Did spooks ever fly Piper Aztecs in SE Asia?

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Did spooks ever fly Piper Aztecs in SE Asia?

Joined: December 22nd, 2006, 12:05 am

July 11th, 2012, 6:27 pm #1

We've been offered a Piper Aztec that supposedly flew with a CIA-sponsored air service in SE Asia, but I don't see much reference on the type....
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July 11th, 2012, 7:05 pm #2

Air America, maybe? n/t
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July 11th, 2012, 7:13 pm #3

We've been offered a Piper Aztec that supposedly flew with a CIA-sponsored air service in SE Asia, but I don't see much reference on the type....
used by one of the companies but so far I have not found anything current to confirm it. One AA list shows an Apache or two but no Aztec. Of course there were a lot of companies and not all aircraft that you saw were painted up in a way that you knew what company operated it. Wouldn't there be something in the old logs for it to show when and where work was done on it?

I confess that I was more interested in the STOL aircraft and of course the bigger stuff than aircraft I could see in the states when I was in that part of the world. I seem to recall seeing a few Apaches, Barons and so on but I am not sure that I saw an Aztec that many years ago! I did like the Wren 460 and the one I flew was ex-CASI and I never saw one that I knew was AA. I understand now they did have some but I had no idea back then of AA flying them and I would have been looking for Wrens. Spending most my time in Laos certainly restricted what I could see.
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July 11th, 2012, 8:28 pm #4

We've been offered a Piper Aztec that supposedly flew with a CIA-sponsored air service in SE Asia, but I don't see much reference on the type....
If so, I can try to obtain its history when I am at the FAA's Aircraft Registry in Oklahoma City later in the month.

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Joined: August 4th, 2006, 12:22 am

July 11th, 2012, 11:56 pm #5

We've been offered a Piper Aztec that supposedly flew with a CIA-sponsored air service in SE Asia, but I don't see much reference on the type....
Vung Tau. Quite a collection of "odds and sods" here.



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July 12th, 2012, 12:08 am #6

It is a Beech Twin Bonanza. operated by the Army as the L-23/U-8 Seminole.



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July 12th, 2012, 1:33 am #7

We've been offered a Piper Aztec that supposedly flew with a CIA-sponsored air service in SE Asia, but I don't see much reference on the type....
PA-23 Apache & Geronimo aircraft. No listing of the Aztec, on their PDF history, by Dr. Leeker. Some pics of some of the Apache & Geronimo aircraft.

Larry
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