This is my first blog! My name is Lynne and in a couple of months time I will be flying from Manchester to Barbados. Most people would be over the moon but already I am starting to have sleepless nights. Its not that I havnt flown before (and I have been to Barbados twice before) but because of a couple of bad experiences I am getting myself into a state that this will happen again. The experiences were mainly due to severe turbulance but also a really bad approach and landing at Manchester. The plane was shaking as it decended and people were clinging on to each other - when it eventually landed people were crying.I havnt flown from Manchest since! I have also just seen a picture in a newspaper of a Thomas Cook plane taking off with a fuel leak which is adding to my list of fears. Everytime I have flown I have come onto this and many other websites to look into the fear of flying. I must say they have helped a bit but I still endure panick attacks and think the plane is going to crash. I really do wish I could overcome this fear!