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SOAR History

In order to develop a programme that would help everyone, Captain Bunn established SOAR in 1982. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy techniques developed by Dr. Claire Weekes were added.

The new techniques made it possible to help most of those not helped by the original programmes. Research...

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Captain Tom Bunn

Read about how Captain Tom Bunn started his flying experience in the Air Force and was involved in the first fear of flying course.

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Turbulence terror
I'm OK about take-off and landing but turbulence terrifies me. Help!!

Captain Tom Bunn's reply:
First you need to know that turbulence is a problem for people only because people think turbulence is a problem for the aeroplane. Actually the aeroplane couldn't be happier than when in turbulence. It just doesn't bother aeroplanes, only us who think it bothers aeroplanes. Second, it can help to understand that turbulence is natural. The jet stream is caused by earth rotation, and...

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Client Comments

I want to thank you for the help you personally gave me over the telephone and through the SOAR course. I can honestly say that I would have never flown again without it. Steve

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Research & Development

Air safety of airliners registered in the United Kingdom

According to Aviation Safety Review, 706 million passengers flew 7.15 million flights worldwide during the ten year period 1990 through 1999 on airliners registered in the United Kingdom without a single fatality.

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In The Media

How Flight-Phobic Executives Face TheirFear Head-On

While advertising executive Cindy Dooley sat on the plane, waiting for takeoff on twice-monthly flights to visit clients, she would break into a nervous sweat, her heart pounding and her stomach plagued by jitters.

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