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The Dry Dilemma
Written by Capt Lim   
Thursday, 19 May 2016 04:48
Pilot’s Perspective: The Dry Dilemma

Captain Lim Khoy Hing explores the strange effects of dry cabin air.

A guest once wrote to me for tips on overcoming the problems caused by dry air. He asked if the air in the cabin could be the reason his nose often bled while flying.

Air inside an airplane can indeed be very dry. Cabin air has a very low relative humidity of around 10 per cent. Compare this value to the Earth’s desert regions where humidity is around 20 to 25 per cent. However, if you are in a tropical region, for example, in Singapore, the average relative humidity is about 85 per cent.

In the dry environment of the cabin, evaporation of moisture from the skin can be as high as eight ounces of water per hour! According to some medical sources, those with very sensitive skin may find that the delicate sinus inside the nose tends to dry out fairly quickly. This may cause the nose to bleed.

Dehydration may also be the cause of cracked lips, as well as a burning sensation in the eyes, headaches and lethargy. Less obvious consequences of dehydration include inducing stress on the body, reducing mucus production and lowering the body’s immune system.

AirAsiaX is hiring pilots!
Written by Capt Lim   
Sunday, 01 May 2016 01:12

AirAsiaX is hiring pilots!

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Closing date is 30 May 2016

Do full service airlines compromise on security or safety of their planes?
Written by Capt Lim   
Tuesday, 22 March 2016 16:01

Things Not to Pack for Airlines: Travel Solutions

Hi Capt Lim,

I have just completed reading your book. Almost all you wrote reflected accurately the life experience of an aviator. I was one myself and now retired.

There is one question that I don't seem to get any answer from aviation editors, airport or airline security experts on security matter.

My nail clipper was confiscated at airport security check. It was deemed an offensive weapon. It was no point arguing with this inflexible agent as he/she was doing his/her job.

The next thing when you are on board and during meal service, you are presented with metal forks/knife/spoons which are more offensive.

Another issue: what about the duty-free liquor bottles bought at duty free shops or on board? These can easily be broken and use as weapons.

And the sharp carving knives in the galleys for cutting roast beef for Business/First Class passengers?

So it appears full service airlines do compromise security/safety in the competitive airline businesses.

I am sure you will at least reply to my query. The other authorities did not even acknowledge or reply to my query.

Keep up the good job training the younger aviators.


PS Lee
Seeking a flying career for my son
Written by Capt Lim   
Saturday, 05 March 2016 14:17

Airways Aviation Flight Training Academies
Hi Capt Lim,

I want to seek an expert and veteran's advice on Aviation. My son is 15 years old and has shown a keen interest in this industry. He has recorded all the Air Crash Investigation series and is able to quote the errors made by the pilots and what should have been the right procedure.

He has read your book (Life in the Skies) many times and aspires to be a commercial pilot like yourself. He has constantly shown much interest in becoming a commercial pilot.

However, in terms of vision he has high astigmatism, nevertheless his grades in school are commendable.

Would like to seek your advice on the career path of achieving this with the following questions below :

1. Would the astigmatism issue pose a problem to becoming a pilot.

2. Is there a college that I could enroll him after his PT3

3. Is there a good and reputable flying school I could enroll him.

4. Is it true that we have excess pilots in the country and the waiting list is a long queue?

Thanking you in advance and appreciate the guidance.


Great News for my Book Fans!!!
Written by Capt Lim   
Friday, 26 February 2016 14:37

To those who inquired about the availability of my books, BIGDUTYFREE.com is the place to shop for a copy if you can’t get one at the major bookstores (MPH or Popular) in Malaysia or Singapore. You can now purchase a copy at BIGDUTYFREE.com!

It's BIG on Convenience! Everything is just a click away and you can conveniently pick up your books on board upon presenting your proof of purchase.

So what are you waiting for? Visit bigdutyfree.com today and start shopping. The steps to buy the books and other duty free items are as follows:-

1. Browse on line @www.bigdutyfree.com and start shopping

2. Provide your booking number* and credit card information to complete purchase.
*Only applicable for AK International Flights via KUL

3. Collect your book or duty free items on board upon presenting your proof of purchase.

For English version of LIFE IN THE SKIES, Click here 

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Additional Notes::

1. Select ‘ADD TO BAG'
2. Close this note ‘NOTIFICATION Life in the Skies (English) was added to cart’
3. Click on the ‘MY BAG’ prompt
4. Select ‘Proceed to Checkout

Note: You need Flight Booking Number to complete the checkout steps. You can order up to a maximum of 10 copies per flight.

*This service is only applicable for all AirAsia International Flights out of KLIA2

*Read FAQ here

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