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Robert Wheeler

Anyone ever run across Fred Frye Walker in JFK or associated files? Air America Pilot.

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In 1960, Fred Walker was transferred to the Kingdom of Laos and for the next nine years worked as a C-47 Captain for Air America and was later promoted to an Assistant Chief Pilot and a Regional Chief Pilot by the year of 1964. In this position, Walker was responsible for supervising and directing activities of pilots in Vientiane, Laos, Udorn and Bangkok, Thailand, and Saigon, South Vietnam. He played a crucial role in building Air America's Laotian operation, and in evaluating both De Havilland C-7A Caribou and Fairchild C-123 Providers for their suitability on short take-off and landing (STOL) landing strips in mountainous terrain, and acted as an investigator for aircraft accidents. From 1961 to 1971, Walker was appointed as Designated Check Pilot for the Chinese Civil Aviation Administration (CCAA) conducting proficiency tests for aircraft and issuance of pilot licenses and certificates.

From 1964 to 1969 based from Vientiane, Laos, Walker held the position of an Assistant Base Manager and Manager Flying Department (MFD) with Air America, Inc. and for the next two years, he continued to serve as MFD in Bangkokhttps://snaccooperative.org/ark:/99166/w67s80bf




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