Life in the Skies

Dear Readers,

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)

Book Proposal

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.

Availability

Life in the Skies Cover (xa)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

Latest Updates!

You can get a personally autographed copy here

INTERNATIONAL paperbacks

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)

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At MPH – Mid Valley

b. MPH Publika
c. MPH Subang Parade

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At MPH – Subang Parade

2. TIMES BOOK STORES

a. Bangsar Shopping Centre
b. Sri Hartamas
c. Sunway Giza
d. CTTA Mall

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At Times – CTTA Mall

e. Paragon

3. BORDERS BOOK STORES

a. Borders Bangsar Village 2

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At Borders – Bangsar Village 2

b. Borders Gardens Mid Valley

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At Borders – Gardens Mid Valley

4. KINOKUNIYA BOOK STORES

a. Kinokuniya Suria KLCC  (Displayed in Shelf B03-01 and Shelf C02-06)

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At Kinokuniya – Suria KLCC

5. POPULAR BOOK STORES

a. Most outlets, especially,
b. Aeon Bandar Baru Klang

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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)

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At POPULAR – Sunway Pyramid

d. Ikano

6. WHSmith BOOK STORE

a. KLIA

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:-

a. Kinokuniya

b. Times

c. MPH

d. Most POPULAR outlets.

Book Launch

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Book Launch by Tan Sri Tony Fernandes and AirAsia CEO Aireen Omar

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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!

Kind Regards,

Captain Lim Khoy Hing

Book Publisher : Marshall Cavendish Editions

Websites:

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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 StarPassion for the Sky’ on 1.12.13 Click here

5. Interview with Feminine Magazine (Mandarin) in the 1.1.14 Issue here and here (low resolution)

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6.  A short Interview with The Spirit of High Society MALAYSIA  TATLER magazine on 1.2.14 here

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7.  NTV 7 Book interview on 19.3.14 Part a (here) and Part b (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!

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 1. Click here to order from eBooks.com (Preview Book here)

2. Click here to order from amazon.com (Kindle Edition – Preview Book here)

3. Click here to order from kobobooks.com

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83 Responses to Life in the Skies

  • Dear Capt Lim,
    May we be the first to congratulate you on your book! We look forward to its release! Stay awesome, you rock!

  • Thank you Travel 3Sixty. I started contributing my first article, ‘Hand Phone Danger’ in the April 2008 issue of the magazine. Forty nine articles down the line and I am still at it. Hope my creative juice will continue to flow for the enjoyment of our guests in the air and others on the ground!

  • Andy says:

    Congratulations Captain Lim. Looking forward for the release of your book and would be happy to share it to all my readers at FlyGosh.com. Keep up the good work. Cheers !

    Regards,
    Andy
    http://www.flygosh.com

  • SSS says:

    Congrats Capt. an avid follower of your site. All i could ask for in terms of supplementing my passion for aviation. Today an investment banker yet still never failing to have a glimpse at your site. Cant wait for the book. Great life and job. thank you so much

  • CaptLim says:

    Hi SSS, Thank you for the comments. My books were delivered to me by the printer yesterday. They would be available initially at the Megastore kiosk at LCCT Sepang on the 17th of September, Tuesday. Availability on all AirAsia and AirAsia X flights would begin on the 1st of October 2013. I am still not clear when the major bookstores would begin selling the books. I will keep you updated.

  • Jace says:

    Hi Captain Lim.

    I can never repay you enough for the help you provided me through your postings and articles on askcaptainlim.com. I lived in Maldives for over 4 years, taking at least 3 flights per month during that time. As an (ex) terrible flyer, i was able to actually board with a smile and not leave handprints in my seat because of your advice.

    I eagerly await your for your book to be available in Australia or be able to purchase direct.

    Yours sincerely,

    Jace

  • CaptLim says:

    Hi Jace, I am glad you have benefitted from my site. My book will be available in Australia on-line via http://www.airasiamegastore.com, hopefully after 17th of September or later, otherwise on board all AirAsia X flights from 1st October 2013. It is more economical to buy it at the Megastore kiosk at LCCT or on board the planes.

  • Win Hoe says:

    Sir, I went to the megastore today and the staff said it would only be available on October..I really cant wait to get one of the copies..hope to hear from you soon.

