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My fear of flying
« on: July 25, 2014, 06:48:05 AM »
Ok, so since July 17, 3 plane crashes!!!!! This sort of freaks me out.

But then I think, there are more than 100,000 commercial flights per day, so between July 17 and July 25, That's more than 700,000 commercial flights

Even though crashes are extremely uncommon, this week has had a 1/175,000 chance of a plane crashing. Which is pretty low still. My fear remains irrational! lol

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Re: My fear of flying
« Reply #1 on: July 25, 2014, 07:07:31 AM »
I certainly understand your fears!  I don't fly at all and for whatever reason, this three latest crashes make me even more firm in my belief that I will never fly again!!  All in all I think it's very, very safe to fly, I just don't like the sick feeling I get going up and coming down!!!!!
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Re: My fear of flying
« Reply #2 on: August 16, 2014, 06:31:20 AM »
Ok, so since July 17, 3 plane crashes!!!!! This sort of freaks me out.

But then I think, there are more than 100,000 commercial flights per day, so between July 17 and July 25, That's more than 700,000 commercial flights

Even though crashes are extremely uncommon, this week has had a 1/175,000 chance of a plane crashing. Which is pretty low still. My fear remains irrational! lol

I checked the news this morning, 7 car wrecks between 12am and 5am in Houston.

You know, the more I gained experience in the aviation field the more I realized that when you fly you only have to worry about 1 or 2 people... those flying the plane. They have thousands of hours of flying under their belts, certifications, health exams, and constant training. When I drive my car, I must pass at least a hundred different drivers... all with the ability to hit me while I drive. Some of them don't even look healthy enough to walk out of bed... let alone drive.

A plane has more control over it than you driving your car down the road. Even if you are not the one flying.


I wouldn't put much thought about the amount of crashes lately... it happens. Crashes always have happen and will always happen. It is just a fact of life really. But, I would rather fly than do anything else... I absolutely love being a pilot.
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Re: My fear of flying
« Reply #3 on: August 16, 2014, 07:24:38 AM »
Sounds like you're afraid of falling, not flying.
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Re: My fear of flying
« Reply #4 on: August 31, 2014, 09:59:49 AM »
hi, i am also a nervous flyer, but when i am on there and flying i am fine, do you have anything to do like read or something like that maybe listen to some music, its something to take your mind off it.
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