Things To Know About Air Travel

Things To Know About Air Travel

While traveling by airplane is perhaps the fastest way to reach your vacation destination, it is not without its share of unpleasantness. Being aware of the common problems passengers of airplanes complain about and knowing how to deal with these can surely make your flying experience a little less disagreeable and perhaps even pleasant.

A vast number of those who partake in air travel complain about the lack of space on airplanes. Having to accommodate a profitable amount of people can often cause space limitations on airplanes and dealing with this lack of space is difficult for some. Having an isle seat is ideal if you need the legroom as it allows for stretching, but keep in mind these seats go very quickly. Many people find that traveling with a friend can help to alleviate some of the personal space invasion some people feel.

Many people get air sick on airplanes as well and while this experience can seem utterly unavoidable for those of you who are prone to motion sickness, there are ways to evade the effects of air sickness. Taking a motion sickness drug before hand can help but it must be taken before you get sick. Once sick, the best thing to do is perhaps to try and empty your stomach as this usually makes one feel slightly better. Most, if not all, planes are equipped with “barf bags” in case you do get sick.

Many other factors on airplanes contribute to the experience being less than enjoyable for some. The air quality on planes is significantly lower than it is at sea level. The air in the pressurized cabin is usually extremely dry and as such can cause great discomfort and possibly dehydration for many of the passengers. Thus it is advised you bring a lot of water with you on the flight and continue to drink it throughout. The temperature can also be rather cold and it is suggested that bringing a light coat onboard would certainly be beneficial.

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Hypnosis And Fear Of Flying

Hypnosis And Fear Of Flying

Sometimes people suffer from a level of anxiety so high when up in the air, that they simply cannot function. When anxiety over flying gets to that point, it becomes fear of flying. Especially for people in business, commercial air flight has become a part of the landscape. Business men and women are being asked to travel all over the shrinking world to close jobs and work on business deals. If you cannot fly because of a high level of anxiety, then you are at a marked disadvantage in this business world. Fear of flying is really just a mental block that you can overcome. It takes a little bit of work, though.

Does the thought of heading up into the sky make your skin crawl? Are you overcome with a healthy dose of anxiety each time you sit in an airplane? If this is the case, then you have a fear of flying. This is not at all uncommon, though. People all over the world suffer from this common phobia. Fear of flying generally comes from preconceived notions about flying that have been developed and never changed. If they are left unattended, you will probably never be able to board an airplane to head across the ocean. As mentioned, this can really handcuff those folks who need to fly for business or family reasons.

Since fear of flying is a mental condition, you will have to have a serious change in thinking in order to get over the fear. Though it isn’t easy to shake a phobia like fear of flying, it is possible if you get the right treatment. One such treatment that I have found to be successful in stopping fear of flying is hypnotherapy. In my years as a practicing hypnotherapist, I have treated people for a bunch of common mental ailments. I have helped people get over their smoking, their drug addictions, and their gambling addiction. Fear of flying is no different than those things.

Hypnosis is a serious thing for serious problems. It is a treatment that can help people get over some of the most serious problems that they face in everyday life. Though many people don’t consider hypnosis when they are discussing their options for different problems, it is worth considering. If you have problems with flying, then get some information on hypnotherapy. It could be the best decision that you have ever made.

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RC Airplanes Are Cheaper Than Getting Flying Lessons And Way More Fun!

RC Airplanes Are Cheaper Than Getting Flying Lessons And Way More Fun!

Mankind is now able to fly! During the last century, many new airplanes and engines have been developed and today people have even gone to such an extent of flying planes for fun. These are commonly known as RC airplanes, Building and flying an RC airplane is now a very popular pass time and you will realize that theres never gonna be an easier time to just get started.

I guess someone somewhere would have told you that you need an instructor to teach you how to fly RC airplanes. Dont believe it! You dont need an instructor if you choose the right airplane to start with, and there are plenty of true “beginner” airplanes, it will be like riding a bike only not on the floor but in the sky!

