As Kenmore Air’s first, full-time female pilot certified to fly the entire fleet, Michelle Cowan gets some curious looks from passengers. But she simply smiles and says, “The stripes don’t mean flight attendant.”
It’s said, one of the secrets to happiness is making your vocation your avocation. For Ken VanWinkle, Director of Operations and Pilot at Kenmore Air Express, this couldn’t be truer. Flying is more than Ken’s job – it’s his passion.
Jenn McBeth has a dazzling smile, witty personality and a passion for learning. She’s also not afraid of a little grease and a lot of hard work. Which is good because as an aviation mechanic she sometimes has to do just that.
It is little wonder Tristan Blair joined the Kenmore Air family. His dad, Chris, has been flying with Kenmore Air since before he was born. A love for planes was practically imprinted on Tristan's DNA.
Kenmore Air’s upholstery shop sits just above the mailroom. It’s 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.