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Is it possible for a Boeing 777 to fly at 731 mph?
Flying - Flying on the Boeing 777
Written by Capt Lim   
Thursday, 26 November 2015 09:07

How Does The Jet Stream Work?
Hi Captain,

Last week Flight Radar showed a British Airways Boeing 777-333 from Houston-London doing 731 mph over Ireland,

1. Is that possible?

2. Are there speed restrictions over land and is it different than flying over the Atlantic?

3. Where does the jet stream roughly ends, east - west USA - Europe?.



I'm deathly scared of flying again.
Flying - Fear of Flying
Written by Capt Lim   
Monday, 22 February 2016 18:03
Overcoming Fear of Flying

Hello Captain Lim!

I'll get straight to the point: I'm deathly scared of flying again.

I used to be a great flyer - I actually always looked forward to getting on an airplane and not having to think about life for ten hours while being served some great airplane food and dessert.

I believe what really affected me was the disappearance of the MH370. I had a short flight after those news. I was somewhat okay until my second flight back home. It was kind of turbulent. I was still okay afterwards.

Two summers ago I flew across the Atlantic. That was also fine. When I was going back to America, however, I lost it. It was all good until the plane started shaking. I was able to control myself until people around me started screaming. It felt as if the plane was free-falling for a couple of seconds, it felt like a free-fall ride at an amusement park, just at a larger scare. Then I went into panic mode. I couldn't breathe; it felt as if I was having a heart attack. I had scary thoughts of the plane crashing and my family and I not making it out alive.

I have another flight of ten hours in three months and every time I think about it, I can't help but have visions of an airplane dropping. I don't know what to do; I'm really scared.

Please help me Captain Lim.

Seeking a flying career for my son
Pilot Career - Flying Schools
Written by Capt Lim   
Saturday, 05 March 2016 14:17

Airways Aviation Flight Training Academies
Hi Capt Lim,

I want to seek an expert and veteran's advice on Aviation. My son is 15 years old and has shown a keen interest in this industry. He has recorded all the Air Crash Investigation series and is able to quote the errors made by the pilots and what should have been the right procedure.

He has read your book (Life in the Skies) many times and aspires to be a commercial pilot like yourself. He has constantly shown much interest in becoming a commercial pilot.

However, in terms of vision he has high astigmatism, nevertheless his grades in school are commendable.

Would like to seek your advice on the career path of achieving this with the following questions below :

1. Would the astigmatism issue pose a problem to becoming a pilot.

2. Is there a college that I could enroll him after his PT3

3. Is there a good and reputable flying school I could enroll him.

4. Is it true that we have excess pilots in the country and the waiting list is a long queue?

Thanking you in advance and appreciate the guidance.


Great News for my Book Fans!!!
Aviation - General
Written by Capt Lim   
Friday, 26 February 2016 14:37

To those who inquired about the availability of my books, BIGDUTYFREE.com is the place to shop for a copy if you can’t get one at the major bookstores (MPH or Popular) in Malaysia or Singapore. You can now purchase a copy at BIGDUTYFREE.com!

It's BIG on Convenience! Everything is just a click away and you can conveniently pick up your books on board upon presenting your proof of purchase.

So what are you waiting for? Visit bigdutyfree.com today and start shopping. The steps to buy the books and other duty free items are as follows:-

1. Browse on line @www.bigdutyfree.com and start shopping

2. Provide your booking number* and credit card information to complete purchase.
*Only applicable for AK International Flights via KUL

3. Collect your book or duty free items on board upon presenting your proof of purchase.

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Do full service airlines compromise on security or safety of their planes?
Aviation - Air Security
Written by Capt Lim   
Tuesday, 22 March 2016 16:01

Things Not to Pack for Airlines: Travel Solutions

Hi Capt Lim,

I have just completed reading your book. Almost all you wrote reflected accurately the life experience of an aviator. I was one myself and now retired.

There is one question that I don't seem to get any answer from aviation editors, airport or airline security experts on security matter.

My nail clipper was confiscated at airport security check. It was deemed an offensive weapon. It was no point arguing with this inflexible agent as he/she was doing his/her job.

The next thing when you are on board and during meal service, you are presented with metal forks/knife/spoons which are more offensive.

Another issue: what about the duty-free liquor bottles bought at duty free shops or on board? These can easily be broken and use as weapons.

And the sharp carving knives in the galleys for cutting roast beef for Business/First Class passengers?

So it appears full service airlines do compromise security/safety in the competitive airline businesses.

I am sure you will at least reply to my query. The other authorities did not even acknowledge or reply to my query.

Keep up the good job training the younger aviators.


PS Lee
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