Fear of Flying. Help!

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  1. Ronaldo

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    You guys ever have knee problems on landing?
     
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  2. FlamEnemY

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    Derailing deraILIng derAIling dERailIng DeRailing DeraILINg the conversation.
     
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  3. vil

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    Op, I used to do skydiving for many years but I'm afraid of heights. Explain that one.:? When I'm standing on a balcony of a high rise building, I feel very uneasy (scared) but being at 12000 feet sitting on a wheel of a helicopter (with the parachute of course) excites me.
     
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  4. TahoeTennis

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    Flight is tomorrow and i'm already having panic attacks. I don't want to fly and I don't want to crash. I'm terrified beyond rational thought. What should I do? My bags are packed and we're supposed to leave tomorrow. What if I get to the airport and can't board? or worse get on the plane and start freaking out? help!
     
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  5. CaldwellYSR

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    You won't... You're gonna be fine. Just go get on the plane and remember to breath and you'll be just fine.
     
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  6. dallastxtennis

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    Hold on to your friend hand, take a deep breath, relax, close your eyes try to fall sleep, if you having paic attacks take some Xanax and you will be fine.
    Hope everything go well, enjoy the fly and having a good time with your friend.
     
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  7. 2ManyAces

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    Technology has advanced so much since 1998. I took a 6 hour flight as an infant across the Atlantic and ever since then I have had no problems. You just kind of have to look at how it really is and try to forget what happened a long time ago.

    Maybe talk to your GF about it, maybe contact a pyschiatrist, and bring some sleeping medicine on the plane.

    When all else fails, sleep.
     
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  8. Ronaldo

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    Nearly every airport has discovery flights, sometimes free for individuals interested in learning to fly. Try one, always fun riding shotgun on a prop plane. End that fear of flying. May create a fear of falling though.
     
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  9. Satch

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    i really cant blame you, with all that TV shows about disasters and plane accidents, i really have the same problem as you (and i never even got into a plane!).

    just dont think about it as something dangerous as you have more chance to die in a bus or a car accident than plane.

    Probably people have in mind that in car accidents they can change something, but in a plane, you cant do nothing. But believe me its totally wrong assumption. You cant change nothing either way, if its gonna happen it will happen, so what can you do except live your life.

    Maybe some psychiatrist could help you, i believe that a few appointment will help you a lot. Its not a big deal, a lot of people have the same problems.
     
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  10. CaldwellYSR

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    Well... how'd it go?
     
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  11. TahoeTennis

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    I survived!

    Give peace a chance.
    Make Love.
    Love your enemies.
    Life is beautiful!
    Play tennis!
    celebrate life!
    Life is precious!!!

    after 13 years, I faced my fears and gave them a sweet
    Bagel and Breadstick, 6-0, 6-1.

    Thanks for all the support.
     
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  12. CaldwellYSR

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    That's wonderful! Congrats
     
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  13. 2ManyAces

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    I would like to know also.
     
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  14. Pacific lefty

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    That's brilliant, I knew you'd make it!
     
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  15. Ronaldo

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    Awesome. Now its time for skydiving lessons.
     
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  16. heycal

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    Is that true? I think I have noticed that it's been a long while since I've been on an awfully bumpy flight.

    Will you tell us more about it? Some details please? Did you take the "several milligrams" of xanax Ollinger recommended?

    And while we're at it, can you tell us about the bad first experience? Was it just bad turbulance or what?
     
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