News

MH 370 News and Interviews

1. NTV 7 Phone Interview (8.3.14)

NTV 7 Interview on MH 370 with Capt Lim Khoy Hing

 2. The Star Newspaper (8.3.14)

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b. See here (9.3.14)

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3. BBC Radio Interview (9.3.14)

BBC Radio Interview

4. CNN Radio Interview (10.3.14)

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5. NTV 7 Live on News (11.3.14)

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MAS Plane Search Continues

6. Channel 4 News UK (12.3.14)

About the Black Box on MH 370

7. Astro Awani on Sterile cockpit (13.3.14)

 Sterile cockpit

  8. NTV 7 Bella Pilot’s Perspective & LIFE IN THE SKIES (19.3.14)

Pilot’s Perspective – LIFE IN THE SKIES Interview Part a

  

 Pilot’s Perspective – LIFE IN THE SKIES Interview Part b

 

What Tony Says

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Flying. For most, the idea conjures up images of exotic locales, the prospect of new experiences, the promise of adventure. For others, it recalls the more prosaic monotony of security checks and waiting in airport lounges. But either way, it remains a wonderful way to travel that bridges continents and connects lives in a matter of hours.

However, there’s another side to flying seldom seen by the public and less often written about – life inside the cockpit. The men and women tasked with getting us to our destinations in safe and timely fashion are easily some of the world’s most highly trained and heavily tested individuals, yet little is known about them.

This book aims to address that shortcoming. Writing in a clear, lucid voice, Captain Lim sheds light on what it means to be a pilot, drawing on his more than 40 years of flying.

Chock-full of insights and entertaining anecdotes, this volume is indispensable to anyone who has ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes before, during and after each flight.

From his days training for the Royal Malaysian Air Force in England to his adventures with Malaysia Airlines and AirAsia, Captain Lim demonstrates an unmistakable passion for flying that only those who dedicate their lives to piloting can.

Along the way, he also tackles frequently asked questions: Is flying really safer than driving? Why must cabin lights dimmed before take off and landing? Can an aircraft fly upside-down? How do you land a plane when all engines are out? Why can’t electronic devices be used during certain stages of flying? What happens when lightning strikes an aircraft?

This book takes on all that and more, with a strong emphasis on safety. Some of the answers may surprise, some may not, but all help explain the sometimes difficult decisions pilots have to make, even if they prove unpopular.

Above all, it is a testament to the competence of and care provided by the special breed of people who ply the friendly skies and make it possible for everyone to fly. It’s my honour and pleasure to call Captain Lim a colleague, and I’m sure this book will make a welcome addition to the catalogue.

Tony Fernandes
Group Chief Executive Officer, AirAsia
September 2013

 

Availability of LIFE IN THE SKIES

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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 It is also available in all major bookstores in Malaysia and Singapore.

Availability

You can get a personally autographed copy here

INTERNATIONAL paperbacks

AMAZON.COM  –  To Buy, Please Click here

MALAYSIA & SINGAPORE paperbacks

The 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

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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.

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

What Yvonne Lee says about LIFE IN THE SKIES…

 

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Yvonne Lee
Ex-stewardess, Author of The Sky is Crazy and Madness Aboard

It is no exaggeration to say that Captain Lim can almost be compared to the walking Google on the subject of aviation.

His new book, Life in the Skies is comprehensive, well-written and thoroughly-researched to disseminate information on the safety aspects of flying.

If you are someone who has aviophobia or just a pilot wannabe, I assure you that Life in the Skies is a must-read!”

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What clinical psychologist Les Posen says about LIFE IN THE SKIES…

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Les Posen, Clinical Psychologist,
Fellow, Australian Psychological Society

Captain Lim has done the world of flying a great service with the publication of his website and now his book. He clearly answers all those questions and more those who enjoy flying have always wanted to ask. But he has performed a special service for those people I work with – fearful flyers – who dearly wish they could enjoy the benefits of commercial aviation if only they better manage their thoughts, feelings and behaviours.

Almost all fearful flyers would do well to understand how commercial aviation operates, from its basic safety operations, through to aircraft design and crew training, as well as air traffic control: all those things that come to together to make flying the safe form of public transport it is – only escalators and elevators are safer on a person carried per mile basis.

