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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 your...

…In The Event of an Emergency…

…In The Event of an Emergency…

…Put Your Mask on First and then… How many times have you heard that briefing in preparation for past flights? I gave a couple of local TV interviews here in the Phoenix area recently. I'm disappointed by the choice of words used in media reports about the recent...

Fear of Flying Pill–Myth or Cure?

Fear of Flying Pill–Myth or Cure?

Chalk up another success story for Fearless Flight!  A former fearful flyer named Dana recently contacted Diane Owens for help in her ongoing quest to overcome her fear of flying.  After watching a video on the Sky Harbor website  about my fear of flying classes, she...

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...

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