The book offers a foreword by Harrison Ford with a picture of Ford in his Kenmore rebuilt Beaver. Authored by Marin Faure, Success on the Step is the incredible and beautifully written story of Kenmore Air, the company founded 55 years ago by Bob Munro. "Only now, instead of a one-plane operation based in a mud hole, they [are] running the most successful seaplane airline in the world."
Flying with Kenmore Air
by C. Marin Faure
Success on the Step is the story
Air, a floatplane operation located in the Pacific Northwest. It's the
story of a unique group of people. They happen to be people who've done
amazing things with seaplanes. Success on the Step is about glacier
and mountain rescues and threading a fascinating variety of seaplanes
This well-written and often
account will keep you on the edge of your chair. It's a great adventure
story and a great way to learn how a start-up company founded on a
budget has become the well-respected leader in the seaplane industry.
Excerpt from the Foreword by Harrison Ford:
"When I started asking who did the best job of restoring old Beavers, I kept getting the same answer. Kenmore Air. So that's where I went, and that's where they showed me this beat up, worn out, war veteran of an airplane they'd hauled out of the salvage yard. I asked them if they could turn it into the best example of a Beaver anyone had ever seen, and they said, 'Just watch us.'
"It didn't take me long to realize I was dealing with a very special company. My plane was doing the phoenix thing out in the shop, rising from the ashes of years of mistreatment and neglect to become a stunning example of the breed. But there's a lot more to Kenmore than resurrecting de Havilland Beavers."
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