Read then Fly!
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FEEL THE FEAR AND GO FLYING ANYWAY
Turbulence may be very uncomfortable, but that’s not the same as dangerous.
“I’d better get on with this subject as I’m sure it’s what you’ll be looking through the book for. I know it doesn’t help you much to know that almost everyone hates turbulence … even people who enjoy flying but remember you’re not alone by any means when it comes to turbulence.
In the old days, when I was first an airline pilot, I used to dislike turbulence because it was hard to drink a cup of coffee and have a fag if the plane was rocking around! I hesitate to use the word fag instead of cigarette but I was telling someone about this and she burst out laughing, trying to imagine me with a cup of coffee and a ‘fag going’ whilst flying the plane, all without a worry in the world. (She said that she’d never see turbulence in the same way again). Apart from that, turbulence was to me what waves are to a sailor… part and parcel of the job. The sea has waves and the air has waves, one you can see and the other one you can’t but they’re the same thing.”
“There isn’t a facility on board the plane for the crew to pass secret messages and neither do we have a code for them. The bing bong that you sometimes hear is one crew member calling another to tell them there’s a film star in another cabin or that the passenger in seat 16 J is a ….”
“There’s nothing wrong with using the wrong words, except that YOU end up worrying about flying and I don’t. The problem with worrying about flying is that it makes you nervous and you end up having to read a book like this to overcome your fear.”
“The fact is that one day you will have to face your fear on your own regardless of your feelings. So let’s start by controlling your words rather than imagining that you would solve all your ‘fear’ problems by being allowed to fly the plane!”
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flying without fear