A New App to Help People Conquer Their Fear of Flying is Now Available for the iPhone

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Peter Loven, long time pilot and family man, has created an economical and effective way for people to treat their fear of flying, called Fly4Life. As a pilot, he’s spent years researching and talking to people with a fear of flying, and has used that information to create an app that helps to calm and inform nervous travelers.

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Fly4Life gives people the option to treat themselves for their fears, rather than spending thousands of dollars on expensive therapies and professional treatments.

Being an aircraft captain for the last 20 years, flying has become second nature to Peter Loven. He doesn’t start to panic as the cabin doors close, or hyperventilate during take-offs and landings, but he knows all too well that many of his patients suffer from these symptoms as a result of their fear of flying. That is why his blooming application development company, App4Life, debuted with an app that is perfect for first time fliers, or anyone who is uncomfortable getting on a plane. Fly4Life is now available on the App Store for iPhones and iPads.

Researchers, psychologist and people suffering from phobias agree that the most powerful tool in overcoming fear is knowledge. Fly4Life provides a tool for people to find out what they want to know about flying, how planes work, and why certain scenarios might take place. For example, one feature of the app allows the user to select what they are experiencing on a plane from a screen that categorizes the scenarios by sense. They can choose from lists labeled “smell,” “hear,” “feel,” or “see,” and then read about why such a thing might happen on a plane. The knowledge that whatever they are experiencing is normal and has an explanation helps to calm them down and make them feel reassured that they are safe.

Loven also included a feature where people can ask him questions directly from the app via email.

“Fly4Life gives people the option to treat themselves for their fears, rather than spending thousands of dollars on expensive therapies and professional treatments. There are a lot of different ways that people try to get over their fears of flying, but from my own personal experiences I have noticed that most of the people I meet just want to know more about how planes are piloted and flown. I would say that 90 percent of all of the people I meet are hungry for knowledge about what goes on inside the cockpit,” says Loven.

“Statistically, flying is very safe. Sometimes just hearing that and knowing what to expect can be enough to make someone feel better about their travels.”

Applauded by reviewers for news sites like MacWorld, The Australian, and The Sunday Times, Fly4Life has proven to be helpful and interesting to those who have tried it so far. It has been named “App of the week,” and an “App we love” by the St. Louis Post-dispatch. The frequently asked questions that are featured in the application are comprehensive, and written in language that is easy for anyone to understand. For some travelers, Fly4Life might just be all that is needed to make their flight relaxing, comfortable, and anxiety free. It is currently available in English, Spanish, Chinese and Swedish.

About App4Life
App4Life was created by Peter Loven in Sweden, 2012. As a pilot for a commercial airline for 20 years, he noticed how curious people were about how air crafts are flown and operated. This inspired him to begin developing applications intended to help people overcome their fears, and learn more about transportation and travel. He has a wife and three children, and is currently residing in Sweden with his family. To learn more about App4Life visit http://www.app4life.com/

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