Create a budget. A beginning model flyer should always be on the cheaper side; you can go for a better one when you get more experienced.

The Soarstar is a good, all-around rc plane to start your training with. It is very stable and totally made out of foam, and is fairly easy to repair with Elmer’s glue, if it gets damaged. It has a pusher prop setup; which protects the prop from damage during hard landings. Also a Northeast Sailplane Husky has a fair amount of dihedral, and is a good trainer Aircraft.

These are some popular RC Planes available:

Plated’ F-84G Thunderbirds Model Airplanes Tamiya
RCAFUN’ DHC Caribou Transport Model rc airplanes
‘Snowbirds’ Tutor Multi Role Jet Model Airplanes
starjets 1:500 US Airways Airbus 330-300
Herpa 1:500 United Express Canadair jet CRJ-200
GeminiJets 1:400 Piedmont YS-11

Skyliner, FreedomFlyer, USS Los Angeles, Fantail flyer, Nitro Air Strike are some of the best known brands available today.

What Types Are Available?

Electric RC airplanes provide you with the easiest and quickest way of getting started, their affordable prices and availability make them a great attraction for any budding pilot!

Gas RC airplanes give you a bigger reward than electric planes, although they need to be taken a bit more seriously.

Mini RC airplanes are a great concept for indoor flying enthusiasts using normal indoor model planes, different kits modify them to take on the new breed of micro servos, receivers, battery packs and motors.

Micro RC airplanes (‘micro flyers’) are starting to appear in a lot of hobby stores, the reason is that radio control components are becoming smaller, lighter and cheaper to produce.

Youngsters should be accompanied by adults when flying scale models. The fuels used can be volatile, and the propellers spin fast enough to injure a finger or the hands.

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Is Flying Cheap Always Better?

Is Flying Cheap Always Better?

When it comes to finding bare bones airfares for even the most meager budget, there are many options. Whether you purchase a ticket on one of the popular budget airlines, scour the World Wide Web for the best deal, or engage in an alternative form of cheap travel, there are ways to find a cheap ticket. However, keeping the old adage, “you get what you pay for” in mind, flying on a cheap ticket can be anything but luxurious.

Typically, the easiest way to find the cheapest flight is to sacrifice your travel dates. By keeping a flexible schedule, you are most likely to find the least expensive flight available. However, that being said, having the luxury of a flexible schedule is not always available to all individuals, especially those individuals who have a strict work schedule or are looking to travel to attend a certain event. Also, staying flexible to find the cheapest airfare may find that you need to add extra nights onto your stay, meaning your hotel room and car rental will need to be extended, which costs you more cash.

Many individuals will travel great distances in order to find the cheapest ticket from a nearby airport. However, keep in mind that the further you travel the most gas, time, and effort is expended in order to keep the ticket prices down. Before you agree to drive a hundred miles to save money on your flight, consider if the associated travel expenses will outweigh the savings. The same goes for individuals agreeing to fly into airports other than the one of their desired destination.

If you are interested in flying on one of the budget airlines; however, you may be in for quite a surprise. Often, these budget airlines, including Jet Blue and even Southwest, are ranked high in customer satisfaction. Almost all airlines have stopped food service except on international flights or flight to Alaska or Hawaii due to prices, so budget airlines often have the same amenities as other airlines.

One of the cheapest ways to travel is to sign on to a courier service. By working as a courier, you will accompany a package on the flight and be responsible for meeting the intended party in order to sign over the package. This task often takes a few minutes, but the savings associated with flying as a courier are extreme. Often, trans-Atlantic flights are offered for under 0, or sometimes even free. Of course, by flying as a courier, your schedule and destination must be completely flexible. Also, you may not be allowed to travel on a round trip ticket, meaning that you will have to wait at the destination in order for another job to come open in order to return home.

