"I'm Jeffrey Skiles, and no one has more reason to be afraid to fly than me. I was one of the pilots of US Airways Flight 1549 which lost both engines and ditched in the Hudson River on January 15, 2009. Despite that life changing experience, I was back in the cockpit only 2 weeks later without even a twinge of fear because I understand what flying is all about.
The Takeoff Today program will help you better understand your experience of flying, cope with your anxiety or even panic on board the plane, and put your fears behind you. Use it to tackle your fears and discover how to fly in comfort and confidence."
Co-Pilot Flight 1549 "The Miracle on the Hudson"
Contributor to the Takeoff Today Program
The next time you fly can be different...
Take just a minute and imagine you’re on board an airplane, going someplace you’re really looking forward to visiting. You’re relaxed and comfortable in your seat, with a calm, quiet mind when you notice that you’re actually enjoying the peace and quiet of the flight. You hear the steady ‘whoosh’ of the engines and find it soothing, like the sound of waves breaking randomly and steadily on the ocean shore. What used to cause you so much stress and anxiety has become something you actually look forward to as a time for you to let go and just be at peace.
You look out the window and see the crisp blue sky and puffy white clouds far beneath you, and you remember sitting in your chair and first reading these words - when I told you that your next flight could be different - and you smile to yourself as you realize that this moment, RIGHT NOW was when flying began to change for you...
Keep reading and in the next few minutes you’re going to learn how you CAN overcome your fear of flying and why I believe you only need to do two things to make it happen...
Just like you, I used to have a severe fear of flying.
For a long time, I wouldn’t fly anywhere, under any circumstances. No way.
I was terrified of being up so high and feeling claustrophobic and trapped - of having no way to escape that cramped metal cylinder six miles above the ground. I worried about crashing and never seeing my family again, and I just couldn’t bear to endure those awful feelings of anxiety for as long as a flight lasted. What if I needed to get off?
I tried everything. Anti-anxiety medications, drinking before the flight, therapy, books and tapes, but nothing seemed to work like I needed it to.
I eventually worked up the courage to get on a plane, and it was actually WORSE than I imagined! Everyone else on board just sat there reading their magazines or doing crossword puzzles, and I was filled with absolute terror before we even left the ground. It didn’t seem fair and it made me even more frustrated that no one seemed to understand how powerful my fear was.
Even before the flight, I was filled with anxiety that interfered with my work and life. I’d have nightmares and trouble sleeping, and my days were filled with repetitive negative thoughts I just couldn’t seem to control. The days and even weeks prior to a flight were completely ruined by my fear of flying, but once I got on the plane, that’s when the REAL trouble started.
As soon as the wheels would come off the ground, I could feel the chemicals surge into my brain as the fear took hold of me...
I would have panic attacks on board and be filled with a dread that some catastrophe was just about to happen. Maybe I’d run out of air and wouldn’t be able to breathe and I would lose control and would try to open the door in the middle of the flight. Maybe the plane would break apart and I would have to live the final few moments of my life in the crushing grip of fear. Maybe the panic would just overwhelm me and who knows what would happen next.
It took years, but thankfully, I eventually overcame my fear and anxiety while flying.
Now I fly all over the country whenever I want to, and I don’t give it a second thought. As a matter of fact, I actually look forward to getting on the plane now because I know it’s a place I can get away from it all and relax without being disturbed!
It’s a shame that I needlessly suffered for so long chasing down phony “cures” and trying to numb myself to the anxiety, because what I discovered is that most everyone makes overcoming the fear of flying much more difficult and time consuming than it needs to be. Let me explain how simple it can be...
When I was searching for a way to overcome my fear of flying, I bought a ton of books and programs, and spent literally thousands of dollars trying to find the “cure” that they all promised me...
But here’s the problem.
You can’t be “cured”...because you’re not sick!
Having a fear of flying isn’t an illness or a disease...it’s really more of a “mental misunderstanding” that tricks your brain into reacting with anxiety and panic even though flying ISN’T dangerous.
There’s no THING that makes you anxious or afraid on board a plane. It’s not the air, the uncomfortable seats, the height, or the stale peanuts that make you anxious. It’s you, what you tell yourself, and how you react that causes the fear.
Flying isn’t the problem....YOU’RE the problem...and that’s good!
If you’re the ultimate cause of your fear of flying, that’s GOOD NEWS, because that means that YOU can STOP IT!
All you need to do is prove to your brain, in a way it will remember, that it’s WRONG to react with anxiety. There’s no elusive “riddle” to solve like so many others would have you believe, at the core it’s really pretty darn simple...
