Airport Celebrates Solar Success

MEDFORD, Ore. — The Rogue Valley International Medford Airport is celebrating its soaring solar success. The second phase of its solar project is finally done.  Three new solar panels have been installed in the parking lot, and it’s preparing to unveil a new solar design. Part two of the airport solar project included building three … Continue reading »

Security Guards on Duty at Airport

MEDFORD, Ore. — Security guards are now on duty instead of police at the Rogue Valley International Medford Airport. The airport has used the Medford Police Department for six years, but making this switch is saving the airport a little over $150,000. The new security guards began on Sunday. They are from Rams Specialized Security … Continue reading »

Small Plane Suffers Engine Trouble

MEDFORD, Ore. — Local emergency crews crowded the runway at the Rogue Valley International Medford Airport on Friday afternoon. Two people on a small plane had to make an unexpected landing around 2 p.m. Responders say the plane was having engine trouble and was low on fuel. No one was injured in the incident and … Continue reading »

Smoke Forces Emergency Landing

MEDFORD, Ore. – A SkyWest Airlines flight out of Medford was forced to make an emergency landing shortly after takeoff when smoke began to fill the cabin. Airport officials say SkyWest Flight 4674 took off from Medford at 6:13 a.m. en route to Salt Lake City. About 10 minutes into the flight, passengers began to … Continue reading »

Emergency Training at Medford Airport

MEDFORD, Ore. — Nearly two dozen agencies are teamed up on Thursday to make sure they’re prepared to respond to air emergencies. The Rogue Valley International Medford Airport held a live drill for emergency responders. It simulated an airplane incident resulting in injured passengers. The airport tower operator called in the simulated crash and that’s … Continue reading »

Airport Watches for Furlough Delays

MEDFORD, Ore. – There are no air traffic controllers being furloughed at the Rogue Valley International Medford Airport, but that doesn’t mean there won’t be delays. Airport Director Bern Case said he is keeping a close eye on hubs that connect to Medford, including Seattle, Portland, San Francisco and Los Angeles. Case said if furloughs at those … Continue reading »

Fog Seeding At Medford Airport

MEDFORD, Ore. — The freezing fog is making it difficult for planes to take off. A solution to clear it out is now causing problems for drivers. People from Eagle Point to Ashland experienced snow fall Thursday morning, but it was all man-made. Airport officials are fog seeding at the Rogue Valley International-Medford Airport. Out … Continue reading »

Medford Airport Seeding Fog

MEDFORD, Ore. — A sheet of snow covered north Medford on Wednesday morning, but it wasn’t from Mother Nature. The man-made snow started falling around 9 a.m. as the Rogue Valley International Medford Airport started its first round of fog seeding. For areas around the airport that meant snow. The Medford airport says it was … Continue reading »

High Wind Warning For Medford Airport

MEDFORD, Ore. – The busiest travel day of the year is right around the corner and the weather is threatening to put a damper on those plans, but despite the strong winds travel at the Medford Airport is going on as planned. On Monday morning, the National Weather Service put out a high wind warning … Continue reading »

Medford Airport Changes Security

MEDFORD, Ore. — Security is switching up at the Rogue Valley International-Medford Airport. Medford Police officers are no longer going to be the main security system airport officials plan to hire private security guards instead. Airport Director Bern Case said lack of funding is the blame. The Transportation Security Administration helped pay for officers to … Continue reading »

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