Sunday January 05, 2014

Sunday School: Fear of Flying

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Just another routine move in the cockpit for this pilot (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)

Michael has never hidden his fear of getting on an airplane. But he bravely agreed to white-knuckle it through his conversation with this week's Sunday School teacher.

Patrick Smith is an airline pilot and the author of Cockpit Confidential: Everything You Need to Know about Air Travel, and the website

He's on a mission to debunk the many misconceptions about flight.

Listen up, if you have always wondered whether whether the wings of an airplane can really fall off -- in heavy turbulence.