LSUOFFSHORE Nicholls St. Fan Madisonville,LA Member since Nov 2007 313 posts
Phobia spin off: Fear of FlyingPosted by LSUOFFSHORE on 2/26/13 at 7:31 pm
I have to travel next month for work to Denver. About 5 years ago I went from cool as a cucumber to complete loosing my mind in a plane. Last time I flew from NO to Orlando took 2 1mg Xanax and it did NOTHING! Need some OT frequent flyer tips to curb my pusification. Something more than get hammered before the flight.
RedFoxx USA Fan Austin, TX Member since Jan 2009 2779 posts
re: Phobia spin off: Fear of FlyingPosted by RedFoxx on 2/26/13 at 7:40 pm to MoreOrLes
quote: There is no shoulder to pull over on of there is a problem
True, but there are hundreds if not thousands of airports to divert to. I flew around 80 flights last year and just got off a plane this afternoon and never had a problem other than some turbulence and a diversion for weather.
When I was offshore, before I moved into the office I would fly without issue. Even enjoy it. Same deal about 5 years ago something clicked. So after that I would either work it out to boat it or fly in a single engine Lone Ranger where I could sit up front with the pilot. For some reason if I could see the instrument panel I was better. Not normal but better, even though I couldn't begin to fly it.
I am sad to be very bad at flying. Like have little panic attacks. Then I took a job that had me flying almost every week, and I got over it. I don't know the secret, other than it became so routine and I got tired of being scared every week. Drinking did help the first few months.
I fly 65-70k miles a year now. You just have to know that nothing is going to happen.