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FearlessFlight® Takes Off in Los Angeles on October 28 with Cleared for Takeoff 101 Class

Air Hollywood Partners with Aviation Veteran & Commercial Pilot to Help Fearful Flyers Gain the Confidence Needed to Reach the Friendly Skies.

FearlessFlight® Takes Off in Los Angeles on October 28 with Cleared for Takeoff 101 Class
Los Angeles, CA, October 02, 2017 --( Fear of flying affects approximately 25% of the population, making it one of the most commonly experienced phobias among people. On Saturday, October 28th, Air Hollywood, the world’s largest aviation-themed entertainment studio will host FearlessFlight® Cleared for Takeoff 101 Class – a program that teaches anxious passengers how to manage their anxiety, overcome their fear, and gain the confidence to travel by commercial flight, which remains by all statistical measures the safest form of transportation.

First launched in May 2014 by Talaat Captan – CEO of Air Hollywood – and Captain Ron Nielsen – a top US aviation veteran with 40 years as a commercial airline pilot and 30 years of experience as a fear of flying coach – FearlessFlight® Cleared for Takeoff 101 Class is designed to build fearful flyers’ confidence through knowledge, anxiety-management training, and progressively elevated levels of exposure to the airplane passenger environment.

The next FearlessFlight® Cleared for Takeoff 101 Class is scheduled for Saturday, October 28th and features a brief classroom orientation followed by a three-hour immersive curriculum, starting in a faux airport terminal, TSA checkpoint, departure lounge, jetway, and ultimately a flight onboard Air Hollywood’s turbulence-generating airplane mockup. This state-of-the-art interactive classroom offers students a safe and friendly environment in which to practice and progressively build confidence. In the afternoon, all students will have the option to join Captain Nielsen on actual round-trip flights between Burbank and Las Vegas.

According to Nielsen, “I’ve discovered over the years that the most successful students are the ones who bravely carry the momentum from the classroom to the simulator to the actual flight in the same day. It’s incredible because the transformation happens that fast.” More information can be found at

About Air Hollywood
Air Hollywood is the world’s premiere aviation-themed motion picture studio, having served hundreds of feature films, TV shows, and commercials since 1998. Founded by Talaat Captan, Air Hollywood also offers a diverse portfolio of themed services including stock footage licensing, design and fabrication, the Pan Am Experience and additional special event programs. For more information, please visit

About Captain Ron Neilsen
Captain Ron Nielsen has been a pilot for almost 40 years and a retired captain for a major airline. Flying has always been his passion; currently devoting much of his time and energy to helping other people be able to fly. Having been involved with fearful flyers since 1987, he has gained a unique understanding of fearful flyers and their fear. He has his master’s degree in professional counseling, so connecting with people and helping them give him a great deal of satisfaction. His knowledge of people combined with his knowledge of airplanes have helped him develop strategies for fearful flyers to successfully manage their fears. He is also the author and creator of Chicken Soup for the Soul Presents The FearlessFlight® Kit. Through his live classes and individual coaching sessions, he has restored confidence to thousands who are now flying again. For more information, please visit
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