And Still More on CNN’s Flight Simulator…

The AP’s David Bauder writes about that pesky Canadian flight simulator and a “trapped” Martin Savidge…

CNN initially sought to rent a real 777 airplane for its coverage, but found it impossible. Individual airlines were also reluctant to make their simulators available. So CNN arranged time with the company uFly, from Mississauga, Ontario, near the Toronto airport, which has a simulator that is the same model of the plane lost in Asia.

Savidge, who had been vacationing in Australia when the plane went missing on March 8, was sent to Canada for one day on March 14 and returned home for the weekend. The response to his reports was so positive, CNN sent him back on March 17, and he’s been there since. Other media organizations have sought to use the simulator but CNN blocks them by keeping it booked (the company won’t say how much this is costing).

Not anywhere near what it would cost to rent a 777 or time in a fully functional flight simulator. As to the other networks not having access to it…you snooze, you lose.

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2 Responses to “And Still More on CNN’s Flight Simulator…”

  1. […] Inside Cable News icn2 CNN initially sought to rent a real 777 airplane for its coverage, but found it impossible. Individual airlines were also reluctant to make their simulators… Flag as irrelevant See source […]

  2. savefarris Says:

    CNN covering the real issues.

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