Friday, April 16, 2010


what is it actually?
To answer your question pteromechanophobia is nothing but fear of flying

Yesterday, when i was coming to kol in a spicy flight, i realized i am still not over the fear of flying 'fully'.Though the situation is better than my first time in a flight,but still some fear is there whenever its time to take off or land.

So, how do i handle the situation?Few common things come to my mind when the plane is about to take off - I have had a reasonably good life till now, I have a life insurance , I am sitting near the tail of the plane - so if it crashes the impact will be less here(no laughing please!),there are so many ppl around me - we'll die together (WOW!!).

At this point, i do a series of things in some random order -
1) look for a person who looks scared already(specially someone older than me)

2) some pretty faces (of the fairer sex)

3) some kid who is laughing unaware of the possible dangers of the current situation

All the above things serve different purposes:
point 1 - it helps me think i am not the only fool here

point 2 - helps me take my mind away :D

point 3 - try to learn few things from them

after doing all these things, i try to look as normal as possible so that the person sitting beside me doesn't think that i m scared.

now, sitting in my room, i cannot help but laugh at those silly emotions - but be rest assured, i would be doing the same thing again :)