A FLYING expert has revealed how petrified passengers can overcome their fear of flying with a few simple tricks.
Paul Tizzard, who works as a fear of flying coach, has shared his proven coping techniques to help passengers face their fears.
He explained how passengers can take back control by writing a simple checklist that covers everything that is likely to happen on a flight.
Paul told the Mirror: “A flight checklist with every step of the flight from check-in to the other end, people find that helpful because it’s very logical.”
He added: “Those who fear takeoff fear the point of commitment, while landing haters often like the power of takeoff, but landing makes them worry about what would happen once they are near the ground.”
Paul recommends watching YouTube videos to help passengers familiarize themselves with these parts of the journey.
Breathing techniques are another key tool Paul uses to help calm nervous fliers.
For anyone experiencing claustrophobia on a flight, it’s a good idea to book a seat you feel most comfortable in and listen to the flight attendants’ safety lectures.
If you are a passenger contemplating improbable events, try reading or listening to some first-hand accounts of travelers who have overcome their aerophobia – this will help you understand and understand how irrational some of your thoughts are .
Flight attendant Patricia Green told website Simple Flying how to overcome your fear of flying by reminding nervous passengers: “[you’re] You’re more likely to be kicked to death by a donkey than to be in a plane accident.
She recommends observing how flight attendants work and move around the cabin and learning how airplanes work to have more control on board an airplane.”
In the meantime, these tips can also help you prepare for a flight if you have a fear of flying, including courses you can take to help overcome your phobia.
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