Everybody is scared of something. It could be a fear of something you had from when you were very young. Or it could be a fear that develops later in life. Mine is the latter.
It is the result of a small fire on my plane on a flight back from Korea years ago.
I can drive and I’m a hell of a swimmer, so if I can’t get there by land or ocean, I question whether I really need to be there. I’ve done the overseas thing.
The point I’m so slowly getting to is I have to fly to Chicago next month. It’s a work thing.
Normally I wouldn’t have volunteered to go on this trip, but the gained knowledge will be useful in my job moving forward.
Plus, I’ve never been there.</p
First thing I did when I found out I was going was check to see if the Nuggets would be in Chicago during those days. No luck.
How do you keep from thinking about a 400 mph nosedive?
I used to fly with my dad when I was a young kid. (He had a private pilots license), I never had a problem. In fact, if my dad said lets go up right now, I would go.
It’s my dad, I know him and trust him.
I have no idea who will be piloting my plane next month.
I think there should be a little biography on each pilot (maybe set it up on Facebook). With little details such as whether on not they are married or have kids, how long they have been flying, any medications they may be currently using, how many crashes,
what’s on their I-pod, etc, you know…useful information so I can make an informed decision.
Airlines have the right to thoroughly check me out, I too should have that right. I should be able to view the maintenance records for the plane on which I am flying. Maybe let me go out and kick the tires, inspect for cracks.
I don’t mind helping, I just want to get to my destination safely.
If you’ve got a secret..Share it please.
Remember on the A-team, whenever Mr. T had to fly they would knock him out.
Go back and watch that show now, see if you can get through it..
The only thing that scares me as much as flying is the tampon aisle at the store.