March 15/16, 2000
American Airlines Flight Academy
And Conference Center
"I AM American Airlines"
"I AM American Airlines !"
From there, we went through the atrium to tour the Flight Academy, where we saw flight simulators, the SOC, and stewardess training areas.
Time to "smoke if you got 'em".....
The second day, we got to tour the C.R. Smith museum....
Even in the movie theater, we had first class seats !
The only picture I could get of the SOC came from the museum....those people were WORKING in there !
The American Airlines flagship was restored by a talented bunch of employees and now rests in its own hangar at the C.R. Smith museum:
Between classes and for meals, we sat out in the open air, enjoying the view & the people !
One touching moment for me was when a policeman saw me taking pics with the digital camera.
He came over & asked if I would take his pic and e-mail it to his wife -- as he was about to be
shipped out to Bosnia or Kosovo....
and he wouldn't see her for a long time.
As that might have been an "official police request",
I sent the picture the night I got home....now hoping to hear some details back from the wife.
I wanted to take more pictures, including the entrances to the complex. However, it was a
very FAST two days....by the time class was out on the second day, we barely had time to
grab our bags & jump on the bus for the airport...the only "hurry up & wait" part of the whole trip !
EVERYONE should have the opportunity to see this place,
and enjoy & share the wonderful and helpful people,
the atmosphere and comfort of the American Airlines
Flight Academy & Conference Center. It sure made me believe.....
...especially after seeing OUR class in the new slide show they made !
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