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From Freaked Out to Fearless: Part 2

From Freaked Out to Fearless: Part 2

Part 2 From Capt. Ron's Case Files Kathryn makes a successful flight from Detroit to San Francisco and back, but first, a little history. A Fear Becomes a Phobia Kathryn had been flying since she was a little kid. On average, she would fly about 2 times per year. Her...

From Freaked Out To Fearless: Part 1

From Freaked Out To Fearless: Part 1

First In A Series From Capt. Ron's Case Files The odds of dying as a passenger on any given flight with one of the world’s major airlines is 1 in 4.7million. To say that these odds are heavily in your favor is an understatement. And yet, many airplane passengers,...

Capt Ron’s Coping Strategies and Techniques

Capt Ron’s Coping Strategies and Techniques

Just as flight crews meticulously prepare for every phase of a flight, you too can prepare for every phase of your upcoming flight: pre-flight, in-flight and post-flight. Flight crews use checklists to check and cross check every procedure and sequence throughout the...

DFW TSA GETS A CLUE TO CUSTOMER SERVICE

DFW TSA GETS A CLUE TO CUSTOMER SERVICE

I recall taking an uncle to Chicago’s O’Hare airport in 1959 as he was leaving for basic training having joined the Navy. We parked the car in the O’Hare parking lot, walked into the terminal and all the way to the gate without seeing as much as a single police...

FLYING SCARES ME!

FLYING SCARES ME!

Received this message from a new subscriber: Flying scares me because I am always worried that something will go wrong. Turbulence makes me very nervous and I freeze up. I can't do anything during turbulence except look out the window and wait until it stops.  Landing...

FEAR OF FLYING – IS IT REAL?

FEAR OF FLYING – IS IT REAL?

In response to the question asked of all new subscribers, “What about flying scares you the most?” I received the following: “Take off, hitting an air pocket, and turbulence scares me. I think it's not having control of the situation.” Takeoff is at the top of most...

Visualize Overcoming Fear

Visualize Overcoming Fear

I get emails daily from fearful flyers who express some manifestation of their fear. Here’s one I received today: What happens when the plane is cruising down the runway, or in standby for takeoff. I'm thinking " Oh no, now I can't get out of this" How can I change...

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