    • CaptLim says:

      Hi Win Hoe, My apologies for your disappointment. I was told by the person-in-charge of distribution that the books would be available on the 17th of September onward but when I checked with her today, she said there may be some delay for the books to be displayed at the Megastore kiosk. This is because approval needs to be sought from the airport authority to sell additional merchandise at their premises. Hopefully clearance would be obtained soon.

      Meanwhile, according to plans, the books would be available on board the flights as well as on-line via http://www.airasiamegastore.com from 1st October 2013 onwards. Availability at bookstores is still uncertain yet as the publisher said it needed time to distribute the books.

  • Ronnie says:

    great news sir, cant wait to have a copy of your book.i have been following since i was in flying school and 6 years into my flying career.

  • KNOWLESS CLAY GIWA says:

    Hello,
    please I am intereted to read thruogh this book, how can i get a copy in Nigeria.

  • Jesper says:

    Hi Capt,
    Congrats on the launch of your book.
    When will the book be available to the public? And which bookstores will it be made available? I’m an ardent fan of your blog and an aviation enthusiast myself.
    Have sent you a message on FB – but I guess you were too busy to response, hence I’m dropping you a note here.

    • CaptLim says:

      Thanks Jesper, if you follow the updates in this page, availability off-line and on-line of the book are repeated in the main and in the reply section. Best regards.

      • Jesper says:

        Hi Captain Lim,

        I finally got a copy of your book yesterday and I must say it’s such an interesting read. The book is a treasure trove of information to all those who love aviation.

        Simple and easy to understand. Entertaining and mesmerizing. And very well written. I couldn’t stop reading once I started. Looking forward to yet another new book … soon, Captain.

        Cheers!

  • JohnJon says:

    Hi Captain Lim,

    Always read your articles in the 360 magazines. Bought the ebook edition through Google Play (also suprise to find out that its available from Google Store) for my Nexus. Grats on the new book.

    John

    • CaptLim says:

      Hi John, Glad you are able to buy the eBook online version. In fact your have three choices – ebook.com, Amazon.com & kokobooks.com More details in top main page. All the best.

  • Mariano says:

    Hello captain,

    For long time ago, I have been reading your articles about aviation.
    I have talked to airasiamegastore but they don’t deliver any book to Spain, as they do with France, Germany, etc.
    How can I get a copy of your new book?

    Mariano.
    SPAIN

  • WEE ENG LEE says:

    At long last and finally a very dedicated, knowledgeable pilot —–Captain Lim Khoy Hing from Malaysia has done the right thing, that is to compile all his monthly articles in the Travel 3Sixty inflight magazine by AIR ASIA into this very informative book about what everyone who flies as a passenger wishes to know about FLYING!

    It’s a book that is fun to read, easy to understand, and in very a simple, clear and concise style, extremely factual and highly recommended to everyone curious to ask some basic questions about FLYING

    It’s a TRAVELLER`s companion, a must read book for every young person who aspires to be a PILOT .

    I was a pilot too and when I read Captain Lim`s book, I found it to be a SUPERB book, infact there so much I learnt from the articles he wrote !!.

    If only I had read his book earlier and if only he had written it years ago I would have been a much better pilot. Then whenever I was asked a question from a passenger about FLYING I would just say ” Please read LIFE IN THE SKIES – Everything you want to know about Flying ” by Captain Lim Khoy Hing

    Captain Lim, the world looks forward to your next BOOK!

    Captain WEE ENG LEE

    • CaptLim says:

      Thank you Captain Wee for your very kind and generous comments.

      Captain Wee is a very experienced pilot who used to fly the Boeing 747-400. He is a very close friend of mine from the day we started flying until the day we retired to become Flight Simulator Instructors. He was selected to go to Canada for his basic flying training whilst I was sent to the United Kingdom.

      A good ‘blurb’ from him is very much treasured. Thank you again Captain Wee!

  • Jusapp says:

    Hi Captain Lim, congrats on your book. I have been a fan of your site since a long time ago, which has spun me to go and enrolled in the airschool, but an accident made me left the sch and go into finance. However, I still love flying and even went for PPL. Regarding your book, there is always something to learn from your articles, and relate everytime i fly. Should you be interested to have a mobile app for your site or yourself, please contact me via my details. Or go to http://jusapp.net to create it yourself if you like to have full control. No programming needed. Cheers and have a new book written soon!!

