Max Ward

This documentary tells the story of Max Ward, a former bush pilot whose company grew to become one of the major airlines in Canada. A study of entrepreneurship, the film focuses on Ward himself, depicting his distinctive style of hands-on management. Between hallway meetings, informal chats with the staff, checks on maintenance, flight preparations and in-flight conversations with vacationing customers it becomes apparent that the president's personal touch is a key element in Wardair’s success story.

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Comments

  • hollywood55

    “This is a fantastic story of Max and his accomplishments of setting the standard of Canadian holiday passenger travel. The governmental battles he fought to deregulate a monopoly driven system. The stupidity of the controls and issues forced upon Him and his Business . A true pioneer in Canadian aviation history. I met Mr. Ward many times at functions for his employee's at Christmas, truly a wonderful person and dedicated to his work. I wish him well . thanking you in advance David Federico ” — hollywood55, 6 Dec 2012

  • SPIRITOFTHECRIB

    “Fantastic Film and could you imagine if Max Ward would have remained as Ward Air and compete in today's competitive aviation commercial business.” — SPIRITOFTHECRIB, 24 Apr 2012

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Film Credits

director
William Canning
producer
Mark Zannis
executive producer
Barrie Howells
cinematography
Tony Ianzelo
sound
Jacques Drouin
editing
Roger Hart
sound editing
Michel B. Bordeleau
narrator
Richard Gilbert

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