Captain Robert J. Boser
How safe is safe? Short and simple, yet one of the most profound among the many questions fearful flyers have asked of aviation safety experts, for many years. Captain Lim’s book, Life in the Skies, answers that question in a manner which is both comprehensive and captivating.
He combines interesting facts of aviation history, with recent developments in pilot training, hardware/software technology, and even new and better air traffic control procedures – clearly explaining how it all works towards improving airline safety stats to levels never before thought possible.
We operated a ‘Fearful Flyers Forum’, as part of our Airline Safety Website, for several years. I believe I have heard just about every question possible that has been asked by those who came to us for help and understanding. It is evident, both from his website and now this book that Captain Lim has heard and responded to all those same questions, many times over. He is the ultimate authority on virtually any airline safety issue that one can think of, in my opinion.
Life in the Skies is a valuable manual for any passenger who understands that the more he knows about how airliners function and how highly-trained pilots ensure each flight is operated with safety as the number one goal, the more his anxiety will be reduced to almost nothing of consequence.
Knowledge is power, and that is what each reader will gain from Captain Lim’s very interesting book.
Captain Doug Morris
Captain, Author of From the Flight Deck
“Whether you are a frequent flyer, fearful flyer, an aspiring pilot or just inquisitive about the intricacies of aviation – this book is for you.
Life in the Skies depicts just how flying is the safest mode of travel by covering a gamut of topics and by answering unique passenger questions.
You’re going to learn a lot from Captain Lim’s straightforward and accurate writing!”
Captain Meryl Getline
Pilot, Author of The World at My Feet
Life in the Skies is an indispensable companion for you before and when you fly even if you have no qualms at all about flying, but especially if you do.
This book contains the explanations for every passenger issue I came across in my own career as an airline captain and author of my own column to answer passengers’ questions.
Easy to read, informative and authoritative, there is no one better to help you understand why flying remains the safest mode of travel than Captain Lim. For you white-knuckle types especially, I cannot recommend this book highly enough.
‘Knowledge is power’ was never more true than when trying to quell your fears, and this is the book to accomplish this.
Pilot, Author of
Ask the Pilot and Cockpit Confidential
Host of www.askthepilot.com
Captain Lim is that rarest of aviators – an authority who can take one of the most misunderstood and widely feared realms that exists – commercial flying – and makes it comprehensible and captivating to the lay readers.
Every pilot wishes that his passengers better understood the realities of flight but few have the dedication and talent of Captain Lim who actually makes it happen.