I have been flying for a long time now and I can thankfully say that I am not afraid of flying. On many, many occasions, I particularly do not enjoy it, but unfortunately, I have no other choice. However, that is a whole other rant for a different time.
But just when iPhone users thought they had seen all applications available, Richard Branson's Virgin Atlantic Airline has introduced an app called "Flying Without Fear". I am not an iPhone user but on several instances, I had heard rumblings amongst my iPhone-toting fellow travelers that such an app was in the works. Looks like it has been launched just in time for the upcoming holiday (travel) season.
The app, developed by Mental Workout Software and based on Virgin Airline's Flying Without Fear course, is designed to assist travelers in conquering their fear of flying. It has a video introduction by Branson himself and the app also contains relaxation and breathing exercises, as well as FAQ's.
Branson was quoted as saying "Our first iPhone app will bring the benefits of our successful Flying without Fear course to millions of people around the world who are now using mobile technology to make their lives better".
So there it is, straight from the source. I think that if Virgin really wants to make your life better via cell phone hi-tech, then I suggest they have iPhone create an unlimited vodka-cranberry's on board app. Who knows, it might even mix well with the fear of flying app.
Thanks to Belinda Goldsmith of Reuters for the breaking story. For more info, check out: http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20091103/od_nm/us_flying