Chapter 1345

Bend, OR

Welcome to EAA Bend Chapter 1345 High Desert Flyers

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 Tribute to Tom Phy, EAA Lifetime Member 

Thomas Lee Phy, June 24, 1955 - July 14, 2018

President of EAA Chapter 1345 from 2012-2018


Tribute to Tom: Read here 



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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