Anxiety can be tough enough to handle on its own, but there are a range of contributing factors that can make coping even more difficult. For example, diet, rest, and exercise (or a lack thereof) can all put stress on your body and mind. However, the experience of flying can exacerbate your anxiety by taxing […]
Where’s the Best Place to Sit on a Plane?
Many people who are afraid of flying are looking for tips that they can use to make the flight less uncomfortable. This quest often leads to the question of, It’s a very fair question, with a somewhat complicated answer. Fortunately, we can simplify things and give you a solution that you can apply to pretty […]
Don’t Be Afraid to Speak Up
Speak up, the pilots and flight attendants are there to help! Over the years, I’ve come across so many wonderful people who happen to struggle with anxiety when it comes to flying. These individuals come from all walks of life, and despite the fact that the vast majority happen to be strong, intelligent, confident, and […]
Simple, Basic Fear of Flying Tips…
A few tips to help you on your journey… Don’t Hide Your Fear There is no reason to hide your fear. Feel free to mention it to the flight attendants and even ask if you can go up to the cockpit and visit with the pilots. As an airline pilot myself, I can tell you […]
Do we really need to switch our devices into airplane mode when flying?
Many passengers have wondered…. “How important is it to switch your Personal Electronic Devices (PED’s) into airplane mode? The flight attendants say that these electronics can interfere with airplane communications and navigation systems, but is that really true? They seem to make such a big deal about it.” In the recent past, there have even […]