Friends of Bend Airport

For the benefit of all Bend Airport users


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[…]

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[…]

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

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[…]

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