aircraft

Large aircraft lands at Medford Airport

MEDFORD, Ore. —  A very large commercial plane has made a stop at Rogue Valley International Medford Airport. Chris Schuldt, Vice President, Marketing & Aviation Center of Excellence at Erickson Incorporated confirmed with NBC5 News the large aircraft was an Antonov AN 124.  …

Mercy Flights buys new emergency aircraft

MEDFORD, Ore. —  For the first time in 70 years, Mercy Flights has purchased brand new aircraft to assist in its rescue operations. The company, which was established as a non-profit air ambulance in 1949, purchased two planes to accommodate the growing …

747 SuperTanker deployed to Klamathon Fire

HORNBROOK, Calif. – The largest firefighting aircraft in the world was recently deployed to fight the Klamathon Fire. On July 7, Global SuperTanker’s B747-446 was called upon by the California Department of Forestry (CAL FIRE) to help fight the fire, which at …

747 supertanker helps fight northern California wildfire

Sacramento, Calif. – After recently gaining approval to fly in the U.S., the world’s largest firefighting tanker was deployed in northern California. Colorado-based Global SuperTanker’s B747-446 was called upon by the California Department of Forestry to fight the Ponderosa Fire burning 10 …

Water bombers skim Lost Creek Lake

Lost Creek Lake, Ore. – In under 16-seconds, 1,600 gallons of water is scooped from Lost Creek Lake, bound for a fire burning near Crater Lake. The feat is made possible due to a highly specialized aircraft known by most as the …