Ganhar Asas Programme
Did you know that 10 to 40% of the adult population is afraid to fly?
Nowadays fear of flying (or aerophobia) affects millions of people all over the world, having an impact on their quality of life, stopping them from going to places they have always dreamt of visiting or interfering with their professional career.
Imagine if you could fly anywhere.
Leave behind your fear of flying, there’s a world out there that can’t wait to meet you.
If there’s nothing you want more than to see the world for yourself, this programme will help you.
In order for you to get there in total peace of mind, and without the usual discomfort caused by your fears, TAP has created the “Ganhar Asas” Programme.
Swap anxiety for peace of mind during your flight
An airplane is a means of transport which inspires immense fascination and the desire to experience it for oneself, for the great majority of us. However, for others it may trigger feelings of insecurity, anxiety and fear. If this is what you feel whenever you contemplate climbing aboard, then join us on this programme.
The programme is intended for those who:
- have never flown before;
- have already flown before, but then stopped doing so because it made them uncomfortable;
- have continued to fly, but feel uncomfortable and anxious whenever they do.
We love flying and want you to fly with us
This programme was developed together with the Integrated Health Care Unit of the TAP Group (UCS) and consists of a specialised multidisciplinary team that will help you to overcome your phobia and enjoy the pleasures of flying.
The Ganhar Asas programme is conducted by a highly specialised team of professionals.
- 2 clinical psychologists;
- 1 TAP captain;
- 1 TAP flight attendant;
- 1 TAP aeronautical maintenance engineer.
Content and Activities
First of all, a preliminary personalised evaluation will be carried out with the aim of diagnosing those problems associated with fear of flying, before you may begin the course.
The topics to be addressed:
- The psychological aspects of aerophobia;
- Anxiety management techniques;
- Technical aspects of flying;
- Procedures associated with the flight;
- The flight and the cabin;
- Aircraft maintenance;
- Corrective maintenance.
- A session in a flight simulator;
- A visit to TAP plane mock-ups for training;
- A visit to an aircraft undergoing maintenance;
- A flight from Lisbon/Madrid/Lisbon with the technical team;
- Presentation of a diploma and award at the end of the course.
Length of the Programme:
- 24 hours split over two and a half days.
- Initial Assessment Consultation - 75€;
- Course of the Ganhar Asas Programme - 450€.
Course price includes training, meals, support documentation and Lisbon/ Madrid/ Lisbon flights.
- After having taken part in the Ganhar Asas Programme, participants fly more often and in greater comfort;
- The rate of participation on the air therapy flight is over 96%;
- A decrease in overall anxiety, before and during the flight;
- A decrease in the physical and psychological symptoms of anxiety;
- The average yearly number of flights taken triplicates;
- Approximately 2 in every 3 participants who would normally take anxiety medication before or during their flight stop doing so.
Minimum requirements of course:
- At least 12 participants.
Agenda for 2020:
- 17, 18 and 19 September;
- 12, 13 and 14 November.
According to the alerts from the Portuguese Directorate-General for Health resulting from the outbreak of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) infection and in the context of the TAP group's Contingency Plan, we will proceed to cancel the next course of the Ganhar Asas Programme scheduled for the 25, 26 and 27 of June. We are sorry for the inconvenience caused.
For more information, contact us at (+351) 963 906 950.
TAP Portugal has the right to change the scheduled dates, with prior notice to the candidates enrolled in the course. For this reason, we suggest you to confirm in advance the dates of the courses.
The Ganhar Asas programme is now also a member of the European Association for Aviation Psychology (EAAP).
Testimonies of those who have participated in the program
“I went 20 years without flying. I did the Earn Your Wings course and earned much more than wings. I gained my FREEDOM! Thank you to the whole team.”
António de Albuquerque, 48
“I earned my wings and my only regret is that I didn’t do it sooner. My thanks go to the Earn Your Wings team and to my family too. Now we can fly on the wings of our desires.”
Maria Manuela Ramalho, 41
“I EARNED MY WINGS and TOOK OFF! It was a fantastic, unforgettable feeling of joy at having overcome my fear and being ready for a better quality of life.”
Ana Serrão, 28