Walter "Babe" Woollett

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Walter "Babe" Woollett (born January 1, 1906 in Rochester, Kent, England), he became a pilot and eventually a legendary figure of Canadian aviation.[1] Inducted into the Québec Air and Space Hall of Fame on November 26, 2003 and Canada's Aviation Hall of Fame 2004.

Aviation career[edit]

Babe served in the RAF from 1924 until 1929 soon after finding work as a bush pilot in the Fairchild organization at Lac-à-la-Tortue, Quebec. By the end of 1930 he began flying the mail from Saint-Hubert, Quebec to Saint John New Brunswick for Canadian Airways. During World War II Woollett was heavily involved in the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan overseeing schools in Ontario and Quebec. After the war he was appointed Superintendent of Canadian Pacific Air Lines Eastern Division in Mont-Joli and credited with developing their network in the Pacific.[2]

Honours and recognition[edit]


Woollett died Monday June 2, 1998 at his residence in Oahu, Hawaii.[4]