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THE COMPETITION

The annual Webster Memorial Trophy Competition is committed to identifying « Canada’s Top Amateur Pilot ». It has operated since its inception in 1932, interrupted only twice (first by World War II and again in 1954 due to costs).

The competition is named after John Webster Jr., a civilian pilot who participated in the 1931 Trans-Canada Air Pageant. In July 1931, John flew his Curtiss-Reid Rambler representing Canada in the King’s Cup Air Race in England. A month later, while in St. Hubert, Québec practising for an aerobatic competition as part of the pageant, John Webster was involved in a fatal aircraft accident. The following year, John’s father (Dr. John C. Webster, of Shediac, New Brunswick) established the John C. Webster Memorial Trophy Competition to perpetuate his son’s memory.