Capt. Stan LeBedis was born in Chicago. He began flying with the Royal Canadian Air Force in 1951 and went on to fly for Trans Canada Airways (TCA), the precursor to Air Canada. He also flew as an engineering test pilot at Canadair, where he flew an early vertical takeoff tilt-wing aircraft, the CL‑84. While at Canadair, he trained the first Seaboard pilots to fly the CL-44. Stan was hired at Seaboard in 1965 as a CL-44 training and check pilot. He flew as captain at Seaboard, Flying Tigers, and FedEx. He retired in 1995 as a B‑747 second officer. He died at home in Westport, Conn.
Capt. Stan LeBedis is survived by his wife of thirty-five years, Margaret; daughters Christina LeBedis of Philadelphia and Angela LeBedis of Westport; and son, Patrick LeBedis.
He is seen here at the 2000 SPAR reunion in Cocoa Beach, Fla.