What’s the Big Deal About Takeoff?

What’s the Big Deal About Takeoff?

It never ceases to amaze me what I learn from fearful flyers.  And takeoff has been the source of many insights. I “get” it that many fearful flyers are rattled by the “rockin’ and rollin’” during the takeoff roll down the runway. What surprises me is that for many,...
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...
Can Planes Crash from Turbulence?

Can Planes Crash from Turbulence?

After the recent United Airlines turbulence incident and subsequent news coverage, those with a fear of flying (plus those not afraid to fly!) have been wondering about the wisdom of flying. Especially when flying can lead to turbulence that injured 21 people.  A lot...
Afraid to Fly or Afraid to Swim

Afraid to Fly or Afraid to Swim

Most people who come to us for help overcoming their fear of flying have issues with takeoffs or turbulence.  That’s why we’ve posted helpful articles on FearlessFlight.com about  turbulence and takeoffs. Occasionally people have experienced a bad landing that stuck...
What Puts the Fear in Fear of Flying?

What Puts the Fear in Fear of Flying?

Our new poll “What’s the Scariest Part of Flying” has been up on FearlessFlight.com for about a month.  Almost 900 people have voted.  Many more people have looked at the choices of the poll and have apparently been too afraid to even enter their opinion.  ...
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