I stumbled upon this article today. It is a fairly detailed play-by-play recounting of the last few minutes of AF447. Pretty scary stuff. I couldn't imagine being in the cabin for these final minutes. This article really highlights for me a big challenges that many younger flight crews must face - very little time manually flying planes at altitude. The article raises an another interesting point that I had forgotten - about the asynchronous controls on Airbus aircraft - and at least raises the question about how much that played into the ultimate outcome of this flight. http://www.popularmechanics.com/tec...really-happened-aboard-air-france-447-6611877 I hope we can all learn from this terrible tragedy.