Knowing What You Don’t Know

Knowing What You Don’t Know

Overcoming Fear of Flying – When You Don’t Know What You Don’t Know! How do you get over something like fear of flying if you can’t wrap your brain around airplanes and aviation? Unless you have some basic understanding of flying and airplanes, it’s hard to put...
Fear of Turbulence Pilot Announcements

Fear of Turbulence Pilot Announcements

A fearful flyer sent us this comment about his fear of flying through turbulence:  “I wish that pilots would communicate more with the passengers. For example, that they would explain the turbulence and how long it will likely last. Also I often find that when they...
Afraid to Fly? Then Meet the Pilots!

Afraid to Fly? Then Meet the Pilots!

I came across this column called Feeding the Fear of Flying about the writer’s fearful flyer husband.  The couple’s solution to cure fear of flying made me smile and reminded me of what we advise fearful flyers to do. The writer described her own fear of heights...
Flying Cheap and Fear of Flying

Flying Cheap and Fear of Flying

PBS Frontline aired an excellent documentary recently called “Flying Cheap.” It highlighted the problems with regional airlines—those airlines that supplement major airlines by flying routes not profitable to fly with larger planes.  Frontline chose to air the program...
From Cockpit to Hotseat

From Cockpit to Hotseat

As a fear of flying and aviation expert, the aftermath of the Miracle on the Hudson brought requests from the local media for my take on US Airways Flight 1549’s ditching in the Hudson River.  In one day, I appeared on one channel three times as an aviation expert and...
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