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    Saying No to Your Boss

    Bosses generally get their way while subordinates merely nod, agree and walk away. Not so in the airline industry. When lives are at stake, not only are co-pilots trained to speak up, they can also wrest control and land the aircraft safely. Capt. Lim Khoy Hing explains why it is NOT insubordination when this situation arises in the cockpit.

    Images: Inmagine

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    Mother Nature’s Mood Swings

    This month, Capt. Lim Khoy Hing discusses how the airline industry prepares for and deals with both the predictable and unpredictable moods of Mother Nature. From the winter season and ensuing problems the cold weather brings to volcanic eruptions that spew ash into the air, the airline industry requires thorough and meticulous preparations to reduce and prevent potential problems.

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    Coast Huggers & Curved Routes

    If the shortest distance between two cities is a straight line, why don’t airlines fly point-to-point directly without hugging the coast or in a curved route? Capt. Lim Khoy Hing explains the reason behind this practice and shares other insights into air travel.

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    Exciting & Unusual

    Not all airports are built alike and no two airports are the same. Some are pretty mundane whilst others can be downright challenging. Capt. Lim Khoy Hing takes us on a quick tour of some of the more challenging airports around the region.

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    Dead-Stick Glide Landing

    Can a plane still fly and land safely should it lose both its engines? This is a question that is frequently asked and needs to be answered to dispel doubts. Capt. Lim Khoy Hing explains what a Dead-Stick glide is and why, despite engine failures, it is possible for any trained pilots to safely land an aircraft on any fl at open ground.

    Images: Inmagine 

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    Tom, Dick or Harry?

    You are bound to have seen movies where a gung-ho passenger leaps into action to safely land a wayward aircraft. But can just about anyone takeover the controls and guide a plane to terra firma with no prior training? Capt. Lim Khoy Hing sets matters straight.

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  • Pilot's Perspective

    The 10 Memory Items

    A pilot has a lot on his plate when he steps into the cockpit to get ready for a flight. It’s quite different compared to what a motorist faces when inside a car. As the pilot is responsible for so many lives in a very expensive flying machine, he is also one of the most checked, evaluated and tested individuals on earth.

    Words: Capt. Lim Khoy Hing

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