Pilot Casado draws international attention in connection with missing Malaysia Airlines flight
Former Scarborough resident took CNN reporter on flight simulator ride at uFly
Former Scarborough resident Mitchell Casado stands in front of the C-172P aircraft that he used for a flight test in 2007 at British Columbia’s Victoria International Airport.
A Scarborough native has drawn attention from the international aviation community after being interviewed on CNN regarding the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370.
Mitchell Casado, who grew up in Scarborough, operates a Boeing 777 flight simulator at uFly in Mississauga. CNN reporter Martin Savidge filed a story from the simulator about the missing Malaysia Airlines flight.
Since that time, interest in Casado and his flight simulator has grown as the mystery surrounding the fate of the missing aircraft continues.
On Thursday, March 20, Australia’s prime minister announced that satellite had spotted what might be aircraft debris in the Indian Ocean. The debris site was going to be investigated further to see if it could provide any more information.
The Scarborough Mirror interviewed Casado seven years ago when he was among competitors taking part in a flight test for the prestigious John C. Webster Memorial Trophy which honours Canada’s top amateur pilot.
To read that story, go to www.insidetoronto.com/news-story/9751-scarborough-native-competes-to-become-canada-s-top-amateur-pilot/
A transcript of CNN’s interview with Casado is available at: http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/1403/14/cnr.04.html