First, you need to trust the plane and the people who work in aviation so you don’t need to concern yourself with the plane crashing or wonder how the heck that huge airplane stays up there.
Second, and maybe more importantly, you need to know how to control your feelings and reaction so you remain comfortable and in control on board the airplane.
If you can do BOTH of those things, I don’t think you’ll EVER be afraid on a plane again. In fact, you may even start to LIKE flying, just like I do now.
Even in the rare chance that you stumble across a technique or skill that helps you relax a little more on board the plane, that’s still only half the battle.
I know from personal experience that some of the worst anxiety about flying is during the days and weeks BEFORE the flight!
And don’t get me started on programs that try to teach you to “cope” with your anxiety...
I don’t want you to learn to “cope” with your inappropriate feelings of anxiety about flying....I want them GONE.
I mean really, if you have a toothache and went to the dentist and they suggested meditating or positive thinking to “cope” with the pain, you’d find a new dentist!
You want the anxiety gone, just like you would a toothache, and I don’t blame you. There’s no reason to “cope” with anxiety while flying or to learn to live with it when instead you can put it out of your life permanently. So when you hear the words “cope” and “fear” put together....run the other way.
Since I conquered my fears and anxiety, I’ve devoted my life to helping others do the same. My books and programs have been used successfully by literally thousands of individuals all over the world, they’ve been on CNN, MSNBC, Discovery Health channel, and more. You may have read about them in Natural Health or Psychology Today magazines, or even learned about them from a seat mate on a flight.
They are some of the most trusted and widely used products available for changing your life, and I decided I wanted to take what I knew from my own experience with conquering my flying anxiety and assemble the ultimate resource for overcoming the fear of flying available anywhere. It’s called the Takeoff Today program:
To be honest, I almost take for granted how much easier life is now that I’ve conquered my fear.
I’ve gotten to see so many new places and have so many experiences, even though it took me a long time to overcome my fear of flying, it was worth every second. But it doesn’t have to take you anywhere near as long.
If you could hop a plane whenever you liked and not have anxiety about it, think about where you would go. I know there are places you want to see and things you really want to do, but you feel you can’t because of your fear. It doesn’t have to be that way. The whole world can open up to you once you move past your fear...
Things don’t need to be so stressful and vacations and trips can be FUN again, like they should be. Maybe you could advance at work or have a different career completely if you knew you could fly in peace and comfort. What effect would it have on other people in your life? Does your family miss out because of your fear? Do you see friends less? Don’t you at least owe it to THEM to overcome your fear of flying?
Like we had talked about, we’re going to focus on two core areas, helping you trust the plane and its personnel, and helping you trust yourself and your ability to choose your reaction on board.
Of course, quite a bit goes into accomplishing both of those things, let’s look at the first...
You need to learn to trust how the plane works and that it is an incredibly safe form of travel. Now pay attention here...I don’t mean you need to read more statistics. Your fear isn’t occurring on a logical level so simply ingesting facts and figures won’t help (as you probably already know). What you need is to truly know on an emotional level - down in your GUT - that the plane is going to be safe.
You’re going to begin by learning how planes fly, how qualified the people in the airline industry are, and get all your “what if” questions answered.
You’ll finally understand inside and out exactly how planes fly and why they’re the safest form of travel. It’s not going to be complicated and scientific, that only confuses people and isn’t really helpful. Instead, it’s going to be presented in a way that I think will “click” for you...and you may find that a lot of what you may worry about happening simply can’t happen.
I’ll take you behind the scenes and show you why you can completely trust the people that work in aviation. From pilots to air traffic controllers to the mechanics...you’re going to feel good about putting your faith in the people working to keep you safe and secure in the air.
The most eye opening part of this section is when you’ll find answers to all your “what if” questions about flying. I conducted in-depth interviews with actual flight crew and got answers to common questions fearful fliers have about the plane, safety, and flying in general.
By the time you’re done with this section, you’ll probably know more about flying and aviation than anyone else on board the plane besides the pilot, and we’ll be ready to move on to the second part, learning to trust yourself and your ability to control your reaction.
What if you KNEW you could change your reaction on board the airplane from one of anxiety and fear to one of confidence and calm? There would be nothing to fear, right?
Well I’ve got news for you...
You CAN learn to control your reaction and end your anxiety.
Your mind has been tricked into thinking flying is dangerous, or somehow poses a threat, so it does what it SHOULD do, it puts you on high alert and pumps you full of chemicals that bring on your anxiety!
