"His exceptional abilities as an airman and wartime operations commander set the highest standard of leadership and dedication to purpose and caused those whom he led to excel themselves, resulting in outstanding contributions to Canadian aviation."
"His exceptional abilities as an aviator in war and peace, coupled with his exemplary qualities of leadership and dedication to purpose, brought credit to his chosen profession and to the organizations for which he laboured, resulting in the advancement of aviation in Canada."
"His invention of the Franks Flying Suit and the Human Centrifuge, which have been accepted throughout the aerospace industry, and his significant contributions to research in aerospace medicine have been of outstanding benefit to Canadian aviation."
“His inspired leadership and vision in guiding the post-war modernization and growth of Canada’s Naval Air Service, which earned him the title ‘Father of Canadian Naval Aviation’, together with his skills as an aviator and as an astute operational planner, have proven to be of outstanding benefit to aviation in Canada.”
"His record can be matched only by those airmen of high endeavour and professional calling, who have devoted their lives and skills to the benefit of the free world, despite adversity, and whose contributions have substantially benefited Canadian aviation."
"His record can be matched only by those airman of high endeavour and professional calling, who have devoted their lives and skills to the benefit of the free world, despite adversity, and whose contributions have substantially benefited Canadian aviation.“
"His lifetime in aviation has been highlighted by his contribution to corporate aviation and the 70 year history of de Havilland in Canada. His ability to relate his extensive career to the writing and preservation of the country's aviation history has been of lasting value to Canada.“
"The unselfish application of his engineering skills and qualities of leadership and determination as a servant of the Nation, and more especially his successful efforts to give birth to a national airline and create a viable aircraft industry, have been of outstanding benefit to Canadian aviation."