Fear of airplane is one of the obstacles that one of five people have when traveling on long distances. Relaxation techniques, in-flight planning, and repeated imagination can lead to the cancellation of frightful flights and traumatic travel. First, here is an optimistic statistic that can make you get rid of your flight fear: the chances of a plane collapsing are one to one million or 0.00001%. Fighting the fear of flying A first step in banishing the fear of flying is to compare the risk of an accident in various situations. For example, the risk of being injured in a road accident is 1 to 5,000, and the one to be intoxicated is one to three million. Also, you are more likely to be bitten by a snake, be hit by a stumbling block, run out of bed or walk and be hurt compared to the risk of the plane crashing. Then it's important to be prepared for the moment when the plane starts making movements that you can not control. Much of the fear comes from the unknown. Why is the airplane so fast? Why do my ears clutter? Why the airplane looks strange and why are we told that we have to fasten our seatbelts? These are just a few of the questions a person fear of flying repeats obsessively in his mind. To get rid of flight fears, here are some answers: \tin order to be able to take off, the plane needs to accelerate, so to have a higher speed \tthe ears become clogged due to changes in air pressure - to avoid this you can chew a gum \tcertain segments of the airplane wings move during the flight, it is perfectly normal. Turbulence that occurs during the flight is also a cause for panic among those who fear of flying. But it must be known that they are perfectly normal and occur when the plane is aloft or falls in altitude, so the atmospheric pressure changes. Their degree of intensity is not at all elevated but is similar to driving on a rough road. Rarely, turbulence may cause injuries to passengers, and these are mainly caused by the failure to correctly secure the seat belt. If you're afraid the plane is not often checked by the mechanic for any technical problems, find out that this is never the case. For each flight, the plane goes through 11 hours of maintenance for every hour of flight. This means that if you have three hours of flying, the mechanics will check it for 33 hours to make sure everything is OK. Ways to deal with frightful flights and traumatic travel Anxiety is the main feature of those who are afraid of flying. Fear of not having control can be easily defeated, but first of all, you have to figure out what is causing the fear. Psychologists say that fear of height, accident, death, and the lack of trust in others are contributing to the fear of flying. Many people who have a phobia of airplane flights are drivers, but they do not perceive the danger as intensely when they're driving because they feel they have control when at the wheel. Instead, during the flight someone else is the driver and, moreover, he is seen only at the end of the race. Assisted imaging technique and exposure of the stress factor One way to escape flight fear is imagination. Exposure is a safe technique with no side effects and good results in the treatment of anxiety disorders but must be done after a previously established program with the psychotherapist. The in-vivo method is useful in many ways: \tit helps to identify automatic negative thoughts that occur in specific situations \texercises certain abilities, such as the management of physiological symptoms Also, exposure is a technique commonly used in cognitive-behavioral therapy in various disorders such as anxiety, eating behavior, sexual dysfunction, and sleep disorders. Relaxation exercises Anxiety felt during airplane flight can be improved by frequent practicing of some psychic balance exercises such as yoga or meditation. Then it is essential to remember that the state of tension only worsens fear. Breathe deeply and try to relax your shoulders, the muscles of your face, and legs. You will feel calmer and will not perceive the flight as dangerous. You can also reduce your sense of anxiety with sedative tea, such as lime, rose, chamomile, sunflower, raspberry, or lavender. Flight recommendations to diminish your fear There are some tips that, if you implement, you will not be afraid of flying, anymore. Here's a list of useful tips: \tChoose a direct, non-stop flight \u2013 so you will notice the flight time clearly, with as little time as possible in the air. \tChoose a seat near the wing \u2013 studies have shown that these places are the safest and passengers are not too shaken by the turbulence, compared to the seats at the tail of the plane or the front seats. \tTry to find a place near the evacuation door \u2013 this will give you more security if you are afraid of a malfunction of the plane. \tChoose a daytime flight (preferably even in the early hours of the morning) \u2013 the glider view of the airplane can calm you down while flying through the darkness can accentuate your sense of strangeness and lack of control. Of course, there are also anxiolytics which are medicines released by a medical prescription and should be administered before the flight. However, anxiolytic should only be the last solutions if none of the above recommendations work. Conclusions Almost every person has a phobia, smaller or intenser. The methods presented above can be applied to success in different situations when fear is taking the control of your mind and body. Anxiety control techniques, imagination, relaxation techniques, and even the acknowledgment of how the things work on a plane can make frightful flights and traumatic travel to become only some negative memories.