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Getting worse

Hi Keith, I feel very disheartened and frustrated with myself. I had great flights to and from Gibraltar around Xmas time with BA and the c…

Started by Caro

2 Feb 16, 2009
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NLP 'tapping" ?

Hi Keith, sorry if this post is in the wrong place! I was talking to someone who was saying that NLP ( the tapping technique ) therapy is h…

Started by Blitt

1 Feb 15, 2009
Reply by Captain Keith

G Force

I was watching some show on speed with Clarkson, and they were talking about how fighter pilots used to pass out from G Force. How come thi…

Started by richard white

1 Feb 15, 2009
Reply by Captain Keith


I'm 22 and have an irrational fear of flying. I say irrational because i flew to Spain (and back!) when I was about 15 with school and had…

Started by richard white

6 Feb 11, 2009
Reply by Captain Keith

is any of this true?

From another website: Falling out of the sky isn't the only way that aeroplanes can damage your health. Airlines claim that the statistics…

Started by richard white

5 Feb 10, 2009
Reply by Captain Keith

Is the use of reverse thrusters being phased out?

Hi everyone. I flew back from the Caribbean to England a day after the event in NY. I wasn't able to go onto the internet beforehand, but…

Started by BM

6 Jan 28, 2009
Reply by BM

Why do planes crash?

Good morning! First of all, may I compliment Keith on this new website, which looks great and is very interesting to browse. I am very gra…

Started by Clairamandine

10 Jan 27, 2009
Reply by andyb99

So what's the matter with me?

Admin OptionsEdit Discussion Close Discussion Add Tags Delete Discussion I have been on planes before and only had one dodgy experience bu…

Started by Karen Ford

2 Jan 8, 2009
Reply by Captain Keith

Why do they turn the lights off?

Hello! I was wondering if you could tell me why all the lights go off in the aircraft when it takes off. I'm off to Canada tomorrow at 4.15…

Started by Katharine

1 Jan 7, 2009
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Introduction: Ask the Captain

There are lots of myths and mis-understandings about airtravel that add to the worries and anxieties of people with a fear of flying. Quite…

Started by Captain Keith

3 Dec 5, 2008
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