  • CaptLim says:

    Thank you Jusapp for your comments and for being a great flying enthusiast. I may consider the mobile app for my site in the future. Best Regards.

  • cikgunas says:

    Hi Captain Lim,

    During the flights i always read your articles in the 360 magazines since i have been in Sarawak for 8 years. Definitely i will get my copy as soon as possible.
    Regard, cikgunas

    • CaptLim says:

      Thank you Cikgu Nas. I am glad you are reading my articles in the Travel 3Sixty magazine on board the planes. Remember, you can purchase a copy of my book at the Megastore Kiosk LCCT, on-line at airasiamegastore.com (http://tinyurl.com/nzt4jxr – only 3 business day for the delivery in Malaysia) and on board all AirAsia and AirAsia X flights. Good Day!

  • Carlos Roberto Abreu Moreira says:

    I think I have a few comments on Capt. Lim Khoy Hing’s opus “Life In The Skies”.

    1 – Beyond the honor for having been mentioned on page 13, I’ve been mentioned also on page 67, as I’m Harry!

    2 – I had never heard about free lifetime flight tickets for babies who are born during a flight. Is this for real or just an urban legend? I think my mother didn’t do the right thing…

    3 – Regarding developing strong and reliable parachutes for big planes, we need to address not only the technology but rather the landing spot itself. Even if we consider a perfect parachute which reduces the descent speed to a minimum, the weight of the plane remains the same and I think of that little poor house down there waiting to receive an A380 on its roof…

    4 – Very good choice of titles to each topic, like “Dressed to Kill”, “Hi, Jack”, “We Don’t Need Another Hero”, “Wet and Wild”, “Shaken, not Stirred”, “Loose Lips Sink Ships” and others.

    5 – In my opinion the public will not accept pilotless plane trips but this is probably a biased opinion from an old guy. The young guys these days accept everything and the terrorists will probably develop an Apple’s IPhone application to hijack the planes at that time.

    Well, it’s really a delightful reading indeed with some parts to be read again and again. For next edition please don’t let our dear Lim Pei Mun to filter the technical explanations as they would be nice too. The target public for your book love technical explanations.

    Congratulations again, Captain, very entertaining reading! Thanks a lot!

    20 hours ago near Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

    • CaptLim says:

      Hi Carlos, thanks for the detailed feedback. I am glad you enjoyed reading it. It was basically meant for the man in the street and not specifically directed to pilots or people of your category. Thanks again!

  • David Mudge says:

    Well done on the book. It was a great read. I overcame my fear of flying in May 2011 and since then, I have been on 31 plane trips ranging from the Airbus A319, A320, Boeing 777-200ER, 777-300, 777-300ER, 737-800, Airbus A300-600 and A330-300. I’m glad to say I think I’m cured!

    • CaptLim says:

      Thank you David. I am happy to know you enjoyed reading my book. Knowledge helps to conquer fear and you certainly have done that! Wow! 31 trips in so many types of planes! All the best!

  • Hii Captain Lim! My name is Angel, Im from sabah :) Bought your book during my flight from sabah to Kl, And I’m glad cause they told me I am the first customer to buy it 😀
    Anyway, I am a student from SEGi university kota damansara, currently studying diploma In mass communication.I enjoyed reading you book,it’s about the inspiration. “Preparation is half of the battle won”, this quote has been helping me in my assignment recently.
    Since I was 14 , I used to like everything about airplane, aircraft, anything about flying. But too bad I’m bad in science, physics stuff. This is hard for me to study in pilot. But I didn’t stop my interest in it, I’ve reading all the related books to improve my knowledge about flying. Your book helps me a lot! Looking for your next production!

  • Keith says:

    Congrats Captain Lim. I just get myself a copy of your book from Airasia Megastore.
    I love reading your articles ever since they were published in Travel 3Sixty Magazine. I overcome my fear of flying since then.

  • Patricia Yam says:

    Congrats Captain Lim – I just got a copy of your book on my flight back from Bangkok last Sat. Well done on such an informative and easy to read book and dispelling many myths about flying. Thank you for continuing the journey of passing on your knowledge and skills to aspiring young pilots. Keep up the good work.

    Patricia Yam

  • Wilson Yapp says:

    Dear Captain Lim,

    I have been a reader of your website since years ago when I started attending interviews for cadet pilot. It wasn’t successful with MAS. Later I completed my degree and started working in Singapore. SIA accepted me. But my training was terminated during initial flying phase. It’s safe to say that part of the reasons due to the bad times i guess.

