The Friends of Bend Airport already has an interactive public forum on our website. We’ve tested it. Click here to go to the forums. We’d like to go-live with it, but we’re hesitating. You can help us make it “Live” if you’re willing to be a co-moderator. Forums sometimes have a small element of “Bad[…]
“If You Don’t Measure It, You Won’t Improve It”
Is the Bend Airport a “Fair”, “Good”, or “Great” airport? How do we know? What’s YOUR assessment? It’s been many years since Bend Airport users were surveyed, and there are few measurements of how well the airport serves its users and the community. Should we push to establish key performance indicators? Should we advocate for[…]
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[…]
Bend Airport Master Plan: Final Stages: Do You Know What’s In It?
The Bend Airport Master Plan is in its final stages of becoming complete. Probably around 6 months away. Presently Deschutes County is reviewing it, and it’s almost certain that changes will be made. Then it goes to the Bend City Council for approval, and we expect that to be quick – perhaps this spring or[…]
CJ’s is Closed; New Café Operator Wanted
Sadly, our café operator, CJ’s closed recently. Labor was hard to come by, and there were other considerations. If you know of someone that might be interested in leasing the space for a café, tell them to contact airport manager Tracy Williams email@example.com
Airport Development: What’s Up
There was no shortage of building activity last year, andplenty in-process. Leading Edge Jet Center replaced one of the WWII-era “Quonset” design hangars with a large, new hangar to better serve their patrons. Several privately-owned hangars were constructed, both on the west and east sides of the runway. Most were larger “Box” type hangars A[…]
The 28 Oregon State-Owned Airports: What’s Going On?
The Oregon Dept. of Aviation operates airports all around the state. Can you name any of the ones in Central Oregon? Half the airports are east of the Cascades. ODA, as they’re referred to in Salem, has an oversight board, called the Oregon Aviation Board. The “Board” meets in-person and via Zoom every 2 months,[…]