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Is circling to land at Pusan Airport at South Korea dangerous?
Written by Capt Lim   
Monday, 20 June 2016 13:48
 

Hi Captain.

First of all, congratulations on your website. It´s very interesting.

My doubt is: You are doing a RKPK (Pusan) VOR DME-A approach, circling to land on Runway 18R. You then reach and maintain the MDA 1700 feet. Additionally you have the runway in sight and the lead-in approach lights.

If you follow the lead-in lights and maintaining the MDA (MDH 1687 feet) waiting to intercept the PAPI lights (3º), you will be very high on finals and would be very dangerous to land.

The statement says "If you have the runway, approach lights or environment in sight you can start the descent to the runway".

My question is: If you follow the lead-in approach lights, can you leave the MDA with a normal rate of descent of 500 to 700 fpm without losing sight of the approach lights?

Thank you very much for your help.

Victoriano
 
Safe Snaps
Written by Capt Lim   
Wednesday, 08 June 2016 12:54
 Image: Travel 3Sixty

There is an appropriate time and place for everything, including capturing snapshots for lasting memories.

As smartphones evolve to become smarter, their built-in cameras ever more powerful, and the range of photo editing apps even more creative, it seems that conventional consumer cameras are becoming obsolete. Given the ease of whipping out a smartphone, capturing a moment and sharing it via social media, it’s not surprising that the smartphone, in all its incarnations, is everywhere. In fact, its presence is so ubiquitous that, at times, users have been surprised to learn that in certain locations and situations, it may not be acceptable to be snap-happy.

 
Perils of Personal Parachute
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Saturday, 28 May 2016 01:41
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Below is the second part to an earlier posting on the 'perils of personal parachute', a question by Jenny…

Hi Captain Lim,

As what we have seen and heard from the news, the survival rate when a plane crashes is mostly 0%. Is there no technology now that can be done to improve the situation?

Are personal parachute impractical to increase the survival rate at all?

If let's say the turbine will suck people into it, can it be turned off, and let the people get out of the plane at a safe height?

Or are there a lot of other factors that might affect the human lives. Or are there any ways at all to save any life at all?

I'm just a little curious about the technology behind safety and life saving measures nowadays.

Jenny.

 
Parachutes for Planes?
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Friday, 27 May 2016 16:32

Cirrus Airframe Parachute System (CAPS) In Action
 
Hi Captain Lim,

As what we have seen and heard from the news, the survival rate when a plane crashes is mostly 0%. Is there no technology now that can be done to improve the situation?

Are personal parachute impractical to increase the survival rate at all?

If let's say the turbine will suck people into it, can it be turned off, and let the people get out of the plane at a safe height?

Or are there a lot of other factors that might affect the human lives. Or are there any ways at all to save any life at all?

I'm just a little curious about the technology behind safety and life saving measures nowadays.

Jenny.

 
A Pilot’s Life
Written by Capt Lim   
Thursday, 19 May 2016 05:11
Pilot's Perspective: A Pilot’s Life

What does it take to be a pilot? Captain Lim Khoy Hing explains the requirements and shares about life in the skies.

Words: Captain Lim Khoy Hing


“Wow, you’re a pilot? That’s fascinating!” I get this remark quite often. The life of an airline pilot conjures up images of travels to exotic destinations where there are beautiful places to be explored, exciting people to be met and rip-roaring adventures to be had. And these fantasies are exactly why many aspiring pilots chase this dream, which, when viewed this way, can be fraught with disappointments.

Let me give you some insight into this profession. An airline pilot’s primary responsibility is to ensure that he or she flies the plane and its passengers safely from the departure airport to their destination. This is foremost on our minds, before all those dreams of glamour and adventure. Navigating the skies, seeing the world from above and realising what an awesome responsibility we bear in the safe carriage of our precious cargo – our guests – these things drive us to be our best.

 
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