>>1335905>Anyone here ever get over their fear of flying? How'd you get over it?>I really love traveling, but flying scares the shit out of me. I always feel like my plane is about to crash whenever I'm forced to fly.
The thing to remember is you reduce your odds by picking airlines with seriously experienced flight crew by having the best competitive salaries in the industry. You want captains nearing their 60s with mega seniority with hours and skill. The odds of a crash are reduced when you have someone who can fly a glider in their sleep, and then you can trust your pilot enough that if shit happens to the plane, no problem, they recover. Sully types are the top tier of most airlines, and they are flying the bigger equipment (something you can check when buying your tix). I have my short list of preferred airlines, but I think you can figure this out with your own google and logical thinking.
Next, you let go. It is utterly out of your hands. Do the smart thing when you board, counting rows to the exit forward and backward of your seat in case of smoke, maybe even paying to sit on an exit row, wear sensible shoes/clothes, and then let go and let God. Worry doesn't help a thing and drugs can help you with that. Now if plane sounds scare you like that grinding when wheels are tucked away, or flaps are extended, or brakes are applied on short runways, go ahead and learn a bit about mechanics and understand what it is you are hearing and what is happening. https://gizmodo.com/what-are-all-those-weird-noises-you-hear-on-an-airplane-1713676966
It is not a bad idea that you distract yourself with noise cancelling headphones, a relaxating podcast or music, and zone out during takeoffs and landings. There are other relaxation techniques like methodically tightening and relaxing muscles head to toe, prayer,etc.