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  • Diners get slice of colorful aviation story at Skyway Cafe

    While going out to breakfast is a typical weekend activity, the Skyway Cafe, 6105 E. Rutter Ave., offers customers a little bit of local history to go with their meal. …


  • Getting There: Fancher Beacon tower taken down

    The historic Fancher Beacon tower that once held a powerful rotating light for early aviation is now gone from atop Beacon Hill in east Spokane. Named after Maj. John T. …


  • Flying fortress at felts

    Bob Zeoli’s father, Alfred Zeoli, was a top turret gunner in a B-17 that went down over France during World War II. On Friday, Bob Zeoli got to ride in …


  • Council approves airway zones

    Spokane city leaders got a mixed message this week from landowners opposing stricter development rules near the Spokane International Airport. On one hand, developers argued for more freedom to build …


  • City plans land-use changes for West Plains

    Spokane officials are crafting new land-use rules for the West Plains in hopes of protecting the future of Spokane International Airport. On Jan. 1, Spokane will annex 10 square miles …


  • Sandpoint aircraft maker and Spokane flight center share training resources

    Sandpoint-based Quest Aircraft has formed a partnership with Spokane Turbine Center, a nonprofit, church-supported training center for mission aviators. Quest will now use Spokane Turbine Center’s million-dollar flight simulator and …


  • Western Aviation to service Felts Field

    A longtime tenant of Felts Field will take over responsibility for fueling planes, and plans to add other services under a contract approved Wednesday by the Spokane International Airport board …


  • Local Stearman pilots win top honors at Illinois contest

    Harold “Buzz” Bryant looked out the window of the Skyway Café at Felts Field on Wednesday and watched his past fly by – twice. Then the four Stearman planes he …


  • Pilot hospitalized after crash at Felts Field

    A pilot was taken to the hospital Tuesday morning after his single-engine plane crash-landed on its belly short of the runway at Felts Field in northeast Spokane. Assistant Fire Chief …


  • Plane crash lands at Felts Field; pilot taken to hospital

    A pilot was taken to the hospital this morning after his plane crash landed at Felts Field in northeast Spokane.


  • In brief: Police nab Felts Field burglary suspect after tip

    A watchful citizen led police to a suspect in a break-in targeting military memorabilia at Felts Field early Thursday. The witness called police about 6:30 a.m. after he saw a …


  • Burglary bust at Felts Field saves Marine memorabilia

    A watchful citizen led police to a suspect in a break-in targeting military memorabilia at Felts Field today.


  • Helicopter broke apart, report says

    The National Transportation Safety Board released its preliminary findings into the investigation of a helicopter that crashed into a Spokane Valley neighborhood this month, killing a student pilot. According to …


  • Probe begins in helicopter crash

    Federal investigators scoured the scene Thursday of a fatal helicopter crash in a backyard in Spokane Valley. Peter N. Hecker, 29, a computer technician employed by the Idaho Department of …


  • Crash victim remembered as ‘excellent pilot’

    A student helicopter pilot who died in a crash Wednesday near Felts Field has been identified as Peter N. Hecker, 29.


  • Student pilot dies when copter goes down in yard

    A student helicopter pilot is dead after the craft he was piloting crashed Wednesday in a residential neighborhood just east of Felts Field. The small helicopter owned by the Inland …


  • Witnesses say helicopter suffered mechanical failure

    A student helicopter pilot is dead after the craft he was piloting crashed Wednesday in a residential neighborhood just east of Felts Field.


  • In brief: Gunman fires shots into apartment

    Police continue to search for a gunman who fired a shot through an apartment wall Saturday in Spokane Valley that struck the metal post of the bed where a 3-year-old …


  • Council relaxes airport zoning

    A divided Spokane Valley City Council agreed Tuesday to relax tough airport zoning restrictions they adopted in 2006 to protect Felts Field. The regulations, based on state guidelines, were the …


  • Council agrees to study airport zoning policies

    The Spokane Valley City Council agreed Tuesday to consider compromising its protective standards for the Felts Field airport. Also, the council finished its review of the proposed Sprague-Appleway Revitalization Plan …


  • ‘Weather girls’ had wartime role

    Discussing the weather is often regarded as a banal conversation starter – a topic to banter about before moving on to more substantial things. But not for Evelyn Conant. When …


  • Role of ‘Weather girls’ grew in wartime

    Discussing the weather is often regarded as a banal conversation starter – a topic to banter about before moving on to more substantial things. But not for Evelyn Conant. When …


  • In brief: Passengers, freight both down at airport

    Spokane International Airport reported a sharp drop in business last month over December 2007. Slightly more than 126,000 passenger boardings were recorded in December, about 22,000 fewer than a year …


  • For kids, sky’s the limit

    Imagine soaring in a small aircraft – ascending to an altitude of up to 2,000 feet and experiencing a bird’s-eye view of Spokane. For some kids, dreams of flight can …

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