Fear of Flying. A comprehensive course designed by a former airline pilot and clinical therapist can be found at http://www.Fearofflying.Com. As for pharmacologic treatment, short-acting benzodiazepines such as xanax, ativan, and valium are helpful, but only provide temporary relief. Limited temporary symptom relief can also be achieved with non-habit-forming drugs such as vistaril, benadryl, (diphenhydramine) and beta-blockers.
Short acting drug. See your family physician, explain the problem, and see if he/she thinks that a short-acting anti-anxiety medication would help. Do not mix an anti-anxiety medication with alcoholic drinks before or during the flight.