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After today's plane crash in France, it made me think:

How scared of flying are you guys out of 10?

0 being not at all, 10 being terrified.
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0 They're safer than cars.
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0 - 1. I only start getting uncomfortable in heavy turbulence, and even then it's not bad. I find flying quite exciting generally.
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0, the only prospect I find scary about planes is sitting behind/in front of/next to a really obnoxious person, otherwise I'm not worried at all
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(Original post by davidguettafan)
After today's plane crash in France, it made me think:

How scared of flying are you guys out of 10?

0 being not at all, 10 being terrified.
9 I'd say. 5 for cars, whenever I'm in a car I expect it to crash + I'm height sick.
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Firstly, RIP to all the passengers and crew on that plane.

Probably about 3, which I'd describe as not really fear, but healthy respect for nature - we're in an environment that we weren't designed to be in.

Whenever I fly - usually about 2 or 3 times a year - It's at the back of my mind that despite aviation's excellent safety record, it's a risk I take and accept that a crash is possible.

About 7 years ago I was on a flight from San Francisco to Sydney, and mid-Pacific, somewhere between Hawaii and Polynesia, we encountered horrendous turbulence - I'd seriously never experienced anything like it before or since. It lasted about 15 minutes, and while I don't consider myself to be scared of flying, I definitely was relieved when we touched down after that flight.
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0. I love flying in fact. I try to do it as much as possible! Plane crashes are heavily hyped up by the media because they're so rare, and so when they do happen, everyone's shocked. Flying is really, really safe (People forget how safe it actually is). Last year, just under 500 people died in plane crashes worldwide. Do you know know many people died in car crashes? 3,287 per day (1.3million across the whole year).

"if flying were merely 99.99% safe,there would be three fatal air crashes every single day. Flying is actually 99.9999996% safe, because only 0.0000004% of planes crash. More people die in the US in car crashes in 6 months than have died in all the aeroplane crashes worldwide in the past century. If flying were as safe as driving a car, a passenger plane carrying 120 people would crash -- with no survivors -- every single day of the year."
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I wouldn't say I'm scared of flying. What I don't like about flying is boredom and the discomfort of sitting for hours in seats which have hardly any legroom.
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9 or 10.

I absolutely loathe flying. I take a panic attack as soon as I get to the airport, let alone the plane. Sometimes I can't even drive by an airport without taking a panic attack. I'm working on trying to get over my fear of flying before I go back to Iceland next year.

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9 or 10.

I absolutely loathe flying. I take a panic attack as soon as I get to the airport, let alone the plane. Sometimes I can't even drive by an airport without taking a panic attack. I'm working on trying to get over my fear of flying before I go back to Iceland next year.

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I only get nervous for the takeoff, I despise taking off for some reason. Used to be about a 7 for taking off, but now I must have gotten over it because the last two flights I've been on it was like a 1. As for turbulence and landing I don't have a fear of that at all
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as a previous poster TheTechN said there are over 3000 car deaths each day. but not many threads about "how scared are you of car driving"
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-10. Not remotely bothered by it. I understand how it works, what the process is, I've piloted light aircraft and have many friends working in both military and civil cockpits.
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0 - I love flying.

I've always found travelling by car worse tbh. The only things I dislike about flying is the cold, and constant ear popping from the air pressure.
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0, I love flying, especially take off, landing and turbulence. It is like a roller coaster only dangerous.
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I've been on 6 holidays in the last 6 years and never feared flying. Since all these things have been happening with the planes I'm ****ing terrified! :zomg:
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The chance of a crash is so unlikely , i'm not bothered by it at all.
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Before a flight - 9 because I am dreading the moment my breakfast forces its way up my throat.
During a flight - 0 because I am too busy ejecting semi-digested food to care.
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I'm terrified in cars though
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