to overcome their fear of flying.

Today, Brussels Flight Simulators, already dedicated to flight simulation and avionics activities, provides people with its professional infrastructure and Boeing 737-800 NG simulator in order for them not only to learn more about aviation but also try to overcome their fear thanks to a theoretical and practical course under the supervision of flight professionals and a psychologist.

The “Happy 2 Fly” program is divided into a serie of steps (more info below) and makes the most of a professional location where people from all horizons can come and test their fear on board of a Boeing 737-800 NG simulator, certainly the most-affordable of its kind in Belgium.

Using this magical tool and its back-cockpit cabin that can embark up to 8 passengers, people can actually set themselves in the pilot’s shoes by taking control of the plane and by doing so, better understand the mechanisms at play while the machine “flies” in the air.

Located near Brussels Airport, Brussels Flight Simulators is one of the few places in Belgium capable of providing such a high-quality flight simulator and infrastructure at reasonable prices for the general public.

If you are interested in being part of our course, do not hesitate to contact us via simcontact@bfsim.com or +32 2 720 85 13 for information or provisional registration. We will keep you informed in time when our next course will take place.

Below : find the complete program of “Happy 2 Fly”

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Description

STEP 1 : Q & A

Once the registration is confirmed, each participant will be sent a list of questions that he/she can answer and send back via the following address : simcontact@bfsim.com

It will enable our psychologist to have a pre-understanding about the type of fear each person feels in order to prepare for the following interview.

STEP 2 : Meeting with our psychologist

Each participant is invited to come to Brussels Flight Simulators’s location to meet and talk with our psychologist specialized in aviophobia.

This individual meeting of 30 minutes will enable the person to talk openly about his fear and ask questions regarding the course and what he/she can expect at the end of it.

STEP 3 : theoretical course
  • 9:00 am – 09:30 am : “welcome on board” & course introduction
  • 9:30 am – 10:30 am : course n°1 (Themes : the mechanisms of a fear, the psychological aspects of aviophobia)
  • 10:30 am – 10:45 am : break
  • 10:45 am – 11:30 am : course n°2 (Theme : the principles of aeronautics)
  • 11:30 am – 12:15 am : course n°3 (Theme : the aspects of aviation safety)
  • 12:15 am – 1:00 pm : Q&A session
  • 1:00 pm – 1:30 pm : lunch (included)

STEP 4 : practical course
  • 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm : flight sessions on board of our Boeing 737 simulator (30 minutes / person with an operator)
  • 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm : débriefing (30 minutes / person)

Group members who are not in control of the Boeing or in debriefing can either choose to attend the other sessions or rest in the lounge room.

STEP 5 : return trip (tickets included)

After the theory on the ground comes the practice in the air.

Each participant is invited to embark for a short return trip from Brussels in the company of the other group members, our psychologist and a professionnal pilot to experiment theoretical and practical notions learned on the ground and in the Boeing 737 simulator.

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