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Drone test site could come to Washington

Washington is vying to become one of six test sites for unmanned aircraft called drones. A proposal by a dozen Washington groups calls for the test site to be headquartered …


Authorities investigating Newman Lake helicopter crash

Federal aviation authorities are investigating a helicopter accident that occurred Friday in Newman Lake.


Congress passes bill reauthorizing FAA spending

Approval Monday of legislation to reauthorize spending by the Federal Aviation Administration is expected to bring more than $40 million in investment for Spokane International Airport and Felts Field over …


Senate approves bill to end partial FAA shutdown

The Senate approved legislation today ending a two-week partial shutdown of the Federal Aviation Administration, clearing the way for thousands of employees to return to work and hundreds of airport …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 4, 2011

Reid announces deal to end FAA shutdown

Congress has reached a bipartisan compromise to end the partial shutdown of the Federal Aviation Administration that has left 74,000 transportation and construction workers idled, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid …


Single-engine aircraft that crashed left from Elk airstrip

A single-engine airplane that took off Friday from an airstrip north of Spokane crashed in Western Washington, killing two people aboard, authorities confirmed Saturday. The deceased are believed to be …


Air traffic control tower named for WWII veteran, FAA retiree

There apparently is only one federal air traffic control tower named for anyone, and Spokane has it. By act of Congress, the tower at Spokane International Airport was named for …


FAA bill touted as local job generator

The U.S. Senate’s newly passed bill to modernize airports is being hailed a jobs measure that could create 2,200 jobs in Spokane County over six years. Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., …


Airport control tower naming closer

Spokane International Airport’s control tower would be named for one of the facility’s former controllers, World War II veteran Ray Daves, under a bill that passed the House of Representatives …


Pilot lands plane on Interstate 90

A pilot forced to make an emergency landing on the largely deserted Interstate 90 near Post Falls on Sunday night just missed a roadway bridge and power lines, authorities said …


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.