Stories tagged: felts field
Wed., Oct. 9, 2019, 5 a.m.
Businessman and aviation enthusiast opening flying museum at Felts Field
Thu., Sept. 5, 2019, 5 a.m.
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, 5:19 p.m.
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 …
Fri., July 19, 2019, 12:21 p.m.
A pilot flying a small plane was forced to make an emergency landing on Idaho State Highway 97 on Thursday.
Fri., June 14, 2019
The state was mourning the death of Washington Gov. Ernest Lister, who died of heart disease.
Fri., June 7, 2019, 3:35 p.m.
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, 9:37 a.m.
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, …
Sun., June 2, 2019
Spokane’s Northwest Aircraft Co. made a trial flight of its first airplane at the Parkwater Aviation Field.
Wed., April 24, 2019
Spokane was preparing for the return of World War I soldiers and a “flying circus.”
UPDATED: Wed., April 10, 2019, 4:42 p.m.
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, 8:09 p.m.
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.
Sat., July 7, 2018
With more than 150 members in Spokane, the Experimental Aircraft Association has been at Felts Field since 2001.
Mon., June 11, 2018
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.
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 …
Mon., May 7, 2018, 6 a.m.
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.
Mon., March 19, 2018
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 …
Sun., Dec. 10, 2017, 6 a.m.
A local spice distributor is moving to its third location since its founding four years ago, following year after year growth.
Sat., Dec. 9, 2017, 7 a.m.
Felts Field is getting a new hangar for the private construction of kit airplanes.
Mon., Nov. 6, 2017
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, 9:40 p.m.
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.
Thu., June 15, 2017
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, 9:14 p.m.
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 …
Sun., May 21, 2017
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 …
Mon., Feb. 6, 2017
The unit was one of 29 observation squadrons added to the National Guard between 1921 and 1941.
UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 23, 2017, 5:59 p.m.
Another wife of a pilot who died in a plane crash near Felts Field last year has filed a lawsuit this month against the two companies that built and maintained …
Tue., Dec. 27, 2016, 8:32 a.m.
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.
Mon., Dec. 26, 2016, 9:16 a.m.
The wife of one of the men who died in a plane crash near Felts Field last year has filed a lawsuit against the companies that built and maintained the …
Tue., Nov. 22, 2016, 5:44 p.m.
A report from the National Transportation Safety Board said both the mechanic and pilot of a propellor airplane that crashed into the Spokane River in 2015 failed to notice improperly …
Thu., Sept. 22, 2016, 7:30 p.m.
A historic Ford Tri-Motor landed at Felts Field in Spokane, and was taken to a hangar for its 100-hour routine inspection. But it should be out flying on Saturday and …
Mon., Sept. 19, 2016
A 1928 Ford Tri-Motor aircraft is coming to Felts Field and will be giving excursion rides over Spokane starting Thursday