Thursday, March 22, 2007


List of people with fear of flying

A list of famous people who suffer or have suffered from Aviophobia, the fear of flying in an aeroplane or helicopter.

Real people: Isaac Asimov, Dennis Bergkamp, Kate Bush, Gene Clark, Elisha Cuthbert, Doris Day, Brandon DiCamillo, Aretha Franklin, Jackie Jensen, Tony Kornheiser, Stanley Kubrick, Kim Jong-Il, Matthew Sweet, John Madden

Fictional characters: Jonathan "The Duke" Mardukas: Charles Grodin's character in Midnight Run. He claims to have this phobia, among others.
B. A. Baracus of the TV series The A-Team. He is often drugged or otherwise knocked out by his friends so that they can get him onto a plane.
Adrian Monk from the TV series Monk. He did achieve getting on a plane by the end of the first season however. Carla Tortelli from the TV series Cheers. John Doe from the TV series John Doe. Raymond Babbitt in the 1988 film Rain Man. An autistic man who refuses to fly on any airline for fear of it crashing--except Qantas, which he claims has never had a crash.
Alex Browning from the film Final Destination. Wendell Urth, a housebound detective created by, and sharing his fears with, Isaac Asimov. Jack Ryan, protagonist of most novels by Tom Clancy. Marge Simpson , although she later overcame her fear of flying, before being involved in a minor air crash. (Episode 2F08, "Fear of Flying") Maris Crane, of Frasier, due to a bad experience of being "bumped" from first class. Father Ted from the TV series Father Ted. Tyler from the 2006 movie Snakes on a Plane. This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License. It uses material from the Wikipedia article "List of people with fear of flying". This entry is a fragment of a larger work. Link may die if entry is finally removed or merged.

They probably don't really have a fear of flying. Flying is good.
What they have is a fear of crashing.
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