I get such fear during a flight I feel like I don’t know what to do or even how to talk!! I know half of them can’t be answered as my mind goes over the top with my thoughts but my main worries are,
a. What happens if the turbulence is so bad the plane just stops?
b. What if we are over the sea and there’s turbulence and the pilot can’t control the terrifying shaking?
c. What if we are taking off and the plane just drops back down?
d. What if there’s not enough fuel to go the distance?
e. What if the pilot goes crazy and wants to just let the plane drop!!!!
f. How do other planes tell if they are too close?
I have so many more fears but I will sound ridiculous.
I face the fear by going on holiday (along with panic attacks during the flight) then when I get to the country I’m visiting, I feel like I would rather just stay were I am instead of going through the terrifying plane journey home!!!
Thank you so much for taking the time in trying to help people with fear of flying. It has made me feel a bit better about flying again.
So you want to be an airline pilot – The big money
I am 16 this year. I should have started to decide on which career I should choose. Honestly, I wanted to become a lawyer. I am a good speaker and had been representing my state for the national level debate competition recently.
I love to talk. From what I read, lawyers do not earn as much as pilots do. They have no fixed income. Running a firm is like running a business.
In Sibu alone, there are a number of law firms, but only a few are successful. I wanted to have a family. If I have no fixed income, how am I going to feed my family? A stable finance is important for the future of my kids and wife.
Recently, I found a survey of 10 highest paying jobs in Malaysia. Pilot was the list-topper with an average salary of RM 35000/month. I thought perhaps becoming a pilot is good for me.
Well, for the very first reason, it offers high pay. And plus, I'd get the chance to travel around the world for free. But, I know nothing about aviation. Not even a basic knowledge. I don't think doing a job for the sake of high pay is good.
My mom wants me to get a job with high pay. To her, being successful is by getting high pay. So, sir, I am confused.
Should I go on with my dream career, which is to be a lawyer, or becoming a pilot for the high pay?
Did you choose to be a pilot because it offers high pay?
Book Launching by Tan Sri Tony Fernandes and Aireen Omar
SEPANG, 18 October 2013 – AirAsia, Skytrax’s World’s Best Low Cost Carrier today launched a book written by ex-pilot and current flight simulator instructor Captain Lim Khoy Hing, aptly titled LIFE IN THE SKIES - Everything You Want To Know About Flying.
The launch of the book happens to be Captain Lim’s over 40 years of experience in the aviation industry. Captain Lim is famously known for his share of voice and experience in the AirAsia Group’s In-Flight Travel 3Sixty Magazine under the Pilot’s Perspective column.
The LIFE IN THE SKIES offer readers all they need to know about flying , promising excitement with answers to frequently asked questions from the curious public of what happens behind the scenes before, during and after take-off.
Captain Lim said, “The successful publication of my book is a dream comes true for me. It has taken me more than 12 years in the planning. Tony’s famous theme, dreaming big and doing the impossible has finally inspired me to realise my dream.”
Captain Lim Khoy Hing, who is currently a flight simulator instructor for AirAsia and AirAsia X, began his flying career with the AirAsia Group in 2006 up until his retirement in 2011. He flew the Airbus A320, A330 and A340 aircraft and has logged a total of 25.500 flying hours, having flown to over 80 destinations.