Author: Michael Comyn

Flyfearless taking the anxiety from air travel.

2019: relatively safe, despite a rise in accidents

The Aviation Safety Network today released the 2019 airliner accident statistics showing a total of 20 fatal airliner accidents, resulting in 283 fatalities. Despite the high-profile Boeing 737 MAX accident, the year 2019 was one of the safest years ever for commercial aviation, Aviation Safety Network data show. Yet, while the number of fatalities has…
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January 2, 2020 0

Another Success Story

I took part in the fly fearless course on October 5th and I was due to move to Australia, a 25-hour journey, 10 days later. The minute I arrived for the course I felt very welcome and at ease which meant a lot, especially when I was on my own. The course was absolutely fantastic,…
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October 25, 2019 0

Medical Emergencies during a flight

02/04/14 14:28 While as many as 2.75 billion people fly on commercial airlines each year, medical emergencies occur only once in every 604 flights, and fewer than 1 percent result in death, according to the retrospective look at nearly 12,000 in-flight medical cases, published today in the New England Journal of Medicine.

May 28, 2014 0

That lovely moment when the text arrives

15/03/14 07:05 A tough day at the office made special by a short text from Spain.

May 28, 2014 0

Top Tips for Managing Fear

12/03/14 11:02 Turbulence may feel uncomfortable, but it is normal. People often misunderstand turbulence. When encountering turbulence, nervous passengers feel the plane is “falling” out of the sky. It is natural for them to only feel the “down” bumps. But for every

May 28, 2014 0

Flying with Children

12/03/14 10:45 Sitting in Departures the other day at Gate 207 in Dublin airport and the call goes out inviting parents traveling with children to come forward for boarding. Our fellow travellers, some in suits grumble while they wait and fret, wonder if they will end up sitting near the parents pride and joy. Taking…
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May 28, 2014 0

Postpone you worries

12/03/14 10:26 Postponing Your Worries Agree to pay attention to your worries. Chose a specific time in the future when you will return to them. As the time arrives, either start obsessing or consider postponing the worries to another specific time. Whenever possible choose to postpone.

May 28, 2014 0

2013 Safest year for Aviation since 1950 – Accident figures at a record low.

The year 2013 was a very safe year for commercial aviation,Aviation Safety Network data show.By far the safest year by number of fatalities and the second safest year by number of accidents.

February 1, 2013 0