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[…]
New Bend Airport Webcams
With many thanks to airport tenant Silvano Gai, we have access to four recently-installed webcams, with views of the horizon in the four cardinal directions of the compass. Please read the disclaimer at the bottom of the Webcams page.
Airport Master Plan PAC Meeting – Feb. 11
By the end of this year we “Should” have a new Bend Airport Master Plan. It’s well over a year behind schedule, but it’s moving ahead. YOU have one, maybe two more opportunities to be heard, before the plan is final. The next opportunity is the Public Advisor Committee (PAC) meeting Thursday, 2- 4pm. For[…]
Got News? Need Help?
We volunteers are incrementally building our website. One useful page is this “Updates”, which is a chronological blog of news flashes ad other “Posts”. We’re not quite set-up yet for self-service on our website, but our intent is to give you the ability to make a post – like something you think other airport users[…]
Help Wanted! No Pay, No Benefits.
The Friends of Bend Airport is an all-volunteer effort. The more volunteers we have, the more we get done. We have a leadership group, and it’s enough for them to determine the direction. We need worker bees badly, and we have tasks for anyone who is willing to volunteer. Many tasks are small and simple.[…]
Revised T Hangar Rental Agreements – Should You Sign It?
Well, that’s a question that some of you have been asking. The good news is the $2M “Premises Insurance” requirement that was included in the “New” rental agreements that were sent-out this summer has been dropped – thanks to the efforts of a small group of Friends of Bend Airport members that spent many hours[…]
Airport Master Plan Project Update: Call to Action!
What kind of airport should the Bend Airport become – in say 10 years? Towered? Longer runway? A second parallel runway? Fenced-in? Rest rooms? More vehicle parking? More aircraft parking? Right NOW is the time for you to be heard. Well, actually, Feb. 11th, when the public advisory committee (PAC) convenes to discuss these and[…]
Let It Snow
The airport got its first real snow mid-January, and more is to come it seems. The city’s airport web pages provide really good details about how, when and where snow is removed. -And where snow is not removed. You would be well-served to know the details before you assume the snow has been cleared. While[…]
Central Oregon 99s Calendar Now Available For Donations
The Central Oregon High Desert Chapter of the 99s have published their 2021 calendar. See the video below for a preview. They will send you a calendar with a minimum $30 donation. To get your calendar contact Lorraine Martinelli at email@example.com https://wp-foba-assets.s3.us-west-2.amazonaws.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/27201330/calendarvideo.mp4
Mark Your Calendar! Critical Meeting Coming Up That Determines the Future of the Airport
February 11th, 2-4 pm. This is “Public Advisory Committee” meeting # 4. A PAC meeting is an opportunity for YOU to listen and have direct input into the decision-making process of what becomes of the Bend Airport in the coming 10 years. The PAC is a part of the “Public Involvement Process” in the current[…]