Shining Stars of Aviation
... Bennett (BCom'51), 84, a St. John’s, NL, native and son of a decorated Royal Flying Corps pilot in WWI, took his first lessons in a Piper Cub as a teenager. He graduated from the RCAF Flying Training School at Centralia, Ont., got his wings and commission as a pilot officer in 1950, and joined 438 City of Montreal Reserve Squadron. He earned his private and commercial licences in short order, as well as a commerce degree from McGill University, and a law degree from the University of British Columbia. He paid his way through university by flying Douglas DC-3s in Quebec. He left the RCAF as a flight lieutenant in 1956 but rejoined in 1958, taking a second release in 1964.
Read full article: Canadian Skies, June 6, 2013