"His pioneering efforts with IFR flying with the RCAF, his service to Air Canada and to the Canadian Air Line Pilots Association combined with his abilities to preserve aviation history in written form have all been of outstanding benefit to Canadian aviation.“
Frank Ernest William Smith was an early pioneer and instructor of IFR with the RCAF and served domestically with No. 165 Squadron and in Burma with No. 436 Squadron. He later joined Trans Canada Airlines/Air Canada and remained there until retirement.
He played an active and important role in the Canadian Air Line Pilots Association as an officer and as editor of their monthly magazine. His book, "The First Thirty Years – A History of the CALPA", was published in 1970.
Born: 22 Apr 1913, Calgary, AB
Died: 26 Mar 1996
Awards: DFC, AFC