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Are you afraid to fly on an airplane?

Poll - Total Votes: 63
Not it all, even in turbulence
Not really but things like turbulence make me nervous
I do not like flying but will do it if absolutely necessary
Yes, will not board an airplane
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Asmae31-35, F
No. I've learned to love it. Last time I had chicken nuggets in the airport before take off. Not recommended 馃あ
Degbeme70-79, M
@Asmae I don`t recommend eating those if both feet are going to be staying on the ground. 馃槄
No. But if I am traveling with someone, I am likely to grab their hand during take off and landing and turbulence - and close my eyes. If I am alone, I just close my eyes and clench my fists, lol.
ArishMell70-79, M
I have flown - in aeroplanes or just 'planes as called here, not "airplanes" - only a few times and with one exception only within the country, those flights taking only about an hour. The exception was a holiday in Greece, about a 4-hour flight. Though one of the national flights was a day-trip to the Scilly Isles, by helicopter!

I don't know if a hovercraft counts. One holiday in France, with friends, used the hovercraft ferries that plied between SE England and NE France.

[i]I liked the flying[/i].

It was the [i]airports[/i], not the aircraft, that made me nervous.

Prior to those events I knew airports only from short scenes in films and News reports. They indicated them to be vast, bewildering mazes of interminable corridors inhabited by expensively-dressed people rushing along them with grim expressions on their faces, and all knowing exactly where to go by which route, when. No place for the nervous, casually-dressed, occasional visitor who is not an Important Person In The City, not an MP, not even a mere "celebrity"; no place to be puzzled, lost or late.

Then I used them and found..... they are indeed like that!

Luckily I was never alone, so could let my companions lead.
Statistically, air travel is among the safest methods of travel.

I do wish they鈥檇 stop making me take off my shoes at the airport, tho
vetguy199151-55, M
@AbbySvenz wear slip on shoes
Degbeme70-79, M
Yes. I`m severely claustrophobic.
A jet 'maybe' but no way would I get in a small cessna type plane or a helicopter or especially a hot air balloon that one would qualify as a 'no fuckin way'. Have become afraid of heights as I've got older..
No. Infact, twice I requested the pilot flying the helicopter to let me be his side, both ways.
He politely refused.
Not at all
I make no bones about it. I hate flying. I have since the first day I had to in the military, though I don't think I reach the level of John Madden. I still fly but only as a necessary evil.
Often in my dreams and in them to say I鈥檓 anxious is an understatement.
Thing is though, in my military service I flew across the Pacific a number of times. Never worried about it.
Carissimi61-69, F
I鈥檓 not afraid, just a bit apprehensive about making it to my destination. I have held on to the arm rests when experiencing really bad turbulence.
Lanyx41-45, M
At one stage, I held a pilots licence (student pilot level). I have 80 hours of experience, of those 10 hours are flying solo.
Barefooter2546-50, M
Not at all. Besides, I have seen just about every episode there is of "Air Disasters".
Crazywaterspring61-69, M
I got over that fear in the navy. Landing on an aircraft carrier in a storm does that.
No, I've travelled and flown a lot over my life; sometimes even at the controls.
I'm not crazy about it and never have been. But I'll do it if absolutely necessary.
llloydfred56-60, M
I wish I could be on a plane headed for a nice vacation.
Ramrod46-50, M
Yes,maybe because i don't fly enough to really get used to it ???
Lugubri056-60, M
No, I love flying,apart from getting in and off the plane.
Cassieeee31-35, F
No, but because of my panic disorder and cptsd I take meds.
No nor am I afraid to ride a rollercoaster.
BackyardShaman61-69, M
I can tolerate it but still truly dislike it.
But I'd much rather fly IN the airplane.
zorroo56-60, M
Never, been on board more than 200 flights.
Tracos51-55, M
I'm not afraid, but I hate flying with a passion
I mean really bad turbulence馃サ with no warning,so "B"
vetguy199151-55, M
Flown in airplanes and helicopters
AstroZombie36-40, M
Not really. I've done it many a time.
I love flying but it hurts my brain
Have never flown, never will.
smileylovesgaming31-35, F
No I am not scared to fly
uncalled456-60, M
Hell, yeah! I'd rather fly [i]in[/i] the plane.
MartinTheFirst22-25, M
snakes on a plane
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@TexChik 1700 miles is a long trip.
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