Aerophobia: An abnormal and persistent fear of flying. Sufferers experience severe anxiety even though they usually realize that the flying does not pose a threat commensurate with their fear.
Aerophobia also means an irrational fear of fresh air or drafts of air.
Derived from the Greek "aero-", air or gas + "phobos", fear = literally, fear of air.
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