Capt. John Watt was born in Canada. He served as a pilot in the Royal Canadian Air Force. He began his airline career with Trans Canada Airlines/Air Canada in 1957. During furloughs, he flew for DeHaviland Aircraft of Canada and Trans World Airlines before joining Seaboard in July 1965. He flew for Seaboard until November 1965 when he resigned to return to Air Canada where he spent the rest of his airline career.
After retirement, John continued flying warbird, antique and classic aircraft, as well as various corporate and airline types. He also built and flew two Skybolt biplanes, one of which won the prize for Grand Champion at the Experimental Aircraft Association Annual Convention and Fly-In in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.
John is survived by his sons David Watt and Capt. Mark Watt who is also an Air Canada pilot. He is seen here with Mark in front of a Grumman F4F Wildcat.