Donned my riding apparel and took a quick spin through the city. Well, more like a relaxed ride through the city.
Stopped by Felts Field. Just because.
Clearly, it’s branded “Spokane Airport”.
This is a TLDR. Have a read over the wiki page containing a more complete history of KSFF.
Originally established in 1913 on the south shore of the Spokane River, just East of the City of Spokane. It was named Parkwater Airstrip.
In 1920, it was listed by the Spokane Chamber of Commerce as a municipal flying field.
In 1926, the US Department of Commerce recognized Parkwater as one of the earliest airports in the West.
It was renamed to Felts Field (KSFF) in 1927 in honor of James Felts of the Washington Air National Guard, who was killed in a crash in May, 1927.
Commercial traffic shifted from Felts/Parkwater over to Geiger Field (KGEG), about 10 miles to the West from Felts. Geiger is now called Spokane International Airport.
Today, Felts Field is still used for general aviation and hosts active education and training facilities.