"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.“
After serving in the RCAF as an instructor and with Transport Command, Frederick William Hotson worked as a corporate pilot until joining de Havilland in the test flight and product support department. He is an accomplished author and a noted aviation historian.
Hotson's interest in Canada's aviation history, and his careful documentation and writing style have left a legacy and treasure of written words about Canada's aviation heritage.
Born: 29 Dec 1913, Toronto, ON
Died: 19 July 2012
Awards: Citation of Merit (Aviation Writers Association), FCASI CBAA Award of Merit