HOUMA, La – Andy Cook is one comfortable guy.
He’s on a Louisiana layover.
Inside what’s left of a retired, renovated, old New Orleans Hornets Boeing 727 airplane.
WGNO’s Bill Wood is there, too.
He’s been invited into Andy’s man cave.
Andy has decked out his home away from home.
It’s actually just behind his home.
He landed his 727 man cave right in his own backyard.
And it’s a short commute from work.
Andy Cook is an air traffic controller at the Houma-Terrebonne Airport in Houma, Louisiana.
He’s had a career of guiding in planes across the country.
He loves planes, always has.
His passion started when he was a kid.
The plane he snuggles up in now flew for the NBA for New Orleans, when the team was the Hornets and for two other NBA teams.
Fasten your seatbelt for one of the few 727s still in service.
It’s on a non-stop flight.
In the first-class imagination.
Right there in the driver’s seat, there’s a Louisiana pilot.