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Egos and the Workplace, a Question of Shortsightedness

Egos and the Workplace, a Question of Shortsightedness

How many times have you seen a promotion elevate a person’s sense of themselves far beyond what seems warranted? Or are you familiar with the individual who constantly finds fault with the efforts of others as an obvious device to showcase their own greatness? But greatness is not measured in being a big fish in a small pond. Greatness is being a big fish in a big pond, that pond being the entire world . Greatness is rare. It’s unlikely you’ll find it in your organization.

The next time you leave the office, open your eyes. What you’ll see everywhere are products of great minds that have created the world we know. No one in your Accounting, HR or even Research and Development Departments are capable of such watershed events or inventions. Automobiles, airplanes, buildings, harnessed electricity, how do we view all this with swelled ego. Of course, you don’t even need to leave the office. Sit at your desk, connected to the internet, and try to convince yourself you’re great.

Why bother pointing this out? Aren’t we taught from the time we’re little that we’re special? I only do so because I’ve seen too often how a misguided sense of greatness can make one hypercritical of others. How it bestows on a person the right to judge others. How it can create a distaste for imperfection?

If you need further proof of your own limitations, look beyond the inventions of mankind into the expanse of the sky. No, you aren’t great, but you just may approach greatness in your treatment of others. Help others do their jobs more effectively if necessary. Remove those silly notions of greatness from your self image, accept your own imperfections and those of others, and become a great person in the process.

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Living and Breathing Your Desire to Fly

Living and Breathing Your Desire to Fly

When you first go to a flight school and spend some time with one of the instructors to find out if learning to fly is for you, he or she will commonly take you up on a demo flight where you get to sit in the pilots seat for take off, during the flight and landing. And while the expert is doing all the work, you get the feel for being in the pilot’s seat of an airplane, maybe for the first time. For many of us, that first flight is a transformation that will take you from someone curious about flying to a true believer with that deep inner drive to learn to fly whatever it takes.

If the flight instructor who took you on that first flight knows what he is doing, you will walk away from that first experience with an armload of information including the curriculum for ground school, the costs of training for your pilot’s license and a layout of the time commitment involved. It might be a little overwhelming when you get home and start looking over all of that material. But if that inner drive to become a certified pilot has birthed the love of flying in you, you will then and there determine that you are going to put in the time and conquer the knowledge so you too can become part of that special society of people who can fly an airplane.

You should make that moment when you are filled with determination to learn to fly and make it one of those big memories you often go back to. That is because if you really want to be a great pilot and to get there as quickly as you responsibly can, you should be prepared to make getting through flight training and learning this amazing new skill the absolute top priority in your life for the weeks ahead as you go through the learning process.

For one thing, the training to learn to fly is not cheap. You are taking training from specialized experts whose time is not cheap and flight schools provide the airplanes, gas, supplies and insurance so you can take their airplanes up for learning flights. You cannot get a pilot’s license without flying several times a week throughout your training period. So be prepared to pay several thousand dollars for top notch flight training. But if you can make that investment, and you put in the time to get the work done, you are virtually guaranteed that at the end of the curriculum, you will earn your pilot’s license.

And just as you take into account the financial investment, you should be prepared to make the time investment to learn to fly a top priority for you. Whether you are taking classroom lessons or your lesson that day is to take the aircraft up, you should be prepared to be at the flight school a couple hours for each session. And to make progress, you should plan 2-3 lessons a week. In addition there is the travel time to the school and time to study and prepare for the next time you are with the instructor.

There are a lot of resources you can use to conquer all of the new terminology and areas of knowledge you will have to become expert in to truly “become” a pilot. But look on that intimidating body of knowledge ahead as the mountain you have to climb to achieve this lofty goal. Then charge into that mountain and climb diligently every day. You can conquer that information if you study and give this passion of yours plenty of time. And the more you learn at home and during times when not at the school, the faster you will progress.

