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Published on Mar 8, 2014

Watch in HD - as I try to help my fearful friend overcome her fear.
Taking her flying was a humbling experience for me!

Parental Advisory: there is a fair bit of cursing - but it is damn funny!

She was WAY more afraid than I thought, and it was a real challenge to try to keep her calm.
Do you guys know what to do with a fearful passenger? Me neither apparently :P

This was the first time I failed to impress a passenger with how awesome flying is...
(and it was a perfect night for flying, so it isn't like I took her on a crappy day and scared her.)

What it comes down to is that I've never met a person who is deathly afraid of flying, but still willing to get in the plane - I think most people with her level of fear, simply wouldn't even try it!
So I have to give her props for being so brave!

I tried every trick in the book to help her, but ultimately we didn't make a lot of progress
- let me know if you guys have any ideas beyond what I tried!

This flight ended with a minor screw up on my part (but it didn't make a difference to her over all bad experience :P

If you haven't seen it already please check out analysis video I did of the wake turbulence encounter we had on landing:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sjifp5...

PLEASE also have a look at MJ's channel, and tell her you'd like to see more of her flying with me!
(she has assured me that she is finally going to start making videos - as you can see, she's great on camera!)

http://www.youtube.com/user/DamourLife

My branding music featured is written and produce by Chris and Rob from "Big Honkin' Spaceship" For all you music and post sound needs, please check the out at:
http://www.bighonkinspaceship.com/

DISCLAIMER: I am a "weekend warrior" private pilot, I fly for fun with no intentions of going commercial.I have had my PPL for over 15 years, but still consider each flight a learning experience - I generally take detailed notes after each flight to remind myself what went well or what I could do to improve.... Having the GoPro cameras to record flights like this is invaluable. I find these self analysis videos very helpful in my constant quest to improve, and am happy to share.Feed back is invited; however, please keep it positive

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