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Businessman and aviation enthusiast opening flying museum at Felts Field

Businessman and aviation enthusiast opening flying museum at Felts Field

100 years ago near Kettle Falls: Man whose wife drowned in Columbia River joins search for body

Dr. J.B. Crain of Pasco put on diving gear and personally assisted in the search for the body of his wife, who drowned in a ferry accident on the Columbia …

Hauser Lake man honored for a blemish-free half-century as a pilot, mechanic

Earl Hauser, a longtime Hauser Lake pilot, was honored with a pair of awards for 50 blemish-free years as an active pilot and an aircraft mechanic, a combination of experience …

UPDATED: Sun., May 5, 2019, 7:58 p.m.

Boeing didn’t tell airlines that safety alert wasn’t on

Boeing did not tell pilots and airlines that a safety alert on its 737 Max 8 jets was not working until after one of the planes crashed in Indonesia last …

100 years ago in Spokane: City prepares for flying circus and returning World War I soldiers

Spokane was preparing for the return of World War I soldiers and a “flying circus.”

UPDATED: Fri., April 19, 2019, 7:51 p.m.

Two planes flying into GEG report being targeted by laser pointers Thursday night

Two pilots flying into Spokane reported their planes were targeted by a laser pointer Thursday night.

UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 12:25 p.m.

100 years ago in Spokane: American aviator describes his duties chasing German zeppelins in World War I

“Flying over England at night and chasing German zeppelins until they were well off home territory, then scouting around through the darkness to see if there were any left, sure …

Spokane International sees record number of passengers in 2018

More Spokane travelers are taking flight from Spokane than ever, according to Spokane International Airport, which is reporting a 12.6 percent increase in passenger activity in 2018, with passengers totaling …

UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 21, 2019, 9:47 p.m.

Spokane airport security not affected by TSA sickouts, airport says

Spokane International Airport reported business as usual, despite a record number of TSA screener sickouts nationally, stemming from the partial government shutdown which began a month ago.

What air travelers should know about the government shutdown

The partial government shutdown is starting to affect air travel.

After air accidents, survivors grapple with flying again

Survivors of air accidents often proclaim that their survival was a miracle. But what follows is another kind of miracle: Many survivors manage to get past the horror and onto …

Want to avoid the flu while flying? Try a window seat

Worried about catching a cold or the flu on an airplane? Get a window seat, and don’t leave it until the flight is over.

Paine Field getting $12 million grant to relocate taxiway

Paine Field in Everett is receiving a $12 million federal infrastructure grant.

Woman killed by jet-engine blast at popular Caribbean tourist attraction

A tourist on the Caribbean island country of St. Maarten was killed Wednesday after a blast from a jet that was taking off nearby knocked her down, police said.

Valley skies to roar with vintage engines

The Fourth of July sky will be filled with antique aircraft as the Radials N’ Rivers Fly-in 2017 comes to the Lewiston-Clarkston Valley, featuring planes from the Golden Age of …

UPDATED: Wed., March 29, 2017, 10:56 p.m.

Washington state granted REAL ID compliance extension

With a deadline looming that could affect Washington residents’ ability to fly domestically, the state has been granted a temporary extension from the enforcement of federal requirements for state driver’s …

Planes clip wings while taxiing at Phoenix airport

Two planes clipped wings while taxiing at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, delaying passengers but causing no injuries.

Boeing sees more airliner deliveries, lower defense revenue

Boeing Co. beat Wall Street expectations for fourth-quarter profit despite a slump in revenue from its defense business. The company forecast Wednesday that deliveries of commercial airplanes will rise slightly …

Jet-buying binge nears end as Boeing, Airbus brace for slowdown

The unprecedented jetliner shopping spree that’s spanned more than a decade is drawing to a close.

More Boeing job cuts ahead in the new year

After a year in which Boeing relentlessly slashed costs and cut its employment in Washington state by more than 8 percent, there’s more of the same to come in the …

U.S. grants Airbus first chance to sell airplanes to Iran

Airbus on Wednesday became the first airplane manufacturer to get U.S. government permission to sell aircraft to Iran following last year’s nuclear accord, getting final approval for a 17-plane sale …

Getting There: ‘Tin Goose’ to fly over Spokane this week

A 1928 Ford Tri-Motor aircraft is coming to Felts Field and will be giving excursion rides over Spokane starting Thursday

Boeing lands major deals at Farnborough International Airshow for new planes

EgyptAir is buying nine Boeing 737-800 airplanes, in a deal that has a list value of at $864 million.

Amazon leases 20 jets to build out logistics network

Amazon is taking to the skies. The e-commerce powerhouse has finalized an agreement to lease 20 Boeing jets from Air Transport Services Group Inc. as it builds out its U.S. …

Jim Kershner’s this day in history

From our archives, 100 years ago Stunt aviator De Lloyd Thompson repaired his damaged biplane, took off from the spot where it crashed the day before, and thrilled a crowd …

Deer Park pilot flies to National Championship Air Races

Each September, tens of thousands of spectators flock to Nevada to watch precision pilots chase one another around pylons rising 50 feet off the desert floor. Matt Burrows made his …

Longtime aerial sprayer applies expertise to Palouse farmland

OAKESDALE, Wash. – If ag pilots must endure public misconceptions about their craft – and they do – Hollywood may be partly to blame. Who could forget that iconic scene …

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 …

Pioneer family member dies at 95

James Patrick McGoldrick II – successful businessman, aviation leader and collector – died last week at age 95 in one of the boats he kept at his Pend Oreille River …

Flying the friendly skies requires patience, sanity

I’ve always said I would never be a homebuilder for all the money in the world, as people are just too hard to satisfy and expectations are way out of …