Author Archives: Mikaela Cowles

Building for the Future

Kenmore Air’s headquarters sits at the northernmost tip of Lake Washington, on a small industrial road that parallels the Burke Gilman Trail. Most people drive past the entrance with hardly a glance – let alone a clue of the mechanic wonderland that’s lived there since 1946. Though seaplanes have become an iconic fixture of Seattle’s [...]


Loading January 16, 2014, more than 600 Kenmore Junior High students, staff and parents formed the largest 12th Man flag in history. We were lucky enough to get a bird’s-eye view. When Kimberlee Armstrong, Kenmore Junior High principal, asked if we would fly over and take a picture, we were ecstatic. Company wide, blue runs [...]

1st Annual Bite of the San Juan Islands

 With so many talented chefs, farmers, fishers, winemakers, distillers and brewers throughout the San Juans, it can be difficult to sample all this gourmet archipelago has to offer. That’s about to change. Sunday, October 26, the Bite of the San Juan Islands will gather the best throughout the region under one roof.   San Juan [...]

A Day on the Line with Jay Todhunter

Admittedly, Kenmore Air pilots have pretty amazing jobs. Some might say they have the best job in the world. They fly daily to locations that are once-in-a-lifetime opportunities for most folks. As glorious as these pilots jobs are now, that was not always the case.  The Kenmore Air’s flight crew earned their stripes the hard [...]

5 Things To Do In Ucluelet

Ucluelet’s known for the Wild Pacific Trail that runs throughout the town and along the coast. And, rightly so. The eight-kilometer trail is an outdoor enthusiasts’ dream. But, Ucluelet also offers a lot more to do than hiking.   Get Pampered Tucked among the rugged wilderness, the Black Rock Oceanfront Resort is refined comfort among [...]