The simplest cure for airplane phobia is to understand why it is so difficult to crash a plane for anybody who is licensed to fly one. Airplanes fly on the very basic principle of air pressure. The wings of an airplane are shaped in a way that air pressure is greater on the bottom of the wing, than on the top of it. This is accomplished by shaping the top of the wing as a curve, while keeping the bottom of the wing flat. When air flows over and below the wing its directly affected by the curvature of the wing. On the surface above the wing, air must travel faster since it is curved. Therefore, the air pressure is lower and voila, you have stronger air pressure on the bottom, which in turn pushes the plane up. (This is very short version of the aerodynamics and the laws of physics that accompany this phenomenon.) In other words, short of stalling the engine, nose diving the plane, some kind of mechanical malfunction, wind shear (which literally tries to slam the plane into the ground when flying at low altitude), mix up in the control tower making two planes collide, or just plane human stupidity, it’s pretty hard to crash a plane. (I forgot to include “high jacking gone bad”.) Enjoy.