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"The program works. Believe me.
I was just about as freaky-teaky insane w/ anxiety not so long ago. Heck, I would get freaked out just looking at a plane in the sky. . . . .
And I NEVER thought that was possible. Before you start you just cannot understand how things can change. This is one of those things that will change your life."
A note about weather
I know everyone worries about weather, but pilots really do not worry about it. We simply - instead of worrying about it - completely prepare for it. Before going to the plane, we review the weather at the destination. If it is not 100% sure to be within legal limits when we arrive at the destination, we must specify an alternate airport in our planning documents, and load on plenty of fuel for going to the destination airport, and then if need be, diverting to the alternate airport.
The legal limits are conservative. Even when weather is slightly outside the legal limits, any airline pilot could still land safely. You can rely on the captain never to land when the weather is not legal, and legality limits are reached prior to safety limits.
If you are still anxious, call me and we can talk it over. I'm at 877 332-7359 from 10 AM until 7 PM Eastern time.