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Bring On The Turbulence!!!
on 18 January 2005
The author sides with the reader right away. He knows his audience. People who have no problem flying aren't likely to buy this book. Thankfully for the author, 1 out of 3, as he points out, have some form of anxiety about being 40,000 feet above ground in a steel tube.
By far the most useful section of the book deals with turbulence. This chapter is basically a physics lesson made simple. In short, he explains how a little movement by the plane results in the sensation of a large movement. He even explains how air pockets don't exist.
There is also plenty of information on every part of a plane flight, from pre-take off to landing. I actually read the along with the book during a recent flight. The only thing scary about that flight was how bang-on he was.
The book delves into other flight fear oriented subjects. This includes a chapter on media obsession with plane crashes.
This book has been printed in easy "carry on" size. I highly recommend white-knuckle types to take it on the plane. As soon as you hit turbulence, you'll feel like it's the smoothest flight you've ever been on!