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It's the polar flights that get me considering landing zones, not much hope of finding any, then the miles of ice, even tho shrinking, would still be daunting... Best hope the plane body holds together...

So the falling, that's pretty primal, the stuff nightmares are made of...

Just when I was getting over my fear of flying ...

I really do have problems with getting on an airplane, and I almost always need a Xanax to board. Actually, my fear comes more from claustrophobia associated with being strapped into a seat with no legroom.

I used to worry when we'd go over the ice caps/oceans, but then I realized that those crashes are so rare that I should worry more about the taxi ride after landing.

Now that I'm retired, I don't have to worry about it so much. I'm only flying about a dozen times a year, with only one or two intercontinental trips. I can't say that I miss the travel that much.

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