After planes and public access were grounded due to smoke, wind and COVID-19, Spokane and Kootenai County residents will have a chance to see several historic planes this weekend during a flight to honor first responders and medical professionals.
Executive Director of the Historic Flight Foundation Sheila Geraghty said the museum hoped to highlight how much nurses, EMTs and firefighters had been through during the pandemic, by giving them a chance to fly in historic planes across the region.
There will be three planes from the museum that will take off Saturday and a variety of others from across the region that will join in the aircraft parade. The planes will carry five first responders and medical professionals.
Geraghty said she hopes it will remind people of all the struggles emergency and medical workers have endured during the pandemic, but also will be something positive to look forward to doing.