This week's question is brought to you by Delta Flight 5118 to Melbourne, Florida.
Personally, I don't enjoy flying in a big jet, which is kind of strange considering both my dad and younger brother are pilots. I really don't mind riding in the smaller planes though, I guess since I know my dad. And I trust him. So maybe it's a trust issue with the bigger flights, because I don't know anything about the pilot. Mostly I'm afraid of dying and leaving my children. If they are in a plane with me I'm not so worried. Because we'd all go down together. Morbid, I know. But that's how my brain works. I know that I'm not the only parent who shares that sentiment.
Logistically speaking, I really don't think my plane will ever crash. The odds are definitely in my favor. And planes are extremely safe. But they have always been a slight fear of mine. I just can't help it.
Do you like flying? Are you scared? If you fear flying, what do you do to help yourself conquer your anxiety? Take meds? Read a new book? I really wasn't nervous this time around because everything was so rushed that I didn't get much of a chance to get nervous. And then I slept on the flight back home. (Although I did let out a sigh of relief when my final plane touched the ground back in Huntsville.)
Edited: I have never been on a flight longer than about three hours, so I can't really speak about flying to other countries. Although I don't think I would enjoy being stuck in a tiny seat for 10+ hours. Peppy's stepmom is from Germany and they would often fly to visit her family every year.