Drake Bonneau
Vital statistics
Gender Male
Rank Charter Member
Stake Manager
Era First Pass
Affiliation Landing
Suweto Stake
Spouse Svenda Olubushtu
Children Frank Bonneau and one more child
First appearance Dragonsdawn

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Drake Bonneau was a colonist on Pern. He was a pilot.


He was a Charter Member and one of the shuttle plots from the Yokohama. He found the great inland lake that is named after him, as is the stake. He married Svenda Olubushtu and they had two children.

During Threadfall, Drake was one of the squadron leaders. He gave lessons to the younger pilots that had not flown before coming to Pern.

When a volunteer was needed for a mission to explore the Red Star's trail, the leadership approached Drake for the mission first. However, he declined, citing the fact that he was a husband and father.


Drake flirted with Sallah Telgar often, hoping to attract her. He was adored by his students.