Incoming President for 2017/2018
Jul 10, 2017
Brent Abbott
Incoming President for 2017/2018

Brent was born in Brandon Manitoba to parents who were in the RCAF. He was educated in Ottawa and complete a BSC at the Royal Military College Kingston. He is a graduate of Command and Staff College and National Defense College. He retired from the Royal Canadian Air Force in1997 after 35 years of service.

He trained as a pilot and has accumulated over 9000 hours primarily on the C130 and Boeing 707 aircraft.  He has filled a number of command positions as Commanding Officer for 435 Sqn Edmonton, Base Commander Toronto, Wing Commander NATO Airborne Early Warning and Communications Wing, and in various staff positions including Director of Personnel, Chair of the Career Medical Review Board, Chief of Staff for Air Transport Command in Canada and abroad with NATO and the United Nations in Egypt.

Following retirement from the RCAF and relocation to Edmonton, he continued to fly maintained an Air Line Tranport Licence on several aircraft including the Boeing 737.

He served on several Boards including two years as President for Seniors Association of Greater Edmonton, the Rotary club of Edmonton Board, and is on the Board for the Alberta Aviation Museum.

He was awarded the Order of Military Merit and the Alberta Centennial Medal.

As the father to five children, he is quick to confess that his wife, Linda, shouldered the bulk of the responsibility due to the travel demands.  We have 13 grandchildren located from Edmonton, Cold Lake, Port Elgin and Ottawa to Al Ain United Arab Emirates.

He is active with Edmonton Rotary and has served on several committees. He has maintained an interest in investing, travel, golf and other frustrating activities.

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