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Due to COVID-19 concerns, the CAT Association Reunion 2020 in Scottsdale HAS BEEN OFFICIALLY POSTPONED. If you have already made your room reservations, please call the hotel at (800) 243-1332 to ensure your credit card is not charged. If you need any assistance, contact Lloyd at [email protected]. If you have booked flights, be sure to cancel those as well. The hotel will be notifying us on April 1, 2020 about future dates available to us at the same rate. Once we have determined the rescheduled dates, we will send you the information. Updates will also be posted here and on www.catassociation.org/happenings/reunions/. Thank you for your patience, and stay safe everyone! ~Lloyd Coleman
Dr. Joe Leeker has published two fascinating e-books, “The Aircraft of Air America”, and “The History of Air America”. Professor Leeker worked extensively with the University of Texas at Dallas in researching and writing these e-books. Anyone interested in CAT/Air America History would enjoy these reads.
The Aircraft of Air America (e-book)
by: Dr. Joe F. Leeker
This e-book lists the individual history of all aircraft ever operated by Air America including all known accidents. As the “birth date” of Air America was 31 March 1959, CAT aircraft are only dealt with if they still existed after that date. Files of interest to readers of the CAT Association are those about the Bell 47, Goose, B-26, C-47, C-46, PBY, B-17, C-54, DC-6, and the Jets.
The History of Air America (e-book)
by: Dr. Joe F. Leeker
This e-book tries to give a detailed history of Air America and its predecessor Civil Air Transport. It starts with 2 files about CAT operations in Mainland China, then deals with several aspects of CAT operations on Taiwan (structure, scheduled and charter flights, work for the US Government), then presents CAT operations “in remote countries” like New Zealand, Guatemala or Indonesia, and finally deals with operations that began at the times of CAT and still existed at the times of Air America like the Technical Services Division at Tainan, operations out of Japan (including CAT during the Korean War), operations run out of Kadena and Clark Air Bases and missions to Tibet flown by CAT and later Air America.