Hi everyone, I'm off to Tokyo, Japan, next Saturday. I'm very excited about this trip, Tokyo has been on my vacation wish-list for a long time :)

I was wondering if anyone has tips or advice on things to distract me or to help me focus if the flight encounters turbulence. I have listened to Captain Keith's CDs which do a great job of explaining turbulence and have read his book as well. Despite understanding why it happens, I do feel very anxious when it does. So, if anyone has great tips and doesn't mind sharing them with me, I'd love to know :)

Thanks for reading and have a good week ahead!

Cheers, Lyn  

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Comment by Elizabeth on December 3, 2012 at 8:04pm

have a small amount of liquid in a cup and even if you may feel the plane is moving around a lot you will be surprised how little movement the liquid makes.

Watch the films/play games/read /crossword or puzzle books.I recently flew London to Delhi and return ,The time went very quickly for 8+ hours.After attaining cruising height  by the time we were served with a drink, then our meal there was a choice of films and I watched 2. In between we were served more drinks and then it was time for a snack and some reading my novel and in no time at all we were starting to descend .

Tell yourself you can do it and practice deep relaxing breathing and face your fears.

Happy flying,

Elizabeth

Comment by Yilyn Lim on December 3, 2012 at 1:02pm

Jenny, believe in your strength. Have a good flight and happy travels! You can do it!

Comment by Jenny Sutono on December 3, 2012 at 8:50am

Dear Lyn, I have to take a 2 hours trip to Bali this Thursday. And i am doing my very very best not to lock myself in the room and cry. I am losing my appetite too! And reading your posts makes me feel i am not alone and that i am not the only one experiencing all of those awful emotions. And the fact that you are fighting your fear inspire and reconfirm my commitment to hold my head up and fight my fear this thursday.

Dear Julia, thank you for the visualization technique, i think focusing on happy scenes on what i am gonna do in bali will help me a lot.

Dear Captain Keith, thank you once again for having this website and network. I feel there is hope now in managing my fear. 

 

Comment by Yilyn Lim on December 3, 2012 at 2:30am

Thanks Julia! Those are great tips :) I'll keep working on the visualisation exercises.

Cheers, Lyn

Comment by Farkas Julia on December 2, 2012 at 8:37pm

Hi Lyn,

I think there are two options: either ignore it or accept it. It is harder to ignore it, so you will have to accept it. Accept that turbulence is normal, accept that you will encounter it, be prepared that you will go through some turbulence, this way it will not be so shocking when it actually happens. Keep reminding yourself during turbulence that it has no effect upon the plane because the plain can actually withstand 10 times more force. Keep tightening your seat belt so that you ride with the plane instead of being thrown left and right and visualize yourself at the final destination. Visualization always influences the powers in the universe and if you focus hard enough on visualizing an end goal, the energies in the universe will converge to make that happen.

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