aircraft

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 …

Airbuses and 737s return to the Medford airport

Medford, Ore.– For the first time in 15 years, Airbuses and 737s will be returning to the Rogue Valley International-Medford Airport. Beginning in April, Airport Director Bern Case says United Airlines will bring their mainline aircraft to Medford on some daily flights …

Navy plane falls off carrier during landing

(CNN) — The U.S. Navy has released incredible video of an aviation accident aboard the USS Eisenhower. As a Hawkeye radar aircraft comes in for a landing, the arresting cable used to halt the speeding plane snaps — sending the aircraft careening …