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  1. Tangodeltadelta

    September 24, 2015

    Does anyone remember Pilots Employment Agency which had addresses in NJ, DC, and CA and was said to do much of the hiring for CAT and related airlines in the 1950’s (the Indochina days)? Wondering what the hiring practices were like to join CAT in those days.

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Civil Air Transport (CAT) was an airline founded by Lt. General Claire Lee Chennault, leader of the Flying Tigers, and Whiting Willauer of China Defense Supplies at the conclusion of World War II.  Most of the pilots were former Tigers or other combat pilots from the Asian Theatre.  For the next four decades, CAT, and then its successor, Air America, were primary instruments of American foreign policy in Asia.
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