Do you have fear of flight?

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Flight fear?

  1. Yes

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  2. No

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  1. imacintel macrumors 68000

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    Do you fear flight sometimes. I am most comforatble in the air, and at landing, but takeoff its one of my goals. Sometimes when we start going really fast, I sort of yell in my mind; STOP THE PLANE!

    and then the front lifts up and I feel better already.:)
     
  2. irmongoose macrumors 68030

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    No, I'm one of those people who enjoys the rush of takeoff. Still, I do get airsick... but a pill takes care of that. :D

    I had an extreme fear of heights, but I started going to the sky observatory near my house and now I can handle it. On the plane, it never felt bad.

    My fear of Windows, though, doesn't seem like it will be cured any time soon. :p




    irmongoose
     
  3. todd2000 macrumors 68000

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    Yes.... Though I have nevr flown, I don't have any intention to anytime soon. I know everyones says "It's much safer then driving", but at least with driving I have SOME control over my life and what happnes to me, what am I susposed to do 5 miles up in the air if the plane starts to crash???
     
  4. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    I get massive headaches when the plane comes in to land (if I'm on the plane, of course) but I still like flying. It's weird because I don't normally 'do' headaches.
     
  5. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    Please, if you have any airplane horror stories, save them for two days; I'm leaving for Germany of Sunday ...and I don't want to hear it! :D
     
  6. Chundles macrumors G4

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    Not me, I've been flying for most of my life. My father is a current QANTAS captain/ex-fighter pilot and funnily enough when he was young he was afraid of flying.

    I love the feeling of taking off - it almost relaxes me. I can't sleep on planes, which, when you live in Australia is a bit of a bugger because it's a long flight to almost everywhere but if I were to fall asleep it would be on takeoff.

    When I was living in the Snowy Mountains in the far south of New South Wales I took a plane from Canberra to Sydney and the the whole takeoff was so perfect I fell asleep and woke up when the plane stopped in Sydney. Best flight ever.
     
  7. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Were you drunk again? :D
     
  8. imacintel thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I won't say the details, but lets just say the baby hit the ceiling and made a hole.:D jk
     
  9. Chundles macrumors G4

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    Living in the snow? I wasn't drunk "again," I was "still" drunk.
     
  10. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Noice. :D

    Yeah, drinking makes the flight so much more bearable but the hangover when you land is a bitch.
     
  11. michaelrjohnson macrumors 68020

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    I have a fear of heights... but I suspect (like most people afraid of heights) that it's more a fear of falling, than it is of heights. So that goes 100% for plane rides.

    That being said, I love the window seat beacuse the views are amazing.

    Is that contradictary?
     
  12. adk macrumors 68000

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    For anyone with a fear of flying, keep in mind that the captain of even the smallest puddle jumper has 1500 (at a bare minimum) hours of flying under his belt.
     
  13. celebrian23 macrumors 65816

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    I neither like nor dislike flying. It's like eating celery. I don't mind it, but it's rather tasteless.
     
  14. Benjamin macrumors 6502a

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    Nope been flying on airplanes since I was 5 months old... Now I fly about 10-12 times a year.
     
  15. michaelrjohnson macrumors 68020

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    Tasteless or Bland? I feel like you mean the latter, but I'd be really curious to hear your reasons for the former.

    (I'm not playing the grammar police, I just find semantics interesting. :))
     
  16. celebrian23 macrumors 65816

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    Oh, my friend, I do mean tasteless. Celery is like water to me. It's like water in a vegetable form.
     
  17. michaelrjohnson macrumors 68020

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    Hey! I happen to love celery! It's like water in a vegetable form! :D
     
  18. celebrian23 macrumors 65816

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    Like I said, I don't care either way for vegetable water ;)
     
  19. MacRumoron macrumors 6502

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    i only get scared when there is turbulence...

    landing and lift off is not scary for me at all :p
     
  20. yg17 macrumors G5

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    I'm not scared of the flight itself, I love it. I just always have "what if....." on my mind which makes me nervous.


    Granted, when you look at the statistics, I have a much better chance of dying in an accident if I drove to where I was going. But I still always am thinking "What if...."
     
  21. michaelrjohnson macrumors 68020

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    But it's really good with peanut butter (and rasins)... which is a great in-flight snack. <-- Whew! I tried to bring it back on-topic!
     
  22. celebrian23 macrumors 65816

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    I don't like peanut butter. or raisins ;)
     
  23. atticus1178 macrumors regular

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    i love to fly

    for some reason it relaxes me

    i only get nervous when taxiing the plane, but after that i feel so comfortable
     
  24. echeck macrumors 68000

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    I would say I have a passive fear of flying. I'm not afraid when I'm on the plane, but sometimes I'd rather be on the ground. ;)

    My first flight was from San Francisco to New York City, when I was 23. I was nervous, but not scared, plus I had a movie to keep my mind occupied. But on shorter flights I try to keep myself distracted by just looking at the ground, seeing things that I could perhaps recognize, things of that sort. I also love taking aerial pictures while I'm on the plane, I've got gobs of 'em. :)
     

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