Well, that could simply be because we try live on our regular lives during weekends ;) It’s only been 14hrs since this was posted, and it’s Sunday today…
To the topic;
Never in the history of this app, has there been an incident where the AP just does what it feels like doing on it’s own while someone was actually looking at their device. It’s always when the app is not being monitored. Does that mean the app has a personality of it’s own and likes to mess with people? I would say not :)
I would not say weather is the cause of this either, as we’re talking a kind of big jump that had to have lasted for more than 20 seconds as the aircraft jumped from M.79 to more than M.87.
It’s more likely that there was some kind of external influence here. This can for example happen when you use the VNAV function in In Flight Assistant or any similar application and accidentally set the speed at a certain waypoint by mistake to something that is way too high. It could also be that someone in your household decided that the aircraft is not a 737 but in fact the Concorde and therefore tried to break the mach limit. One possibility I’ve also thought about, is the the Connect API picks up something random transmitted on your WiFi and interprets that as a speed command.
It’s always super hard to tell what actually happened in these cases. As they always seems to happen when there’s no one around.
I don’t mean to yell at someone by saying this, not at all. Just trying to somewhat educate and help you understand that situations like this is almost impossible to find a cause to.
Fortunately, it was only one violation which is not the end of the world or have any effect on your server access :)