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Fear of flying.

  1. donnatru profile image75
    donnatruposted 7 years ago

    There are places I want to visit this year. I am going to loose out if I can't overcome my fear of flying. Anyone have a suggestion for this huge problem?

    1. BRIAN SLATER profile image88
      BRIAN SLATERposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      You could try any of the following;

      Book seats well ahead in the middle of the plane sitting on the aisle seat. This is the safest are to sit in.(This makes you think if you need to make a dash for it you can.)

      Try relaxation classes for 6 weeks before you go.

      Arrive early at the airport, have something to eat, go to the toilet, do a bit of shopping, buy your favorite magazine.

      Take a calming sedative 30 minutes before boarding.

      Say to yourself, I'm safe, secure and nothing is going to happen and repeat many times.

      Think what you will miss if you never go.

    2. ImChemist profile image58
      ImChemistposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      May you buy chicken but don't eat it ,,, take her wings and use it instead of your hands so you can fly.  hahah

  2. SomewayOuttaHere profile image60
    SomewayOuttaHereposted 7 years ago

    ...i don't like flying either....i just do it....otherwise I can't get to some places....and i'd be stuck....i hate the takeoff and the landing...the rest is easy....

    I don't have any suggestions for you....

    ....and then some folks say 'there are more people that die in car accidents, etc. than in plane crashes - don't worry'....still doesn't work for me....but....i fly anyway...

    i've flown on some little planes (2 and 4 seaters) - those ones can be really scary...the big jets/planes are much easier to handle....

    1. donnatru profile image75
      donnatruposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      little planes are very scary turbulence and bouncing all over. It's the no control and the terror of what could happen I guess. At least in a car theres a chance of gaining control. If planes loose control it all she wrote ya know!

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        ssaulposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        I normally use Co-Desensitization method.

  3. frogdropping profile image84
    frogdroppingposted 7 years ago

    I'm not fond of flying. The take off almost wipes me out. But the only way is up so I will fly. The flight and landing don't bother me the same. Can't say as lots of turbulence gets me all elated but I'm ok once up.

    No real clue as to how to overcome it, else I would have done so by now. Me and a good friend are thinking about trying a fear of flying course. She's worse than I am so I reckon taking a flight together will help.

    Like SomewayOuttaHere - I don't give a monkey's about the stats. Makes no difference, my phobia is irrational so good sense doesn't appeal.

    Hopefully someone will come along and offer some insight. Otherwise (for me at least) it's down to Vodka and a whole lot of silent screaming smile

  4. blondepoet profile image69
    blondepoetposted 7 years ago

    I wish you were like me I dream all the time I can fly which in turn helps with the real thing lol xo

  5. guy1973 profile image61
    guy1973posted 7 years ago

    may be you can talk to a clinical psychologist they call give you some tips on how to overcome such fear. A friend of mine is in the same situation, fear of traveling boat or plane. she visiting a psychologist a while ago and now she is able to do both,but till now she prefer having someone by her side while travelling, he confidence is growing and anytime soon she might be ready to take that big step and travel alone.

  6. Stacie L profile image89
    Stacie Lposted 7 years ago

    i've always tolerated flying and can't be contained more than 4 hours...but the recent new security measures at the airport shave me staying off any planes...

  7. ketchup101 profile image58
    ketchup101posted 7 years ago

    I am afraid of heights. Yes. But flying is the no.1 thing that i always want to do. because i just don't want to miss out the things that I may see when i fly. try it! There are so many things to see when you're above, it is great! You gotta face your fears. smile

  8. ediggity profile image60
    ediggityposted 7 years ago

    Get on the plane and pop an Ambien.