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  • UPDATED: Wed., March 11, 2015, 3:51 p.m.

    Preliminary report confirms wrong fuel in Spokane plane crash

    A preliminary report from the National Transportation Safety Board confirms the plane that crashed in downtown Spokane last month was filled with jet fuel before taking off.


  • Plane that crashed in Spokane may have used wrong fuel, report says

    Inspectors who responded to the scene of a single-engine plane crash Sunday were concerned the plane may have been flying with the wrong type of fuel, according to a report …


  • UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 25, 2015, 2:20 p.m.

    Concerns over wrong fuel in plane crash

    Inspectors who responded to the scene of a single-engine plane crash Sunday were concerned the plane may have been flying with the wrong type of fuel, according to a report …


  • Spokane plane crash pilot in critical condition

    The pilot of the single-engine plane that crashed in downtown Spokane was rescued from the cockpit within minutes of officers arriving on scene. But to the Spokane police officers who …


  • Pilot in critical condition after Sunday crash

    The pilot of the single-engine plane that crashed in downtown Spokane was rescued from the cockpit within minutes of officers arriving on scene.


  • Military, aerospace museum seeks home at Felts Field

    A prominent historic hangar at Felts Field that hosted a Veterans Day tribute ceremony Tuesday could become the new home of the Honor Point Military & Aerospace Museum. Tobby Hatley, …


  • Getting There: Felts Field hosting regional fly-in

    Felts Field has been selected as one of six small airports around the U.S. to host one-day regional fly-ins by the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association. Two-hundred or more aircraft …


  • An aviation celebration

    Aircraft fanciers can take in the views from the ground or the air at Felts Field Neighbor Day on Saturday. The event will feature dozens of classic and contemporary aircraft …


  • Warplanes come back to Felts Field

    A historic B-25 bomber flew into Felts Field on Monday in advance of the third annual Felts Field Neighbor Day on Saturday. The B-25, based at Paine Field in Everett, …


  • Fallen Fairchild pilot Tyler Voss honored by pilots, friends

    A sweatshirt and coveralls stained with grease and sweat sit on a work table at Felts Field exactly where Capt. Tyler Voss left them. He bought his Van’s RV-8 kit …


  • FAA to fund Felts Field

    The air traffic control tower at Felts Field will not be closed by budget cuts but will remain open through September, the U.S. Department of Transportation said Friday. The department …


  • ‘Memphis Belle’ on display at Felts Field

    A restored Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress is making Felts Field in east Spokane its base of operations this weekend for free viewing and paid flights. The aircraft is named “Memphis …


  • Getting There: Idaho dust storms snarl traffic, lead to crashes

    Idaho State Police and the Department of Transportation reacted last week to back-to-back dust storms that led to injuries and vehicle damage in the southern part of the state. Officers …


  • Getting There: Cuts will likely bring air travel delays

    U.S. Sen. Patty Murray last week said summer travel delays are likely at the nation’s airports as a result of congressionally ordered budget cuts at the Federal Aviation Administration. FAA …


  • Tower closings put on hold at Felts Field, other airports

    Federal government plans to close Felts Field and 148 other air traffic control towers have been postponed until June 15, the Federal Aviation Administration announced Friday. The cuts could have …


  • Felts Field will lose air traffic controllers

    The Federal Aviation Administration has affirmed a decision earlier this month to close air traffic control operations at Felts Field and other small airports around the country beginning April 7. …


  • Federal cuts could close Felts air traffic tower

    Federal budget cuts that went into effect last week could result in closure of the Felts Field air traffic control tower and elimination of the tower night shift at Spokane …


  • Getting There: Cash-short transit agencies seek help

    Public transit officials in Washington are reaching out to state lawmakers, asking for new funding to help alleviate their troubled finances. Transit agencies in Pierce and Snohomish counties are facing …


  • Getting There: Group aims to build museum at Felts Field

    A nonprofit organization is gearing up for a campaign to create a new military and aerospace museum at Felts Field in northeast Spokane. The Spokane Airport Board recently approved a …


  • Venerable DC-3 on display at Felts Field

    A restored DC-3 is in Spokane today, and the public is invited to Felts Field for a visit. The 1937 vintage plane touched down Thursday afternoon after a short flight …


  • DC-3 lands at Felts Field; goes on display Friday

    A vintage restored DC-3 airplane landed at Felts Field in Spokane this afternoon, and will go on display to the public on Friday.


  • 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 …