    Every time when I travel on AirAsia flight, the first thing I do is to get my hands on the travel3sixty magazine for your column. It’s always fun to read. The last time I flew with AirAsia was during Chinese New Year. And I learned that you have published your first book. I was so thrilled and immediately bought it and started reading.

    It is a really good book. You’ve shared so many of your knowledge and experiences in it. I am so glad that I get to read this book at this critical period. I just cleared my second interview with CAE. The school Jetstar Asia is collaborating with to train its pilot. My final interview with Jetstar is coming. I just felt like I’ve gained more confidence and your book will somehow help me in answering the interview questions even better. So, thank you Captain.

    The self funded program with CAE cost a fortune. But this is my dream and my calling, I’m going into it and it will worth every single cent eventually. I knew it. I understand from your book that you’re now a flight instructor at AACE. I wish I’ll have the chance to meet you in person in future. Thank you and I wish you and your family good health, happiness and abundance in life.

    Wilson Yapp

  • Abd. Gani says:

    hi Capt..just bought your book during flight from Banda Aceh to KUL on 1st March 2014 – very infomative and a lot of hidden things and technical knowledge to share with us as passenger….tabik spring 2 u….regards…Abd. Gani, Cheras.

  • CaptLim says:

    Thank you Abdul Gani. I am glad you found it informative. Hope you can spread the words around about the hidden things and the technical knowledge gained:)!

  • Ashvin says:

    Dear Capt.Lim,

    I am an AirAsia staff and I’ve been to the Megastore at LCCT almost everyday last week to get a copy of the book for my father but sadly the staff over there said that there is no stock available and they themselves are not sure when the stock would be updated. I wanted to buy it at the Megastore because I was told that there is a discount for AA staffs. Any other ways I can get the book at LCCT? Thank you! :)

    • CaptLim says:

      Hi Ashvin,

      I will inform Megastore to stock more books at the LCCT Kiosk as we have just received the second reprint of 5000 books. Yes, if you are an AA staff, you will get a 25% discount off the book.

      Alternatively, you can catch or call me at the AirAsia Academy which has a poster with my phone number for an autograph!

      Best Regards.

  • Anton Goonetilleke says:

    Hello Capt Lim. I have just finished reading your book which I purchased at the Changi airport. I enjoyed it very much. I have been a frequent flyer for more than 25 years. I am Sri Lankan, working in Indonesia, and domiciled in the Philippines. Your book is amazing. Thank you for sharing so much with passengers!

  • endom says:

    Dear Captain Lim,

    Its a joy reading your articles in Airasia everytime I fly. However, I am in deep sadness to what happened to MH370 recent incident. Please Captain can you write something about it. I am scared to fly as to imagine the real situation faced by passenger in this flight. What could possibly go wrong and what can a captain in charge do about it? Was it all automated that when things go wrong the manual procedure are too cumbersome or too late?

    Praying for a miracle with a doubt that no one is survived as I theorized that the plane has go down in south china sea.

    • Capt Lim says:

      Thanks Endom.

      I do not wish to speculate as many have done. The real cause can only be revealed after the black box is recovered.

      My thoughts go to the crew and passengers of the plane.

      Best regards,

  • CY says:

    Hi Captain Lim. I have been a follower of your articles on 360 magazine. I understand a lot more about flying after reading your articles and they made me feel calm and safe whenever i’m on a plane. i got your book on one of the AA flight as soon as i learnt that you have published one. I finished reading it so fast and to be honest, i want more!

    I love showing off the knowledge i learnt from your book to my little sister. Every night, i would tell her, ask me a question, any question about flying! when she ran out of questions, i would help her to think of one ( of course a question which i knew the answer!).

    And, there are times i could not answer her questions. i then would tell her, well, i need to ask my “sifu”, will get back to you within 14 working days! ( hoping that she would forget about it all after the 14 days)

    Once again, congratulations!

    • CaptLim says:

      Thanks CY.

      I am so glad that you have gained a lot of information from my articles and book. Thanks for spreading the information too!

