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I flew again!!!

Captain Keith, I had to fly again!! I hated the take off but survived on drugs again and all went well. The landing at home was on a terribly windy day with the plane wings moving all over the place and the plane coming down sort of sideways. I know from mum flying all the time that if too windy she gets diverted to Sydney so I assume they know what they are doing. I was glad to be on the ground and on that flight a lot of people were happy to have landed. The positive thing is that I…

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Added by Ebony Rose on October 7, 2014 at 5:09am — 2 Comments

I fly Thursday

I am looking forward to my holiday. I am trying to think positive about the flight. I have downloaded some things to watch on my iPad. I really want to get over my fear.

Added by Jan Dawson on October 5, 2014 at 7:38pm — No Comments

Home Safely Not Surprisingly!

Back from Rome - and another four flights.

Glad I did not have my experience flying from Belfast to Leeds Bradford with Flybe  some time back or  I have no doubt it would have set me back in my efforts to overcome my fear of flying. Unruly raucous loud mouthed passengers two of whom were seated behind me.  I had literally to tell them to shut up during the safety demonstration - which I think the crew should have done. Loud laughter bellowing in my ear and knees pushing into my back,…

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Added by Lena McCann on September 28, 2014 at 2:26pm — 3 Comments

Four More Flights Coming Up

Flying from Belfast City to Leeds Bradford Friday 19th and the flying from Leeds to Rome on Sun 21

Rome to Leeds Thurs 25th, Leeds to Belfast Sat 27th

The last time I flew to Rome is more years ago than I care to remember.  But I do remember the fear and the tears at Rome airport.  It was nothing to the terror I experienced a few days later at Heathrow.  The Air Hostess said she never witnessed anyone so afraid! My sister said to remind her never to travel with me…

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Added by Lena McCann on September 17, 2014 at 8:03pm — 1 Comment

Fear of Flying and heights

I have just realised that I am now 6 weeks away from my holiday........and flight.   Does anyone out there have any advice as to how I can deal with my fear of heights?   Any constructive comments welcome please.

Added by Jan Dawson on August 31, 2014 at 8:49pm — 3 Comments

On The Road Again

Hello Everyone



I'm new to this site. I've just booked my next business trip. This will be my first trip since the end of last January. I've known about this meeting for a few months and have had passing thoughts here and there about it. I've tried to not think about it and all the recent crashes/incidents in the las few weeks, but it all got very real today when I received my confirmation. I've put off booking it for months (as I normally do) to avoid the "inevitable unpleasantness"… Continue

Added by Bryan on August 19, 2014 at 2:26pm — No Comments

Flying sat Aug 16. Feeling nerves :/

Hello everyone, I am new to this website. I have had a severe fear of flying for the past 20 yrs. I have had to fly several times, but each time is met with severe anxiety and panic. I am going to Europe this saturday, and will be on a 10 hr flight, and will have to fly 4 more times during our vacation. I have taken on online fear of flying course, which helped when i went to Boston a couple years ago, so I repeated that. But i began feeling panic set in when thinking about flying again. So…

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Added by Heidi on August 12, 2014 at 2:18am — 1 Comment

What to take before my flight ?

Hi all,
My flight from the uk to Florida is in 2 1/2 weeks, (my first long haul flight since my fears got bad) I can feel my anxiety growing, I hate it, I just wish I didn't have this fear, it drives me mad !! I normally get something from the doctors before I fly, it doesn't really work though so don't see the point this time, was thinking if either having a few drinks or even some sleeping tablets ? Any advise ?

Added by Samantha Baggaley Thompson on August 5, 2014 at 1:57pm — 2 Comments

What's wrong with aviation these days ?

Hi all,

I'm really going crazy now... Next week I will have super long transatlantic flight and now we have MH17, GE222 and today's AH5017. I can't have any logic explanations in my head why all this happened. I'm trying to keep myself positive about it, but still... Something/somebody had caused these crashes to happen ! Well I hope it will get better in my head with time.

Dear Keith, could you please just comment something on those cases. Maybe it will help lots of us to feel…

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Added by Darius R on July 24, 2014 at 9:17pm — 4 Comments

MH17

It is a big tragedy.

All this does not help a fearfull flyer ! My mind knows the chance of this happening is sooo very small, but the pictures of a crushed airplane make my fear grow

Added by Annelies on July 23, 2014 at 9:04pm — 10 Comments

Flight approaching!!!

