Pictures from Allegiant Air's pilot and flight attendant training center

I'm visiting Allegiant Air headquarters today on assignment for Aviation Week. Of course, I'll be asking tough questions about the carrier's performance but most of those answers will end up in Aviation Week, not here.

I toured Allegiant's training center, though, and I thought you might enjoy some pictures from my tour. 

Does anything surprise you? 

Here's the MD80 cabin trainer, which apparently once belonged to Finnair.

Here's the MD80 cabin trainer, which apparently once belonged to Finnair.

Here's the emergency slide in the back of the trainer. I slid down it - after I signed a lawyer-required release. 

Here's the emergency slide in the back of the trainer. I slid down it - after I signed a lawyer-required release. 

This is Allegiant's Boeing 757 cabin trainer. 

This is Allegiant's Boeing 757 cabin trainer. 

Here's a bunch of emergency equipment.

Here's a bunch of emergency equipment.

Here's a shot from the inside of the MD80 cabin trainer - before our instructor turned on the turbulence feature.

Here's a shot from the inside of the MD80 cabin trainer - before our instructor turned on the turbulence feature.

The MD80 trainer filled with fake smoke. It was scary, and got even thicker than this.

The MD80 trainer filled with fake smoke. It was scary, and got even thicker than this.

This is the evacuation raft for the MD80. [Correction: A reader says this is actually from the 757s]

This is the evacuation raft for the MD80. [Correction: A reader says this is actually from the 757s]

Pilots train in this room before they move to a full-motion simulator. 

Pilots train in this room before they move to a full-motion simulator. 

Here's the full motion A320 simulator from the outside.

Here's the full motion A320 simulator from the outside.

We flew in and out of Las Vegas in the simulator  

We flew in and out of Las Vegas in the simulator  

I'm not much of a pilot. 

I'm not much of a pilot.