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

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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.

Regards

Mervin
 
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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.

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I'm deathly scared of flying again.
Written by Capt Lim   
Monday, 22 February 2016 18:03
Overcoming Fear of Flying

Hello Captain Lim!

I'll get straight to the point: I'm deathly scared of flying again.

I used to be a great flyer - I actually always looked forward to getting on an airplane and not having to think about life for ten hours while being served some great airplane food and dessert.

I believe what really affected me was the disappearance of the MH370. I had a short flight after those news. I was somewhat okay until my second flight back home. It was kind of turbulent. I was still okay afterwards.

Two summers ago I flew across the Atlantic. That was also fine. When I was going back to America, however, I lost it. It was all good until the plane started shaking. I was able to control myself until people around me started screaming. It felt as if the plane was free-falling for a couple of seconds, it felt like a free-fall ride at an amusement park, just at a larger scare. Then I went into panic mode. I couldn't breathe; it felt as if I was having a heart attack. I had scary thoughts of the plane crashing and my family and I not making it out alive.

I have another flight of ten hours in three months and every time I think about it, I can't help but have visions of an airplane dropping. I don't know what to do; I'm really scared.

Please help me Captain Lim.

Ecem
 
My Boyfriend is Deathly Afraid to Fly! Please Help!
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Saturday, 19 December 2015 17:20
 
Getting over your fear of flying

Hello Captain Lim!

I came across your site while researching fear of flight and thought you could be of great help.

My boyfriend and I have been together for about 3 years and we have never been on a trip together. He is 33 and has never left the country; I am 28 and have been to all 7 continents and over 40 countries. I work in travel, I eat sleep live and breathe travel, and I somehow managed to fall in love with the one person who hates what I love most - because he is afraid.

His reasons vary from being uncomfortable on long flights, to fear of a plane malfunction/crash, to terrorism, to traveling to unsafe places, to fear of the unknown. But travel is such a huge part of my life that I want to figure out a way to make him less afraid.

It's a touchy subject between us, because neither one of us will budge but I don't want to pressure him TOO much. We are going to Africa in a few months and he is invited... but saying no.

My parents even got him a passport holder, luggage tags, TSA locks and all the paperwork needed for passport as a Christmas gift. But still.

This will be the 3rd trip he has been offered by my family and me that he has turned down and I'm just not sure what I can do to make him feel better.

He's traveled here and there for work, but always domestically, never internationally, and he even hates that.

Is there anything you can suggest?

Thank you so much.

Ashley
 
Is it possible for a Boeing 777 to fly at 731 mph?
Written by Capt Lim   
Thursday, 26 November 2015 09:07
 

How Does The Jet Stream Work?
Hi Captain,

Last week Flight Radar showed a British Airways Boeing 777-333 from Houston-London doing 731 mph over Ireland,

1. Is that possible?

2. Are there speed restrictions over land and is it different than flying over the Atlantic?

3. Where does the jet stream roughly ends, east - west USA - Europe?.

Thanks

Mike

 
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