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Flying Without Fear March Blog

Greetings and welcome to the flying without fear blog

In the news

The recent Ethiopian Airlines crash was a real tragedy and we send our sincere sympathies to all the families and friends of those lost.  Please don't watch all the video clips etc. as they will only feed your own fear. This is a delicate time to say this, but if you are reading this blog you might need some encouraging thoughts too.  Some key messages to remember if we may suggest:
  • This accident, like all accidents, will be thoroughly investigated and learned from. 
  • When the results are known, they are published and every airline around the world will be informed of any changes needed to procedures or equipment or any other lessons that come from this tragedy.
  • Western World Commercial Aviation is incredibly safe and accidents like this are extremely rare.
Also in the news

Did you see this in the news a couple of weeks ago?  A Virgin Dreamliner hit 801 MPH apparently.  How amazing is that?!  Without meaning to do an unashamed advert, the dreamliners are just amazing to fly in. So quiet and smooth - it is definitely a different experience to how most of us take flights.   Here is the link and as we always say, be careful of what you believe in the media.


Thank you by email

I would like to share my experience with you. In 2012 at Southampton I attended one of your 'fear of flying courses', since then I have flown without anxiety to Canada, New York, Dominion Republic, Grenada, Italy, and Greece with my husband;  last year I flew to Geneva on my own, which I never thought in my wildest dreams I would ever do,
 and this year I am flying to Edinburgh on my own, as I turn 70 this year I feel the world has opened up for me. Thank you Virginia Fear of Flying.
Rowena B

CEO Qantas Letter

This was on LinkedIn which is normally pretty good for things ...most of the time.  A 10 year old with aspirations to set up own airline, wrote to the CEO of Qantas. Here is the alleged reply...Hope it is true.

Take care
Paul & Richard
Virgin Atlantic's flying without fear programme