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Some Aviation Fanatic Scared To Fly?  
User currently offlineF.pier From Italy, joined Aug 2000, 1523 posts, RR: 9
Posted (11 years 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 1749 times:

Is there some aviation fanatic who is really frightened to fly?

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User currently offlineBoeing4ever From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (11 years 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 1702 times:

I refer you to the Tech/Ops forum where there is a thread about a Pilot who over the years actually developed a fear of flying. It happens.

B4e-Forever New Frontiers

User currently offlineMatt D From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 9502 posts, RR: 47
Reply 2, posted (11 years 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 1718 times:

Well I won't fly. It's not like I'm afraid to fly. I simply refuse to have anything to do with this bogus illusion of safety and all of the hassles that Bush + Co. and the TSA have implemented. Bottom line: I don't like being treated as a possible criminal for wanting to go to an airport. So I've given up the hobby as far as taking pix, collecting stuff, or taking trips.

Now I'm still very nostalgic, and love talking about the "old days". I even updated my profile. Have a look.

User currently offlineCovert From Ghana, joined Oct 2001, 1450 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (11 years 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 1683 times:

I refer you to the Tech/Ops forum where there is a thread about a Pilot who over the years actually developed a fear of flying. It happens.


thank goodness for TCAS !
User currently offlineBoeing4ever From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (11 years 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 1654 times:

Covert, I need to start remembering to include the URLs!  Nuts

B4e-Forever New Frontiers

User currently offlineTranceport From Canada, joined Jul 2003, 282 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (11 years 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 1551 times:

Unrelated to security issues, as I become older I am becoming more of a fearful flyer. When I hear a strange noise, the plane drops unexpectedly, we encounter rough air or the plane changes course abruptly or drastically I become quite anxious.

My situation still requires that I fly a few times a year, but due to security issues and loss of novelty, the whole experience has lost its magic. I flew from YVR to MEM last week, and the whole experience from check-in to the gate took slightly over two and a half hours. It's hardly worth it and has gone from one of the best parts of a vacation/business trip to a sort of uncomfortable, boring way to get from point A to point B.

I'd rather be sitting at the foot of the runway at YVR watching the A340s and B747s of the various foreign airlines floating overhead. Boarding an airplane used to give me a thrill, but over the years my interest has largely shifted to plane spotting and being an outside observer rather than a passenger.

User currently offlineNormalSpeed From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (11 years 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 1537 times:

The only thing that I truly fear is not flying.


User currently offlineAirT85 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (11 years 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 1533 times:

I am scared to death of flying. If you feel like hunting read my response to "Aviation and You" on the civilav board. I really am that scared.

User currently offlineUal747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (11 years 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 1523 times:

Turbulence really freaks me out. It all happened on a UA flight from HKG to LAX. We went through some clear air turbulence that put all the storms I have flown through to shame. That 747 was all over the sky. It wasn't during any meal service, so nothing was really thrown about, but several screams could be heard and those big wings were flexing up and down like I had never seen before. Then, to top it all off, after getting off that flight, I flew to DEN then on to OKC. We had to hold over OKC with CB clouds everywhere. Lightening, bumps, rain, and to make it worse, it was dark. The plane was all over the place.


User currently offlinePacificjourney From New Zealand, joined Jul 2001, 2732 posts, RR: 8
Reply 9, posted (11 years 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 1518 times:

I must confess to be somewhat afraid of flying. Not mind-numbing fear but if I don't have to, then I won't but if it's necessary then that's OK as well i.e. I don't avoid going places just because I know I will have to fly there.

My fear manifests itself as me being very edgy days before a flight but once I am actually on the plane then I am fatalistic, the whole thing is out of my hands so no point in worrying.

" Help, help ... I'm being oppressed ... "
User currently offlineKj76 From Finland, joined Aug 2001, 188 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (11 years 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 1486 times:

I am a big fan of aviation and also very much afraid of flying.

I can't fly without alcohol or drugs but i still love aviation and everything around it !

User currently offlineJwenting From Netherlands, joined Apr 2001, 10213 posts, RR: 18
Reply 11, posted (11 years 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 1478 times:

I've survived Aeroflot, I've seen the worst that can happen without actually crashing (and I've done that too though it was only a glider).

I'm not afraid to fly, mainly because I know what the sounds and shudders indicate.

That's not to say I'm not sometimes apprehensive when I know we're having some bad conditions up there, but no fear.

As to someone who's afraid of flying, look no further than Kim Jong Il, Dear Leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea who according to official propaganda is a jetfighter pilot  Laugh out loud

I wish I were flying
User currently offlineAvt007 From Canada, joined Jul 2000, 2132 posts, RR: 5
Reply 12, posted (11 years 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 1462 times:

It's not too wierd- for example, I love the mountains, and would like to go climbing, but I have a terrible fear of heights! And somewhere there has to be a person that loves all forms of boats and ships, yet is afraid of the water.......

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