Transcript for The 'Plane Whisperer' With How to Quell Your Fear of Flying
And next tonight new ways to face your fears. 25% of Americans are afraid to fly. Tonight the pilot with secrets to calm you down. ABC tells us why they call him the plane whisperer. Reporter: This is the face of the fear of flying. Oh, my god! Oh, my god! Reporter: For millions of Americans the mere thought of being trapped on a plane is pure white knuckle, chest thumping, I can barely breath, fear. Reporter: And that's where captain Nielson steps in a retired air force pilot, he teaches a week long course at Phoenix Arizona's international airport. Students call him the plane whisperer. It's estimated 25% of fliers have some fear. Despite knowing the Numbers, your chances of dying in a plane crash is 1 in 60 million. Does it look like you're having a moment? Yeah. Reporter: Jessica is traveling with her whole family. Oh, my god! Oh, my god! Reporter: Captain Ron offers reassurance and tips. The thing you should be focusing on is you. Reporter: Bring a distraction, a book, music. Avoid alcohol and drugs unless you have a prescription. Grab a straw. Restrict your breathing through the straw. If you can control your breathing for the first two minutes of flight, you have got 90% of the battle licked. Reporter: For most of the students the class paid off. A lifetime of anxiety behind them. Byron Pitts. When we come back, home
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