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The Lost Airliner and Our Fear of Flying

As this event was being discussed on the SOAR Message Board and on the SOAR Facebook page, I didn't initially realize why it was causing so much distress. Then, when someone on the message board asked why some sort of data link did not give us information about the plane's disappearance, I realized the distress is about the absoluteness of the disconnection. Read More

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Thanks for posting this, I have been somewhat obsessed over the Malaysian flight.

Dr. Schore's method sounds fascinating. Can you recommend a way someone could use his ideas for self help?

I was looking for the plane

I was looking for the plane too, right here on CNN and things, but didn't find anything.. how is that possible?

Maybe the plane blew up from fuel maybe and the gps doesn't signal.. why??

"One crash in 18 years of flying."

"One crash in 18 years of flying"

In addition to the recent San Fran crash it was a British Airways 777 that lost power to both engines and crashed short of the runway at Heathrow, London.

I have read Tom Bunn's blog posts, and the most important thing is to find out the union status of the pilot.

endless consequences

Excellent article. I had not expected such a good one.

These kinds of tragic events have intergenerational consequences.

still don't feel safe

despite this well-written article, the pilot has done NOTHING to assuage fears of flying---i wish pilots would just admit that flying, though through the grace of god usually turns out OK, is inherently DANGEROUS and ANYTHING , any MYRAID of things could go wrong,

the pilot mentions Air France flight of 2009 which crashed because of both mechanical error AND pilot error ("after temporary inconsistencies between the airspeed measurements—likely due to the aircraft's pitot tubes being obstructed by ice crystals—caused the autopilot to disconnect, after which the crew reacted incorrectly and ultimately led the aircraft to an aerodynamic stall from which they did not recover." ) but he does not mention how this could have been prevented.

This article, nor any other, has convinced me that flying is "safe", because they can't explain away these crashes. Which is why I don't board a plane unless I absolutely have to.

New Fear of Flying

I am a frequent flier between Europe, Asia and Australia and have clocked up a few 100k's of miles over recent years. I have always managed a "background" fear of flying by assuming that everything has been done to the best of human and technological powers to make sure it is as safe as possible. I trust the pilots and the crew to do their jobs. Of course I accept that there can be rare technological failing and human error.

However, from this dreadful event, many things have come out that really concern me. One is that Interpol has a database of Stolen and Lost documents that all passports can be easily checked against, and yet, they now tell us that 4 out of 10 international passengers are not screened! I thought that by giving my passport number when booking a ticket, it would be checked and double checked along with every one else's on the plane. This makes me feel very angry, that I could be sat with terrorists, criminals and others who are lying about their identity. How do aircrew feel about this?

The constant misinformation and complete bungling of the search for this plane with its cargo of trusting passengers on board is also an insult to travellers everywhere.

I really hope that systems will be put in place to make us feel safer following this disaster.

my co-worker's step-aunt

my co-worker's step-aunt makes $80 /hr on the computer . She has been laid off for eight months but last month her pay was $14942 just working on the computer for a few hours. visit this page

Too Scared

I envy the confidence of the author.

I only wish I could feel okay about flying.

However, sadly, I remain terrified of flying and things like this lastest scenario only serve to worsen the phobia.

I have only one life and I don't want to risk it needlessly.

I know car wrecks are statistically more dangerous but I have to work to live - so I have to drive.

I don't have to fly to live - that is my risk/benefit analysis which I can't seem to overcome with any amount of logic.

Interesting - thank you for article.

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Captain Tom Bunn, L.C.S.W., is an airline pilot and author who has dedicated 30 years to the development of effective methods for treating flight phobia.


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