This book was almost an immediate sellout when it was first published in 1982 by Ye Galleon Press. Since then, there had been an increasing demand for its re-issuance. For this second edition, Tornado Creek Publications included additional historical information and many new photographs, yet the essential core remains of Jim McGoldrick's original popular account of the formative period of Spokane aviation. At the age of 10, he had already been an impassioned student of aviation and was excitedly waiting at the fairgrounds to greet the famous Charles Lindbergh when he flew into Spokane on September 12, 1927. Following that encounter, aviation would play a major role in Jim McGoldrick's life -- and he in Spokane's aviation history. From that time forward, he came to know firsthand virtually all the important people and events connected with Spokane aviation and would become a major booster of the city's aviation development. The Spokane Aviation Story is an excellent and major contribution to the region's history -- told on a personal level by a man who was there to witness much of it unfold.
Jim McGoldrick also authored: The McGoldrick Lumber Company Story, 1900-1952.