      Best Regards,

  • mal berkat says:

    2014 april edition of travel 360 magazine make people eagerly want 2 buy this book 😉

    tq tony 4 ur GOOD strategy 😛

  • Mukesh says:

    Dear sir

    i am a citizen of India and i am partially color blind. does this stop me from getting a commercial
    pilot licence in India. I am really worried because this has been my dream. Please come up with a reply sir!

    thank you

    Mukesh

  • Brandon Mah says:

    Hey Capt. Lim,

    I read your book titled Life in the Skies. That book is really awesome. I like it soooo much.

    Thanks for the information about everything..

    #iwanttobecomeapilot

  • William says:

    Dear Captain Lim
    I’m really interested to become a pilot.
    Should I get a four-year college degree first or just join the flight school straight away?

  • RIMALA MURUGAYAH says:

    Hi Captain Lim Khoy Hing,
    I bought your book ‘Life In The Skies’ at MPH bookstore. I enjoyed reading every part of the book. I used to wonder why the planes fly in circles before arriving at the airport and I thought the pilot was wasting time.However, now through this book, you have clarified the reasons very well. Thank you and I am looking forward for your next book. All the best, Captain!

    Rimala Murugayah, Shah Alam

  • CaptLim says:

    Thank you Rimala,

    I am glad that you enjoyed reading my book. I am now looking at the viability of translating the book into Mandarin (Chinese) and Bahasa Malaysia.

    If the response is good, I will then look into coming out with my next book.

    Good day!

  • valerian andre says:

    Hi Captain Lim,

    I love reading your book. I have been thinking to study aviation for my college later in Indonesia because it seems cool to be able to travel around the world. After reading your book, i’ve realised that being a pilot is not easy since they need to have a good capability in math and science, and a fit healthy body. However, when I read your experiences, I become more enthusiastic to study aviation. I would like to ask, do you prefer boeing or airbus?
    Thank you for sharing. Looking forward to your next book

    Happy Holiday Captain.. =)

  • CaptLim says:

    Hi Valerian,

    Thank you for the feedback. I love both planes equally. Each has its good points. From my past experiences flying the Boeing 777, I find that it has got good hardware whereas the Airbus has better software.

    All the best!

  • Chintan says:

    I came across this site just now and I’m amazed at how Capt. Lim is determined to help young pilots achieve their dreams!

    I have a question for Capt. Lim. I am studying for Chartered Accountancy from India and I have developed an intrigue interest in flying since the past one year, but as is the norm, non science people are not supposed to be pilots..

    Is it possible for me to become a pilot by taking necessary courses in Physics and Meteorology?

    If so, can I fly for regional, if not Commercial Airliners?

    Thanks and Regards,
    Chintan.

  • Lai Kee Huong says:

    Hi Captain Lim,

    I am Lai from Penang, a frequent flyer of AirAsia. I recently bought your book on the AirAsia flight on my trip back to Penang from Miri.

    What an informative and fun read book! Previously I have read several of your articles in Travel 360, so I am thrilled to see the book is available for purchase on the flight.

    I visited your website and saw this column about the autographed copy. But since I have bought the book, is it possible if I send the book to your address using PosLaju to get your autograph? I can pay you the shipping charge RM6 either by cash (to be put inside the PosLaju envelope) or by internet banking (online transfer from my CIMB account to your MayBank2u account).

    Thank you for penning this wonderful book. I wish you all the best in your flight instructor career. Have a nice day.

    Regards,

    Lai Kee Heong

    Penang

  • khlim777 says:

    Hi Kee Huong, your book has been duly autographed. Glad you enjoyed reading it.

  • Rogelio A. Ferrol says:

    Hi Capt Lim

    I started reading “Life in the Skies” this evening and couldn’t stop until I finished it late at night! I’ve really enjoyed it.

  • CaptLim says:

    Guess what?! I finished the book last night. It took me ONE day to read 248 pages. Great job Captain Lim Khoy Hing!

    I recommend this book (Life in the Skies) to my fellow fearful flyers. The tone of the book is very comforting and lot of things are explained in a very simple and straight manner. Imagine you get your chance to go in the cockpit (after landing on the ground) and ask the captain all the questions that trouble you smile :-)

  • Carmen Kanapathy‎ says:

    Carmen Kanapathy‎ from FEAR OF FLYING FORUM…

    Guess what?! I finished the book last night. It took me ONE day to read 248 pages. Great job Captain Lim Khoy Hing!

