I never had a fear of flying or gave it a second thought until 12 years ago when within about 3 months I experienced two VERY turbulent flights which really frightened me and I witnessed a small plane crash where the pilot died.  I was totally traumatized.  I did try flying once about a year later but I had an awful panic attack and had to breathe deeply and keep my eyes closed the whole way.  It was awful and I haven't flown since.  I finally have the courage to try to fly again as my family is having a reunion in England this September.  When I think about the flight I feel ill.  I think there are two main factors I'm afraid of:  turbulence means "we're all gonna die!!!!" and the over-riding fear that stepping onto a plane at all means I'm stepping into my death.  Oy ... sounds quite dire, doesn't it?  I know it's an irrational fear but I feel it nonetheless.  I've read books and watched videos about the sounds on aircrafts, what turbulence really means, and what to expect during flight and intellectually I understand it but it doesn't seem to help the fear or anxiety.  I joined this website to see what has worked for others ... any suggestions?

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Hi Tracey....hey hun dont worry too much....you'll tire yourself out......i knew a guy that done 1million miles....without incident....NOTHING.....no turbulence......no pilot crashing once he's dead....not even an emergency on board...watch this.

http://news.sky.com/story/1224149/airspace-video-shows-skies-teemin...

be nervouse like me if you cant help it....but dont be scared!!! you'll be reet!!

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