(This article is from PopClub Magazine Issue 50 November 2015)
By Billy Boey
Destiny sets an unexpected journey for Captain Lim Khoy Hing. Instead of becoming a teacher that he envisioned himself to be, life made him take on a journey into the aviation industry. Now retired, Captain Lim did not contend himself to stay home and relax. He continued to be active in his line of work to inspire and educate fearful flyers, as well as aspiring pilots through his book Life in the Skies. POPCLUB catches up with the former commercial airline captain to talk about his book and his sky high journey.
(This article is an extract from Vulcan Post - a Singapore Top Tech lifestyle blog . For the full article please click hereand for the full text of the talk - please click here)
Image Credit: TEDxPetalingStreet Facebook page
When I found out that I was invited to attend the TEDxPetalingStreet event and that it was going to be conducted mostly in the Mandarin dialect, I second guessed myself and wondered if I should even go. You see, I’m a little embarrassed to admit that my knowledge of this dialect is close to an elementary school-goer’s level, especially when it comes to speaking the language.
Until last week, I had been terrified of flying. In April, I was awarded a contract with a client in the USA and I knew I'd have to deal with this fear or fail in my career. (I'm in Alberta, Canada) It was 25 years since I had last flown and my biggest fear was losing control of myself and freaking out on the plane. (Control issues when the door closes, etc.) Turbulence was also a concern.
Knowing I needed help beyond meds and alcohol, I found your course online and bought the Guaranteed SOAR Program- the full meal deal as it were. I watched all of the videos and did the strengthening exercises. I had those down and fully ingrained in about 3 months.
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