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Gary Barlow faces flying fears on special course

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Nov 25, 2013 | 4:05am EST

British singer Gary Barlow is hoping to conquer his fear of flying by enrolling on a special course to tackle plane phobias. The Take That star has always been a nervous traveller, so he has signed up for Virgin Atlantic's Flying Without Fear course to learn about the technicalities of planes in a bid to overcome his phobia. He tells Britain's Daily Mirror newspaper, "I'm scared of flying, especially the take-off. I just don't like it, and yet I have to do so much of it. I get really nervous... I do just get on with it and do it because I have to really, but I don't like it and it kind of ruins the whole day because I'm working myself up so much about getting on a plane. "Someone from Virgin offered me a course that they do and I said, 'Listen, I'll bring 10 other people I know who are really scared'. Apparently once you've done it you're never worried again. They talk you through all the noises and explain that this thing is happening for that reason. "I don't know if it's hypnotherapy or what exactly they do, but it's meant to be brilliant and only takes an hour."

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