I love to read and participate in forum discussions about a variety of topics, and most importantly about my fear of flying. I have learned so much about the airline industry through these forums and I've learned how other fearful flyers are learning to cope with their fears, what steps they're taking to get help and how their progress is going. I like knowing that I'm not alone in my fears and that others have the same struggles I do. It's even nice to know that others have different reasons for their fears, some which I don't share so I can help them by sharing why those issues don't bother me.
Here are my favorite forums to watch. If your favorite forum isn't in this list let me know and I'll add it to the page.
I highly recommend giving these forums a shot. You don't have to post if you don't want to, but you should browse through them and see what you can learn. You'll probably even see a few posts from me in there. I like to help others but I also need advice from people, too. Maybe you'll be able to help me with some of my concerns! I sincerely wish you would... :)
It was in a fear of flying support forum group that I read one of the most beneficial posts I've ever read, it really gave me a renewed perspective about flying. This lady ended up sitting next to a soldier returning from Iraq... he had been flying for 2 days to get home to his family... the flight really didn't bother him. He was only 22 years old, yet had been in the most dangerous parts of the war, sometimes in plane that would dive straight down or fly straight up in order to avoid deadly enemy fire. Think about it. We are passengers on a routine flight and he was passenger on a plane that was a deliberate target for attack. There is big difference between those two flights. Thinking about what that soldier had already been through and what I go through in a routine flight... it really made me realize that I'm turning a mole hill into a mountain.