I have written a number of things over the past few years about being afraid of flying. The blog name of Grounded Traveler echos to that as well. I do now fly when I must. It is not at all my favorite activity, but I do it so I can see things and visit people […]
My wife is on her round the world trip and will be in New Zealand through Christmas and New Years. So we planned for me to come down and meet her. So again the frightened-of-flying guy is getting on a flight again. This time it will be the longest flight I will have ever been on, even when I was flying. This will be two flights about 11 hours with a long connection in Hong Kong.
Two transatlantic flights, two trans continental and two short flights completed in the past 4 weeks. For most people that is a lot, for someone with a fear of flying that is even more. I have gone from no flying at all for nearly 10 years to all of that in a month. Facing fears, baby. Note: just because I faced the fear and did the flights it doesn’t mean I now like flying.
Due to Germany’s position on the globe I will be up before first light tomorrow. I live at 48 degrees North, which means that the sun will rise at 5:37 am. At this point I need to be at the train station headed to Frankfurt. So I will wake up even before the sun is up to drag myself down to the tram and into town. Read more to find out why.