Subject: Fear of Flying
GETTING BEYOND AIR PHOBIAS The recent crash of the Alaska Airlines jet off the California coast has awakened or heightened aerophobia (fear of flying) in a number of Americans. For some people that's fine--they just won't get on another airplane. But if you suffer from aerophobia and want to fly again, you'll find help in an array of self-help books on the subject, including one called Fly Without Fear, based on U.S. Airway's Fearful Flyers Program.

Another good source is the Pegasus Foundation, a Florida-based nonprofit run by a former United Airlines captain. The Pegasus Foundation helps travelers overcome their flying fears with a multimedia program, seminars, and therapist referrals. Visit the foundation at