Flying Fear: A Lack of Control

Hello, and welcome to FlyingFear.net once again! Today I want to talk to you about the lack of control you may experience when flying - and how you can combat that with relative ease. According to recent studies, approximately 40% of fear of flying sufferers give a lack of control or fear of a panic attack as their main concern when travelling on an aircraft. … [Read more...]

Flying Fear: How Do Airplanes Fly?

When it comes to getting over your fear of flying, one of the best treatments is ........ knowledge. Understanding how an aircraft flies, and stays in the air, is a great way of feeling safer and more calm while flying. I will be covering much of this for you in future weeks - but as a basic introduction I found this video on YouTube. I will be sharing many more videos with you, but this one is a great starting point to understanding how something so large can fly - and stay in the air. … [Read more...]

Fear of Flying: Turbulence

Many nervous flyers will be scared of turbulence. But, truth be told, turbulence is nothing to worry about. In fact, turbulence is a mere annoyance to us flight attendants as it always seems to start when we are trying to drink coffee or fill out paperwork! What is Turbulence? Flight attendants call turbulence 'bumpy air' as this seems the most simple explanation. If you compare flying to being on a boat, you'll find many similarities. The water can be calm, and you get a smooth ride. But, if the wind becomes stronger the water will be moved around and the boat will move around with it. When it comes to flying, it's very much the same. Clear Air Turbulence normally occurs when we cross over a weather front (known as a jetstream). If you … [Read more...]

Fear of Flying: Hypnosis

Can hypnosis really cure your fear of flying? I'm sure that question has crossed your mind several times, and many nervous flyers have reported success. Let's start with discussing what hypnosis really is. According to Wikipedia, hypnosis can be described as; a wakeful state of focused attention and heightened suggestibility, with diminished peripheral awareness. Hypnosis is not a form of unconsciousness - as is the long term belief of many - but is purely a form of extreme focus. Do not be put off by the joke hypnotherapists that you see on stage. Hypnosis does not involve you running around making chicken noises or similar. The fear of flying is a state of mind. Even those of you that understand how safe flying is can still suffer from … [Read more...]