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Claustrophobia, Noise, Movements of the plane, Bad experience on a flight, Loss of control, Worry about leaving family, I think flying is dangerous, Take off

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At 6:38pm on April 14, 2009, Elizabeth said…
fantastic to hear about your success Mel.
Life begins at 50+-there is the whole world out there waiting to be explored,
best wishes, Elizabeth.
At 6:19pm on April 14, 2009, Captain Keith said…
I'm more than pleased for you....absolutely fantastic, who would have believed it?

I've passed your message about being a Saint to my wife...she'll be contacting you, somehow she didn't entirely agree!
At 8:58pm on April 8, 2009, Captain Keith said…
It'll be worth the pain I promise.
At 6:59am on April 8, 2009, Captain Keith said…

What is this?????

"that horrible 'point of no return' moment when the engines get going and you career down the runway and it is too late to get off!"

Mel that's nothing we do in the cockpit! Must be your imagination. It's all very carefully worked out before take off so there's no guesswork as to whether we can get airborne or not. Please put an elastic band on your wrist and ping it every time you get one of these unhelpful thoughts please!

Keep sending those questions please.

At 10:46pm on April 6, 2009, Elizabeth said…
Hi Mel, Welcome aboard- I decided to do something to address my fear of flying when I was 52 and over the last few years have been making up for last time, culminating in flying U.K to Abu Dhabi and return three weeks ago. So go for it, life is too short not to face your fear and focus on seeing Il Divo and the world.
At 8:41pm on April 6, 2009, Captain Keith said…
Hi Mel

First thing to say is congratulations! You've decided to conquer this fear and that's the very first thing in the road to must choose to change things second you have to have a reason and thirdly you have to face your fear. El divo don't realise what they do for people. Dont think about the flight, live in the present and you'll find that it's easier to get to the day to travel with less anxiety. Even though you don't or won't believe it there's a limit to how much you can be fearful of. So get as well rested as you can learn some breathing exercises and be as ready and as fit as you can be. Then you'll be stronger and better able to resist the anxiety. Don't expect to be the leader of the Red Arrows next year, in fact expect to be anxious and then you'll be more likely to manage the flight.

You can send me as many questions and queries as you want. Don't hold back say what you feel and I'm sure lots of people will support you.

WELL DONE so far.
At 7:32pm on April 6, 2009, Mel said…
Hi everyone, especially Keith who has already been so very kind and supportive. Don't know why it took me so long to pluck up courage to join. I think it is because I feel slightly embarrassed at 'over 50' to have this phobia which makes life so difficult, but I finally realised I need help and at last have found 'hope'.
I am British but have lived in Malta for the past 28 years with my maltese husband and our four children. I was never very brave about flying, but I tolerated it when I had to which was not very often as we did not travel much when the kids were small. However, we now have two daughters married to Americans and both living in Florida; my husband is retiring soon, and living on a small island, we would like to travel more.
Reading other posts has made me realise that it isn't only me who has these feelings of panic and I really want to get control of it. I have ordered Keith's book and anxiously await its arrival. However, I don't think it will be here by Saturday and I have recklessly booked a flight to Edinburgh as I have tickets to see Il Divo in Glasgow on Monday! So I am already panicking and can't sleep etc. We also have two more trips booked for later in the year and I so want to conquer this as it ruins the holiday for the rest of the family. My husband does not understand at all - he used to be cabin crew with BEA and just thinks I make a fuss to get attention. Nothing could be further from the truth!Anyway, I have rambled on a bit but I thank you for this site and really hope you can help me. Thanks.x


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