Guess who’s back!
Well.. the site’s been back as of a week ago (full force), but I thought it was time to bring back my GlobeTrotter Confession series. For those who don’t know, this series chronicles my travel around the world, and the crazy sh*t that I encounter. I pride myself on being the modern-day Carmen San Diego, minus the grand larceny and infinite travel budget. SO without further adieu, let’s dive into it shall we? [||]
I took a business trip last week to the farming capital of the northeast Upstate NY. Trust me, it’s as glamourous as you can imagine. Anyway I had to book two separate flights on two different airlines due to time constraints. Going there I flew US Airways. As I enter the travel gate, I see the attendants cleaning a plane, which couldn’t be any bigger than an average tour bus. I breathed a sigh of relief knowing that I didn’t have to deal with that… until they tell us to go through the tunnel and we have to walk ON THE TARMAC and up THREE STEPS to the plane! To give you an idea, here is the plane we took:
The plane had about 40 total seats in it. It had a backseat. I’m going to let that marinate for a sec…
I’m always nervous before takeoff. I think landing is the best part of flying because you know it’s going to be over. I hate turbulence with a passion and on a plane this small, you feel every bump, every movement. It’s the closest you get to flying a car, I swear! I was unnaturally calm for this flight though. I think I still couldn’t believe that I was on a plane this small. I felt a rush of adrenaline flying as well, well, but I can’t call it. This plane was so small it reminded me of the classic Street Fighter II biplane:
I made it in the end. Unless I’m on a Caribbean island or somewhere overseas, I don’t think I want to fly in a small plane again. I’ve never flew in a helicopter though and I want to badly.
How do you get over fear fo flying? If you have it how severe is it? Have you flown in a chopper before? Let me know