Life in the Skies
Thank you all for visiting my site. If it wasn’t for your interest, I would not have progressed this far into coming out with my first book.
When I first started my website in 2000, it was meant to be a hobby. It was hosted by Geocities.com (this site no longer exists) that provided free hosting. I initially started with posting information about the Boeing 777 which at that time, was the first third-generation fly-by-wire plane by Boeing.
Soon after, I started to have visitors asking me about flying in general and aspiring pilots who specifically wanted to know the route to becoming a pilot. I began to answer their questions and posted the answers on my site. Today I have met quite a number of those who seek information from me then, progressing to become airline captains and first officers.
Just About Flying
Well, that was how my revamped site, askcaptainlim.com (a name suggested by readers) came about. Over time, these questions became repetitive. While trying my best to answer all the questions, I have to slow down and tag it as ‘Just about Flying’ to cover everything new about flying as I could not cope with all the answering due to my fulltime job.
I have slowed down on my site development and have concentrated mainly on writing articles for the Travel 3Sixty in-flight magazine for AirAsia and the occasional new topics for my site.
Having retired from active flying I am now working as a simulator flight instructor on the Airbus A320/330/340 with AirAsia X, AirAsia and AACE (Asian Aviation Centre of Excellence – a joint venture between AirAsia and CAE)
The idea of a book was initially proposed many years back by Carlos, a very enthusiastic fan from Brazil. He and a few others who were loyal readers of askcaptainlim.com wanted to know when I might compile all my answers about flying into a book. They have all provided some of the questions for this book. I would like to sincerely thank them for their kind interest and warm encouragement shown.
Well, it’s taken a long time for this book to become a reality. This, as stated in my book, is also partly due to my belief that my writing style is quintessentially Malaysian and bears a very Asian outlook. I also felt it lacked the fluency of seasoned writers, something which may not be welcomed by an international audience. So to improve my writing skills, I started to write and contribute free articles to AirAsia’s in-flight magazine, Travel 3Sixty, and that was how I got started writing seriously.
The book is now available on-line at AMAZON.COM – ( To Buy, Please Click here ) and on board all AirAsia and Air Asia X flights.
The book is also available in all major bookstores in Malaysia and Singapore.
Latest 38 Readers’ Comments on 7.6.2015 (See here)
Availability at the following Book Stores
You can get a personally autographed copy here
AMAZON.COM – To Buy, Please Click here
MALAYSIA & SINGAPORE paperbacks
My book is now available in the following Malaysian bookstores:-
1. MPH BOOK STORES
a. MPH Mid Valley (No 4 Local Best Seller – 26.1.14)
At MPH – Mid Valley
b. MPH Publika
c. MPH Subang Parade
At MPH – Subang Parade
2. TIMES BOOK STORES
a. Bangsar Shopping Centre
b. Sri Hartamas
c. Sunway Giza
d. CTTA Mall
At Times – CTTA Mall
3. BORDERS BOOK STORES
a. Borders Bangsar Village 2
At Borders – Bangsar Village 2
b. Borders Gardens Mid Valley
At Borders – Gardens Mid Valley
4. KINOKUNIYA BOOK STORES
a. Kinokuniya Suria KLCC (Displayed in Shelf B03-01 and Shelf C02-06)
At Kinokuniya – Suria KLCC
5. POPULAR BOOK STORES
a. Most outlets, especially,
b. Aeon Bandar Baru Klang
At POPULAR – Aeon Bandar Baru Klang
c. Aeon Bukit Tinggi Klang
d. Empire Gallery, Subang Jaya
e. Sunway Pyramid (Displayed at POPULAR’S CHOICE ‘First to Read’ at main entrance)
At POPULAR – Sunway Pyramid
6. WHSmith BOOK STORE
You can also now order your book online from MPH Online
Please be advised that if the listed bookstores do not have the books in stock, you can order them at the Customer Service.
In Singapore, the book can be found at:-
d. Most POPULAR outlets.
Book Launch by Tan Sri Tony Fernandes and AirAsia CEO Aireen Omar
Tony and my Book
My book was officially launched on the 18th of October 2013 at the LCCT Kiosk by Tan Sri Dr Tony Fernandes, the main Star of The Apprentice as shown on the AXN Channel. You can view the book launch at YouTube here
Kindly leave a reply if you have any feedback or comments below.
Thank you and Happy New Year 2014!
Captain Lim Khoy Hing
Book Publisher : Marshall Cavendish Editions
Interviews, Book Reviews and Podcast
1. Read a Book Review by Dr Daphne Loke, Lake Poet here
2. Click on this Podcast to listen to my radio interview with BFM 89.90 on 1.11.13
3. Interview with the Heat newsweekly ‘Too Scared to Fly’ on 16.11.13 – click here
4. Interview with Sunday Star ‘Passion for the Sky’ on 1.12.13 Click here
6. A short Interview with The Spirit of High Society MALAYSIA TATLER magazine on 1.2.14 here
8. An article in the Borneo Post Online on 28.8.14 here
9. Book Sharing at KLCC on 18.7.15 – See Photos here
10, An interview with Special Weekly (22.2.16) in Mandarin here
eBOOKS ARE NOW AVAILABLE!
3. Click here to order from kobobooks.com