Oil and water are great great on their own but  not so good when mixed together. The same applies to flying and The Media. Remember that the press and TV have a job to do … they keep us informed and they have to sell papers and programmes. They cannot be experts in everything they write about so, understand their motives and then ignore everything they say about planes and flying.

Here is some good advice about the media

  • Don’t read press or media reports.
  • Avoid Air Crash Investigator type programmes.
  • Disbelieve what they report.

Here are some words which the media use but which are not used in aviation circles

  • Plummet.
  • Air pockets.
  • Near miss.
  • Aborted landing.
  • Point of no return.
  • Dangerous Airports.
  • Fell out of the sky.
  • Fell thousands of feet.
  • Narrowly missed, or escaped.
  • Screamed.
  • Wrestled with the controls.
  • Hit, as in a thunderstorm or turbulence.
  • Plunged.

 If you want me to explain the truth behind anything you see in the media please ask me and I shall do my best to discover the truth and explain it to you. I’m here to clarify and explain the things that worry you.

Discover the facts about flying for fearful flyers.
If you are anxious about flying you must avoid situations that make you more anxious and worried that you are already. There is a lot of evidence showing that people with a fear of flying will have that fear made worse by looking at media reports about commercial aviation. Avoid, disregard, question and doubt everything you read. Avoid media reports about flying. Simple as that!

Best wishes,

Captain Keith

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