LSUOFFSHORE LSU Fan Madisonville,LA Member since Nov 2007 271 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 / Spearfish, SD Member since Jan 2009 2433 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.