By Odnod McDondo (9 February 2007)
Kenmore Air is located on the north shore of Lake Washington near the town of Kenmore. A more beautiful setting for this book could not be found. This nation's Northwest is without a doubt one of the most scenic sites in the world and surely the reason for the publication of MegaScenery - Pacific Northwest USA for use with Microsoft's FS2004.
While enjoying Kenmore's history I realized that some of the places Mr. Munro flew into and out of must certainly exist in MegaScenery's program. I spent a while with an atlas and Pacific Northwest USA finding a small, shallow lake in the Cascade Mountains (South Cascade Lake, N48° 22.262, W121° 4.274 at 5300 feet) where a research station was supplied by Mr. Munro using the DH2 Beaver. The next revelation was that almost all of the aircraft flown by Bob Munro and company are available within FS2004, FSX or from FlightSim.Com.
Following Faure's description of the route and a bit of floundering around on my own I soon found the lake on South Cascade Glacier serviced by Kenmore Air. Munro's approach path was followed to the best of my abilities. Needless to mention on the first approach, and many subsequent approaches, the Beaver's floats were left on a neighboring pile of rocks. Other approaches were more satisfactory.
There is a chapter near the book's end about Kenmore aircraft landing on a glacier near Mount Olympus on Washington's Olympic Peninsula. Rest assured I'll soon be firing up a Beaver (in Kenmore's colors) and flying that adventure as well...