Where did all the airplanes go?

Where did all the airplanes go?

Captain Eric Larsen (ret) here, talking up some (post-)Covid-19 commercial aviation issues and news. If you are new to my blog column, you may not know that every Tuesday at 6:30pm Pacific, my friends Capt Ron, Dieter, and I have been talking about some of the airline...
Fear of Flying Is No Joke

Fear of Flying Is No Joke

If you have a fear of flying, you’ll enjoy travel expert Pauline Frommer’s interview of Capt. Ron on 4/5/09 for syndicated radio station WOR’s The Travel Show. During the five-minute interview, Capt. Ron presents some interesting statistics about fear of flying.  He...
Fly or Have a Root Canal?

Fly or Have a Root Canal?

If’ you’re a fearful flyer (and it’s likely that you are considering you’re reading this post), which would you pick: Door #1, Having a Root Canal? or Door #2, Flying on an Airplane? If you picked the root canal, this is your lucky week!  March 29 to April 4 is...
Fear of Flying Worse Than Before?

Fear of Flying Worse Than Before?

Is your fear of flying getting better or worse?  After the successful outcome of the Miracle on the Hudson Flight,  I posted a poll on Fearless Flight.com to take the fear of flying “temperature” of site visitors.   Presumably the visitors are fearful flyers.  Since...
Do Fatality Rates Drive Your Fear of Flying?

Do Fatality Rates Drive Your Fear of Flying?

People who are afraid to fly all have something in common, a fear of crashing.  They ask:  What’s my chance of dying?  When I saw an article about fatality rates on the front page of today’s Arizona Republic, I thought of all our FearlessFlight.com visitors who worry...
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