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Up, Up and Away
Written by Capt Lim   
Monday, 08 January 2018 17:31
How high should a plane fly? Captain Lim Khoy Hing explains optimum cruising altitudes.


Image: Travel 3Sixty
All planes generally have a preferred cruising altitude, and frequent flyers will notice this when their captain makes an inflight announcement, or when this information is displayed on the video screens.

The cruising level is normally chosen for economical reasons, as a higher altitude is favoured because the thinner air allows a plane to cruise more easily and thereby, burn less fuel. This is dependent on the weight of the aircraft – the lighter the plane, the higher it can go. Therefore, an aircraft may start cruising at 33,000ft and eventually end up at 41,000ft closer to its destination when more fuel has been consumed.

 
Airbus versus Boeing
Written by Capt Lim   
Wednesday, 13 December 2017 15:05

Captain Lim Khoy Hing has a favourite. Read on to see which is his preferred aircraft, and why.

Having piloted both the Airbus and Boeing aircraft, I am often asked which airplane is better. From a passenger’s perspective, both are equally safe and comfortable, effectively getting you from point A to point B. From a pilot’s perspective however, I’m of the opinion that the Airbus A330 is a notch above the Boeing 777.

Of course, hardcore Boeing fans would disagree. Well, allow me to elaborate further.

Image: Travel 3Sixty

An AirAsia X Airbus A330-300

 
Staying the Course
Written by Capt Lim   
Monday, 13 November 2017 15:19
Can an airplane be put into reverse? How do planes make a turn? Here is the inside scoop on steering a plane.

Source: Travel 3Sixty
A push back truck is used to manoeuvre an aircraft on ground

Once the engines are on, an airplane can actually be put into reverse. This happens on the old Boeing 727s. Whilst a car can use its reverse gear, a plane uses reverse thrust. However, this is not permitted with the Airbus A320 or the A330, where the reverse thrust is used to slow the plane during landing, and not for a reverse manoeuvre (called a power back) while on the ground. Boeing 727s can still perform the power back, although this is now on a limited scale, as many airports today prohibit it.

 
Mobile at 35,000 Feet!
Written by Capt Lim   
Monday, 09 October 2017 17:14

At one time, mobile phone usage was totally banned on board aircraft, but now, the path is set for airborne use of smartphones and other electronic devices.

Image: Getty

Do mobile phone signals really interfere with navigational flight instruments? The truth is, these signals can have a strong impact on the surroundings. A good example of this is where, if your mobile phone happens to be next to older unshielded radios and there is an incoming call, you can hear a squelchy noise. In that same order, there can be interferences on board a flight caused by strong mobile phone signals, and anything that affects the plane should not be taken lightly. This is especially vital in less than favourable flying conditions such as in bad weather, when a plane relies heavily on various electronic signals to stay locked onto the centre beam of the runway as it approaches for an automatic landing.

 
Tony Fernandes Launches SKY TALES
Written by Capt Lim   
Monday, 09 October 2017 15:13

SKY TALES
 was launched by Tony Fernandes

SKY TALES
was launched by Tony Fernandes, Group CEO of AirAsia on 7th October 2017 at Fahrenheit 88 Mall, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in conjunction with the 10th anniversary of AirAsia's inflight magazine, 'travel 3Sixty'.

Tony said, “We consider ourselves to be a dream factory where people are encouraged to pursue their passion. We have always motivated all Allstars (AirAsia staff) to dare to dream and never say no for an answer. Who says you can't be a pilot and a writer at the same time? I am proud that we have two incredible captains under our wings that have done exactly this; to not only achieve their dreams of publishing books, but to inspire others."

The books titled 'SKY TALES : More Insights from a Life in the Skies' and 'Iron Bird Monika'.

Captain Lim's book provides a collection of tips, anecdotes and insights into his distinguished flying career penned down in an entertaining and enlightening style.

On the other hand, Iron Bird Monika depicts a tale of courage and willpower that follows the remarkable journey of Captain Monika in becoming a female captain.

 
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