Overcoming preconceived ideas about plane anxietyFear of flying and all its variations is a fear as common as it is misunderstood. It is widespread, affecting up to 20% of passengers on any given flight. Many preconceived ideas circulate about it, most of them false. Here are the top 5 most common misconceptions about fear of flying:It's impossible to get rid of the fear of flying.You suffer from it all your life, to varying degrees.It's a question of willpower: by controlling your mind, you can get rid of it.It is inevitably linked to the fear of death.It only happens because I can't stand losing control.All these preconceived ideas have one thing in common: they're wrong. One thing's for sure: fear of flying is a composite psychological disorder, but it can be cured in the medium to long term - if you find the right method.