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The loss of the Lufthansa A 320 was a shock to everyone. As details emerged the impossible seemed to have become possible. The reaction from the fear of flying community was one, in my opinion, of remarkable calmness. it seems that if we know what causes an accident we are able to deal with it. It makes us decide. Are we going to accept the chances of it happeing to us or do we consign i tto the thought that is ” What are the chances of it happening to me?”
And that really is the best way to deal with this appalling accident. The airlines through out the world have responded already and any chance of this happening again are reduced to almost zero. My hunch is that eventually some sort of psychological investigations will be part of pilot selection and continued licensing. There seems to be plenty of evidence to suggest that this pilot shouldn’t have been flying but, hindsight is available at the time. Paradoxically airline flying is safer as a result of this accident. Captain Keith

Display air crash

August 25, 2015

Here is a part of the blog I posted on this site’s blog. Flyingwithoutfear.com and its associated websites has always maintained the principle of factually correct and unambiguous information to help fearful flyers. We strive to use language and descriptions that are consistent with those values and also explains aspects of aviation in a way […]

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August 25, 2015

Here is a part of the blog I posted on this site’s blog. Flyingwithoutfear.com and its associated websites has always maintained the principle of factually correct and unambiguous information to help fearful flyers. We strive to use language and descriptions that are consistent with those values and also explains aspects of aviation in a way […]

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The Media … again

March 6, 2015

Regular visitors to the website will know my views on media reporting of accidents and incidents involving passenger planes. This incident is no different. Here are a couple of quotes from a mainstream news source. Quote 1 Passengers described feeling turbulence as they landed, like a rocking motion. One said the jet “hit the runway […]

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You want to buy an Airbus?

March 5, 2015

Heres the latest price list A318 $74,300,000 A330-200 $106,200,000 A350-900 US$304,900,000 A380-800 US$428,000,000

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Airport charges

March 5, 2015

I’ve just been casually looking through the charges levied at a typical British airport. I’ve been in the industry since 1961 but I didn’t realise what passengers pay for. Aircraft taking off, landing, being parked, being moved, vehicles using the airport,loading vehicles,security charges, check in desks (by the half hour) and more and more. How […]

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March 2015 Newsletter

March 5, 2015

In future I shall be linking newsletters to this part of the website. We send out monthly emails covering all sorts of subjects that are of interest to fearful flyers. These are also published to Twitter and Facebook. Post by Fear of Flying.

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The missing Boeing 777

June 4, 2014

There has been little in the way of aviation news recently that would be of interest to anyone with a fear of flying.

The missing boeing 777 has been covered on my twitter and Facebook pages.

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Flying without fear course

May 4, 2014

Flying without fear.com is almost ready to release an innovative and unique on-line fear of flying course.

The course has no comparable rival anywhere in the world. Designed for someone with a fear of flying the course has a new way of engaging and helping people to address their fears regardless of where they are in the world. in the past few years we have received requests to bring our course to different places in the world.

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The rapid descent of an Airbus 380 aircraft

January 6, 2014

Several news channels today reported the rapid descent of an Airbus 380 aircraft. It diverted to an airport in Kazakhstan.

This was probably alarming for the passengers but a routine procedure for the pilots who practice this frequently.

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What price safety?

November 24, 2013

Yesterday the Daily Telegraph printed an article on aviation security under the title “What price safety?” We know that much of the content of a newspaper is to fill the columns to make us think we’re getting value for money.

For the last 20 years I’ve been disappointed by most articles … expecting that I’ll find out something valuable about second hand cars or pensions or property or travel destinations.

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The Dreamliner is back in service

November 1, 2013

I can’t believe it’s so long since there was any real news.

The Dreamliner is back in service and I did comment about this on my blog. Just in case you didn’t know about the blog it’s here.

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TV programme

May 17, 2013

I received an email recently about a TV programme that is to be broadcast here in the UK this month.

Unfortunately I couldn’t get a replay of the interview so can’t comment, but what was interesting was that the writer who had previously thought I was a bit hard on the media tended to agree with my view that most stuff on the tele is sensationalist nonsense.

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About turbulence

April 12, 2013

The BBC have been profiling the subject of turbulence both on the air and on their website.

I get the feeling that there is a news item available that can connect nicely with the popular mis conceptions about turbulence.

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The Boeing 787 Dreamliner takes to the air again.

March 28, 2013

There is some daft stuff floating around the internet that might upset anyone who has a fear of flying … if you see it and want me to comment just let me know.

“We are very close… and we are very confident in the solution we are testing right now with the FAA,” says Boeing chief executive James McNerney at the US Chamber of Commerce Aviation Summit yesterday in Washington.

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Boeing 787 Dreamliner

March 10, 2013

Boeing 787 Dreamliner. The battery problems of last month seem to be moving to a rectification.

A recent conference in Seattle brought all customer airlines together to hear of the company’s plan to fix the problem.

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iPads and other portable devices to replace all the paper manuals

March 8, 2013

iPads throughout flight … but not for you … at the moment there are plans to allow aircrew to use iPads and other portable devices to replace all the paper manuals that planes have to carry.

This means that updates of flight procedures and weather forecasts will be even more up to date than they have been.

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Somatogravic illusions

March 6, 2013

A couple of incidents have directed pilot training towards a review of basic training.

Pilots learning to fly by instruments are told to ignore their sensations and believe what the instruments are showing.

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Ultra Violet radar

March 4, 2013

There are some interesting developments in Ultra Violet radar and flight control systems.

Radar is being developed that can measure the movement of air molecules ahead of the aircraft.

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