I am not a fan of flying. I used to fly all the time as a child. I loved it then because at the ages of 7 through 13, I didn't pay much attention to the news. I've taken a a flight here and there as an adult, but in no way am I a jetsetter. I also know the odds of plummeting into the earth or ocean are no where near the odds of the risks we all take as we drive mile after daily mile in our own personal vehicles. I will fly, if need be, as I hate the idea of restricting myself from the rest of the world because of a fear that cannot be ratioanalized statistically. But it's hard to put news stories like the one mentioned above from NPR out of my mind. Two airbusses down in two different oceans... in a month.