We’ve all got top tips for things we do in life. The best way to drive to town, how to prune roses, how to prepare a meal and all sorts of things we’ve learned through experience. Here are my top tips for dealing with your fear of flying. There are more tips for Premium members. I take many last minute calls from people who need some top tips urgently, so I have written a book based on those conversations which is available on Amazon Kindle. Or is available FREE of charge on the First Class Level Membership

  1. Dispel the myths of flying with knowledge.
  2. Have confidence that, despite all your feelings, flying is normal.
  3. Although you may not believe it, flying an airliner is NOT complicated or difficult.
  4. Flying and safety are most definitely NOT in the hands of chance or the Gods, and it’s not magic either!.
  5. To overcome your worries about flying you must have a plan.
  6. We have action plans and strategies on Premium Membership.
  7. Flying is safe because of the laws of physics and gravity.
  8. Remember, flying is much safer than you think.
  9. Remember that the fear of flying is a learned fear and therefore it can be unlearned.
  10. ‘What if ‘ thoughts must be controlled.
  11. The fear of flying is not a weakness.
  12. Be content with small steps.
  13. Praise your achievements.
  14. Planes don’t plummet or drop … they descend.
  15. The pilots know what they’re doing, even if you don’t know what they’re doing.
  16. You don’t need to hang on to the armrests … the wings always work.
  17. Aircraft make a lot of noise while taking off.
  18. Turbulence is uncomfortable but that’s not the same as dangerous.
  19. Let the airline know that you are an anxious flyer when you buy your ticket.
  20. Eat lightly; salads and watery foods and fruit are ideal.
  21. Get good quality sleep before your flight.
  22. Put your seatbelt on as tightly as you can bear it.
  23. There are no such things as air pockets.
  24. An aircraft will not fall out of the sky if the engines stop.
  25. An airliner can glide for over 120miles from cruising height.
  26. ‘Stalling’ has nothing to do with the engines.
  27. There are no ‘dangerous’ airports to land at.
  28. Turbulence is not dangerous. But it can be very uncomfortable.
  29. Aircraft do not fly through thunderstorms.
  30. Aircraft on commercial flights do not turn lower than 500 feet above the ground.
  31. Clear air turbulence is no worse than any other turbulence.
  32. In reality, it’s unlikely that you have experienced severe turbulence.
  33. Being struck by lightning in an aircraft will not hurt you or the ‘plane.
  34. What’s abnormal, unusual or unexpected to you…is normal to the pilots and crew.
  35. Remember aircraft are more efficient than birds…birds don’t carry passengers.
  36. An aircraft would glide ‘if ‘ the engines stopped.
  37. The engines are not straining on take off.
  38. Aircraft always make a lot of noises while taking off.
  39. Aircraft don’t mind being in a cloud or flying in the dark.
  40. Planes do not defy the laws of gravity.
  41. On this site, you will find all the help and support you’ll ever need.
  42. Thousands of others like you have succeeded.
  43. Sleep well before a flight.
  44. Arm yourself with facts.
  45. Find a supporter on facebook or our Ning Forum
  46. Think of positive but realistic things.
  47. Use our help products
  48. Work on probability, not possibility, and avoid catastrophising. 
  49. Familiarise yourself with the noises and sounds of flying.
  50. Use muscle and breathing relaxation techniques. 

Best wishes,

Captain Keith




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