Entries by Mikaela Judd


Kenmore Air Chief Pilot Chuck Perry

May 26, 2016 Mikaela Cowles A need for uninhibited travel plans propelled Chuck Perry to earn his pilot’s licenses. Little did he know, his weekend hobby would lead to a second career. In the 80s and 90s, Chuck lived and worked in Ketchikan. Today, the town is a popular stop for many cruise lines. Back […]

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Apr 26, 2016 Mikaela Cowles It wasn’t the first seaplane Kenmore Air ever purchased. It wasn’t even the first de Havilland Beaver. But Six-Six-Zulu is definitely the best-loved member of Kenmore’s fleet. A fixed wing single-engine beauty, she came off the line in 1953. Her early years were spent with the United States Air Force. […]


Kenmore Air Pilot Anna Gullickson

Apr 21, 2016 A lifelong passion for de Havilland Beavers led 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. […]


Wills brothers handle plane from engine to cockpit

Apr 10, 2016 Mikaela Cowles From the engine to the cockpit, the Wills brothers have their hands on the entire 10-passenger de Havilland Otter. Originally from the Pacific Northwest, Sam and Jason Wills grew up just a hop, skip, and jump from Kenmore Air. When it came time to get a job, both men earned […]


Celebrate Mom with a Tasty Adventure

Apr 4, 2016 Mikaela Cowles Show your mom just how much you love her with a seaplane adventure she’ll remember for a lifetime. Sure, a box of chocolates or a new sweater will do in a pinch. But, when you really want to show mom how much she matters, nothing fits the bill quite like […]


Inside the Upholstery Shop with Clarence Kappes

Mar 11, 2016 Mikaela Cowles Kenmore Air’s upholstery shop sits just above the mailroom. Its non-descript entrance rests at the top of a narrow stairway. Most people give the nearly windowless space nary a glance, let alone have a clue as to the artistry that goes on inside. Beyond the threshold lies a veritable maze […]