Some people find flying a fun, even relaxing experience. Others need to get a pretty serious buzz on before they can even step foot on a plane.
If you fall into the second camp, a new app may help calm those nerves better than that second glass of wine will.
It’s called SkyGuru and it works by tracking your flight in real time and offering explanations for those scary bouts of turbulence.
First, you enter your flight information into the app a few hours before you depart. Then, you keep the app open during your flight – SkyGuru will read the altitude and g-force, as well as pick up information about turbulence as it happens.
The idea is that having all those bumps and jostles explained by an expert will help ease your anxiety and loosen your grip on your neighbour’s forearm.
It was created by professional pilot Alex Gervash who actually started a whole fear of flying school with 1,500 students in Moscow (clearly he’s committed to the cause). After realizng that his graduates still had anxiety around flying, he decide to create the app to help people on a more case-by-case basis.
The app is a little pricey at $13.99, but if it helps you face your fear of flying once and for all, then it’s probably worth the money.