You might be able to cope with lift off and landing, but when the plane starts to shake and quiver even the most comfortable flyer feels their stomach drop.
But, a TikTok star has been offering help to those with a fear of flying with a visual hack she claims to have learnt from “a real pilot”.
Anna Paull pulled out a cup of jelly and said: “Pretend this is the air that you’re flying in – this jelly right here. “And this napkin is the aeroplane.”
A balled up piece of napkin was dropped into the jelly and pushed into the middle of the pud.
Anna commented that the napkin was suspended in the jelly in the same way planes are suspended in the sky when flying.
She noted that there was pressure from “the bottom, pressure from the top, from the sides, pressure coming from everywhere”.
This air pressure keeps planes… up!
Fear of flying tip ✈️❤️
Anna then used the jelly cup to demonstrate what happens when we experience turbulence.
She shook the cup showing that while the jelly and the napkin both jiggled around it didn’t move any further up or down within the jelly.
The TikTok creator said: “You feel the plane shaking but this is not just going to fall down you know?
“It’s stuck in there, because there’s pressure coming from the bottom and the sides.”
Anna added that there has “never been a plane crash from turbulence.”