As part of the Vietnamisation of the South-east Asia conflict, a group of South Vietnamese pilots is currently undergoing intensive training in Ohio learning to fly C 123 transport aircraft.
GV and SV American instructor and South Vietnamese pilots in Lockbourne AFB class-room (5 shots)
GV C 123 Aircraft takes off and in flight (2 shots)
Instructor and South Vietnamese pilot in cockpit (2 shots)
CU South Vietnamese pilot tilt to controls
SV Crew members in aircraft
GTV Terrain through porthole
SV and CU instructor teaching South Vietnamese pilots map reading (4 shots)
CU Major Ty Pham Van being interviewed SOF in "No not at all SOF out didn't bother me"
SV Aircraft engines during flight
SV and CU Pilot at controls (2 shots)
GV Aircraft flies overhead.
TRANSCRIPT: TRAINEE: "No. not at all, because I'm fighting for my own country, and demonstrations and things like that don't bother me"
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Background: As part of the Vietnamisation of the South-east Asia conflict, a group of South Vietnamese pilots is currently undergoing intensive training in Ohio learning to fly C 123 transport aircraft.
The pilots, filmed in their classroom and at the controls of the transport aircraft, find that life in the US takes some getting used to. One of the trainees was asked if he was disconcerted by anti-war feeling in the US:
As well as the brief interview, there's a full National Broadcasting Company commentary with this film.