Pteromerhanophobia / Fear of Flying / Fear of flight : This is also very common phobia experienced by many people.
There are many people who fears boarding flight. They feel feared with the thought that that the aircraft will crash and they will die in the ensuing disaster. The fear of death and trapped in a place where, it is almost impossible to get any help, makes sufferer very uncomfortable.
In 1980, a study conducted by Boeing Aircraft Corporation found that there are millions of people readily expressed a fear of getting on board an airplane.
Many individuals who suffer from this phobia break out into cold sweat and suffer from difficulty in breathing even while boarding the aircraft.
Such a phobia can make life extremely difficult for those professionals who must travel for their work, and many refuse to fly regardless of the consequences to their livelihood.