Bend Airport Day

This sounds like it’s a good complement/alternative to Balloons Over Bend going on tomorrow.

The Bend Airport Day is Saturday, June 6th from 8:00AM until 2:00PM; the same weekend as Balloons Over Bend. It is a thrill to promote general aviation to Central Oregon. We hope you will join us at the Old Mill District bright and early Saturday morning for the Balloon launch, and then to the Bend Airport after that for some amazing fun.

Once again we will have lots to see and plenty to do. Our armed forces will be bringing a Chinook and Dolphin helicopter. We will also have the original plane from the Indiana Jones movie, bi-plane rides, and static displays. Our local manufacturers, Cessna, Epic, and Windward will have their beautiful planes on the ramp, as well as a brand new Stratos Jet mock up. There will also be classic, vintage cars and hot rods, military displays, and vendor booths. Once you are at the airport we will have a $5 pancake breakfast, and later in the day, a barbeque lunch and a fun prize wheel for all of the kids.

The airport is a vital part of the community. In fact, the Bend Municipal Airport is one of the largest private employers of family wage jobs in the city of Bend, and contributing over $500 million annually to the local economy. With more than 415 acres, and just five miles outside of town, the Bend Airport is a great place for a family field trip or fun excursion. There is a wonderful restaurant upstairs, Café 3456’, that is open for breakfast and lunch, and the Professional Air FBO staff is always available to answer any questions and show you around.

The Bend Airport Day is a great way to see some of the many reasons that general aviation is a very active and a needed part of our community. Of course, there will be airplane and helicopter rides, and these are great Father’s Day presents and an amazing way to see the area!

And you won’t want to miss a pair of F-15’s flying over the airport at 9:45AM!

This event is sponsored by: Professional Air, Leading Edge Aviation, Precise Flight, Snowline Manufacturing, Electronics International, American Licorice, Brasada Ranch, Epic Aircraft, Cessna, Air Link, Exxon Mobil Aviation, Western Petroleum, Avis, Regal Aviation Insurance, Oxford Hotels, 99’s, Griffin Interiors, Stratos Jet, X-Air LSA, Aviator’s Coffee Company