Does turbulence on an airplane bother you?

Does turbulence on an airplane bother you?

bayosgirl bayosgirl
It's always bothered me to some extent. I'm prone to anxiety and panic attacks, and actually used to have a flight phobia after having a fullblown panic attack on a plane. Fortunately I was able to overcome it. But the last flight I took, there was moderate turbulence and I started feeling like I would panic again but stopped myself. I looked around and felt foolish because everyone else looked totally fine. How do you feel about turbulence?
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Doesn't bother me at all.
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25  (33%)
Eh.....maybe a little bit.
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22  (29%)
It really bothers me.
bayosgirl , SneakersAndPearls , Trysexual , michael scofield , - Kira - , Bignuf , freshbananas , zaftigzoo , PeaceToTheMiddleEast , deltalima , Sammi , Missmarc , Beautiful-Disaster , MissCandyland , ksparkles16 , marshmallow , Geogeo , misterazor , foxinlace , sophia430 , Cosmonaut , treehugger
22  (29%)
I've never flown/other
Beck , unfulfilled , ViVix , Cat E. , AliMc , U3H , Living Doll
7  (9%)
Total votes: 76
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SneakersAndPearls SneakersAndPearls
Yes. Yes. Yes. I hate it. There was once when we were flying through some turbulence and I was so scared I was teary eyed and holding on to the armrests, you know, being an good example to my children. My husband just said, "Well, never fly through____, then," (I forget where he said.)
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Kitka Kitka
It's only slightly worrying for me but then again I don't fly much.
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Beck Beck
I've never flown.
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Trysexual Trysexual
I hate it when it gets really violent.
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michael scofield michael scofield
hell yeah it does. i start to think its about to go down!
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freshbananas freshbananas
Quote:
Originally posted by bayosgirl
It's always bothered me to some extent. I'm prone to anxiety and panic attacks, and actually used to have a flight phobia after having a fullblown panic attack on a plane. Fortunately I was able to overcome it. But the last flight I took, ...
maybe if I flew alittle more often it wouldn't be so bad
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Bignuf Bignuf
Quote:
Originally posted by bayosgirl
It's always bothered me to some extent. I'm prone to anxiety and panic attacks, and actually used to have a flight phobia after having a fullblown panic attack on a plane. Fortunately I was able to overcome it. But the last flight I took, ...
I am a VERY frequent flyer on commercial airlines. I am also a private pilot. Same with hubby. I KNOW how incredibly safe flying is, and I KNOW darn well how much flex those wings have. However, I would be lying if I said I am "cool" in turbulent air. I don't "panic", but I sure don't enjoy it and I am never "calm and cool" when the plane is really "rocking and rolling". Thus, you are NOT alone.
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Bignuf Bignuf
Quote:
Originally posted by freshbananas
maybe if I flew alittle more often it wouldn't be so bad
I have had years where I spent over 100 days on airplanes. I have had months where I am flying my own plane EVERY SINGLE DAY. That may bring a certain amount of additional comfort with the "flight experience", but turbulence is still "out of the ordinary" and it never fails to bother me.
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Bignuf Bignuf
Quote:
Originally posted by michael scofield
hell yeah it does. i start to think its about to go down!
See...that is, really, NOT the worry. Think about how RARE any plane crashes are. Think about how often aircraft encounter turbulent air!!! A good way to think about it is that at airplane speeds, air is a VISCOUS as water (put your hand out your car window and see how "hard" the air is at just 50 or 60 miles per hour, now imagine 500 miles an hour. That is the THICK, VISCOUS air your planes wings are cutting into. In short, AIR is really like water. Your plane is like a BOAT riding on a LAKE of AIR. Turbulence is like WAVES. Yes, waves on a boat can make you sick, as it can on a plane, but RARELY do those waves sink the boat....OR plane.
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Bignuf Bignuf
Quote:
Originally posted by Beck
I've never flown.
Seriously? How do you get from point A to point B in 2012 without having to fly SOMETIMES???? If something is more then 4 hours drive away, at this point, it only makes sense for us to fly. Even the cost of gas and then a hotel for the night may make a "same day" there and back flight a FAR better (and more sensible) bargain.
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Bignuf Bignuf
Quote:
Originally posted by SneakersAndPearls
Yes. Yes. Yes. I hate it. There was once when we were flying through some turbulence and I was so scared I was teary eyed and holding on to the armrests, you know, being an good example to my children. My husband just said, "Well, never fly ...
Our daughter, who grew up flying "back seat" in our plane, and had a zillion frequent flyer miles by the time she started preschool, still thinks turbulence is like a great ride at Six Flags. She is EXCITED and does little whoops and cheers ("YAHHHHH...that was a GREAT one"). Go figure.
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travelnurse travelnurse
I'm a roller coaster kind of girl and I like it!!
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unfulfilled unfulfilled
I'm a roller coaster girl too Travelnurse. I've only travelled once so I chose other.
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RomanticGoth RomanticGoth
I've only been on one plane trip. It wasn't that bad, thankfully!
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indiglo indiglo
I don't panic, but I definitely am not a fan of turbulence. It can spill your drink (if you have one), spill your snack and I get motion sickness anyway and turbulence does NOT help. The other thing I HATE with a passion is that holding pattern. That makes me SOOOO sick, going around and around.

