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Feature Article: Fear of Flying
An Opinion on Fear
I have concerns with fear as it relates to flying. I realize
fear of heights and falling.are instinctive and normal. It appears
irrational to let our fears inappropriately affect reasonable
considerations. It requires that you take a positive attitude
toward what you want to do and the way you do it. This approach
can overcome irrational fears. By not flying the risks cease
to exist. The risks of flying will still be there. The pleasures
of flying exist as driving force in the face of the risks. You
cannot experience one without exposure to the other
The pilot has resigned himself to the fact that one must forego
some security for pleasure. If you fear heights and sense them
when flying then you must counter this concern with thoughs related
to the pleasurable sensations that exist in flying. The distinction
between fear and respect is reasoned understanding that risks
exist; any lack of caution is a ticket tor disaster. Failure
to recognize the risks opens the Pandora box of unanticipated
fears. By understanding and accepting risk you remove the irrational
causes of fear from flying. The skilled pilot can and will prepare
for risk situations. Fear and irrational behavior is to be expected
on the part of the unskilled and unprepared pilot.
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