The Flying Without Fear Testimonials

"For me the course was a tremendous confidence builder and with support and encouragement I was able to identify with anxiety, understand it and finally take the flight path to freedom and flying without fear."

Gayle Hazlewood-Bessam, Auckland.

"Thanks for the continuing work you do. I no longer have all that pre-flight worry and am much more relaxed on board."

Heather Lloyd, Wellington

"Doing the course is the best thing I have ever done. I now look forward to our trips away. It’s the best money I have ever spent."

Lyn Lester, Timaru.

"I love receiving your newsletters. Doing the course and refresher was the best money I ever spent. A big thank you for all the work you do."

Sheree Fenwick, Auckland.

"First OE flight to Sydney last weekend, just great, juast a Buzz. Back in December for a job in Townsville and I am off to Seattle in September to see my son. You have changed our lives - thanks."

Paul Crozier and Lindsay Ewen, Auckland.

"Just wanted to let you guys know I did really well on the flight! Used all the techniques I learnt in the course and applied them especially when we had a bit of 'movement'. I was so proud of myself when I got off the plane! I txted everyone to say I had a great flight! Thank you Grant and Sue for your course!! You guys are great!"

Sui Chang, Auckland

"After flying for many years as a youth I began to develop a fear of flying in my late teens which gradually became worse until I was literally unable to continue to fly. I had almost given up the hope of ever travelling overseas again, but after doing the Flying Without Fear course with Grant I was on a plane to Auckland 2 days later and found myself almost even enjoying the flight. I am going to Fiji in 3 weeks time for my first overseas holiday in years and I can honestly say that the course fee was some of the best money I have ever spent. If you have a fear of flying then I can only recommend that you register and do the course with Grant, because if he can get me back on a plane then he can do the same for you."

Andy Hill, New Plymouth.

Read Steve Kilgallon's article "Terror at 35,000 feet"

Grant Amos is the New Zealand recognised expert on helping anxious people to fly comfortably. The Flying Without Fear programme is the only course set up and supported by the National Carrier and is endorsed nationally by Aviation Security and the NZ Customs Department. The Flying Without Fear programme is used by the following:

  • Air New Zealand
  • NZ Defence Forces
  • Parliamentary Services
  • Department for Courts
  • Inland Revenue Department
  • NZ Railways
  • Ministry of Economic Development
  • Department of Education
  • Mental Health Foundation


It is the only programme of it’s kind in NZ where small groups are offered 20 hours of professional help and is unique in that it offers on-going support and encouragement with:

  • FWF Club for course graduates
  • Seat requests
  • Opportunities to actually fly
  • Newsletter that keep you up to date in the ever-changing aviation industry
  • Refresher courses
  • Private one on one sessions