Maybe this happens because you never truly understood how flying works, or maybe because you never really trusted yourself to be ok on board, in a situation you couldn’t escape from. Regardless of WHY you’re afraid, it’s critical that you learn how to seize control of your anxiety, so you know that even if you do get a little anxious, you can turn it off, just like turning off a faucet on a sink.
You’re going to learn a four step technique that can actually shut down your anxious reaction, either on board the plane or in the days prior to your flight. Once you know you can “turn it off”, you can begin to “teach” your mind that it’s been making a huge mistake and that flying ISN’T a threat to be protected from. You’ll be given specialized tools and taught a variety of ways to re-train your brain to react with feelings of peace instead of anxiety.
You can actually be MORE relaxed in the air than you are on the ground!
I know it may sound hard to believe...but if you can learn to be afraid of flying, even though we both know there’s no REAL danger in it, you can certainly teach yourself to react the RIGHT way - WITHOUT FEAR.
You just have to learn how to “teach” yourself, and that’s what I learned to do that allowed me to completely overcome my fear. It’s not hard, it doesn’t take long, and it’s not hypnosis, positive thinking, or some other nonsense that flat out doesn’t work...
Once you learn what’s inside the Takeoff Today program, you’ll have everything I think you need to not only fly without fear, but to learn to enjoy it!
You won’t need to have your days ruined with nerves before the flight, and you’ll KNOW that you can control your reaction on board the plane.
You don’t need to resort to drinking or pills to take the edge off. I don't think hat ever REALLY works and can even be dangerous, especially on board a plane.
You don’t need to resort to drinking or pills to take the edge off. I don't think that ever REALLY works and can even be dangerous, especially on board a plane. Is numbing yourself with drugs really the way you want to handle your fear? Doesn't it make more sense to fix the PROBLEM rather than just try and suppress the SYMPTOMS? The Takeoff Today program doesn't just distract you or mask your anxiety while flying, it can actually go to the CORE of your fear reaction and teach you to stop it before it starts.
Traditional therapy can take months and run thousands of dollars, and unless you’re lucky enough to have someone who specializes in the fear of flying in your area, they’re simply often not qualified to be giving advice - they just don’t know enough about flying. It’s not their fault, it’s understandable, they see people with all sorts of issues...relationship problems, fear of spiders, people that can’t quit smoking....they’re generalists, not specialists. You deserve someone who's focused on treating the fear of flying.
I've found that most hypnosis is a scam...we won’t even talk about it in the Takeoff Today program, and I’ll only bring up positive thinking to tell you how useless it usually is. The Takeoff Today program isn’t about feel good warm and fuzzy New Age hocus-pocus...it’s about cutting edge psychological techniques that can teach you to master your feelings on the plane and completely alter the way you experience flying.
People from all walks of life around the world put their trust in the Takeoff Today program for one simple reason. It works.
The Takeoff Today Manual is a 100+ page in-depth guide that will walk you step by step through everything I think you need to know and do to overcome your fear of flying and help you fly with comfort and confidence, faster than you ever thought possible.
You’ll also receive the entire unabridged program manual in audio format, so you can work on conquering your fear by listening in your car, at work, on your iPod, on board the plane, or wherever is most convenient for you.
In this 2 hour video series, I’ll personally take you by the hand and review with you the major concepts of the program and what I think you need to know to forever change your experience of flying. It’s a wonderful way to quickly review the entire course and refresh your skills prior to a flight.
The Takeoff Today Tactical Kit is going to be your lifeline in preparation for an upcoming flight and while on board. It includes my special report “The Anxiety Helix”, an extremely powerful tool to help you move past your fear by opening your eyes to the truth of its “tricks”. It’s something you’re going to want to print out and have in your carry-on bag to help you on board the plane, or whenever you need a reminder of my strategies to quickly dissolve fear and anxiety.
You’re also going to get two specially developed audios created specifically to work in conjunction with the other Takeoff Today program material. These exclusive tools are ONLY available as part of the program, and I consider them CRITICAL for anyone who wants to dramatically and permanently alter their experience of flying.
The first audio is designed to assist you in conquering the anxiety you may have in anticipation of an upcoming flight. You can practice the skills and techniques you learn about in the program, take a virtual “practice flight”, and improve your ability to shatter your fear while on board the aircraft, all in about 20 minutes.
The second audio was engineered for use while on board the plane, should you feel any remaining anxiety or fear. It will quickly walk you through the process of replacing your anxiety with feelings of calm and tranquility so you can once again feel in control, at peace, and self-assured while in flight. Think of it as a quick and easy way to “rescue” yourself should you need a little extra help from me while you're on board the plane. You can feel so much better when you know that you can always put your headphones on, put yourself in my hands, and let me quickly and gently remind you how to fly in comfort.
