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100 years ago in Spokane: Noodle cafe owner takes sightseeing flight; vaudeville theater reopens

Sightseeing trips via airplane were all the rage in Spokane, and one of the latest passengers was Wong Bong, the Chinese owner of a Riverside Avenue noodle cafe.


Felts Field open house event to feature World War II bombers

Visitors will have the opportunity to see rare vintage aircraft up close, including a B-25 Mitchell and a TBM Avenger – two American bombers introduced and flown during World War …


Orders for U.S. durable goods fall for 2nd straight month

Orders for long-lasting U.S. factory goods declined for the second straight month in May, as demand for cars, metal products and aircraft fell.


Major projects, development planned for Felts Field

Felts Field is preparing for growth with several projects in the works that include relocating a fuel facility, adding a gateway feature to the airport’s entrance and constructing a new …


UPDATED: Sat., June 2, 2018, 8 p.m.

Vintage warbirds impress at eighth annual Neighbor Day at Felts Field

A P-51B Mustang – one with seven World World II victories over Nazi Germany and 750 combat hours - shot up and around the clear and sunny skies, right above …


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 27, 2018, 5:39 p.m.

Trump reaches deal with Boeing on new presidential planes

President Donald Trump has reached an informal deal with Boeing to provide the next generation of presidential aircraft, the White House says.


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 17, 2017, 2:01 p.m.

Navy says it will hold Whidbey Island aircrew accountable for tracing giant phallus over Okanogan County

Okanogan residents told The Spokesman-Review that they saw the male genitalia deliberately being drawn in the skies above their town by a jet around noon on Thursday.


Then and Now: Felts Field

Spokane’s Felts Field is one of the oldest municipal, federally recognized airports. The historic airport also played a key role in the development of scheduled passenger service across the country.


UPDATED: Tue., July 18, 2017, 4:59 p.m.

Councilman Fagan urges Spokane residents to make up their own minds on chemtrails

The council’s lone consistently conservative voice said Tuesday he’s not ready to close the book on a theory that has been deemed conspiratorial, that jet engines release potentially hazardous chemicals …


Oregon museum displays WWII models built 75 years ago

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – Through a seemingly endless parade of books, movies, documentaries, archival footage and photographs, World War II and its impact still seem so accessible even though its …


UPDATED: Thu., June 1, 2017, 5:31 p.m.

Boeing puts 737 up against small business jets for $6.9B defense contract

SEATTLE – For a vital aircraft that will fly above distant battlefields, the Air Force will choose between Goliath and two Davids.


UPDATED: Wed., May 31, 2017, 9:48 p.m.

Canada’s defense minister threatens Boeing deal in speech

Canada’s defense minister is repeating a threat to cancel the purchase of 18 fighter jets from Boeing Co. because of the company’s trade complaint against Canadian plane maker Bombardier.


UPDATED: Sun., May 21, 2017, 8:43 p.m.

Landing gear issue forces controlled landing at Coeur d’Alene Airport

An apparent landing gear issue forced a plane to make a controlled landing at Coeur d’Alene Airport Sunday afternoon, according to the Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office.


UPDATED: Thu., March 2, 2017, 5:48 p.m.

Boeing cutting 1,800 Seattle-area factory, engineering jobs

Boeing is shrinking its Seattle-area workforce by at least 1,800 jobs this year as the company streamlines operations in a brutally competitive commercial-aircraft market.


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 10, 2017, 11:40 a.m.

U.S., Chinese aircraft in ‘unsafe’ encounter over S. China Sea

A Chinese early warning aircraft and a U.S. Navy patrol plane had an “unsafe” encounter over the South China Sea this week, the U.S. Pacific Command said Friday, in the …


Trump said to meet Boeing chief again over Air Force One

Boeing Chief Executive Officer Dennis Muilenburg will meet for the second time since the election with President-elect Donald Trump on Tuesday to discuss his company’s contract to build the next-generation …


Boeing books $3.8 billion order for 737 MAX jets from GE leasing unit

Boeing booked a big 737 MAX order worth an estimated $3.8 billion from the aircraft leasing arm of GE during the holiday break.


Pilot OK after landing without wheels deployed at Felts Field

A small plane crash-landed at Felts Field early Tuesday, causing damage to the propeller and underside of the aircraft but leaving the pilot uninjured.


Fijian man found guilty of trying to sell devices to China

A jury has found a Fijian man guilty of coming to the U.S. to buy devices used in aircraft, satellites and missiles so he could sell them to China, in …


U.S. military Osprey crash-lands off Okinawa, no fatalities

A U.S. military Osprey aircraft has crash-landed off Japan’s southern island of Okinawa, but its five crew members were safely rescued.


Officials: US OKs Airbus sale of 100-plus planes to Iran

Officials say the Obama administration has green-lighted the sale of more than 100 Airbus planes to Iran.


House votes to prohibit sale of commercial aircraft to Iran

The Republican-led House has voted convincingly to approve legislation that would bar the sale of commercial passenger aircraft to Iran.


Suicidal Germanwings pilot had struggled in U.S. flight school

The German pilot who deliberately flew his airliner into a mountainside last year had struggled with learning to fly and had failed a key test of his skills during training …


World’s largest aircraft damaged on 2nd test flight

The developer of the world’s largest aircraft says the blimp-shaped airship sustained damage after it made a bumpy landing Wednesday on its second test flight in eastern England.


U.S. sending commandos, combat aircraft to Philippines

In a military buildup certain to inflame tensions with China, the United States said Thursday it will send troops and combat aircraft to the Philippines for regular, more frequent rotations, …


FBI cracking down on lasers pointed at planes

The FBI is offering a reward of up to $10,000 for information that leads to the arrest of anyone who aims a laser at an aircraft.


Police: N. Idaho man tried to steal corporate jet

A northern Idaho man who police say tried to steal a $20 million corporate jet to fly it across the country to visit his ailing father in Massachusetts has been …


SKorea rejects Boeing in warplane purchase project

SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea says it has rejected Boeing Co.’s bid to build and supply 60 new fighter jets — even though it was the sole contender in …


At least 1 dead after Idaho midair collision

BOISE — Two small planes collided in midair in central Idaho Friday, killing at least one person. The Federal Aviation Administration reports a single-engine Piper Tri-Pacer and a twin-engine Beechcraft …


Air India halts flights of Boeing 787 aircraft

NEW DELHI — Air India grounded its fleet of six Boeing 787 aircraft today under orders from Indian aviation authorities after the jets were forced to halt flights in Japan …