Nervous Flyer? 8 Tips to Help Conquer Your Fear of Flying

To an experienced pilot, turbulence during take off, the sound of the landing gear retracting, and the noticeable reduction of engine power are all a normal part of their everyday job. To the anxious or nervous flyer, these same occurrences can be cause for sweating profusely while screaming profanities at the flight attendants.

The extreme fear of flying is quite possibly the number one issue that keeps people from traveling. Bumpiness, lack of control, claustrophobia, and unfamiliar noises can all contribute to this angst, especially when you are up 39,000 feet off the ground!

But, in reality, the most dangerous part of your trip will probably be the drive to the airport.

According to the International Air Transport Association, an average of eight million people fly each and every day—365 days a year. That is equivalent to the entire population of Switzerland!

The odds of being killed in a plane crash are 1 in 11 million. The chances are greater of you…

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