Before you know it you will be taking the flight test for your pilot’s license. You will have put in sufficient hours in the air and your knowledge will be rock solid. And when you walk out of that testing and you conquered it all, you will look down at that pilot’s license and you have every reason to feel proud. You will have not only finished a course of study, you will have changed into a completely different person. You are now and will forevermore will be – a pilot.


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Helicopter Schools And Courses

Helicopter Schools And Courses

The Alan Mann Helicopters Flying Training Organization (AMH FTO), located at Fairoaks Airport is a registered CAA/JAA training facility offering a wide range of flying instruction on single and twin engine helicopters. Basic PPL instruction with minimum cost and safe handling is undertaken on Bell 47 (Piston engine helicopter) and Bell 206 Jetranger. Bell 407 or AS350 Squirrel is used for turbine engine experience.

Helicopter Services, Inc.

· General Information. Training and examinations for type conversions, night qualification and instrument ratings are undertaken on the Bell206, Bell 407, AS355 and A109 series helicopters. A team of experienced, full time conducts it, salaried instructors who ensure a comprehensive, informative and enjoyable training program.

· Payment. They accept Amex, Visa and MasterCard. Option of SLM Corp for educational financial assistance with flexible repayment terms is available; Pilot Finance, Inc provides flight training loans to train veterans.

· Facilities. A 20,000sq ft hangar facility provides for many ‘pre’ and ‘post’ flight briefings and other audio-visual classroom training aids.

· Aircraft. Basic training is performed in latest, light, piston engine Robinson R22 Beta II Series Helicopter. These are highly reliable, extensively used in USA and worldwide by civilian commercial, local and government agencies.
The R44 Raven stable, inexpensive turbine aircraft is used for commercial operation training. The Bell 206 III advanced helicopter is used for transport pilot training, instrument courses and turbine transitions. Any other specific helicopter training can be arranged for if you call in advance.

Instruction Courses:

1. Private Pilot License course. This course will provide commercial rotocraft certificate. Age 17 years +, must be able to read, speak and under stand English. FAA approved medical examiner’s third class medical certificate is a must. FAA requires 40 hours of flight time for passing.

2. Commercial Pilot License. This can be obtained if age is 18 years +, able to speak, read and understand English. FAA approved aviation medical examiner’s class two medical certificates are essential. FAA minimum: 150 hours of flying time (100 hours in powered aircraft and 50 hours in helicopter). 35 hours of additional flying time in PIC helicopter will add-on to the course.

3. Airline Transport Pilot. This course utilizes IFR equipped Bell 206 LIII Long ranger.

4. Instrument Training. Professional pilots must have instrument ratings. This training is conducted on Robinson R22BII, R44 Raven and Bell Long Ranger. Private helicopter license, 50 hours of cross-country flight time as pilot in command and 40 hours actual or simulated instrumental training (15 Hours must in helicopter) is a prerequisites for the certificate.

5. Turbine transition. Certificate provided in 15 flying hours (Dual 5 hours plus classroom 10 hours) on Bell 206 L-III training. Package price is 00.00 USD.

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Flying? How to Learn the New Air Travel Rules

Flying? How to Learn the New Air Travel Rules

Are you preparing to take a flight this year? If so, could you name off all of the air travel rules, including the ones that were recently implemented? You may think that you could, but many travelers actually can’t. This is because many are aware of all of the items that are prohibited from being on airplanes. Unfortunately, being unfamiliar with all of air travel rules can spell trouble. Not only can you miss your flight, but you can also be banned from the airline altogether, or you could be arrested. To prevent this from happening, you are advised to learn all of the air travel rules, before you leave for your flight.

Learning the new air travel rules, seems easy enough doesn’t it? Unfortunately, it isn’t always as easy as it seems. There is a reason why so many travelers are unaware of these rules; many of them do not know how to go about learning them. Luckily you for, if you are interested in familiarizing yourself with the many air travel rules, before you leave for your flight, you have a number of different options.

