Advertisement My uncle used to be deathly afraid of airplanes, the one time he flew he was gripping the armrest so hard that his knuckles were white... the entire flight. I never would have taken him flying if he hadn't asked, but one day he called me and asked if I could take him, so I did. We only went up for about an hour and the whole time he was taking video with his gopro. He loved it so much he wants to go again and keeps asking about it, so I think it's safe to say he overcame his fear fairly quickly. I guess it's a different situation, but if it's what someone really wants to do I think facing the fear can be productive, assuming all the proper precautions are taken to make sure no one gets hurt, and with Ts handling poses too many risks for it to be the best way to introduce someone to them.