EAA Chapter 1345

High Desert Flyers, Bend, Oregon

Past Events

The Ford Tri-Motor Event Makes History in Bend!

The Ford Tri-Motor antique airplane was at the Bend Airport on May 9-12, 2019.  EAA Chapter 1345 was proud to host the Tri-Motor and the Bend area community broke records in the number of passengers!




A Tribute to Tom Phy, Lifetime EAA Member and Past President of Chapter 1345

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

President of EAA Chapter 1345 from 2012-2018


Tribute to Tom: Read here


The Flying Fortress and Swingin' on the Runway - A Huge Success

 The visit of the B-17 bomber, Aluminum Overcast was a great success.

See photos and videos here: https://onedrive.live.com/?authkey=%21AGiY7NtEtwvlVWQ&id=7F7166A1E2AF0A5B%2117000&cid=7F7166A1E2AF0A5B



First Flight of Sonja's Motorglider!

Sonja Englert designed and bulit the Caro 1 motorglider. She performed the first flight in November 2015 at the Bend airport. Congratulations Sonja on a successful first flight! Visit Sonja's website to learn more: www.caro-engineering.com.

First flight of the Caro 1 video  


Julie Clark flew in for the Hayward Rally!

Julie Clark, renowned aerobatic airshow pilot, flew into Bend, OR for the Hayward Air Rally finale on June 12, 2015. She was a guest speaker at the awards banquet.

Julie Clark's T-34 

 EAA Chapter 1345 members Dale Anderson and Tom Phy greeted Julie Clark at the airport.

Tom and Dale were part of the ground crew for the Rally.


 Jeremy B., Hayward Air Rally scholarship recipient, was thrilled to meet Julie Clark in person. Jeremy will be attending the EAA Air Academy at  Oshkosh, Wisconsin in July.


RV12 is ready for flying and buying!

Chapter 1345 Builder's Goup has been working on the RV12 for over a year and it is now ready for flight. Mike Robertson and Tom Phy are now completing the test flights as set up by Vans factory. Then this beautiful airplane is ready for a lucky buyer! If you want more information, contact Tom using the "Contact Us" link at the left. Wouldn't this make a great Christmas present!!

Young Eagles Event a Success on June 13th

The High Desert Flyers sponsored a successful Young Eagles event on June 13, 2015. Several youth flew with 5 different volunteer pilots and planes. Jeremy B. was able to fly in a Highlander with pilot Jim Mateski.



Introducing the Next Generation to Aviation

EAA Chapter 1345 recently hosted the Eagle Scouts, giving them an introduction to general aviation and the art and science of building airplanes!


Recently seen at the Bend Municipal Airport..

EAA Chapter 1345 in the News

Dr. Iain Adams Featured Speaker at the January EAA Chapter Meeting

Dr. Iain Adams, a professor at the University of Central Lancashire in the United Kingdom, and long-time pilot and flight instructor, was the featured speaker at the chapter meeting on January 14, 2015. Iain spoke about his varied experiences flying everything from the Concorde to the Goodyear blimp and the people he has met in aviation through the years.


Wings & Wheels was held June 13-15, 2014 at the Bend Municipal Airport

Wings & Wheels 2014 was great! The B-25 Bomber, Grumpy, was a popular attraction, as were the numerous other aircraft, restored cars, motorcycles, Notables live band, dancing, excellent dinner by County Catering, pancakes, and burgers. 

EAA Chapter 1345 hosted the B-17 Flying Fortress in 2013

EAA chapter 1345 hosted an historic flight experience in the beautifully restored B-17G Flying Fortress “Aluminum Overcast.” One of only 13 Fortress's still flying, this aircraft is an icon of the Allied strategic bombing effort that helped turn the tide of battle in World War II.


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