Friends of Bend Airport

For the benefit of all Bend Airport users


Bend Airport Hangar & Business Owners: “Roundtable Discussion”

If you own a hangar and/or operate a business at the Bend Municipal Airport, the value and ownership your hangar may be in jeopardy. We have been receiving reports from tenants and businesses that the city has recently changed its practice with regard to ground lease renewals and extensions.  Specifically, recent inquiries to the city[…]

Making the Bend Airport the Best It Can Be: Going Beyond the Airport Master Plan

The airport master plan addresses some very significant unmet needs, but it falls short of addressing quite a few seemingly lesser unmet needs. Taxi lane pavement, real restrooms and several other long-standing issues simply are not addressed. Why weren’t these items included in the plan, you ask? We’ll it depends – it’s either funding, it’s[…]

No Landfill Near the Airport

A landfill was proposed near the Bend Airport recently.  The FAA isn’t keen on landfills near airports, as they attract birds and present other hazards.  At the February 7 meeting of the Deschutes County Solid Waste Advisory Committee Meeting, (SWAC) voted to remove potential sites within 5-miles of the Bend and Redmond airports from further[…]

Redmond Oregon Seattle Center Airspace Outreach/Pilot Controller Forum

Wednesday, March 15, 2023 at 18:00 Pacific Daylight timeEpic Aircraft, 22550 Nelson Road, Bend, OR 97701 To view further details and registration information for this seminar click here. Air Traffic Management from Seattle Center will present a briefing on the challenges of managing the airspace surrounding the Redmond Airport Class D Airspace.  The focus will[…]

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