CIA Super Pilot Spills The Beans: Flying Helicopters in Laos for Air America

CIA Super Pilot Spills The Beans: Flying Helicopters in Laos for Air America

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2018, , non-fiction, Nonfiction


Death defying adventure, big money, world travel, sex, booze: this true tale has it all. Captain Collier teamed up with his best Vietnam helicopter pilot buddy, Gary, and the two rascals shared enough true adventure to make any novel seem lame. Flying combat in mountainous and weather-hostile Laos was some of the most challenging ever experienced by any pilot, any time, any war. Making fabulous money and having airline benefits allowed them to live an exotic lifestyle, to travel the world on their monthly R&Rs, and to chase and capture more than a few stewardesses from several different airlines.
War correspondent Anne Darling described the helicopter pilots for AIR AMERICA as "CIA Super Pilots" Captain Bill Collier was one of those "Super Pilots." This is his story. 

Title:CIA Super Pilot Spills The Beans: Flying Helicopters in Laos for Air America
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    CIA Super Pilot Spills The Beans: Flying Helicopters in Laos for Air America Reviews

  • Goth Gone Grey

    The real Air America: helicopters, hookers, and PTSDI hesitate to use positive words about the context of this book as much of it is dark. There are deaths, tragedies, and some very tense moments. Yet...

  • John Ratliffe

    The people who already know some things about Air America will appreciate this account from the author. This is one of several books I have read about the Secret War in Laos. I was an Air America kick...

  • Rob

    Braggadocio I didn’t love this. I find the period fascinating, but this was almost like the twenty year-old in the story is telling it to a group of friends, not a mature veteran looking back at an ...

  • Iris Mentus

    Fun historical read....Not sure if I buy his denial about knowing the full antics that Air America was up to in those days....but, the writing is solid and the stories are interesting. I enjoyed peeki...

  • Chaplain Stanley Chapin

    Not muchI would give two stars, but I added another for a fellow veteran. The ramblings were easy to follow, but came mundane about half way....

  • Jingo Solo

    Learned a lot about the "secret war" in Laos. ...

  • Diane

    What a boring book. I would not recommend itThis book is boring. No action unless your a pilot. Get over yourself. Air America is an old and told story...

  • Scott Morrison

    Kind of repetitiveGreat information if you are plotting on a map the areas of operations for the CIA during the Vietnam war....