Jonathan Wateridge, Jungle River Landscape with Plane Wreck, 2006, oil on plexiglass sheets (in ten parts)
The other day my boss asked me how my flight to Albuquerque was. I told him it was ok. He knows I DO NOT like flying, but I told him that it went pretty well, and that taking half a Xanax before each flight made things more tolerable.
My boss seemed pleased to hear this, and then he told me that I should talk to one of our clients (Gary -- a really nice guy that wears a gag-inducing amount of cologne and has a girlfriend that is a dead ringer for Olivia Newton-John) about his 1989 United Airlines Flight 811 from Hawaii. He mentioned that during this plane trip Gary witnessed the cargo door burst open mid-flight, and he saw two rows of people in front of him get sucked out of their seats and ejected from the plane. OMFG!!!!!!!!! So I found information on-line about this horrendous accident. Click here if you want to read about it.
And, thanks boss for reassuring me about how safe it is to fly. OMFG!!!!!
My co-worker knows that I really don't like flying, and he has a girlfriend that really doesn't like flying either. He has done a fair amount of research on the safety (OR LACK OF SAFETY) of flying. He told me about this test and said I might not want to watch it. HAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAH.
But then he sent me this video that is somewhat reassuring as to how much goes on behind the scenes when pilots land a plane.
UGH!!! It is all so unnerving and I don't think I will ever like flying!!!! Hurtling through space in a metal tube isn't my idea of a good time!!!!