A phobia is a type of anxiety disorder in which there is a persistent, excessive and irrational fear reaction. A person having a phobia either tries to avoid the thing that triggers the fear, or encounters it with great anxiety and distress. The person may not experience phobia until he or she comes in contact with the source of fear and that fear can be of a specific place, situation, or object.
Aerophobia refers to the extreme fear of flying either in aero planes, helicopters or even flying sports. People with fear experience anxiety, trembling, nausea and panic attacks. Aerophobia suffering people usually sense sounds and movements during takeoff and landing which are unpleasant to them.