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  1. The human minds hates a vacuum of information, and likes to fill in the blanks. While many (if not most) here are lambasting the media for wild speculating, we are doing exactly the same thing! If you don't believe me, read the thread... I have watched CNN TV for many hours, and I have to say that they keep repeating that scenarios being discussed are only speculations, except when the info comes from official sources - (which are usually wrong). Personally I have nothing against speculationsm but I rankle at some of the high-and-mighty lambasting of others.But I would rather lilten to repetitive reportings of CNN than hours of discussions about Justin Bieber's latest problems. Some of the CNN experts seem rather ignorant about some aspects of flight simulation, or even of fundamental things like waypoints - unless they are trying to simplify for an audience who mostly know nothing about flying or simulations. Maybe they should have asked Tom to suggest a few experts from these forums (who know? Maybe they did...). Henri
  2. 1. The problem with Goodfellow's interesting analysis is that it excludes all other scenarios. The first principle of an investigation is to NOT exclude any possible scenarios from the start. 2. The investigation is not been carried out by the news media, but by a number of investigation teams. The news media are simply exploiting the interest and CNN clearly calls speculation just what it is. It is clear that the information presently available (to us) does not allow reducing the number of possible scenarios to a single one. 3. No one is blaming the pilots yet, but the Captain is the person responsible for his plane and the safety of his passengers, so if foul play is a possibility, it is normal that the pilots be at the top of the list of potential suspects. Henri
  3. This is a bit complicated for me. Can the 777 FMC computer be programmed essentially like the 737 NGX without using tables, if one is not too concerned about saving a few bucks of fuel, and is willing to do a bit of "reasonable" guesswork (or to let the FMC do it...)?
  4. Some planes (Pilatus PC-12) chime when you are getting low on fuel. Increase your fuel and see if it stops. Also if the chime is related to the plane, something should show up in the CAWS (if you have one). Henri
  5. Fly Tampa recently put out a payware version of CYUL Montreal that looks very good. Also excellent nearby is the freeware Quebec Airport CYQB as well as the free Quebec City area with most of the major buildings. Henri
  6. What the heck are you all talking about? henri
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