|Quoting Thai744 (Thread starter):|
But if any of you can give me any tips on how to combat this (irrational) fear, I would be really appreciative. It would make flying so much more comfortable and enjoyable for me. Every flight I get on now (especially long-haul from Australia to Asia), I think "is this flight going to have major turbulence" and it really detracts from my enjoyment of the flying experience.
|Quoting Umit (Reply 2):|
|Quoting Flymia (Reply 5):|
Well as you know turbulence is not really dangerous and pilots will try to avoid it as much as possible. But sometimes you can avoid it. First thing try not to tense up that makes it worse, just try to relax and enjoy the flight as you would if it was smooth.
If you really cant get the fear out maybe try taking some flying lessons. Once you actually fly and see what turbulence feels likes in a small plane and as a pilot I don't think you will have much trouble flying in a 737 in turbulence after flying in a C172.