Category Archives: Kenmore Family

Kenmore Air Pilot, Anna Gullickson

A lifelong passion for de Havilland Beavers lead a landlocked raised girl on a journey to become commercial seaplane pilot.   When “Top Gun” characters Maverick and Goose first uttered the words, “I feel the need. The need for speed,” few could have predicted how the line would change lives throughout the world. But the [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

A Flying Orca Ambassador

Did you just stare that the above picture for a while? A flying orca. How cool is that! But, why is Kenmore Air considering this rather extensive paint job? Because, we have one of the most amazing crews. From pilots to front office personnel and mechanics to customer service reps, our staff is comprised of [...]

Wild Orca Presents Polecat August 22

How Can You Help Protect Wild Orcas August 22? One word: DANCE     I’ll never forget the day I picked up a load of passengers from a large resort in Desolation Sound, British Columbia. [After loading the 6-passenger seaplane, I cast off from the dock only to realize that directly before me a pod [...]