Fear of Flying: Turbulence

One of my biggest fears when flying is turbulence. When I had to fly to Florida for work, the idea that we would run into some bad turbulence was ever present in my mind and gave me jitters. The slightest rumble would cause me to grip the armrest until my knuckles turned white and my palms got sweaty. 

In order for me to continue effortlessly stepping foot on a plane, I knew I had to educate myself. I needed to understand what turbulence was, how it worked and how planes handled it. So to YouTube I went. 

Latch on to triggers that set you off.
Figure out what frightens you and examine how your anxiety reaction is triggered. Your goal is to identify your particular triggers, so you can manage your fear when anxiety levels are low. Learning what sets you off makes it easier to turn it off. (Dr. Martin N. Seif, 8 Steps to Overcoming Your Fear of Flying)

I reviewed several videos about turbulence on YouTube. I watched pilots and flight attendants give their accounts and multiple videos about understanding turbulence. Overall, I found out that I really shouldn't be frightful. 

Below is a clip about understanding turbulence, it is the biggest fear for many people who do and don't travel! Hopefully this will be helpful to you or someone you know.