Plane Enthusiasts Compete at Airport

EUGENE, Ore. — It’s a competition of airplane speed and agility, but the pilots are all on the ground. About 100 participants are gathered at the Eugene Airport this weekend for the 43rd annual Northwest Control-Line Regionals. The pilots tested their model planes in a number of competitions, from racing and dog fighting to precision … Continue reading »

B-17 Bomber on Display

EUGENE, Ore. — A piece of World War II history is spending the weekend at the Eugene Airport. One of the remaining 13 active B-17 bombers in the country, the Aluminum Overcast, arrived in Eugene Friday is on display on the tarmac and in the air. “I come every time a B-17 comes to town. … Continue reading »

B-17 Bomber to Visit Eugene

EUGENE, Ore. — Look up in the sky this weekend, and you may get a glimpse of World War II history. The B-17 Bomber Aluminum Overcast is set to arrive Friday. It’s one of only 13 fortresses still flying. This war bird travels the U.S. letting people see and experience American history. Ground tours are … Continue reading »

Frontier Airlines Takes Flight in Eugene

EUGENE, Ore. — Frontier Airlines’ first flight out of Eugene is about to take flight. Two pilots, originally from the Eugene area, will fly be flying in Thursday. And then, Thursday afternoon the 138-seat Airbus 319 will depart on its inaugural flight from Eugene to Denver. Frontier Airlines will offer the non-stop service three times … Continue reading »

Eugene Airport Turns 70 Years Old

EUGENE, Ore. — The Eugene Airport celebrated a major milestone Wednesday: 70 years of commercial flights. United Airlines was the first scheduled flight back in 1943. The airport kicked off its celebration Wednesday morning with cake and a live band. The director says Eugene’s airport is a vital part of the community. “It’s great. It’s … Continue reading »

Airport Celebrates 70 Years of Service

EUGENE, Ore. — The Eugene Airport is celebrating a major milestone Wednesday: 70 years of commercial air service. United Airlines started offering flights out of Eugene on May 1, 1943. Service has changed a lot in that time and now offers six airlines–its most ever. The airport’s celebrating in several ways. Click here for a … Continue reading »

FAA Furloughs May Cause Delays

EUGENE, Ore. — Sequestration, the government-approved budget cuts, forced the FAA to furlough a tenth of its air traffic controllers. The FAA warns as many as 6,700 flights could be delayed every day because there aren’t enough eyes to watch them all. The cuts make it more difficult for travelers at larger airports; but at … Continue reading »

Travelers Notice Increased Security

EUGENE, Ore. — Runners flying back home across the country are experiencing a lot more airport security. Travelers who landed in Eugene Tuesday told KEZI 9 News that security in some airports was more attentive than usual. They say TSA agents seemed like they were on edge and there were long delays getting through security. … Continue reading »

American Airlines Coming to Eugene

EUGENE, Ore. — American Airlines will join the five other airlines offering flights from the Eugene Airport in June. Airport managers said the new flights will mean approximately 11,000 people departing from the airport each week. Since the airport is adding these flights, passengers won’t be seeing any empty ticket counters at the Eugene Airport. … Continue reading »

Airport Busy with Spring Break Travelers

EUGENE, Ore. — This Friday was the last day of class before spring break for many local schools, but some people got a head start on traveling out of the Eugene Airport. It was also one of the busiest days of the year at the airport. And due to new flights offered at the airport, … Continue reading »

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