MARLO THOMAS
05/20/2013 12:11 pm ET Updated Aug 13, 2013

An Easy Trick To Get Over Fear Of Turbulence, From Captain Sully Sullenberger (VIDEO)

Many people are so afraid to fly, and turbulence can really send a lot of us into a state of panic. Thankfully, Captain Sully Sullenberger told me that you have nothing to worry about when he joined me on Mondays With Marlo. Captain Sully said that the next time you're riding as a passenger in a car, you should close your eyes and monitor the frequency and intensity of every bump, jolt, vibration and noise. It happens all of the time! The average car ride is much more turbulent than the average fight. Airplanes are designed, engineered and maintained to sustain the worst turbulence, with a margin of 50%. Pilots are trained to avoid and manage turbulence and the cabin crews are constantly undergoing safety training. The bottom line? You're safer in a plane than you would be in a car.

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