It has been publicised that Captain Zaharie Ahmad Shah had an expensive Flight Simulator set up in his home. This equipment was seized by Malaysian police as part of the ongoing investigation into the loss of MH370.
Malaysian police later revealed that Captain Zaharie Ahmad Shah had stored simulated flights into airports in the Indian Ocean with short runways. Of course, the way this was reported by the media would lead a person to think that must be what he did to his RW aircraft.
To me this means nothing of the sort.
I too use Flight Simulator for my hobby. I too fly into remote Indian Ocean destinations. These destinations have included:
- Diego Garcia
- The Maldives
- Cocos (Keeling) Island
- Christmas Island
- Reunion Island
Why? These exotic locations are those that I am unlikely to ever see in real-life. Simple as that!
Nothing more should be read into Captain Zaharie’s Indian Ocean destinations on his flight simulator, other than a man pursuing his hobby!
Far too much speculation about what has/has not happened to this aircraft, and just because somebody has a simulator in their home and has ‘flown’ to out of the way places does not mean anything. Until there is hard and convincing evidence then people should not be trying to point fingers based on ‘feelings’. Innocent until proved guilty. No evidence at all that the captain of this aircraft was guilty of anything. Flight simulation is an innocent hobby too.