NWOrientDC10 From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 1404 posts, RR: 4 Posted (9 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 1553 times:
I know I may be violating a.net ettiquette by starting a topic already discussed but I'm going to take a chance. Also, I posted this topic here because I believe this situation is best helped along by aviation professionals and "techies".
I had a conversation with a co-worker who is going to the carribean (Bermuda or Bahamas, not sure) soon but is nervous. She's about in her early to mid twenties or so and had never flown commercially. I explained to her that planes do not just fall out of the sky, how lift "works" using the Bernoulli effect, and that aviation is highly regulated. This seemed to help but she's still a bit nervous.
Since my knowledge of aviation is somewhat limited, I told Miranda about www.airliners.net and that maybe those with more knowledge and experience than I could explain it better.
Flyf15 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (9 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 1510 times:
I'd guess a lot of nervousness is just her fear of the unknown. She's never had that first hand experience before and its going to be different for her compared with anything else she's ever done. Not much you can do to help that other than tell her to keep an open mind, go into it relaxed, and she'll be fine.