    I recommend this book (Life in the Skies) to my fellow fearful flyers. The tone of the book is very comforting and lot of things are explained in a very simple and straight manner. Imagine you get your chance to go in the cockpit (after landing on the ground) and ask the Captain all the questions that trouble you :-)

  • JM DOHA says:

    Hi Capt. Lim,

    Greeting from the tiny state of Qatar.

    I purchased your book on the flight to Lankawy. Since it was a short flight from KUL, I didn’t start to read. But, interestingly, I finished reading the whole book in one go on the flight from KUL – DOH.

    I should apprehend the beauty in the writing skills. I am not a very good fan of reading books. But had a passion for flying.

    Thats how I landed reading the book.

    Truly speaking, a lot of misunderstandings have been clarified. I would recommend that everyone who flies should read this book once.

    Keep up the good work and wishing you all the best.

  • arman hamizan bin azram says:

    captain,i am going to japan,is there any reason to scare when flying un the night? i mean i am scare when landing but how about flying at night? p.s. i am folowing my mother to work cause she is a stewerdess and i like flying at night

    • Captain Lim says:

      Hi Arman, there is nothing to be afraid flying at night. In fact, flying at night can be smoother and less turbulent than flying during the days sometimes.

  • Chong Jun Ming says:

    Dear Captain Lim,

    It was a week ago, I have stumbled across the Internet and discovered your website while finding out more about careers in aviation. Soon I realized you are a fellow Malaysian too, and I am very proud of your selflessness to share everything you know about aviation to people around the world. The level of details and clarity of your replies to questions asked, reflects that you are an attentive person that is genuine and truly enthusiastic in aviation. That is the main reason I admire you and your work.

    Therefore, I would like to have an autographed book of LIFE IN THE SKIES – Everything you want to know about flying from you personally. I would like to keep it as a memento to remind me of you, a successful and selflessness Malaysian Pilot Captain and your contribution to the young pilots who are interested in flying. I cannot wait to read the rest of the book after reading the first 40 pages of preview in Google Books.

    Finally, I would like to know if you are still sending out autographed copy of your book. I realized that it has been more than a year since your publication and it might cause you trouble of sending me one copy. Please let me know if I can still obtain an autographed copy of your book, then I will pay to your Maybank2u account and send the receipt of fund transfer to you along with the details via email.

    Sincerely,

    Chong Jun Ming

  • Inshad Ismail says:

    Respected Sir

    My name is Inshad. I am from INDIA

    I have completed reading LIFE IN THE SKIES which I have been waiting for a long time to get the book.

    At last I got that 2 weeks back. I have completed reading it and it has given me a lot of knowledge and inspiration .

    I really appreciate your effort in writing your own stories. It will be really helpful for me and all the aspiring future pilots.

    Sir I have a doubt

    Pilot training in Australia or Greece – which is better? Which one do you prefer?

    Waiting for your answer

    Take care

    Regards

    Inshad Ismail

  • CaptLim says:

    Hi Inshad,

    Thank you for your support of my book.

    For pilot training, Australia would be a better place to go to.

  • Vincent Lee Chee Hoh says:

    where can I get the chinese version of the book? I found it on bigdutyfree.com but only can deliver if you take AK flight…. I wanna buy online…

  • Yung says:

    Hi captain Lim, I would like to ask do planes fly in a straight line to the destination ? If not then why?

    • CaptLim says:

      Hi Yung,

      Planes rarely fly in a straight line due to airspace restrictions. However when planes are cruising at high levels, straight line flights are often the choice because it is the fastest between two points and it saves fuel.

      Best Regards,

  • Eric Bleasel says:

    Is there an email you have,I wanted to ask you a couple of questions on flight safety Tuan?

  • James says:

    HI Captain Lim I am an aspiring airline pilot who doesn’t have his pilots licence yet due to finances but after I graduate college I’m going to join a flight program,. Basically ive heard you don’t need to be a math genius.l I was wondering if I’m bad at math, can I still be a good airline pilot? Hope to hear from you soon!

  • Stanford siew says:

    Hi Captain Lim. My name is Stanford and currently 15 years old. I’ve been reading your book and so far is amazing. I’ve wanted to become a pilot since I was 12 but when I read the part where it says about pilotless plane in 100 years I was very sad cause maybe half way of being a pilot then suddenly they start firing pilot because of pilotless plane and pilot will become jobless. So I want to ask for your recommendation if I should become a pilot in the near future.

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