I have many, many pictures, and as soon as I can get around to it, I'll load them on. The L-39 I rode is based at RDU (Raleigh, North Carolina), and is arguably the coolest plane there. I haven't actually seen spotters out at RDU (although this site has some pictures from there), but I imagine that for many people this would be a highlight-very unusual plane to see.
As to simulators, there are many that are so advanced that a pilot can log time spent in one. A friend of mine, while getting type-checked in a Citation, actually attempted a split-S in one of those.
not manuverable enough I guess, he said the simulated wings came off partway through.