Airplane Experience

Every time I travel by air, a single thought occurs to me – what if the plane crashes? I’m sure we all feel that way, be it the first time or the plane or the 28th. The thought always runs on the back of your head. You think about the worst-case scenario. Especially during turbulence. Those times are the worst!

But, it actually appears that travelling by flight is safer than by car. Stats show that there is a one in 11 million chance of dying in a plane crash, but one in 5,000 in a car. However, when you’re driving, you are the one on the wheel. You feel safe because you are in control. This is not the case with flights. It’s up to two people we know nothing of in an aircraft thousands of feet above the ground. Yikes!

I remember my flight trip five years ago (wow, it’s been a long time since I’ve travelled by air!). Let’s just say, it was like a rollercoaster without the tracks. Everything went smoothly until the landing. The pilot took the plane straight down. Literally. It was like going down on a rollercoaster. My insides were churning like anything. And then, the next minute, we were on the ground. Everything went so quickly. It was an experience I will never forget.

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