Kenmore Air Harbor

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For the seaplane base on Lake Union in Seattle (FAA: W55), see Kenmore Air Harbor Seaplane Base.
Kenmore Air
IATA: KEHICAO: noneFAA LID: S60
Summary
Airport type Public
Owner Gregg Munro
Serves Kenmore, Washington
Location Lake Washington
Elevation AMSL 14 ft / 4 m
Coordinates 47°45′17″N 122°15′33″W / 47.75472°N 122.25917°W / 47.75472; -122.25917
Website www.KenmoreAir.com
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
16/34 10,000 3,048 Water
18/36 3,000 914 Water
Statistics (2007)
Aircraft operations 48,300
Based aircraft 60
Source: FAA,[1] WSDOT[2]

Kenmore Air[2] (IATA: KEHFAA LID: S60) is a public-use seaplane base located one nautical mile (1.85 km) south of the central business district of Kenmore, a city in King County, Washington, United States.[1] It is situated on the northern end of Lake Washington.[2]

History[edit]

Kenmore Air was founded in 1946 by three high school friends, reunited after World War II. With one airplane, and a single hangar near a swamp at the North end of Lake Washington (Seattle), Bob Munro, Reg Collins, and Jack Mines gave birth to what was to become the largest and most respected seaplane airline in the world. In 2003 Kenmore Air started an all weather wheel plane passenger and cargo service (Kenmore Air Express) based out of the Boeing Field airport. This new services adds reliable all weather day/night flights to several Puget Sound destinations and also Campbell River BC.

Facilities and aircraft[edit]

Kenmore Air covers an area of 5 acres (2.0 ha) at an elevation of 14 feet (4 m) above mean sea level. It has two seaplane landing areas: 16/34 is 10,000 by 1,000 feet (3,048 x 305 m) and 18/36 is 3,000 by 1,000 feet (914 x 305 m).[1]

For the 12-month period ending December 31, 2007, the airport had 48,300 aircraft operations, an average of 132 per day: 83% air taxi and 17% general aviation. At that time there were 60 single-engine aircraft based at this airport.[1]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Kenmore Air[3] Lopez Island, Orcas Island, San Juan Island, Victoria, Saanich Peninsula, Nanaimo, Campbell River, Big Bay Area, Sunshine Coast and NE Vancouver Island

Media appearances[edit]

Kenmore Air is the base for the "San Juan Island Run" mission supplied with Microsoft Flight Simulator X.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d FAA Airport Master Record for S60 (Form 5010 PDF). Federal Aviation Administration. Effective 11 February 2010.
  2. ^ a b c Kenmore Air Harbor, City: Kenmore (Lake Washington), ID: S60 at Washington State DOT Airport Directory
  3. ^ Kenmore Air: Schedules

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