Jackson County Airport Authority
1000 Terminal Loop Parkway
Medford, Oregon 97504
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September 30, 2023
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The History of Aviation in Rogue Valley

Welcome to the Rogue Valley International-Medford Airport, Oregon! We are very proud of this facility and this web site. As you read this information we hope that you will enjoy learning more about the long and fascinating heritage of our airport. The rich history of the Medford Airport is too precious to lose. The numerous people who have worked at the airport over the years have been dedicated members of the community and deserve to have their history and accomplishments remembered.

The airport has benefited the citizens of this valley in one way or another for many years.

Jerry Brienza


History has shaped us to what we are today, and will help us be the airport of tomorrow; and the best way to predict our future is to create it.  Thank you to those in the Greater Rogue Valley for your years of support.  We pledge to you our dedication to make MFR the premier air transportation facility on the West Coast. 

Jerry Brienza, Airport Director - Nov. 2017 - Dec. 2022 

To view the  book "Rogue Valley International-Medford Airport History Part II 1996-2017" by Susan J. Mathistad, click on the link below.  Included in the book is the original "The History of the Rogue Valley International - Medford " by Hattie B. Becker, which covers the airport history from the 1920's through 1995.

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