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I was in a similar position to you when I found this site, I hadn't flown for 7 years and missed some big events including my sisters wedding.
Like Fay mentioned small steps! Don't expect a magic fairy to appear and remove all yours fears in one go.
I hope it goes well,
Hello Daniel. Read your post and really empathised I've just returned from a trip to Dubai to see my brother and having flown last year for the first time in 5 years where I didn't do too well, I was really worried about Dubai. However, I have to say that I felt my fear and did it anyway and Dubai was absolutely fantastic and worth every mile in the plane. You forget that flying is just the means to the end, it becomes all consuming when you're afraid. I now know that I will probably always get a bit anxious on take off but, as Captain Keith told me on my ground course, allow your anxiety to rise, it's perfectly natural, and just be with it. Before I knew it, I'd done my breathing exercises on take off, the seat belt sign suddenly popped off and we were up! I even managed it in the A380 airbus which I thought was too big and heavy to fly but it turned out to be a magnificent plane. Anxiety always makes things seem a lot worse than they really are.
Really well done for going. I really empathise. It's hard not to be in control but I say to myself, "the highly experienced pilot's got the plane ... you enjoy the drink and the peanuts and relax!".
I saw your other post that the flying lesson went well, congratulations, sounds like you had a great time.
I hope it give you the confidence for your next flight. I know some people who don't understand fears might think you are crazy going up in a small plane and taking control, but it sounds like a great idea to me!
All the best
Your wish is my command!! http://www.thepub.cz/praha-1/?lng=en
I was on a birthday do with 20 lads (dont ask!!) and happened to stumble across this place. It was one of those pubs that every time we all split up to do various bits of sightseeing we'd all end up back here :) They have the serve yourself beer on tap on your table with a jukebox on top of the pump. Your table goes on a big screen and it tots up the number of pints you've pulled but its hooked up to other bars across Europe in the chain and shows their pint rate– it does get rather competitive!!!
HI Daniel, go get 'em. Don't worry about row 13. I'm not superstitious at all and, in fact, row 75 in the A380 turned out to be a bit of a dud as it was right over the big wheels at the back so I got used to all the noises! You'll be able to enjoy a great pint at Jo's recommended bar and celebrate when you get there which is what flying is all about. Enjoying yourself at the destination!
My next one is Rome in April and actually starting to think more about the destination than the flight!
Good luck, but you won't need it.