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Tue, Jun. 2nd, 2009 08:50 am
Fear of flying

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(Anonymous)
Tue, Jun. 2nd, 2009 09:13 am (UTC)
how to overcome your fear of flying

I used to be scared of flying and obsessed with plane crashes. of course there are as many reasons for flight phobia as there are plane models. but I have overcome my fear by firmly believing in these two words of wisdom I picked up over the years:

1. most plane accidents happen while taking off or landing a plane. a lot of people experience a turbulence midair and although it is scary its not actually that dangerous. I have learned to focus my worry on the relative short time of landing and taking off. which makes long haul more bearable.

2. if there is a turbulence or any noises which disturbs you - observe the stewards/stewardesses. as long as they remain calm there is no need to worry. they might have been trained to behave like this but then they're only human... if there was any serious shit going on they would freak out like anyone else.


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Rhodri Marsden
Tue, Jun. 2nd, 2009 09:15 am (UTC)
Re: how to overcome your fear of flying

Sorry, I'm commenting far too much on this entry.

I keep my eyes glued to the smiliest-looking flight attendant throughout the flight. It's the only real reassurance I can get. She probably thinks I'm a pervert, and she's probably right, but that's another issue.


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(Anonymous)
Tue, Jun. 2nd, 2009 09:50 am (UTC)
Re: how to overcome your fear of flying

I do the same - that's another benefit of the aisle seat. And when in a life/death situation, the possibly pervert-seeming behaviour is but a small annoyance.


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