'We're in jelly': TikTok star's helpful flying tip goes viral

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An Aussie TikTok star put people's minds at ease when she shared a helpful tip for flying, which she heard from a pilot.

Australian TikTok sensation Anna Paul shared the video earlier this month to ease concerns about turbulence when flying.

She said the tip helped her a lot and when feeling uneasy up in the air and involves imagining she is in jelly.

Holding up some jelly in a container, Ms Paul asked people to pretend the jelly is the air and balling up a piece of napkin, she asked her audience to pretend it was the aeroplane.

"Okay, just trust me," she laughs.

"And that is you flying through the sky, there's pressure from the bottom pressure from the top from the side, pressure coming from everywhere, okay?"

Australian TikTok star Anna Paul had the sweetest analogy for turbulence. Source: TikTok/anna..paull
Australian TikTok star Anna Paul had the sweetest analogy for turbulence. Source: TikTok/anna..paull

She then presses her finger against the top of the jelly, making it wobble, to demonstrate turbulence.

While you might feel some shaking while experiencing some turbulence, you can't fall due to all the pressure around the plane.

"So this is what turbulence is. So you can just chill there, you're just wriggling in jelly. It's not going to automatically fall just because it's shaking," she said.

"So you do not have to be scared. Okay? When you're in a plane, and you feel turbulence, just imagine yourself and jelly like this, and know that it can't just fall, it's stuck."

Ms Paul has over 4.4 million followers on TikTok and she's currently travelling Europe with her family.

Judging by the comments on the video, many people found the jelly analogy quite comforting.

"Ty [thank you] Anna my fear of flying is gone now," one person commented.

"We’re in Jelly. Got it!" another person said.

Someone else explained a pilot told them turbulence was comparable to driving over a pothole or bump in the road.

Turbulence is nothing to be afraid of and it can be likened to driving a car down a bumpy road. Source: AAP
Turbulence is nothing to be afraid of and it can be likened to driving a car down a bumpy road. Source: AAP

TikToker @pilot_geeza said he had been tagged in Ms Paul's video several times and he weighed in, given he is actually a pilot.

He said it was "a simply lovely analogy" and he said he also compares turbulence to driving a car down a bumpy road.

"It isn't dangerous, but it is uncomfortable, if you reduce your speed, it feel a little bit better," he said.

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