Overcoming Fear with Aerobatic Pilot Sean D. Tucker

Tucker’s Strategy to Release Fear and Reach Your Dreams

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Sean D. Tucker is considered by many to be one of the top solo aerobatic performers in the world and he lives his dream on a daily basis with passion. He performs at airshows across the United States every year and is founder of the non-profit Bob Hoover Academy. In addition, Tucker is the Chairman of the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) Young Eagles Program which introduces young boys and girls between the ages of 8 – 17 to the world of aviation by giving them a free airplane ride. Sean is always giving back to others with a genuine concern for inspiring them to reach their fullest potential.

I had the personal honor of interviewing Sean D. Tucker for my radio show and book. I am going to share a passage from my book, Millionaire Legacy, on how he was able to overcome his fear.

“Before Sean D. Tucker was able to achieve his reputation as an aerobatic pilot, he had a major challenge to overcome. Several years ago, he watched his friend die in a skydiving accident. After that, he developed a deep fear of flying and would panic at the controls of the airplane. At that point, Sean had a critical decision to make. He could walk away from his passion or he could embrace it directly. Sean decided to confront his fear head on and he took an aerobatic flight with Amelia Reid, a flight instructor and airshow performer at Reid – Hillview Airport in San Jose, California. When Amelia taught Sean how to safely perform maneuvers, he became an “aerobatic junkie.” From that moment on, he was able to release all of his anxiety and his fear completely disappeared.

Tucker’s dedication to pursue his dream was greater than any fear. Stop for a moment! If this worked for Sean, it can work for you. Realize that the majority of time our apprehension is blown out of proportion. When this happens, the first inclination is to run away and not look back. But, our perception at that point is not based in reality; we are simply controlled by anxiety. For this reason, maintain a realistic view of the fear you are facing and recognize that it can be discarded.

Photo of Sean D. Tucker

Tucker eloquently stated,

“For the first time, I acknowledged a huge fear and fell so in love what I was afraid of… I am going to acknowledge every fear. I am going to live my dream because I found out what really made me empowered was my passion.”

Sean continued to pursue his dream with determination and a focused mindset. His vibrational energy was centered on his goal and he took decisive steps in order to be triumphant.

Sean’s true motivational energy source is his concern for the spectators and his team members. Without a doubt, his passion for flying is deeper than any possible fear. While acknowledging that he has a dangerous profession, Sean D. Tucker continues to passionately live his dream on a daily basis.”

Mind Map from the Millionaire Legacy book published by Morgan James Publishing

Here is a 3 step system for overcoming fear:

1. Don’t focus on fear, minimize it.
2. Visualize the bigger picture; your goal.
3. Decide on a plan and take action.

EAA Young Eagles

Sean D. Tucker is Chairman of the EAA Young Eagles program. He volunteers his time and energy to an organization focused on introducing young boys and girls to the world of aviation. Volunteer pilots from EAA offer their time and planes to give introductory flights to children and teens.

To learn more about the EAA Young Eagles Program and how you can request a free airplane ride for any boy or girl ages 8 -17, visit: http://www.eaa.org/youngeagles

Bob Hoover Academy

In addition to being a phenomenal aerobatic pilot, Sean is founder and Chairman of the California based non-profit Bob Hoover Academy which creates opportunities for at-risk and undeserved teens to engage in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) education and to take flight in aviation. For more information about the Bob Hoover Academy, visit: https://www.bobhooveracademy.org

To learn more about Sean D. Tucker, visit: https://www.oracle.com/corporate/teamoracle/index.html

There is an entire chapter dedicated to “Overcoming Fear” in the Millionaire Legacy book which is published by Morgan James Publishing and is available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and all book sellers.

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