Benoît Nicolas Musy was born December 13, 1917 in Fribourg (Switzerland). His father, Dr. Jean-Marie Musy, was a Swiss federal councilor and President (1925-1930) of
Switzerland. After graduating from secondary schools in Bern, Benoît received his degree in agricultural engineering. His military duties led him to the appointment of
Lieutenant and military pilot. From 1938 to 1948, he worked in the agriculture business.
In 1947, he was the first military skydiver, and he obtained the number 2 licence. As a civil and military pilot, he logged over 1,700
landings. In 1944, during World War II Benoit had accompanied his father, Jean-Marie Musy to Germany, to participate in negotiations to liberate 1,200 prisoners from German concentration camps.
In 1950 he married Manuela Consuelo Heusch, the daughter of Eduard Hugo Heusch, an industrialist from Barcelona Spain. One child was born from the marriage of Benoît and Consuelo: