Do airline pilots get sunburn in long haul flight? If yes, then how do they protect themselves?
Finally, does the windshield of newer aircraft (eg: Boeing 777, 747-8) block out more UV radiation?
I read that flying, especially at high altitude, can increase the risk of skin cancer significantly. But, I also know that windshield is laminated and has a vinyl inter-layer that should block out most UV rays (both type A and B). Unfortunately, UV intensity does increases with height..
I always wanted to be a pilot. It is my passion and dream. I am from an average family and have some financial problem to pay for the course fees, I have applied for the British Airways cadetship but was rejected. This means that the only way to fulfill my dream is through the flying school.
I know that educational loan does not provide for 100% of the total course fees. My Mum and I have decided to "re-finance" our house. Our plan to do so was not only to pay for the course fees but also to help my Dad settle his credit card debts and other loans so that we have to pay for one loan only.
I know I wouldn't settle for a normal 9-to-5 job, I wanted freedom. That's why I want to be in the skies. This is actually not a second option. I want to be a pilot and I know what his responsibilities are. It's not about the glamour and salary, I really love and enjoy flying.
I don't know what to do. Do I really have to refinance my house? I know it will put my family in risk too.
I really hope that you could answer and give me some advice
I have just finished reading your first book, LIFE IN THE SKIES within three days. The book gives me a lot of motivation to not give up in life; I’ve to recourse one of the aviation subject in my Institute. But yeah, I need to stay strong to become just like ya. oke
Let move to the question. Let say, after one has been qualified in License Aircraft Maintenance and then he takes a piloting license, does he get a higher salary than the other pilots with no Engineering background?
(This article is from PopClub Magazine Issue 50 November 2015)
By Billy Boey
Destiny sets an unexpected journey for Captain Lim Khoy Hing. Instead of becoming a teacher that he envisioned himself to be, life made him take on a journey into the aviation industry. Now retired, Captain Lim did not contend himself to stay home and relax. He continued to be active in his line of work to inspire and educate fearful flyers, as well as aspiring pilots through his book Life in the Skies. POPCLUB catches up with the former commercial airline captain to talk about his book and his sky high journey.
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