PHOTOS: Flying high over Spokane in WWII B-17 bomber - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

PHOTOS: Flying high over Spokane in WWII B-17 bomber

Posted: Updated:
SPOKANE, Wash. -

Your chance to take flight in a restored WWII B-17 bomber is happening this weekend at Felts Field. 

The Madras Maiden has landed in Spokane, marking 73 years since the end of WWII. The tour, hosted by The Liberty Foundation, includes a completely restored Boeing B-17, which will be available to the public for flights and tours this weekend at Felts Field. 

We sent our photographer Reed Schmitt on a flight this week. You can get a glimpse of what it was like in the slideshow above (MOBILE USERS CLICK HERE). 

For more information how you can book your flight, CLICK HERE

Previous Coverage: 

2013: SLIDESHOW: KHQ Takes Flight On B-17 Flying Fortress

2014: PHOTOS: WWII B-17 Bomber In Spokane

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • UPDATE: Motorcycle passenger killed in Rathdrum crash identified

    UPDATE: Motorcycle passenger killed in Rathdrum crash identified

    Monday, June 18 2018 1:53 PM EDT2018-06-18 17:53:47 GMT

    RATHDRUM, Idaho - Members of the Kootenai County Sheriff's Office and the Northern Lakes Fire Department responded to a fatal crash in Rathdrum late Saturday morning. A citizen reported that a truck struck a motorcycle carrying two people in the intersection at W. Lancaster Rd. and N. Huetter Rd. 

    >>

    RATHDRUM, Idaho - Members of the Kootenai County Sheriff's Office and the Northern Lakes Fire Department responded to a fatal crash in Rathdrum late Saturday morning. A citizen reported that a truck struck a motorcycle carrying two people in the intersection at W. Lancaster Rd. and N. Huetter Rd. 

    >>
  • Tests confirm mystery animal shot in Montana was a wolf

    Tests confirm mystery animal shot in Montana was a wolf

    Monday, June 18 2018 12:37 PM EDT2018-06-18 16:37:05 GMT
    Image Courtesy KXLO via KFBBImage Courtesy KXLO via KFBB

    HELENA, Mont. - The mystery is over: Montana wildlife officials confirm that an unusual-looking animal shot in central Montana was actually a wolf.    Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks officials initially weren't certain what the creature was when a rancher shot it near Denton in May. They noted the legs, front claws and canine teeth were shorter and its ears bigger than normally seen on wolves. 

    >>

    HELENA, Mont. - The mystery is over: Montana wildlife officials confirm that an unusual-looking animal shot in central Montana was actually a wolf.    Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks officials initially weren't certain what the creature was when a rancher shot it near Denton in May. They noted the legs, front claws and canine teeth were shorter and its ears bigger than normally seen on wolves. 

    >>
  • Victim in domestic violence situation turned house fire speaks out

    Victim in domestic violence situation turned house fire speaks out

    Monday, June 18 2018 6:43 PM EDT2018-06-18 22:43:22 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - It's been a tough 24 hours for the Winant Family.  Kelli Winant says she called police after a situation escalated with she and her boyfriend Saturday after he had been drinking.  "After he beat me pretty good yesterday, he burned our house down,” Kelli Winant Firefighters were at the home in a matter of minutes.

    >>

    SPOKANE, Wash. - It's been a tough 24 hours for the Winant Family.  Kelli Winant says she called police after a situation escalated with she and her boyfriend Saturday after he had been drinking.  "After he beat me pretty good yesterday, he burned our house down,” Kelli Winant Firefighters were at the home in a matter of minutes.

    >>
HD DOPPLER 6i
/
  • Top Stories from KHQHomeMore>>

  • Police investigating fatal shooting near Wellesley and Nevada

    Police investigating fatal shooting near Wellesley and Nevada

    Monday, June 18 2018 8:32 PM EDT2018-06-19 00:32:12 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Police are investigating after a shooting in North Spokane has left one person dead.  Officers responded to a shooting call at Wellesley and Nevada just before 5 p.m. outside of JK Gas and Grocery. Police say they have no suspects at this time and are asking any witnesses to contact them.  One lane of eastbound Wellesley is closed while the investigation continues.

    >>

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Police are investigating after a shooting in North Spokane has left one person dead.  Officers responded to a shooting call at Wellesley and Nevada just before 5 p.m. outside of JK Gas and Grocery. Police say they have no suspects at this time and are asking any witnesses to contact them.  One lane of eastbound Wellesley is closed while the investigation continues.

    >>
  • Audio released of screaming children at border

    Audio released of screaming children at border

    Monday, June 18 2018 8:21 PM EDT2018-06-19 00:21:31 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) - A newly released audio recording that depicts screaming children being taken away from their parents has added to the outrage over the Trump administration policy of separating families at the U.S.-Mexico border.    The recording captures the cries of Spanish-speaking children being processed by U.S. officials.

    >>

    WASHINGTON (AP) - A newly released audio recording that depicts screaming children being taken away from their parents has added to the outrage over the Trump administration policy of separating families at the U.S.-Mexico border.    The recording captures the cries of Spanish-speaking children being processed by U.S. officials.

    >>
  • US preparing new tariffs on Chinese imports

    US preparing new tariffs on Chinese imports

    Monday, June 18 2018 8:03 PM EDT2018-06-19 00:03:13 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump is directing the U.S. Trade Representative to prepare new tariffs on $200 billion in Chinese imports, as the nations move closer to a potential trade war. 

    >>

    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump is directing the U.S. Trade Representative to prepare new tariffs on $200 billion in Chinese imports, as the nations move closer to a potential trade war. 

    >>