Art of Flying

I have studied and taught the art of flying for twenty-one years. I understand and empathize with the fears we have of flying, after all I am a pilot who has a fear of heights!  The fear of flying, in any plane, is an expression of our awareness that life is fragile, that we are vulnerable, and often feel we have little control over our lives.  We fear what we believe might harm or threaten us, and most of us fear what we donʼt understand.  Fear that is rational is good, healthy and keeps us alive and thriving, but fear based on misinformation or our assumptions not only limits us personally, it limits all other aspects of our lives.  Flying is significantly safer than driving, perhaps 100 times safer and yet we donʼt think twice about jumping into our car and pulling out in traffic.  For many of us fear stops us from exploring our world from the air, it limits the colors and tools we can use to enrich the beautiful works of art our lives really are.