Perhaps, the best way that you can learn all of the air travel rules is by contacting your airline directly. This contact can either be over the phone or online. For instance, if you are planning on flying with Delta Airlines, you will either want to contact a Delta representative or visit their online website. Most airline representatives would be more than willing to assist you and most airline websites are filled with valuable information, including information on items that are prohibited aboard a plane and other applicable rules.

In addition to contacting the airline directly, you may also want to contact the airport in which you will be leaving from. As with airlines, most airport representatives would be more than willing to assist you with any questions that you have, including questions that pertain to air travel rules, restrictions, and violations. There is also a chance that you can find what you are looking for by visiting the airport’s online website. If you are flying out of an airport for the first time, there is a good chance that you may be looking for information on parking or additional fees. If so, that would be the perfect time the search the website for information on airport or air travel rules.

If you are unable to make contact with the airport in which you will be flying out of or the airline that you will be flying on, you can also use the internet to research and familiarize yourself with air travel rules. Perhaps, the internet is one of the best ways to stay up-to-date on the newer air travel rules, ones that were implemented within recent months. Information on these rules will commonly come up in online news reports. When searching for new airport or airplane rules with the news, you are advised to keep the news report’s date in mind. This may help to prevent you from relying on outdated information.

In conjunction with searching news reports for up-to-date information on air travel rules and safety, you may also want to perform a standard internet search. By searching with the words air travel rules, you should be provided with a number of different results. Those results will likely include online websites that outline the rules and restrictions commonly found in airports and aboard airplanes. You will want to make sure that the website, which you are getting your information from, is accurate. One trusted website that you may want to get your information from is That is the website for the Transportation Security Administration (TSA). You will want to be careful obtaining your information from anywhere else.

As previously mentioned, there are a number of different ways that you can go about familiarizing yourself with common air travel rules. When doing so, it is important to remember that different airports and different airlines tend to have different guidelines, rules, and restrictions. Therefore, it may be best if you obtain your information directly from them.


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Parachute Skydiving and Other Sports

Parachute Skydiving and Other Sports

After World War I and II parachutes were used for different purposes. Pushing the limits of extreme sports, new variants of parachuting was created. The origin of skydiving in uncertain but its popularity later on led to different sports and events around the world.

Others engage in this activity for thrills, while serious skydivers join competitions around the world. Parachuting sports are also included in the Olympics which made it not just another recreational activity for adrenaline junkies. Parachute skydiving comes in different variants.

Most of these variants are still related to skydiving with certain modifications. Parachutes come in different designs which make them accessible for different uses. There are many Parachuting organizations that hold events for their members.

Parachute skydiving

There are many sports that are related to parachuting. Most people are aware of skydiving as a recreational activity an extreme sport. However there are also other variants that parachute enthusiast engage in. Most of theses sports involve a lot of skill and requires proper training. They test the ability of the pilot to control their parachutes at different levels.

One of the variants is the Accuracy landing. The main objective is to land as close as possible to a target. Teams are composed of 5 members that compete in 8 rounds. The members of the team jump together from 2,700 feet to 3,300 feet. Each member should land as close as possible or exactly dead center of the target. The score is measured from the dead center in meters. Scores are added each round. They considered as individual and team scores.

Blade running involves participants flying down a mountain and making their way through slalom courses using their parachutes. Pilots use a different kind of parachute that gives them more speed. These parachutes have smaller surface areas. This requires a lot of ability in canopy control. It’s a winter sport which is a cross between slalom skiing and skydiving. Its inventor is hoping that it will get featured in the winter X games.

Canopy formation is another variant wherein participants built formations. This is done by flying their own parachutes close to each other and docking on their teammate’s parachutes. This may sound easy but it takes a lot of coordination and timing to be able to complete a formation.

If one of the team makes a mistake, the formation will break. Free falling is does not offer much time too and members should be very well coordinated and organized to be able to accomplish a good formation.

