Kenmore Air – Seaplane Lure and More

Seattle-based seaplane operator, Kenmore Air, offers floatplane rides to a variety of northwest US locations in its fleet of de Havilland Beavers and Otters. 

I visited Kenmore on 20 May with Flight’s test pilot Mike Gerzanics, to do an operator profile (me) and a flight test on a radial engine-powered DHC-2 Beaver. I also go to take the pictures and video, mostly from a second Beaver flying in parallel Gerzanics, and later, in the back seat with him. The feature will run in the 5 July issue of Flight International magazine (I’ll put the link here later)

Along with flights, tea shirts and other knick knacks, Kenmore will also sell those who can afford it, a substantial portion of a Beaver floatplane – its engine.

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Todd Banks, president of the company, tells me he’s sold 9 of the 400lb tables to date, the most recent to a gentleman from the UK who saw one and had to have it. $16,500 in transactions later, Banks’ people packed one up and shipped it to London. 


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