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So succesful is the course that students finish off actually flying the simulator.
l-r - Nicki Chalk(36) and Emily Kaye(38) piloting the 737-800 simulator on the life changing course.
The sky's the limit...
A pilot has launched a state-of-the-art virtual aeroplane to help people tackle their flying phobias head on.
Captain Andy Wilkins, 56, has built a replica Boeing 737-800 complete with an aircraft cabin, cockpit, and flight simulator.
It has been made to look exactly how a real aeroplane would with tiny windows, overhead lockers, seats with limited leg room and a narrow aisle.
The model also features example messages and announcements from the crew and sounds that can often terrify people such as the hydraulic system.
Andy shows members of the public who suffer with flying fears - otherwise known as Aviophobia - into the cabin and uses counselling techniques to calm their nerves.
They then enter the cockpit of the aircraft where he shows them exactly how it works and discusses the process in detail from taking off to landing.
At the end of the three-hour long course, the client will then have the opportunity to use the high-tech simulator to fly the plane themselves.
Since launching the Virtual Jet Centre in Newton Abbot, Devon, four months ago, Andy has already helped eight people overcome their fears.