- Flying can be scary for some people – as many as 30% of people will experience some fear of flying in their life.
- Virgin Atlanticpilot, Ian Worthington, has over 20 years of experience flying aeroplanes and he says people shouldn’t be afraid to fly.
- Watch the video above to see why flying is actually one of the safest ways to travel.
Virgin Atlantic pilot Ian Worthington has over 20 years of experience flying aeroplanes, and he talked to Business Insider to explain why people shouldn’t be afraid to fly. For one thing, turbulence won’t make an aeroplane crash, says Worthington. Aeroplanes are designed to handle the stress of severe turbulence.
Aviation has come a long way in recent decades – it’s ten times safer today than it was in the 60s. Today, there is only one fatal accident for over 2 million flights, says Worthington. Compared to a 1 in 114 chance of dying in a motor vehicle crash, flying is actually one of the safer modes of transportation.
EDITOR’S NOTE: This video was originally published October 25th, 2016.