Tagged: fear of flying

Time flies, when you don’t want to fly


time-flies-clock.jpgIt’s crazy how fast this week went by. Now were on the countdown to the X-mas holidays. The positive side of being really busy is it’s kept mind off of my plane flight.

cockpit kid.jpgI know I making more of this than I should, but believe me, to me it’s no joke:


  • Do you or someone you know cringe or suffer anxiety panic at the expectation of FLYING?
  • Did you notice the serious decline in air travel after the events of 9/11?
  • Fear of Flying is listed on the Phobia List of Top 10 most popular phobia’s.
  • Many famous people share that fear of flying, such as Jennifer Aniston, Woody Allen, John Madden and the Rockpile Ranter to name a few.

This very real fear can be disastrous for the person suffering. It can prevent them from going on vacations or visiting family and friends, and it can cripple the career of a businessperson by preventing him or her from traveling on work-related business.

A fear of flying is a level of anxiety so great that it prevents a person from travelling by air, or causes great distress to a person when he or she is compelled to travel by air. The most extreme manifestations can include panic attacks or vomiting at the mere sight or mention of an aircraft or air travel.


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See, this crap ain’t no joke people. I know it’s all in my mind, but it’s my mind, and it’s not like I control that either.

It’s that little guy inside, and he has his own agenda. To be honest, I’m not afraid of flying, I’m afraid of crashing. There is a difference.

I’ll be at the Nuggets game tonight against the Rockets. I’ll try to get that entry posted by Monday evening.

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I fly out to Chicago on Tuesday, and I’ll be returning on Friday evening.

Free wifi sign.gif I’ll have a computer with me, but I’m not sure If my hotel will have free internet access.

 If I can blog, I will.

I’ve never been to Chicago. When I get back home (knock on wood), I’ll give you a tour of the City through my eyes.

        Be ready!

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Let me throw this out there.

 If you feel the need to vent or have your own personal rant you would love to get off of your chest….

Let my comment section be your playground.

Sometimes we all need to get something off of our chest.

Better to do it early than let it escalate.

Maybe I can help or offer some advice…D

 If I can’t dazzle you with my brilliance, I might be able to baffle you with my bullsheet.

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I’m a guy who doesn’t like to fly


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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.

 I hate to fly. Army Strong1.JPGFunny thing coming from an Army veteran,  but to this day, it straight up freaks me out.

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.

shot11.jpgI’m not a really a drinker, but on the few times I’ve flown since my Army days, a few stiff belts seemed to help.

Nosedive1.JPGSo you people who fly all the time, what’s the secret?

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.

Stressed 131.JPGEveryone has issues, what if the Pilot is stressed? What if he got hit with a court ordered child support payments the day before?

What if he was just forced to take a pay cut while the CEO’s of his company were still getting paid fat bonuses?crap12.jpg 

I think about all this crap.

I think there should be a little biography on each pilot Biography131.jpg(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.

AirportSecurity_check.jpgAirlines 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. 


ducks in a row1.JPGAnyways, just in case I’ve added some Life Insurance…Thanks Dan, and got my baseball collection in order….

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..

tampons.jpgI hate having this fear.




 The only thing that scares me as much as flying is the tampon aisle at the store.

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