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100 years ago in Spokane: Airport now called Felts Field announces plan to install electric lights to allow nighttime landings

Developments in Spokane regarding two exciting modern technologies, aviation and radio, were in the news in May 1920.

The Dirt: Spokane Airport Board restoring Nick Mamer Memorial Clock, building new taxi lane

The Spokane Airport Board is moving forward with several improvements to Felts Field that include a building a new taxi lane and hangars as well as restoring the Nick Mamer …

UPDATED: Fri., March 6, 2020

Spokane Airport Board restoring Nick Mamer Memorial Clock, building new taxi lane

The Spokane Airport Board is moving forward with several improvements to Felts Field that include a building a new taxi lane and hangars as well as restoring the Nick Mamer …

Then and Now: Aviation in Spokane

Boosters have long pushed for economic development in the Lilac City, and in the early 20th century that included the booming business of aviation. National races were hosted in the …

Difference Makers 2019: Larry Krauter has seen Spokane International take flight in past 8 years

Larry Krauter was named chief executive officer of the airport in 2011. Since those early days of dealing with decreased service due to the Great Recession, Krauter has made recruiting …

UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 17, 2019

Historic Flight Foundation opens aviation museum at Felts Field

Eight aircraft are on display at the aviation museum that the Historic Flight Foundation opened Tuesday.

Businessman and aviation enthusiast opening flying museum at Felts Field

Businessman and aviation enthusiast opening flying museum at Felts Field

Widow sues Moody Bible Institute over deadly plane crash near Deer Park

A woman is suing the Moody Bible Institute over a plane crash that killed her husband and two other men, alleging the Chicago-based evangelical college failed to maintain the aircraft …

UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 17, 2019

‘It was a big deal’: Antique planes fly from Felts in honor of Spokane Sun God’s 90th anniversary

When Nick Mamer and Art Walker touched down at Felts Field in Spokane Valley on Aug. 20, 1929, they had just set become the first pilots to complete a non-stop …

Pilot flying to Felts Field makes emergency landing on Idaho freeway with no damage to plane

A pilot flying a small plane was forced to make an emergency landing on Idaho State Highway 97 on Thursday.

100 years ago: Washington Gov. Ernest Lister dies after long illness

The state was mourning the death of Washington Gov. Ernest Lister, who died of heart disease.

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 …

UPDATED: Mon., June 3, 2019

100 years ago in Spokane: Labor endorses government ownership of railroads

Government control of railroads was popular in some quarters, including Spokane’s Central Labor Council. The government had assumed control of the rail lines for national security reasons during the war, …

100 years ago in Spokane: Made-in-Spokane biplane takes flight

Spokane’s Northwest Aircraft Co. made a trial flight of its first airplane at the Parkwater Aviation Field.

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: Wed., April 10, 2019

Spokane Valley Heritage Museum exhibit will celebrate legacy of Spokane aviation hero Nick Mamer

The Spokane Valley Heritage Museum is planning a notable exhibit in July featuring documents and photos from the late Spokane aviator Nick Mamer.

UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 7, 2018

Experimental Aircraft Association in lawsuit with airport board over Felts Field eviction

The Experimental Aircraft Association is embroiled in a lawsuit with the Spokane Airport Board, alleging their organization was wrongfully evicted from a hangar at Felts Field.

Organization a thriving ‘support group’ for those building their own aircraft

With more than 150 members in Spokane, the Experimental Aircraft Association has been at Felts Field since 2001.

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

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 …

Getting There: Though long past its heyday, the Felts Field ‘aeroport’ still serves its city’s planes

Just a few years after it was named Felts Field, Spokane’s first municipal airport was bragging about its great and swift business.

Then and Now: Pilot Nick Mamer

Nick Mamer, born in 1898, learned to fly at 18 in San Diego and served in France in the U.S. Army Air Service during WWI. He shot down three enemy …

Growing spice company moves to larger location

A local spice distributor is moving to its third location since its founding four years ago, following year after year growth.

New Felts hangar to house airplane-kit construction interest

Felts Field is getting a new hangar for the private construction of kit airplanes.

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: Fri., July 14, 2017

Small plane crashed in field near Hillyard; pilot sustained only minor injuries

A pilot walked away with only minor injuries Friday after his small two-seat airplane apparently had mechanical problems and crashed in a field just east of Hillyard.

100 years ago in Spokane: Ace aviator narrowly escapes after engine fails, propeller falls off at 1,500 feet

Spokane’s ace aviator, “Deb” Wylie, “raced with death” 1,500 feet above the Parkwater airfield – and won. Wylie’s Curtiss biplane was ascending in big circles over Parkwater (now Felts Field) …

UPDATED: Fri., June 2, 2017

Historic warbirds touch down at Felts Field for Neighbor Day

The Historic Flight Foundation has collected aircraft ranging from early commercial airplanes to WWII warbirds, and five of its aircraft are flying in to Spokane this weekend for Felts Field’s …

100 years ago in Spokane: Pilot suffers only minor injures after plane tumbles 200 feet in crash at Felts Field

Spokane aviator Delbert (Deb) Wylie fell 200 feet and crashed while making an exhibition flight at Parkwater air field (now Felts Field). Wylie had just taken off and had gone …

Then and Now: Spokane’s Felts Field had one of the nation’s first National Guard aviation units

The unit was one of 29 observation squadrons added to the National Guard between 1921 and 1941.