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Air America: The CIA's Seret Airline


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  • Format: Color, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: A&E Home Video
  • DVD Release Date: June 24, 2008
  • Run Time: 50 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0016OKQSK
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #33,539 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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Looks at the unique civilian airline known as Air America secretly owned and operated by the CIA which began as an outgrowth of WWII's Flying Tigers. From secret missions over China and Korea to aerial support in Vietnam and the secret war in Laos Air America formed a cornerstone of U.S. policy in Southeast Asia.

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Frank C. Bonansinga on June 30, 2009
As an Air America pilot for 8 years from 1965 to 1973 in Saigon and then in Udorn Thailand while flying in Laos,I can say this is an outstanding and accurate history of many of the missions flown during the war in South East Asia. Nothing will ever tell all of the many "quiet" missions flown for the United States of America by Air America and CAT but this CD is the best.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Judy Porter on June 23, 2009
Monty Markham, who made this film, got it right because his brother was an Air America pilot and knew the inside story. The CIA just honored Air America, at the University of Texas at Dallas, for their service in Laos and Vietnam. This film presents the facts. The truth is long overdue. Judy Porter

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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Jesse B. Walton on June 23, 2009
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Three cheers to the History channel for their outstanding documentary film on the CIA's clandestine airline, Air America.
From the days of Korea to the end of the Vietnam War, CAT and Air America flew the skies of Asia in the defense of freedom.
It's all true and very well presented in this History channel documentary film. Jesse Walton
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Thom Davis on April 4, 2013
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The helicopter you see atop the building in Saigon is non other than Air America evacuating in the face of oncoming NVA. The U.S. Forces left the job to Air America who's motto is, Anything, Anytime, Anywhere". I think that says it all.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By removeb4flight on February 1, 2012
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This is a great story by the History Channel, with well done narration and some really good footage of the secret war in Laos. The narrator has a connection to one of the pilots which makes the story much more moving. They show a short clip of Edgar "Pop" Buell in the mountains of Laos without explaining who he was or what he did, but one hour is too short to do everything. The whole story of the CIA proprietary airline is very complex but they did a good job of condensing it. I really liked seeing the aircraft. Many viewers will be surprised that the iconic photo of the evacuation of Saigon, in the final days of the Vietnam war, was not at the US embassy and was an Air America Huey. If you like this video, read "Shooting at the Moon" by Roger Warner.
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