Flying Keeps Getting Safer

A few years ago, there was one crash every million departures. I’ve been telling people recently that the current rate is one in five million. That was based on 2007. The most recent stats released by the International Air Transport Association are for 2008. The figure was one crash in eight million flights. Even so, statistics don’t make fearful fliers feel better. The problem is simple: both of those ratios include “one”, and that is the one that crashes. The key to fixing fear of flying is to train the mind to not react when that thought of the “one”

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Dealing With Anxiety About Turbulence

Turbulence while flying is one of the main concerns people have while flying.Many people can manage as long as it is a smooth flight from start to finish. In this article Capt. Tom Bunn answers people‚Äôs fears about turbulence. Dealing With Anxiety About Turbulence The incident in which several people were injured onboard a Continental flight has caused undue anxiety. As an airline captain who works with people who are afraid to fly, I’ve received several emails from clients who are very upset by this incident. Here is an example. “This is precisely the kind of scenario that bothers me.

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The Jello Exercise

One of the reasons people fear flying is because they just cannot understand how an airplane can stay up in the sky safely all that time. If your fear is that airplane might suddenly fall from the sky you have to read this article by Capt Tom Bunn. I guarantee just reading this will make you feel a whole lot safer while flying. The Jello Exercise At five miles-per-hour, you walk through air effortlessly. But as speed through air increases, air becomes radically different. On a bike, people who are not bike-racers reach their speed barrier at about twenty-five miles-per-hour.

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Five Simply Ways To Help You Relax While Flying

Here are five simple ways to help you relax while flying. These come from Capt. Tom Bunn who is in my opinion the most qualified person to teach others on how to end a fear of flying. He says himself that the below tips are just to get you started a “band aid” fix if you will. If you are serious about ending a fear of flying completely then you should read about the SOAR program by following the link at the end of the article. Five Simply Ways To Help You Relax While Flying Number One – The 5-4-3-2-1

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