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:
- in order to be able to take off, the plane needs to accelerate, so to have a higher speed
- the ears become clogged due to changes in air pressure – to avoid this you can chew a gum
- certain 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.