Who's Online

We have 1117 guests online

Live Traffic Feed

Life in the Skies

'A Local Bestseller!'

What Tony says
(See here)
and Book Launch video here
 
What others say

Les Posen
(See
here)

Yvonne Lee
(See
here)

Louisa Lim & Allan Koay
(See
here)

Aireen Omar, Asran & Bo Lingam
(See
here)

38 Readers' Comments
(See here)

Get an autographed copy here

AMAZON.COM  -  To Order, please Click here 

(eBook) Kindle edition - please Click here

Latest Comment

Seeking a flying car
Malaysia has excess inexperienced (new graduates)

Cadet Pilots and Pil
Hi capt lim, all of requirement i pass but i wear

Bumps in the Air
i live in bangladesh.. and im a boy who just passe

How to unfreeze an A
Hello Sir,If let say I am having PPL licence and I

A Boeing 777 can’t f
Hi Fitted very powerful jets engines ever made ca

Does a jet aircraft
Everything is relative. What do you have as a poin

Should I enrol at th
Will there any cadet pilot programme available for

I'm deathly scared o
I have been terrified to go up in any kind of airc

Does a jet aircraft
Some of you people responding have a shoddy grasp

Cadet Pilots and Pil
Hi captain lim, I would like to ask for your opin

Paperback Version

 For Local Availability - Check Here
 
Home > Night Flights > I am afraid to fly at night.
I am afraid to fly at night.
Weather - Night Flights
Monday, 16 July 2012 07:10

A380 taking off at JFK at night (Tail View)

Hello Capt Lim,

I wanted to contact you because I am terribly afraid of flying at night because I cannot see what is happening outside while flying and that makes me really nervous.

Please help me. I wish to know how safe is it to fly at night?

Sincerely,

Lola

Hi Lola,

If your fear is that it is more difficult for a pilot to fly at night, let me assure you that, to an airline pilot, there is very little difference between flying in day or at night. In fact, when a pilot is flying inside the clouds, there is nothing for him to look outside except the flight instruments inside the cockpit. In good weather, a pilot can see the landing lights of a runway very well at night.

A pilot is trained to fly in all kind of weather conditions. At suitably equipped airports with Instrument Landing Systems, a properly instrument-trained pilot is even able to land ‘blind’ or at very low visibility of around the length of a football field (100 meters) and cloud ceiling up to roof top level! (20 feet)

Leave it to the pilot to take you safely to your destination. If it is safe for him, it is equally safe for you. Therefore, there is no cause for you to feel nervous at all!

Yes, it is safe to fly at night!

PS. To check for any latest updates or postings, you can follow my new Twitter at @CaptKHLim


A380 Cockpit View night landing at Melbourne

Trackback(0)

TrackBack URI for this entry

Comments (0)

Subscribe to this comment's feed

Write comment

smaller | bigger

busy
 

Paperback Version

 For Local Availability - Check Here

Recommended By..


LIFE IN THE SKIES

'A Local Bestseller!'

Recommended by

Patrick Smith
Boston USA
(See
here)

Capt Meryl Getline
ex-United Airlines USA
(See
here)

Capt Doug Morris
Canadian Airlines
(See
here)

Capt  Robert J Boser
ex-United Airlines USA
(See
here)

38 Readers' Comments
(See here)

Get an autographed copy here

AMAZON.COM  -  To Order, please Click here 

(eBook) Kindle edition - please Click here

View Book Launch video here

Follow me

@CaptKHLim

Like What You Read?


If you like what you read, more stories are found in my book LIFE IN THE SKIES (Preview here) and you can purchase a copy here. To check for any latest updates or postings, you can follow my Twitter at @CaptKHLim or Facebook here

MH 370 Interviews

Click here to View

10 Most Popular Posts



Disclaimer | Privacy
2004 - 2011 © AskCaptainLim.com | Site Concept by eQuilec.com