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pengillian101 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-31-11 10:24 PM
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6. I just won't fly anymore.
I tried to cure my fear of heights by parachuting solo many years ago, but it didn't work - just intensified it. Although truly it was the most exiting rush of my life, I am almost manic about heights now worse than ever.

My very first experience in 1969 was magical though! Flying from Wisconsin to California alone as a high school senior high above the clouds --- just wow man! Other flights afterwards were also enjoyable in a big plane. Throughout the years - small planes, not so much.

And the parachute jump a couple of decades later was so breathtaking and I was so scared, that I briefly fainted/passed out. Thankfully, the arm-strapped radio guy jolted me awake and talked me down safely. The biggest thrill of my life, by far was in Baldwin, Wisconsin.

And then 9/11 intensified fear of flying even more-so. And then add in the scanning and frisking? I will never ever, ever fly again.
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