Over the last 3 years my fear of flying has increased. I fear it all: the months of anticipation to a flight, the airport, plane, falling out of the sky etc. I was due to go to Berlin in March for my 30th birthday, then there was a technical fault on the plane which meant we were stuck in in taxi for 2 hours while they fixed it. I freaked out, all the weird noises, the caltain wandering about...it was too much so I made myself and my wife get off the plane. I ruined my birthday but more importantly I took a step back by not going through with the flight.

I have read Keiths book and Im undergoing councilling for my fear yet I still feel terrified.

I have a flight on August 28th to Lindos, its 4 hours long. I really want to go but I feel Im dealing with 2 issues now: the fear of flying and staying on the plane!

Any encouragment to smash my fear and face it head on would be helpful

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Comment by Craig on August 10, 2013 at 11:55pm
Yilyn - its nice to know you are all here for me, thanks for the positivity!

Ed - I know the feeling, my friends and family just want me to go ahead and get on with it. I love the 'thor like power'. We both can do the flights at the end of the month, let me know when you get to Chicago and I will do the same when I get to Greece. Its good to set a challenge and I believe it will both help us face our fears if we can prove we can do it as Keith says. Let me know what you think.
Comment by Ed on August 10, 2013 at 3:58pm
Hi Craig, I plan to fly at the end of the month as well. Chicago bound about 10 hours. I am too looking for "thor" like powers to smash through my fear. My uncle tells me to be a man for once and my aunt says to cry it out just before I go... So here I am just like you, you are not alone!!!
Comment by Yilyn Lim on August 10, 2013 at 2:09pm
Hi Craig, the fact that you're on this site and doing something about the fear is a huge step.
You still have some time to your flight, so keep listening to Captain Keith's tapes. I'm sure you can do it, you have a whole community of people here cheering you on. Keep us posted on how you're doing!

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