This reader question was prompted by the comments on a recent Air Facts article. Commenting on a review of wire strike accidents, one reader wrote:
“For quite a few years after I got my pvt license in a Cessna 140A I had bought for that purpose in mid 70s, I had intense, scary nightmares about taking off and flying between and over wires. Not just one but dozens at a time. The entire nightmare was involved with me dodging wires as I climbed out.”
Other readers chimed in to share their own “aviation bad dreams” and offer encouragement, including this one:
“The intense, and deeply disturbing, nightmares you experienced regarding wire encounters are not uncommon among pilots. I had these long before I began flying into airstrips where man-made obstructions could be a factor.”
So we want to know – have you had any aviation nightmares or anxieties? Is it the same issue every time or something different? Share your comments below.