Facts Related to Flying

Are you afraid to fly? Have you been suffering from this fear for a long time? There are a lot of people that may try to tell you all of the different facts related to flying and how safe it is. But, you have probably never heard the fact that donkeys are going to be responsible for more deaths each year than plane crashes. This is definitely something interesting that you will want to think about each time you are worried about getting on a plane. It really can put things in perspective for you.

Aviophobia, aviatophobia

Aviophobia, aviatophobia – fear of flying

Fear of flying is a fear of being on an airplane (aeroplane), or other flying vehicle, such as a helicopter, while in flight. It is also sometimes referred to as aerophobia, aviatophobia, or aviophobia.
Fear of flying may be a distinct phobia in itself, or it may be an indirect combination of one or more other phobias related to flying, such as claustrophobia (a fear of enclosed spaces) or acrophobia (a fear of heights). It may have other causes as well, such as agoraphobia (especially the type that has to do with having a panic attack in a place they can’t escape from). It is a symptom rather than a disease, and different causes may bring it about in different individuals.

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Virgin America | Safety Video | Jon M Chu | 2013

"The abstraction of the yellow carpet unfurling, the crab walk, and the backward dash to an exit set to a choral crescendo suggests that Chu and the choreographers, Jamal Sims and Christopher Scott, are as creeped out by the idea of evacuating the plane as we all are—and, unlike flight attendants, who do a good job of calming us down, they let us feel it."

The New Yorker

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