Get the only on-line Fear of Flying Course at premium.flyingwithoutfear.com
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 entertainment system called "Fly with confidense". I was truly amazed to find that on the plane. Staff is also amazing and super friendly. Captain speaks with passengers from time to time which is also great.
2. Boeing 777. YES. That's the plane I LOVE TO FLY. Period.
3. Return flight was smooth and nice.
4. No fear because of being over water and because of flying at night. I believe this is big improvement in my fight with fear
Now, things I didn't like:
1. Still can't stand take off. Too much stress, too much fear. Need to improve here a lot. Now I've found that closing window during take off helps a lot. I think it's because you stop looking at the window and stop estimating plane speed which seems veeeeeery slow just after take off.
2. Can't sleep. No way. I sit with eyes closed and just before falling asleep I feel like there is no enough air, I feel like I can't breathe and then suddenly wake up. This makes more stress for me.
3. Turbulence. It was quite a turbulence from LGW to POS. There was no panic, but still felt really uncomfortable and stressed. repeating to myself that it is safe didn't help. Those big movements of the plane still scares me a lot.
So, I believe I've achieved something in my fight with fears, but I still can see long way to go. I don't know if I'm right, but I think now only one thing that can help me is flying, flying, flying. The more I fly the best I feel with it.