Aviation nerds take off on the ultimate insider trip
By Scott Mayerowitz
Feb. 26, 2012
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ASSOCIATED PRESS Lou Pizzarello climbs out of the water after a landing emergency exercise at the American Airlines training facility in Fort Worth, Texas. Pizzarello is among aviation aficionados willing to spend money to immerse themselves in every aspect of the airline experience.
ASSOCIATED PRESS Eric Mueller of Los Angeles laughs as he makes a video while an aircraft cabin fills with smoke during a simulated emergency exercise at the American Airlines training facility in Fort Worth.