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Films

  1. "Air America" is a 1990 American action comedy film directed by Roger Spottiswoode, starring Mel Gibson and Robert Downey Jr. as Air America pilots, during the Vietnam War, flying missions in Laos. When the protagonists discover their planes are being used by other government agents to smuggle heroin, they must avoid being made patsies in a frame-up.
  2. Air America is an American action/adventure television series starring Lorenzo Lamas, and premiering on October 4, 1998. The series is not based on the 1990 film Air America.

Business

  1. Air America was an American radio network specializing in progressive talk programming. It was on the air from March 2004 to January 2010.
  2. Air America was an American passenger and cargo airline established in 1950 and covertly owned by the United States Government and was initially a CIA project for intelligence operations in China. The CIA did not have enough work to keep the asset afloat and the National Security Council farmed the airline out to various government entities that included the USAF, U.S Army, USAID and for a brief time the French Republic. Essentially, Air America was used by the U.S. Government covertly and clandestinely to conduct military operations, posing as a civilian air carrier, in areas the U.S. Armed forces could not go due to treaty restraints contained in the 1954 and 1962 Geneva Accords.
  3. Air America Airlines was a short-lived charter airline founded in 1989, but discontinuing service in 1990.

Miscellanea

Air America Radio is a national progressive entertainment talk radio network.. AAR is broadcast in the top US markets and on XM satellite radio with hosts like Al Franken, Randi Rhodes, Janeane Garafalo and Jerry Springer..

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Google previewThe Films of Mel Gibson (2001)

by John McCarty

Air America is a genial but unexceptional comedy-satire about a. Credits Producers: Mario Kassar, Daniel Melnick, and Andrew G. Vajna; Director: Roger Spottiswoode; Screenwriters: John Eskow, Richard Rush, and Fernando Trueba; ...

Google previewThe Secret Team (2011)

The CIA and Its Allies in Control of the United States and the World by L. Fletcher Prouty, Jesse Ventura

Air America is a most important adjunct of the CIA. When the travel to Mecca is heaviest with the devout Moslems involved in the hadj, a nondescript old transport aircraft will shuttle pilgrims across the Arabian desert. When summer travel ...

Google previewNothing Ever Dies (2016)

Vietnam and the Memory of War by Viet Thanh Nguyen

Air America is a big-tonnage dumb bomb that only throws up dust and thunder, leaving the enemy intact, a movie so bad it seems like a parody of a Hollywood blockbuster. In contrast, Gran Torino wins the hearts and minds of audiences and ...

Google previewSpecial Ops (2002)

by W.E.B. Griffin

Air America is a painful subject. No one was supposed to know of our interest in it . We need an airline that doesn't have parenthesis CIA close parenthesis painted on the tail of its airplanes.” “There have been several suggestions,” O'Connor ...

Google previewAlternative and Activist Media (2005)

by Mitzi Waltz

Despite its activist political mission, Air America is a commercial station, so its programming needs to have content and a level of quality that will attract enough listeners. Only if its audiences are sufficiently large will potential advertisers feel ...

Google previewAmerican Phi (2010)

by Karl Vincent

Air America is a profit only enterprise, ...

Google previewSpies, Wiretaps, and Secret Operations: An Encyclopedia of American Espionage [2 volumes] (2010)

An Encyclopedia of American Espionage by Glenn Peter Hastedt

Air America was officially terminated in 1976.

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of the 1960s (1999)

by James Stuart Olson

AIR AMERICA. During the course of U.S. involvement in Indochina during the 1950s and 1960s, the Central Intelligence Agency* (CIA) carried out a variety of clandestine and intelligence-gathering activities. In doing so, the agency often ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Laos (2008)

by Martin Stuart-Fox

Air America shuttled supplies to Phoumi's forces in Savannakhet from bases in Thailand and were resupplying Hmong guerrillas before the Battle of Viang Chan . Following the Battle of Viang Chan, the retreat of Neutralist forces to the Plain of ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of the War in Vietnam (2011)

by Ronald B. Frankum Jr.

Air America made it possible for the U.S. to conduct its war in Laos without drawing attention to America's increasing involvement in that neutral country. In April 1972, Director of Central Intelligence Richard Helms ordered the CIA to end its ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of the Peoples of the Southeast Asian Massif (2006)

by Jean Michaud

AIR AMERICA. A program of American military involvement in South— east Asia. After World War II, US. involvement in Southeast Asia took many forms. Early on, it involved the provision of air support destined to convey logistical and military ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of United States Intelligence (2014)

by Michael A. Turner

AIR AMERICA. A front company, formally known as a proprietary company, of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), Air America was established in the early 1950s essentially to support American military operations in Vietnam, Laos, and ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Politics, the Media, and Popular Culture (2009)

by Brian Cogan, Tony Kelso

AIR AMERICA. Air America is a liberal radio network founded by Sheldon and Anita Drobny in 2004 to challenge the presumed right-wing dominance of the airwaves. After funding the initial ...

Google previewThe Concise Encyclopedia of American Radio (2010)

by Christopher H. Sterling, Cary O'Dell

Air America Radio (AAR) is a networkthat emphasizesliberalpolitical talk shows in contrast to the conservativetone ofmostsyndicatedtalk programming. From the beginning, however, AAR struggled with insufficient capital, too few affiliate ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of U.S. Diplomacy during the Cold War (2014)

by Martin Folly

AIR AMERICA. In 1950 ...

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