Flying A Plane Can Be Scary. Here's What Pilots Always Keep In Mind

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Travelling sometimes calls for climbing aboard a plane, which can be a problem if you're afraid of flying.

But sometimes conquering your fears means jumping right into the front seat. No, we're not talking about flying first class (but the extra leg room doesn't hurt). We're talking about fastening your seatbelt and hopping into the cockpit.

Neuroscientists and psychologists agree: one way to conquer your fears is to repeatedly force yourself to face them. The repeated exposure lowers your mental response to your phobia until it either disappears or becomes manageable.

But if that doesn't work, at least you'll have one heck of a view. Just ask "Like A Tourist" host Dan Rodo, as he and local Winnipeger Grant Calder team up with Harv’s Air Flight Training to uncover a view of the city unlike any other.

That's where the two learned some of the key points to controlling a plane, and why the horizon is a pilot's best friend. For more on the lessons learned during their flight, check out the video above.

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