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A concise, insightful and reassuring read that'll help you cope with the irrational fear of flying...
It is often difficult to separate anxiety from danger because your body reacts in the same way to both. What triggers that anxiety in people often stems from a lack of knowledge of what they are experiencing. In my own experience flying around the world, it appears to me that many people have no idea how airplanes work, how they stay in the air, and what the risks are associated to flying. I talk to those people who are uncomfortable with flying because they really don’t know anything about flying and are interested in alleviating their fears with knowledge. I can educate you about how aircraft fly, how jet engines work, and what keeps helicopters in the air. If you knew what I know, much of your fear of flying would disappear. In this book I will teach you what I know and explore things that are new and exciting in the world of aviation. As well, I will teach you what I know and explore things that are new and exciting in the world of aviation. I will also discuss many of the things that people mistakenly think are true and explain how they could never happen.
Peter Brandt has compiled an easy to read book that aims to reassure anyone with fear related reservations about flying with knowledge and facts. Many of us fear the unknown or what we don't understand and even things that we cannot control - all of which fall under the fear of flying umbrella and as someone who personally doesn't particularly enjoy flying this book has helped quell those feelings.
The bigger picture is mentioned at the start, that being this world is worth exploring and seeing, a fear of flying shouldn't stand in the way. What follows are concise and to the point chapters that explain everything that is to explain about flying from the history, basic science and anatomy of aircraft to the subjects that might cause some unease to the nervous passenger. There are tips and small details throughout that make the whole narration feel calm and reassuring whether it be about turbulence, where to sit in order to avoid noise or to get a smoother ride, what those noises could be, the engines and how they work, loss of power and the wider power systems, cabin crew and their responsibility, pressurisation of the cabin, air traffic control and even the anatomy of that window you'll sit next to.
All of the subjects are delivered like a text book that anyone could pick up and read. This is the type of read that'll serve as a resource time and time again for anyone who faces any anxiety. There were even some facts that I didn't know about modern aircraft which adds to the concept of fighting fear through knowledge. Throughout Peter Brandt draws his knowledge from extensive experience in the aviation industry while also delivering many of the explanations through images and easy to follow diagrams along with quoting fellow professionals experienced in flying. I particularly appreciated and enjoyed the tips section nearer the end that focuses on a breadth of flying subject matter all of which looks to help anyone fight their fear of flying.
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Indie author and book blogger from the UK who works in cutting edge science by day and writes by night. I know the struggle that is indie publishing so my efforts focus on spotlighting fellow authors and contributing to the writing community. I prefer books with a wordcount up to 90k or less
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