These Airline Pilot Secrets Will Make You Less Afraid to Fly
Pilots are ultimately responsible for everything that happens on the plane they are flying; that means that your life is in their hands for the hours you spend in the air.[slideshow:102362]
Many people don’t feel comfortable knowing that nothing is up to them. Once passengers are in the craft they are in a closed environment from which there is no escape before landing.
You may not realize it but some people may even pose a flight risk. That’s why flight attendants are observing the people who are waiting to board the plane before they actually do; what they are looking for may surprise you.
All of this can understandably make people feel uneasy about flying. You may be wondering if the people responsible for you safety – pilots and stewards – are actually trained well, remember what they’ve learned, and/or have the skills to handle emergency situations.