It's coming round to that time of year again... I am just over a week away from a flight to Grenada and I am starting to get anxious. I keep imagining take off which freaks me out! The point of no return on the runway as we gather speed... Once I am in the air thanks to captain Keith's previous advice I am usually ok. I used to fear the engines stopping without warning but now I know the plane will glide for a time and not just drop out if the sky I am a little less concerned about this. I also… Continue

Added by Karen Douglas on July 21, 2014 at 10:04pm — 1 Comment

Too many horror stories on the news

I have flown several times. It has been five years since I flew last. It seems like since I booked my flight to Florida there have been news reports about near misses and air traffic control errors. I talk myself out of my fear then the new this morning sent me into an anxiety attack about the United plane which had an emergency landing on a deserted island. I feel like something or someone is trying to send me a message to not fly. I am completely freaked out now. My husband told me to stop… Continue

Added by anonymous on July 14, 2014 at 1:47am — 12 Comments

What will happen, if I am not scared...

Hei everyone!

For the first time ever I have this great feeling before the flight - I am not scared, but excited:D
But now I think: what will happen if I am not scared in the air? I get really superstitious when it comes to planes. I Think: will everything go wrong now I am not scared (when I am scared, I "survive" the flight). I don't know if you understand what I mean..
But, does any of you know that feeling?

:)
Dorthe

Added by Dorthe on June 30, 2014 at 8:13am — 5 Comments

I am not scared - I think...

I'm going to Spain on monday (3 hours flight). And, for the first time in many years, I haven't had any nightmares about my upcoming flight:) So far so good! (Thanks to this site and captain Keith's cd). But then yesterday, my cousin tells me about her flight, and that she felt a big drop:/ I know the thing about airpockets, which dosen't exists. But what is a drop then? And is it dangerous? I know it's a stupid question, but I just have to know, so that I can get those stupid thoughts out of… Continue

Added by Dorthe on June 28, 2014 at 9:40pm — 2 Comments

London to Vancouver June 20th

Hi everyone!

I'm just here to get an extra dose of confidence before my flight from KWI-London, then London-Vancouver on Friday the 20th. I am nervous about flying over water, and especially with turbulence over the water! I'm flying in a 744. 

I am trying to focus on the safety logistics and the amazing time I will have once I land, but it's tricky with the typical sensations I always feel: apprehension, dread, and worry!

A few notes of…

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Added by Kristin Charney on June 18, 2014 at 3:27pm — 2 Comments

Flying to vegas in 1week

So it's 1 week till I head too vegas /Mexico heads really working over time about the flights what have I let myself in for :(

Added by Patrick on June 16, 2014 at 10:35pm — 2 Comments

I´m flying tomorrow to Miami from Buenos Aires (9hours) and no matter that i´m going for vacations with my family, the flight put me under big pressure. Today i have a continous headache and l feel l…

I´m flying tomorrow to Miami from Buenos Aires (9hours) and no matter that i´m going for vacations with my family, the flight put me under big pressure. Today i have a continous headache and l feel like l am running at half of my horsepower.  Fear for the turbulence; fear of feeling motion sickness; fear for not being able to help`one of my kids that really suffers a lot while flying...Some friends suggest me a tranquilizer but l try not to, because l m with my family and i think l must be…

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Added by Billyboy on June 16, 2014 at 6:02pm — No Comments

Another Flight

Always like to clock in another flight even if it is a short one.  Flew Belfast Intl to Gatwick a few weeks ago.  The weekend was a gift to the Chelsea Flower Show after my mishaps in Iceland.  I didn't get my usual window seat on the plane.  Not very long ago that would have caused me anxiety not being able to see out. I still like to see out and follow the route.  The landing at Gatwick was a bit wobbly and for once I wasn't the person who was nervous.

When we landed at Belfast Intl…

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Added by Lena McCann on June 10, 2014 at 3:41pm — No Comments

Successful flyer - maybe soon :)

Hi all,

It was long time since last time I've posted here. Just wanted to share with you how I'm doing with my fears. As you can see in the title things are going well. Now it happens that I need to fly quite often and my relations with planes had changed completely. I can tell you that I do not feel any fear and do not experience any sleepless nights just before flight, my trip to airport is always nice and fun. I'm always trying to get as early as possible to airport - just to watch…

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Added by Darius R on June 2, 2014 at 9:51pm — 6 Comments

London to Venice on Tuesday

Hiya,

Just posting about my upcoming trip to Venice on Tuesday, a trip we won in a competition. Yep, I've got no-one to blame but myself now the time has come to take the flights.

I've only flown a few times in my life and most recently to Barcelona with my young children and partner. Nothing bad has happened to me other than in my own head but now I feel I'm pushing my luck a bit by travelling in consecutive months. I will remind myself that it's many people's jobs to be in…

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Added by David Wragg on May 22, 2014 at 9:01pm — No Comments

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