By Carlie Connolly
Flying has always been my biggest fear, but not it’s something I really try and avoid at all costs. Costs also aren’t that great either, I mean over a thousand bucks to travel to see loved ones? Wow.
I just want to say that terrorist attacks, missing planes and just sheer cruelty doesn’t help the fear for not only me but I’m sure so many others. I feel completely awful about the recent Germanwings tragedy the happened last week. I can’t believe that after all of these years, especially after the 9/11 attacks, we are still worrying about safety onboard aircrafts. I mean being locked out of a cockpit is really ridiculous.
So many people have died as a result of the cockpit being entered. That is of course the main part of control and we now ask ourselves, who are these people who are holding our safety on planes?
When I get on a plane, I have always asked myself, how can I trust someone I don’t even know control the plane? Now I want to know, how are these people getting these important jobs where people’s lives are in their hands? How can we really know who these people are and what their motives really are?
It’s absolutely terrifying too that this man was suspected to have taken down the plane deliberately and due to a health issue. It’s not only scary to think of who is flying our plane but what their health history is.
I used to fly alone back and forth from university for the holidays and I always thought to myself, ‘I hope I make it home to my family, I hope nothing goes wrong.’ People used to think I was silly for saying these things as commercial airlines are so safe and that flying is the safest way of transportation. For me its not so much the flying, it’s the fact that I’m not in control and that I feel so trapped as there is nothing I can do if something were to go wrong. Horseback riding and driving my car, that I have control of. If the weather got terrible, I would pull over and if my horse got crazy, I’d work with him more and more or call it a day, but flying is a different matter.
Flying will always continue to be my fear until something is done to reassure me that everything will for sure be okay, and that there will not be anymore useless crashes or people who control them.