November 25, 2008 9:45pm CST
Are you afraid? I sure am, though I fly about once a year. I hate the taking off part. A lot of it is not being in control.
26 Nov 08
I have to agree with you. The taking off part is pretty much scary since we'll never know if it'll float in the air or it will go straight to a wall or something. Plus the fact that the tires might blow. I guess we just need to give our confidence to the pilot and co-pilot. There's just nothing we can do about it.
• United States
9 Dec 08
I have recieved my private pilots license. I have had it now for almost 10 years. I would have to say, one of the best ways to cure a fear of flying is to go to a airport where they will teach you to fly. They usually offer introductory flights between $35 to $50. This will enable you to actually get to steer and airplane through your own self. Its pretty cool to have control, and its the best thing I have ever been able to give my passengers who have had a fear of flying. It totally cures it, and usually get the passenger to really enjoy flying.
• United States
16 Dec 08
Well, for one, you won't be in total control. There are two "yokes" or controls for each person flying. The instructor is fully comfortable with nervousness. They go through a lot of training, they aren't going to just let you fly it into the ground. And for two, with the instructors and my own experiences, most people who are nervous aren't going to be very erratic. Its actually a very smooth and enjoyable ride. And like i spoke about before, having the nervous person understand what an airplane is doing by them steering the airplane really does change the psychological scarcity or "nervousness" that that person has. Think about it, anyone gets unsure or "nervous" about doing things they dont' understand. But when they figure it out or experienced it, a sort of assureness comes to you. I wouldn't want to push flying on anyone if they have a true fear. All I say is give it a try, and see what you think.