Max Ward

Max Ward

| 50 min
Your rental expires on
You already own this film. Download it from your purchase library

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.

For more background info on this film, visit the NFB.ca blog.

Embed this code on your site

Video player width

by (( height )) Reset
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

  • 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