Hi everyone, I just got back from Hong Kong last night. It was a good flight, the take off was a bit bumpy, because of weather conditions but the rest was smooth. Looking back, I would have to say the anticipation was the worst bit for me. Because 2 days prior to my HK flight, my flight from Tokyo to Hong Kong was bumpy for a while. That made me very anxious coming into the final flight home.

I avoided flying since 2006, but in the last 4 weeks, I've taken 6 flights! It's not easy, but it gets a little easier each time. I couldn't have done it without the support of this community, so thanks to everyone here.

The thing I've realised is, during those 6 years when I avoided flying, I felt the same amount of anxiety. Avoiding flying did not alleviate my anxiety, it remained the same. Avoiding flying does not help at all. And to all of you reading who has an upcoming flight, there's no better time then the present. Believe in yourself, you can do this. 

I'm still an anxious flier, but I'm going to work hard on becoming less anxious in 2013. I've not got any flights lined up in the near future, except a long haul one to UK in April. I'll be posting on that regularly I believe. 

Thanks for reading and happy holidays to everyone! Here's to a beautiful 2013! 

Cheers, Lyn 

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Comment by Captain Keith on February 1, 2013 at 11:34pm

hi Delina

You can overcome your fear ... be patient .. and have confidence in yourself ... the flight won't be as bad as you can imagine ... that's what everyone says on this forum.

enjoy the tennis 

Forgive me if I don't wish you luck .. you don't need luck ... you need to be realistic and as you say it's all in the mind .. I flew for nearly 50 years as a professional pilot and nothing ever happened to me ... and nothing will happen to you.

Ask me anything you like  ... I'm here to help you 

Keith

Comment by Delina Susana Ramos on February 1, 2013 at 2:26pm
Congratulation Lyn. I hope I can get the same courage to up front my fears. As the y said, Many doctors I have seen.....It all in your mind, so if is in our mind, we can controle it. Pelase wish me luck to my trip to spanish & france. I'm from south america (Vzla) and I'm so exited to see the Mónaco Oppen, novak djocovik, Rafael Nadal, feder, etc, etc I pray God I can over come my fear. Take care, dely
Comment by Helen B on January 24, 2013 at 10:07am

I think your posts and updates on all your flights are so inpsiring!! And I love your honesty !!! Hooray for you!!! Be super proud of yourself!!!

Comment by Sarah on December 19, 2012 at 12:57am

Well done, again :)

Comment by Captain Keith on December 18, 2012 at 5:13pm

Well done !

That's a very perceptive comment you make about avoidance not changing the anxiety. I'm sure that will be a source of encouragement to members here.

Keith

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