G.W. Grant McConachie

G.W. Grant McConachie




Class of 1981

Grant McConachie learned to fly in a Gypsy Moth in 1927, thus launching a life long association with flying. His early air freight companies led to the formation of Yukon Southern Air Transport.

He dreamed of polar routes to the Orient as early as 1940.  When CPR acquired Yukon Southern in 1942, McConachie joined its air services division and was appointed President of CPA in 1947. Routes across the Pacific were inaugurated and his vision of polar routes to the Orient and Europe was realized.

Grant McConachie once stated, “We must not be satisfied merely to recognize the superiority of our free enterprise system. We must renew our dedication to it as a positive and dynamic faith.”

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