Maxwell (Max) William Ward was born in Edmonton on 22 November
1921. He attended school, but was far more interested in the
stories of the adventurous bush pilots that he heard throughout
his youth. He was eager to learn to fly and decided at an early
age to join the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF).
||A picture of a Northwest Territorial
Hercules that was presented to Donald J. Dewar, the
Western Regional Administrator, Transport Canada on
January 25, 1979 by the Northern Air Transport
Association, Robert P. Engle, Chairman.
Max Ward would have a long and successful career in aviation:
first as an air force pilot, then as a bush pilot, and finally
as the founder of the third largest airline in Canada.