If youre one out of the every three Americans who break out in a nervous sweat before take-off, relax. Sir Richard Branson has come to your rescue! Virgin Atlantics valiant chief unveiled the companys first iPhone app, Flying Without Fear, yesterday. Based on Bransons own course of the same name (which boasts a near-perfect success rate just ask spokeswoman Whoopi Goldberg), the $5 app is designed to help anxious fliers overcome their fears by providing in-flight video explanations and answers to frequently asked questions about flying, plus relaxation exercises (theres even a panic button for emergency calming methods if you start to, say, hyperventilate during a bit of turbulence). Since every aerophobes nerves vary, a custom My Program section allows users to rate their personal fears and offers advice on how best to prepare for your next flight, based on your individual info.
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