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 stress.

Anyone has good advice how to deal with situation ? I know that uncomfortable is not the same as dangerous, but this somehow doesn't come to my mind when in plane and have high turbulence :(

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Comment by Darius R on February 14, 2014 at 6:58am

Hi Yilyn,

Yes flight back was ok. I really enjoyed it. Hope you enjoy yours. Let us know when you're back.

Comment by Yilyn Lim on February 13, 2014 at 11:45pm

Hi Darius

Thanks for your encouragement. I hope you have a good flight back too! Update us when you're back. 

Cheers, 

Yilyn

Comment by Captain Keith on February 12, 2014 at 4:50pm

I think that you should tell yourself how well you've done and ask yourself why the next flight should be any worse than the one you've done ... and you managed that!

Easy for me to say be positive, but you have good reason to be. 

Think how far you've come in your journey to overcome your fear.

Captain Keith

Comment by Darius R on February 12, 2014 at 7:00am

Hi,

Well the worst thing for me was not turbulence itself, but feeling completely helpless. You just hang in the air and can't do anything. Anyway in overall I can fly quite easily now and I do not even need something to distract me. I feel quite comfortable on the plane. Only some strange sounds or turbulence makes me nervous. So I could say I can feel very big improvement in flying.

So you should not also worry about your flight. There is no need to think about things that 'might' happen. Lots of things might happen even on the ground, but you just don't think about it every day. So same should be on the plane.

Have a good flight !

Comment by Yilyn Lim on February 12, 2014 at 1:03am

Dear Darius

I'm sorry that you had an unpleasant flight, but it's a good sign that you did not panic. That's a positive outcome. We cannot control the weather and if you've listened to Captain Keith's tapes, he talks about probability versus possibility: just because something might happen, doesn't mean it will and if it does happen, the outcome may not always be negative. 

It may help to have something to keep you distracted during the flight, like a game on your phone, or listening to your favorite music. Turbulence is a major worry for me too and I have a flight next weekend so I emphatise with how you feel. You are not alone. I hope you'll feel better soon. 

Best wishes, Yi Lyn

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