In order to counteract this, most people with a severe fear of flying will take the strongest sleeping pills they can get their hands on and pray that they dont wake up until touchdown.
Aside from turbulence, takeoff and landing can be some of the most frightening moments for flight phobics. The inescapable rumble of the plane as it launches itself into the air can be overwhelming and landings can be even worse.
However, there are some landings that even someone with absolutely zero fear of flying would be scared of. Strong crosswinds can sometimes rattle a plane so much that it has to make a second or even third attempt at landing.