In 1940, Max Ward joined the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) and
learned to fly, earning his wings on 2 November 1941 in the
British Commonwealth Air Training Plan.
He was a good student, and his high marks earned him
instructor duties in the Air Training Plan. As a commissioned
flight instructor, Ward taught at various Canadian bases during
the Second World War.
In 1945, Ward left the RCAF and found a position as a pilot
with Northern Flights limited, but soon decided that he wanted
his own company.
||A black and white group photo of the
civilian pilots that were used to instruct the RCAF
pilots in training during the Second World War. The
civilian pilots were employed by the British
Commonwealth Air Training Plan.