Air America was an American passenger and cargo airline covertly owned and operated by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) from 1962 to 1976. It supplied and supported covert operations in Southeast Asia during the Vietnam War. It officially disbanded on June 30, 1976. As early as 1966 it was identified in the press as CIA controlled.
From 1962 to 1975, the CIA's covertly owned airlines Air America inserted and extracted U.S. personnel, provided logistical support to the Royal Lao Army, Hmong army under command of Royal Lao Army Major General Vang Pao, and combatant Thai volunteer forces, transported refugees, and flew photo reconnaissance missions that provided valuable intelligence on NLF activities. Its civilian-marked aircraft were frequently used, under the control of the Seventh and Thirteenth Air Force to launch search and rescue missions for U.S. pilots downed throughout Southeast Asia.
The issues date from November 1967 to the last months of 1973. Includes the first Issue of Air Log published.