Freeflying is another form of skydiving wherein the skydiver makes different positions which increases speed. This enables the skydiver to perform different routines and formations. Besides the conventional belly-to-earth position, they also do sit flying, back flying, head up or down flying, and side flying. This can be dangerous because they increase the speed of the skydiver. Participants have to make the box position at the right moment to slow down and be able to deploy their parachutes.

These are some of the variations of parachute skydiving. They often range from potentially risky to extremely dangerous activities. Participants should take their corresponding courses undergoing any type of parachute sport.

After all, if anything fails while you’re up in the air you can fall down to your death. There’s a difference between taking a risk and inviting danger.

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Fear Of Flying? The Fart Release Can Bring Immediate Relief While Anxious In The Air

Fear Of Flying? The Fart Release Can Bring Immediate Relief While Anxious In The Air

Let’s face it. Being afraid to fly is not a rational fear. And yet, you have been trying to rationalize, and using all sorts of logic, to make that fear go away, haven’t you?

It is estimated that 1 out of 8 avoid commercial flights. But 1 out of 8 do not avoid traveling by car. Yet statistics are in overwhelming favor of flying as the safe option. If the fear was a rational one, the number of people afraid of driving would be astronomical compared to those afraid to fly.

At some point in time, the part of your brain in charge of your safety, mistakenly identified flying as a threat. That primitive part of your brain sets off a whole cascade of neurochemicals and hormones, preparing your body for fight or flight, which results in the all too well known symptoms of anxiety.

This whole series of events in the brain, which takes place when you get on a plane, or just think of getting on a plane, is unaffected by any intervention involving the conscious rational mind.

Yet, we continue trying to rationalize over and over again, we try to talk ourselves into a calm space, even though we have seen it not help. Trying to use logic to a problem that has no logic, is about as useful as putting fertilizer on a rock garden.

A new look at the cause: It’s an energy-disruption.

Based on recent research, new treatment methods based on the same energy pathways as Acupuncture, have evolved . As effective as Acupuncture is for physical pain, these new methods help to relieve us from emotional pains of all sorts.

These methods are particularly effective with irrational fears, such as fear of flying, fear of driving, fear of heights, fear of public speaking etc. Where in the past it could take years of painstaking work, not to mention the expense, these methods can see relief sometimes within minutes.

Energy based methods bypass the rational mind, and go directly to your energy system. The working theory is that whenever there is a “negative” emotion, there is a disruption in the bodies energy system. No disruption, means there will be peace, calm and relaxation.

The object then, is to clear the disruption, or blocked energy, and once cleared, the fear of flying is totally and completely gone.

Clearing the blockages is accomplished by tuning in to the problem, meaning activating the blockage by THINKING of the frightening image, and then, as the blockage is activated we tap on points on the skin, proven for their effect on biochemicals in the brain. Tapping on the points while the blockage is activated, disrupts that whole cascade of neurochemicals, as well as effectively resetting the mistaken notion that flying is a threat.

While the total cessation of the fear of flying is usually a more involved and different process, here is an easy and effective technique you can use next time you feel panicked or anxious on the plane.

The Fast Anxiety Release Technique. (FART) (Developed by Christine Sutherland, Clinical psychotherapist at Perth Trauma Clinic, Au)

1. Place the thumb on one hand on the inside corner of your eye.
2. Place the ring finger on the inside corner of the other eye.
3. Place the middle finger one half inch above the middle of your eye brows.
4. With the fingertips of the other hand, tap the center (crown) of the top of your head.
5. While tapping and holding, just allow the fear to be there. If you are able to, you can think dichotomous thoughts. “I’m dying” “I’m more alive than ever” “I’m out of control” “I’m controlled and calm”

Tap the crown, and hold the points gently. No need to use force. Continue the tapping and the dichotomous thinking until calm.

(This is not intended as replacement for qualified psychological help, its sole purpose is that of education).)

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