How to get over your fear of flying
The pilot says you’ll be starting your descent. You chew your gum, close your eyes, and grip both hand-rests (stealing your neighbours’). You feel the aircraft dip down and then it starts to shake. Your stomach bounces to your throat. In an instant the plane is tilting sideways, you hear the pilot yell “brace position, emergency landing,” and it all moves in slow motion. It’s as if you’ve been hit by a train. Before everything goes black you feel the flames barreling in. It’s all over.
There is no crash, no flames, no pilot and not even a plane. You’re just sitting at your departure gate imagining what will happen on the aircraft you’re scheduled to take.
For 40% of travellers these fears are real. While everyone experiences their fear differently – some with visions, others with in-flight panic attacks and most with anxiety – the fear of flying is something many people suffer from, but why? READ MORE…