I pretty much got over my phobia of flying. It still makes me a tiny bit nervous but not nearly as bad as I used to be (anxiety attacks, sleepless nights.) I had to just face BUT with preparation and strategies to help me feel more in control. I developed a plan for every part of the flying process with specific activities or actions I could do to distract me and cope with my anxiety (puzzles, breathing exercises, downloading movies to watch on my laptop.) In the end repeated and consistent exposure was the key. I moved 1000 miles away for my family for grad school and had to take a 2 hour flight every time I wanted to see them, so I was flying every 3-4 months. Over time it just got easier and better and now flying is a pretty normal, manageable thing for me.