Darius R's Blog (13)

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

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

Not very pleasant flight to LCG

Hi all,

I had flight on Sunday to LCG and at that time there was storm with gusts up to 130 km/h. So turbulence in the place was quite high. I would fall from my chair if not seatbelts. Anyway I didn't had any panic because of this, but it was extremely unpleasant.

Now I need to fly back home from LCG on Friday and forecasts are more or less the same. I feel really stressed. I hope on takeoff it will be better as plane should reach high altitude faster, but still it's a big…

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Added by Darius R on February 5, 2014 at 7:15pm — 5 Comments

Things going better and better

Hello my friends,

Just wanted to share with you my last experience from flights CPH->RIX and after 3 days RIX->CPH. Well what can I say... I feel that I'm getting better and better. No more worries week before flight, even no worries day before, I could even sleep before flight without any problem. Then small anxiety arrive to me when I was driving to airport, waiting for flight and take-off/climbing. After that everything was gone. I've felt super confident, no worries. I was…

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Added by Darius R on November 20, 2013 at 8:54pm — No Comments

Flight in two days

Hi all,

I'll have flight in 2 days. CPH to VNO and back after 4 more days. Short trip, but I'm worried. Last time I flew to CPH and had a seat in CRJ9 without window and you know what ? My fear was half less than usual. So maybe in my case it's height who is the biggest cause of fear. Anyway, I'm worried now, but I feel like this worry is far more lower than usual. I believe that's good sign. I'll let you know how I felt when I come back. The only good thing about trip is that…

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Added by Darius R on September 10, 2013 at 8:52pm — 4 Comments

Airbus A350

Hello all,

I think this is a good news for all of us. New Airbus A350 had it's maiden flight. This is next big step into modern aviation. I look at the plane and it's so beautiful. Hope some day to take a flight with it. Somehow I feel I'd have less fear on board of this nice bird :)

Added by Darius R on June 15, 2013 at 11:02am — No Comments

New job title - lots of flights

Hello all,

Finally I got new job of my dreams. Everything should be ok, but now I'll need to fly very very frequently. Now I don't feel so positive about it :( It might be that frequent flying will cure this fear once and for all or it might be that I will never fly again. I'm afraid that I will face some of the rare occasions like heavy turbulence and so on.... Let's see how it will happen, but I feel very insecure now :(

Added by Darius R on April 29, 2013 at 12:25pm — 2 Comments

Latest flight

So, my latest flight was from VNO to CPH and back with CRJ-900. Well, just before flight I was super positive, no bad thoughts and so on and I thought that I'll join 'successful flyers group' on return, but it was too early. I was quite stressed without any reason during flight. Well, ok, during take-off. I just can't stand take-off and that bad bad feeling when you fell falling, turning and so on. So it's too early to join successful flyers. Unfortunately. Still, I don't give up.

Added by Darius R on March 9, 2013 at 7:33pm — 2 Comments

Fly again

Hello all,

I wasn't here for a while. I was super busy. Now I come to say thanks to all of you and especially captain Keith. I didn't overcome my fears yet, but I feel so confident that I chose to fly for a job interview to a foreign country and if I'll take that new job then flying will be much more frequent for me. You know what ? I'm not afraid ! I'm happy to be able to take that opportunity and do not refuse my career because of fear of the flying !

You did a very…

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Added by Darius R on February 21, 2013 at 11:43am — 1 Comment

Impressions from first transatlantic flight

Finally I did it !!! I've just returned from my first transatlantic flight. I took 4 planes in overall with 6 takeoffs and landings. Well what I can say... that was great !!!! Its very strange for me to say such things about flying, but that was just great and I'd love to repeat that :)

Ok, now things I like on that flight:

1. British Airways. This airline is incredible. I don't know if others do the same, but on BA you can even find short film for fearful flyers in the…

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Added by Darius R on November 7, 2012 at 7:19am — 5 Comments

This Sunday is THAT day

Ok, my first transatlantic flight was deferred, so now I have 100% news that this Sunday is the day I will start my first transatlantic journey. Today I've started to feel really nervous. Really. The first thought that goes to my head - turbulence. Again, I can blame media for this. If I didn't read news about FA injuries during turbulence now I wouldn't be so afraid. Turbulence was never the thing I'm afraid most. I always new that it is safe. Now I feel tensed about that. I just can't…

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Added by Darius R on October 11, 2012 at 5:35pm — 2 Comments

Only 2 weeks until biggest event in my life - transatlantic flight

It's been a while since I was last time here. Was quite busy these days. So... Time is running very fast. Now I need to book some tickets and I have choise of traveling from 23 hours to 53 hours. The choice is big. I just wanted to share my fears with you about this situation. I have one possibility to fly to London, take nice sleep in hotel and next day fly to port of Spain with BA. Other possibility is to change 3 planes, no hotel minimum 23:50 hours of flight. So the first option seems to…

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Added by Darius R on September 12, 2012 at 7:16pm — 10 Comments

My first transatlantic flight is comming closer

Hi all,

I still don't know exact date, have no tickets, but starting to worry already about my first transatlantic flight. It should be somewhere in mid September. What I'm afraid of most ? Maybe longs trip. It depends on tickets, but its possible I need to take 3 planes and 24-32 hours traveling in total. I don't like that idea.

Other problem - I can't sleep in planes. So, 3 take-offs, 3 landings, waiting in airport for connecting flight and so on... Bah... I can…

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Added by Darius R on August 13, 2012 at 9:01pm — No Comments

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