I pretty much just dope myself up with motion sickness drugs now when I travel so I don't get quite as sick - and I sleep through most of the flight as an added bonus.
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All His All His
Only bothers me when there is a lot of it.
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Incendiaire Incendiaire
On regular jets, no, in small light aircraft it can be a little scary.
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Rossie Rossie
Doesn't bother me unless it goes on continuously. There's bound to be some turbulence, especially when you're flying over areas where the weather aren't perfect.
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Beck Beck
Quote:
Originally posted by Bignuf
Seriously? How do you get from point A to point B in 2012 without having to fly SOMETIMES???? If something is more then 4 hours drive away, at this point, it only makes sense for us to fly. Even the cost of gas and then a hotel for the night may make ...
Can't afford to travel. We rarely travel out of our state. I've been to a few surrounding states, but it's much cheaper to drive there than fly for the distance we go. We only leave our state for family reunions or shopping. I come from a poor family. We didn't have vacations. I'm still a poor family. Vacation is something that I don't think we will ever do. Unless it's a small trip within the state.
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Lildrummrgurl7 Lildrummrgurl7
Turbulence doesn't make me panic or anything but I do get somewhat uneasy. Mainly because I get motion sickness and I don't like being confined to my seat during a flight.
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PeaceToTheMiddleEast PeaceToTheMiddleEast
I have only flown a couple of times but I was scared as heck.
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Supervixen Supervixen
No, I just find it annoying. Over all flying is really dull to me (and I go on REALLY long flights sometimes because of my living situation), so I don't get nervous for anything on a plane.
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deltalima deltalima
Quote:
Originally posted by bayosgirl
It's always bothered me to some extent. I'm prone to anxiety and panic attacks, and actually used to have a flight phobia after having a fullblown panic attack on a plane. Fortunately I was able to overcome it. But the last flight I took, ...
I get really anxious and scared.
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deltalima deltalima
Quote:
Originally posted by bayosgirl
It's always bothered me to some extent. I'm prone to anxiety and panic attacks, and actually used to have a flight phobia after having a fullblown panic attack on a plane. Fortunately I was able to overcome it. But the last flight I took, ...
I get really anxious and scared.
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Sammi Sammi
I've had enough scares on planes (2 on puddle-jumpers), that turbulence really bothers me a lot.
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Missmarc Missmarc
Quote:
Originally posted by bayosgirl
It's always bothered me to some extent. I'm prone to anxiety and panic attacks, and actually used to have a flight phobia after having a fullblown panic attack on a plane. Fortunately I was able to overcome it. But the last flight I took, ...
It really bothers me.
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RatchetS RatchetS
Maybe I'm just weird, but I think its kinda fun. Traveling can be a bit dull a little G force breaks up the monotonousness.
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ViVix ViVix
Quote:
Originally posted by bayosgirl
It's always bothered me to some extent. I'm prone to anxiety and panic attacks, and actually used to have a flight phobia after having a fullblown panic attack on a plane. Fortunately I was able to overcome it. But the last flight I took, ...
I've only gone skydiving once, and I didn't even notice the turbulence because I was more worried about other things. I'm not sure what a plane ride to vacation would be like.
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gsfanatic gsfanatic
If it's really bad, it bothers me. A little bumpiness is fine
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