I have developed a phobia of flying lately and I am trying to deal with it. I have been reading a book based on NLP techniques. Once I get the technique it is describing, I will book a flight since, I must trigger the terror I have been experiencing to wipe out my phobia. If I cannot deal with it by myself, I shall seek professional help.
So, almost all day tomorrow, I will be on a bus going to Izmir for a day long business meeting on Friday.
This is really stupid because an aircraft is much safer than a bus. And, I have been on planes several times. I have flown with Turkish Airlines, Delta, United, US Air, American Airlines, Lufthansa, Swiss Air, Alitalia, Pegasus, Anadolu Jet and Cathay Pacific. I used to love flying. Anytime an opportunity came by, I would be very happy. I know more about aircrafts than an average person. I know the dynamics of flight and I know it is the safest way of travel and yet I have developed this stupid phobia. Arrrggh!
Below is the list of flights I have been on.
Ankara-Istanbul-NYC-Istanbul-Ankara X 4?
Ankara-Istanbul-Ankara X 6-7-10?
Ankara-Izmir-Ankara X 5?
Ankara-Istanbul-Washington DC-Istanbul- Ankara
Istanbul-NYC-Istanbul X 3
Istanbul-Munich-Istanbul X 6-7?
Ankara-Cyprus-Ankara X 3
Istanbul-Izmir-AND I COULD NOT BOARD THE ANKARA PLANE and this was my last time!