That's such good stuff.... yup take off scares me more than landing.
Limey, that's the funniest reply, I'm going to think "I'm sooooo windy I'm so windy" when that plane takes off, maybe it'll help the take off. :lol:
THANKS all of you for such good advice and wise words. I know I just got to get back on the plane.
I wanted to drive to FL from NY (Ronda) like you but my DH just wouldn't do it. ( we went to Hawaii 15 years ago, it's absolutely incredible!!! hint hint) The other factor is I have two cats!!! we are taking with us (they've flown a lot also) and driving would be 3 days there and 3 back.
I know, all those statistics .... car accidents I've heard are much higher. It's just the crashing part.
Funny, when you have a fear you can feed it or not.
Like I'm a Libra an air sign, afraid to fly... (that doesn't make sense) and Natalie Wood (remember her) was always afraid of water and she died by water.
Iza, yes, counseling would be good. I live in NY though, they charge an arm and a leg for any counseling, I just can't afford it. It would be interesting to do that though. I thought I might mention something to one of the priests at my church. I used to get through the take off by praying. That seems to have worked so far!
(re counseling: there's this joke about being from Michigan like me: you have to find yourself running across your front yard NAKED before you admit you might have a problem and need help)
I wonder if our airport or airlines do have any sort of course, that's interesting. I'll check it out.
I'm glad to know the pilots have to go through a lot of training etc. (Did they ever decide to let them carry guns, I forgot.) It's basically about bombs for me though.
Relinquishing Control. Umhmm. Well, ok! My dh is on the phone right now talking about visiting his mum and that's a good thing. Swimming in pools! The resort where we're going has a big tall slide in a huge pool so I'll try to KEEP THINKING ABOUT THAT!!:rofl:
We haven't gone on a vacation in years and even though this is his business conference, it's family friendly and well, I sure love to swim.
:muah: thanks again