Fear of Flying – The Essentials to Conquer Your Fears

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Why I’m Afraid to Fly and Other Stories From People Who Are Scared to Board a Plane

Just drive to the airport and book a plane ticket. No need to break out the First-Aid kit, no need to panic. You might end up on a plane that doesn’t take off–or even worse, land safely on one that takes off again. Oh sure, you’ll clear security and probably even get through boarding without incident, but when you get to baggage claim, you’ll find yourself surrounded by a mob of angry people who want to know where their luggage is. You hope it’s at the same terminal as yours. Maybe it’s by the exit signs. Maybe it’s not even in the airport. Maybe you won’t get it back for two weeks. That’s if you’re lucky. What could have caused this madness? What are all these people afraid of?
Worst case–what could happen to you and your family? You’ll bet on a plane that will never take off or land, and be glad to be alive but worried sick about what went wrong and what will happen next. You’ll definitely be worried about some luggage.
Jong, “Fear of Flying”, pp. 1-2 [END OF ARTICLE]

fear of flying author jong
fear of flying author jong

What Causes Fear of Flying? Can it be Eliminated?

Fear of flying is called aviophobia. It is a fear of being on an airplane or in an airport. This type of fear is more common than one might think. 30 million people suffer with flying phobias in the United States alone. Many people are too embarrassed to admit that they are afraid to fly, but some have a minor form of the phobia and do not suffer such acute symptoms. Some people are afraid to fly because they have had a bad experience. Others have never flown before and don’t understand the process. It is important to know that flying phobia is much more common than most people think. If you are afraid to fly, there are ways that you can overcome it. This article will explain why you might be afraid of flying and show you how to get over it.
Flying is one of the safest ways to travel, with fewer fatalities than cars, trains, or even ships. Flying may seem dangerous but in fact it is a very well regulated environment with many checks and balances in place. This is why people are afraid to fly.
People with flying fears have a severe reaction to their first time flying. There are several causes of this reaction, and they can be separated into two main categories: the psychological and the physical…

fear of flying author jong
fear of flying author jong

Conclusion: Put an End to the Dreadful Fears and Tension with These Simple Strategies

Fear of flying is a fear that can affect anyone. Just because you’ve flown at one time doesn’t mean you won’t be afraid again. While the fear may not be as immediate, it’s still there. It will take time and patience to overcome your fear of flying–and it happens slowly, but surely, over time. Here are some ideas that can help you to overcome your fear of flying.
Look Into the Facts
One of the first things that you need to do is learn more about flying. Find out the statistics. Learn about how many people have been injured or killed in an airplane. You’ll be amazed at what you discover. When you know that flying is actually one of the safest modes of transportation, it will help to calm your fears.
Put Anxiety to Work for You

fear of flying author jong
fear of flying author jong