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I'm A Gen Av Coward!  
User currently offlineDtwclipper From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 3 hours ago) and read 1253 times:

So, I have to admit, I'm a general aviation coward and I am going to have to face my fears head on in March when I travel to a family function in Boston.  ashamed   ashamed 

My older brother and my parents jointly own a Cessna 421 similar to this one, and I have avoided flying with them out of complete hysteria.

I'm sure my brother is a great pilot....but.....

It's crazy I know, I've flown on old Twin Otters, DH Herons, Saab's, Lear Jets, etc, but I have this fear getting on anything that doesn't have "airline" as part of the paint job!


OK, flame suit is on....tell me I'm crazy!


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User currently offlineGo3Team From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 3267 posts, RR: 16
Reply 1, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 3 hours ago) and read 1236 times:

Are there lie flat seats, meal and drink service as well? If so, I'd say go for it,  Wink


Yay Pudding!
User currently offlineSCCutler From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 5519 posts, RR: 28
Reply 2, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 3 hours ago) and read 1220 times:

DTW, you might see about getting the second-best seat in the house- the one up front that the pilot's not sitting in!

You may find that you are so fascinated with the whole process that your fears will ease. Knowing full well that airline travel is by far the safest means, I am still more comfortable flying myself than I am riding in the back of an aluminum tube.

And the 421 is a fine airplane- you'll have a blast.

Be sure to report back afterwards.



...three miles from BRONS, clear for the ILS one five approach...
User currently offlineANCFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 3 hours ago) and read 1212 times:

Quoting Dtwclipper (Thread starter):
I have this fear getting on anything that doesn't have "airline" as part of the paint job!

So, grab a Sharpie - run out to the plane and scribble DTWCLipperAir just before you're supposed to board  crazy  wink 

Interesting phobia . . . I can fly in airplanes but looking down from ANY building - even from inside - scares the crap outta me.

Enjoy the ride . . .


User currently offlineAirCop From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 3 hours ago) and read 1203 times:

Quoting Dtwclipper (Thread starter):
I'm a general aviation coward

Is Dr. Frazier available?

Quoting Dtwclipper (Thread starter):
My older brother and my parents jointly own a Cessna 421 similar to this one, and I have avoided flying with them out of complete hysteria.

Perhaps a bottle of a certain kind of over the counter meds would get you out of it.

Quoting Dtwclipper (Thread starter):
I'm sure my brother is a great pilot....but.....

 crazy  Blood is not thicker than..I for one will not fly with my brother either.


User currently offlineJRadier From Netherlands, joined Sep 2004, 4694 posts, RR: 50
Reply 5, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 3 hours ago) and read 1203 times:

Quoting Dtwclipper (Thread starter):
OK, flame suit is on....tell me I'm crazy!

can we swap? Would love to fly with them Big grin.



For once you have tasted flight you will walk the earth with your eyes turned skywards, for there you have been and ther
User currently offlineGarri767 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 3 hours ago) and read 1156 times:

Quoting ANCFlyer (Reply 3):

Indeed. I remember staying at Bally's in Vegas and for some reason looking out that floor - ceiling window next to the elevators (one the 3rd to highest floor) scared the living crap out of me :-/. Yet looking out the window of a plane does no harm to me  Smile




And Mr. Gen av coward. So you would prefer an Airlines 29 inch seat pitch to those seats! Get on that plane! Big grin


Garri767


User currently offlineDtwclipper From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 2 hours ago) and read 1119 times:

Quoting SCCutler (Reply 2):
Be sure to report back afterwards.

It will be some time yet...I'm going Ann Arbor/Boston (don't know what airport) in mid-March.

Quoting ANCFlyer (Reply 3):
So, grab a Sharpie - run out to the plane and scribble DTWCLipperAir just before you're supposed to board

I was thinking about stenciling "Clipper Raging Queen" on the side...maybe that would help!

Quoting AirCop (Reply 4):
Perhaps a bottle of a certain kind of over the counter meds would get you out of it.

Well, my brothers wife is an MD so an Rx may not be out of the question either!

Quoting JRadier (Reply 5):
can we swap? Would love to fly with them

Ha....you have not met my parents! I would not wish them on my worst enemy!


User currently offlineJRadier From Netherlands, joined Sep 2004, 4694 posts, RR: 50
Reply 8, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 2 hours ago) and read 1089 times:

Quoting Dtwclipper (Reply 7):
Ha....you have not met my parents! I would not wish them on my worst enemy!

Earplugs solves most of that problem  Wink.



For once you have tasted flight you will walk the earth with your eyes turned skywards, for there you have been and ther
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