Born and raised in Ketchikan, Steve Kamm starting flying commercially here in Ketchikan in 1988 and has logged over 25,000 hours. His 33 years of commercial flight experience includes charters and scheduled service all over Southeast Alaska- hunting trips, lake trips, Misty Fjords tours & bear tours. Aircraft flown includes Dehavilland Otter, C-206, DeHavilland Beavers, Otters and twin Otters. Steve still shares a passion for flying in this area and living in Ketchikan. This Alaska based business was founded on experience and knowledge that dates back through generations of seaplane and floatplane adventures.  Seawind Aviation has been a top rated tour operator since inception and we invite you to experience the difference of our airline in Ketchikan. Owner and pilot, Steve Kamm and his crew of pilots, have over 50 years of flying experience in Southeast Alaska. Unlike the larger operations, we don’t have seasonal pilots that migrate up to Ketchikan Alaska in the summer with little experience or are getting first time experience flying in the Southeast panhandle.



Meet Our People

Steve Kamm Director of Operations and Co-Owner

Owner Steve Kamm was born and raised in Ketchikan Alaska and offers more than 33 years of commercial flying experience. After flying for the largest Air Taxi in Southeast Alaska, Steve was able to log more than 25,000 hours of commercial flight time in the area. Steve is a second-generation Alaskan pilot who gets his love of flying from his father, Cliff Kamm. His father logged approximately 40 years of local flying in both commercial seaplanes and helicopters. Steve’s great-grandfather, E.C. Phillips came to Ketchikan in 1926 from Grimsby, England. He worked on the Ketchikan cold storage dock before founding his own fish processing plant to serve local fisherman – E.C. Phillips and Son was established in 1950. E.C. Phillips and Son, like Seawind Aviation, is still going strong today.
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Anthony Minnillo  Chief Pilot

Was born and raised in Thorne Bay, Alaska located on Prince of Wales Island not too far out of Ketchikan. Anthony grew up learning to fish and hunt. His passion is flying hunting and flying floatplanes. Anthony also flies a jet for a medevac company out of Ketchikan. He is married and has two beautiful daughters.

Eric Dippold Commercial Pilot

Grew up in the Midwest and served in the Military before going to flight school. He obtained his pilot’s license out of Arizona and moved to Ketchikan 16 years ago to fly float planes. He is also an A&P mechanic. His passions are fly fishing, sailing and spending time with his family.

Lesley Kamm Ground Operations Manager and Co-Owner

Lesley runs SeaWind Aviation’s ground operations, reservations and marketing. She is also the wife to Steve Kamm and mother to three young girls – Kendall, Shelby and Stevie. Lesley coordinates all of Seawind Aviation tours, including the pick-up and drop-offs at the Ketchikan Visitors Information Center. You just might be lucky enough to have her pick you up! All pickups are in front of Ketchikan’s “Liquid Sunshine Gauge” located on the cruise ship dock near the Ketchikan Visitor’s Bureau, or your hotel.

Drew O’Kane Bear Guide

Drew O’Kane is a Native of Colorado and its beautiful Rocky Mountains. A descendant of gold rush homesteaders from the 1880s, Drew grew up with the great privilege of access to the family’s 20K acre ranch where he was able to adventure upon horseback among the rich wildlife high in the Rockies. It was there that Drew developed his great love and deep passion for nature and wildlife. As one of Ketchikan’s Senior Bear Guides, Drew’s experience and bear knowledge are showcased in his “education & preservation” approach to guiding. Drew is known for his witty humor and his infamous “Alaska Bear Dance” that seems to bring bears out of the woodwork — but only if YOU dance too!

Jill Lindgren Customer Relations Manager

Jill moved to Ketchikan over 40 years ago and has worked in the Ketchikan Aviation community for over 15 years. She helps Seawind with online and telephone reservations and scheduling. Jill is very cheerful and always positive. She loves visiting with our customers and sharing stories, as well as offering suggestions on other things to do after their flight with us.

Kendall Kamm Customer Service and Ground Support

Kendall was born and raised in Ketchikan. She has been raised around our Aviation business and has enjoyed working the last few years at Seawind learning the ropes but mostly enjoying working on the dock assisting the pilots, and hopping on flights with her dad.

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