Do you love to travel but not so much the actual getting there? Do you hold your breathe during take off and landing, and wish in your head you had rented a car instead of flying? Then these tips from professional pilot Tim Griffin, CEO of FlyHome LLC, are for you!
Here are some simple steps you can take to prepare for your next plane trip:
1. Anticipatory Anxiety is the number one issue with most fearful flyers. The only way to overcome this is by gradually learning to feel more comfortable during flight, so before hand, you will have less to worry about.
2. Don’t check the weather more than 2 days out from your trip. This can cause a large amount of anxiety if you should see a chance for rain or storms. The truth is, it is not that accurate that far out anyway!
3. Pack a few days early! Rushing around packing the night before while you are already anxious will only fuel the fire. The physical activity of packing things to take with you will keep your mind off of your anxiety over flying.
4. Exercise, and avoid caffeine. Exercising can help minimize the affects of anxiety, while caffeine can increase the effects.
5. At the airport, the TSA security check is an anxiety increaser, but not if you’re prepared. Take off all jewelry, remove all items from pocket, take belt off, all prior to getting in line. Put all of the items in your carry on, and this way, you’re not rushing to remove everything while everyone behind you is waiting on you. It’s the little things that alleviate stress!
If you want to get over the fear of flying that is holding you back from going places you dream about, then let FlyHomeLLC help you. Their fear of flying help for vacation travelers includes 3 one and a half hour classes and 2 thirty-minute preflight briefings. These classes cover:
• The physics of how a plane flies
• How pilots gain their certification
• The medical requirement to become a pilot
• Airline regulations
• What to expect during takeoff
• Fear of turbulence, what turbulence is and how pilots avoid it
• How pilots avoid collision
• Sounds that are common on aircrafts
• How Air Traffic Control works
• Weather and how it affects flights
• The differences in types of aircraft
• What to expect during landing
FlyHomeLLC experienced instructors are ready to assist you being able to conquer fear of flight by providing the knowledge and support you need. Flyhome’s clients that are afraid of flying are their first priority, whether it is fear of flight, turbulence or just anxiety, they are here to help!