By this point, you know how your mind gets “tricked” into thinking flying is dangerous, and that I believe you only have to learn how to teach it a new way to react in order to put your fear of flying behind you. You also learned that overcoming your fear can actually be simple and uncomplicated, and can be boiled down to two straightforward tasks, both of which I think you can accomplish quickly and easily with the Takeoff Today program.
We’ve talked about the true cost of your fear, and how much better and easier life can be for you and the people in your life when you’re confident in your ability to fly. Now that we’ve removed so much of the “mystery” about the anxiety you feel when you fly and where it comes from, actually conquering your fear of flying probably feels more realistic and achievable than ever, and that’s great, because IT CAN BE.
You’ve seen that the program comes with absolutely everything I think you could possibly need to overcome your fear...the manual, audio version, video series, and even the tactical kit to use when a flight is approaching or when you need a little extra help on board. There really is nothing more you could ask for...
But maybe you’re still a little unsure whether or not the program can work for you.
Maybe you’ve already read books or tried a different program, and even though you know that the Takeoff Today program is unique, you’re still just not sure.
Hey, I get it.
I understand exactly how you feel, because I felt the same way when I was in your shoes, but I’m not going to let that get in the way of you feeling better about flying and changing your life. I just don’t have it in me to know you’re still struggling when you don’t have to just because I didn’t make it easy enough to get started.
So here’s what I decided to do...
If you order the program and can’t honestly tell me your next flight was your best ever, then I don’t deserve your money and I’ll give you back every single penny.
You’re going to have an entire 8 weeks to review the Takeoff Today program and use it on your next flight. If you feel that program isn't right for you or that it didn’t deliver far more than you ever expected, for ANY REASON OR NO REASON AT ALL you'll get a prompt, no questions asked, complete refund. No fine print and no hassles, just a guarantee so solid that you have no reason to wait another second to start overcoming your fear of flying.
I can’t think of any other way to make it easier to get started and remove any risk on your part whatsoever. If you can think of something more fair, let me know.
If you order the program and can’t honestly tell me your next flight was your best ever, then I don’t deserve your money and I’ll give you back every single penny. Take an entire 8 weeks to review the Takeoff Today program and use it on your next flight. If you feel that program isn't right for you or that it didn’t deliver far more than you ever expected, for ANY REASON OR NO REASON AT ALL you'll get a prompt, no questions asked, complete refund. No fine print, no hassles, just a guarantee so solid that you have no reason to wait another second to start overcoming your fear of flying.
It’s important to me that help is within reach for everyone that needs it, so even though my competitor's programs run several hundred dollars for material I don't consider half as good and not nearly as powerful, I’ve decided to make the Takeoff Today program incredibly affordable so buying anything else simply makes no sense.
The entire program which includes everything we’ve talked about and if completely guaranteed, can be yours for only a single payment of $97.
When you order below, you'll receive the huge program manual, the full audio version, the entire video series, and the tactical kit...EVERYTHING...not just one little piece of what you need like some of my competitors try to sucker you into (read the fine print on their sites, I don't have or need any fine print).
As soon as you order, you’ll be taken to the private download area so you can be started in the next ten minutes. You don’t need to be a computer whiz, all you have to do is click a link and you’ll be on your way, and if you ever need a little help, that’s what we’re here for. You won’t need to wait or pay for shipping, you’ll have everything you need in a matter of minutes in an easy to use PDF, mp3, and QuickTime format, which all requires software you probably already have installed on your computer and is completely free and provided for you if you don’t.
If you prefer to have the entire course in a Print and CD format that's actually shipped discreetly to your preferred address, don't worry, we offer that too. Just click here for details and to order that version of the Takeoff Today Program.
I’ve shown you how and why the program works.
I’ve removed any excuse you have for not getting started now.
But the next step is up to you.
You can remain how you are, dreading or avoiding your next flight, putting your life on hold, and simply not living the life you know deep down in your soul you were born to live, or you can do something about it RIGHT NOW.
The choice is yours.
P.S. - Every day you wait to get started with the Takeoff Today Program is another day you may be NEEDLESSLY living with anxiety and fear about flying. Your results are guaranteed - so what are you waiting for?
NOTE: The Takeoff Today Program is an instantly downloadable program. No physical products will be shipped. After you order, you will get INSTANT ACCESS to download the e-book onto your computer. The format is Adobe Acrobat PDF, QuickTime, and mp3, which can be viewed on Mac or PC.
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