I know people who refuse to fly. I try to convert them. Flying is the fastest way between most points. And there are many times when speed of travel matters.
But I understand being afraid to fly. It makes perfect sense to me. Every time I’m in a plane I feel like it’s an unnatural experience. I do not think human beings were built to fly. When I fly I feel a bit like I’m cheating the order of things. But then I get over it and I’m relieved to get where I’m going.
I’ve flown because I want to and I’ve flown because I have to. Either way I say a prayer asking for safety on the way up and I say Thank God when I land. I have respect for the achievement but it still makes me nervous.