A week in history Aug. 13 - 19

On Aug. 15, 1929 the Spokane Sun God departed Felts Field and performed numerous mission firsts over the course of five days. Nick Mamer, also known as “Mr. Spokane Aviation,” and Art Walker, flew their Buhl CA-6 aircraft for approximately 120 hours. Their route took them from Spokane to San Francisco to New York and back to Spokane setting a world record for the longest non-stop flight of 7,200 lineal miles. From headwinds over Wyoming to bad weather over Pennsylvania, engine issues to forest fires; the pilots faced many obstacles during the course of their flight. However, despite all the obstacles, they successfully landed back at Felts Field at about 6 p.m. on Aug. 20, 1929. (Courtesy Photo)

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