This is a pic I have taken from the Boeing 777 Flight Crew Ops Manual. Please show me where you see an "Off" designation for the transponder. This Boeing 777 uses the TPR-901 Mode S Transponder. It is a integrated with the aircraft's TCAS.
CNN should be flat out sued because they took you into a "simulator" this morning and convinced you that the TPR-901 Mode-S Transponder on-board the Boeing 777 can be simply "turned off." What they did not tell you is that "off" relates to the Altitude Reporting capability of the TPR-901 Mode-S Transponder and not the transponder itself. The don't tell you that this aircraft does not have a traditional Mode-C transponder with a full transponder "Off" mode. Mode-S transponders have TEST, STBY, ALT ON, and ALT OFF modes which are switch selectable.
Last edited by PW4000; 03-14-14 at 04:25 PM.
One of you will end up here next!
He was standing mere feet from where he was told a commercial heavy went down and here is what he had to say:
Let me repeat what he said for you: "There was no airplane." How much clearer can it be made for those who do not believe in the truth?
BTW - as a side note, the German reporter who broke this story got summarily FIRED from his job shortly thereafter. Why? Why would a German News Organization fire a reporter for doing his damn job?
These are not "stories." This is the stark reality of rogue government involvement.
Yep, just ignore it all.
Second, who said anything about pulling a circuit breaker? Where did you learn that information? Did you visit the CNN website who dropped that little bit into their on-line story, but FAILED to tell you this during their on-air "demonstration" in the "simulator?"
Lastly, one would need to know a LOT more about the aircraft systems to pull the correct fuse, which also goes to the lack of credibility that some incompetent skyjacker pulled off yet another downing of a commercial airliner. You are talking about having in-depth knowledge about the electrical system of one of the most sophisticated commercial airframes in the world. Pulling the WRONG fuse could do more harm to your "mission" than good.
How about you go learn something called SATCOM ACARS Avionics Systems. That's the most likely path that leads to an understanding of what happened here, if this matter is not pegged to an isolated physical malfunction (which is mathematically feasible).
Stop pretending. I can give Flight Instruction in the Boeing 757 and the Boeing 737, among many other types of aircraft.