- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 50 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: June 24, 2008
- Originally Released: 2000
- Label: A&E Home Video
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Between 1950 and 1976, Air America ferried plenty of passengers around the world, most of whom were entirely unaware that the planes were owned and operated by the CIA. Designed as an anti-communist tactic, the secretly government-funded "commercial" airline played a pivotal role in the Vietnam War and myriad other Southeast Asian operations.
Description by New Video Group:
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.
American History |