Over the years, Captain Lim and I have met in person and maintained a knowledge exchange we believe is useful for our respective audiences. For me it’s the 1 in 6 to 1 in 12 of the general population who expresses a significant fear of flying.

I heartily recommend Captain Lim’s book for that population as well as anyone, trainee pilots included, with an interest in commercial aviation from someone with impeccable credentials.

What Aireen Omar, Azran and Bo Lingam say about LIFE IN THE SKIES…

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Aireen Omar
Chief Executive Officer, AirAsia Berhad

From dispelling common myths about air travel to sharing anecdotes that appeal to the general public and not merely aviation enthusiasts, Captain Lim is clear proof of wisdom that comes with age and experience.

The stories in this book are not just eye-opening; they are reassuring as well, informing readers on air travel issues and how safe it is to fly today.

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Azran Osman-Rani
Chief Executive Officer of AirAsia X Berhad

It has been a privilege to have had Captain Lim fly for AirAsia X and share his in-depth expertise as one of our Training & Standards instructors. With safety and reliability at the centre of our operating model, we have invested in brand new aircraft with latest technology and equip our pilots with rigorous training programs.

However, I personally feel that the best thing we can do to promulgate strong safety practices is to have an open culture where our crew can share their experiences and speak up without fear or favour.

Captain Lim’s enthusiasm in sharing his knowledge reflects this spirit.

 

 

Bo Lingam Chief Operating Officer, AirAsia Group

Although the statistics will tell you that air travel is one of the safest forms of transportation, what really comforts a traveller is not numbers on a page but relevant and accessible anecdotal explanations to any conceivable topic surrounding the flying experience.

At AirAsia we declare “Now Everyone Can Fly” but after Captain Lim’s Life in the Skies, now there are no more excuses for anyone not to fly!

What Louisa Lim and Allan Koay, The Star journalists say about LIFE IN THE SKIES…

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Louisa Lim Journalist, The Star

If you’re someone who equates air travel to getting socked multiple times in the head – scary, painful and potentially life-threatening – Captain Lim is your liberator.

Life in the Skies is the culmination of decades spent in the industry, reading, researching and flying, by him. It is a fascinating, well-researched manual backed with compelling case studies about everything you want to know before you board, or fly, that plane.

Honest and genuine, Captain Lim is an industry veteran who doesn’t try to whitewash the inherent dangers in flying, however minimal, but explains thoroughly the safety mechanisms that can be employed in such scenarios.

Do yourself a favour and read it. Don’t let the fear of flying stop you from crossing things off your bucket list!

 

Allan Koay Journalist, The Star

Can a computer geek who plays flight simulation games help to land a commercial airplane in an emergency? Believe it or not, Captain Lim’s book actually answers that question. This should give you an indication of the tone of this tome.

Yes, air travel safety is serious business, but Captain Lim, with his years of experience and knowledge, provides assurances through fascinating, humorous, sometimes surprising facts, fancies and anecdotes.

I’ve always wondered whether turbulence is dangerous and what really happens if you switch on your mobile phone on a plane. This book answers it all.

What Les Posen, Clinical Psychologist says about LIFE IN THE SKIES…

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Les Posen Clinical Psychologist,
Fellow, Australian Psychological Society

Captain Lim has done the world of flying a great service with the publication of his website and now his book. He clearly answers all those questions and more those who enjoy flying have always wanted to ask. But he has performed a special service for those people I work with – fearful flyers – who dearly wish they could enjoy the benefits of commercial aviation if only they better manage their thoughts, feelings and behaviours.

Almost all fearful flyers would do well to understand how commercial aviation operates, from its basic safety operations, through to aircraft design and crew training, as well as air traffic control: all those things that come to together to make flying the safe form of public transport it is – only escalators and elevators are safer on a person carried per mile basis.

Over the years, Captain Lim and I have met in person and maintained a knowledge exchange we believe is useful for our respective audiences. For me it’s the 1 in 6 to 1 in 12 of the general population who expresses a significant fear of flying.

I heartily recommend Captain Lim’s book for that population as well as anyone, trainee pilots included, with an interest in commercial aviation from someone with impeccable credentials.

 

What Captain Robert J Boser says about LIFE IN THE SKIES…

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Captain Robert J. Boser
Editor-in-Chief, AirlineSafety.com

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.

What Captain Doug Morris says about LIFE IN THE SKIES…

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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!”

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