Chapter 1345

Bend, OR

Welcome to EAA Bend Chapter 1345 High Desert Flyers

Ford Tri-Motor Event Made History in Bend!

May 9-12, 2019, we hosted the historic Ford Tri-Motor and an aviation extravaganza. Thousands of people came out to the airport and hundreds took a ride on the first commercial airline. EAA Chapter 1345 was proud to host the Ford Tri-Motor.  Learn more about the event here!


Chapter Shirts for Sale

Chapter polo shirts with embroidered logo available now. Shirts are cotton, and wash up well. $25 each. Email to order a shirt - give him your size in the email.



Join us for our newest building project - a Glastar!

Just email the chapter for times and dates when we are working in the Glastar. All building takes place at the Bend Airport in the Bend Builders Assist hangar.




 A beautiful RV 12 was built by EAA Chapter 1345 as a chapter fundraiser. It was sold to a flying club in Omaha, Nebraska in late June, 2017. Below is a video of the RV 12 starting its journey from Bend, Oregon to Nebraska in early July! Watch for our next project!!

Video of RV 12 



Who We Are:

We are a group of aviation enthusiasts, aircraft builders, and pilots who get together with like minded people to share ideas, exchange information, encourage safety, serve the local aviation community and have a lot of fun doing so. Please come to our next meeting or event as our guest.

Our Purpose:

  • To host aviation opportunities, meetings, and events which serve the community through education, safety, and service
  • To share flight experiences with those interested in order to improve pilot safety and performance proficiency
  • To share the education, science, and enjoyment of recreational flying with members of the community
  • To share personal aircraft with those interested in learning about airplanes
  • To help people to better understand the many facets of aviation
  • To encourage people to fly, maintain airplanes appropriately, and be safe
  • To help people better understand aircraft systems through work on kit aircraft with experienced builders
  • To stimulate interest in understanding flight, FAA regulations, and aircraft operations
  • To provide a means to share knowledge of aviation and flying through regular meetings, a newsletter, and special events

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