About Us

Club Meeting

Our October club meeting will take place on October 24, 2023 at 6:00 pm.

Specialized Aero Works Owner and Chief Pilot, Mike "Cuckoo" Kloch, will discuss Upset Prevention and Recovery Training (UPRT). You can earn FAA WINGS credit for attending.

Discussion items include: 

  • What is an Upset
  • What is UPRT
  • Accident statistics
  • Upset Causes, Examples
  • Goals of SAW UPRT courses
  • What a UPRT course entails
  • A few guidelines for maintaining control.

The meeting will take place at the Specialized Aero Works hangar located at 63120 Powell Butte Rd, Bend, OR 97701, which is the old red hangar, second hangar south of the FBO (SkyService).

Please RSVP so we can estimate the number of chairs needed.

Meeting RSVP
The Deschutes Flying Club is a new non-profit flying club located at the
Bend Airport. It has been a work in progress for a number of years and is now ready to accept new members.

The goal of the club is the reduce the hourly cost of flying by allowing a group of pilots to share the cost of aircraft ownership, maintenance, insurance and hangar expenses.

Our Aircraft


Initially the club is starting with a 1978 Cessna 172N, N738MR. It has been newly-updated with new paint, updated avionics, dual Garmin G5s, 4-place intercom, and has a more powerful 180 HP Lycoming engine STC with increased gross weight. Useful load is 986 lbs.; a true 4 place airplane.

The club is currently seeking additional aircraft. If you own an aircraft or know someone who might be interested in leasing a plane to the club, check out our Leaseback page for more information.

Flight Costs & Membership

  • Cessna 172 (N738MR): $125/hour wet
  • Club membership: $125/month
  • Non-flying Associate Members: $15/month
  • Initial non-refundable membership initiation fee: $500
  • Occasional assessments may be needed to cover expenses and rates may be adjusted by a vote of the Board of Directors as needed

JOIN THE CLUB

If you are interested in joining the Deschutes Flying Club, the first step is to fill out the Membership Application below.

Once reviewed the Board of Directors will request additional information or provide you invitation to join the club. At the time the invitation is offered payment of the $500 application fee will be requested.

Membership Application

The Deschutes Flying Club is an equal opportunity organization and will not allow discrimination based upon age, ethnicity, ancestry, gender, national origin, disability, race, size, religion, sexual orientation, socioeconomic background, or any other status prohibited by applicable law.

Growing our Fleet

We are seeking additional aircraft to add to the club via lease. When an aircraft is leased to the club it can reduce expenses for the aircraft owner since the club would cover the cost of the hangar, insurance, some of the maintenance costs, plus an annual lease and hourly rate based on flight time.

You can learn more on our Leaseback page and please spread the word to aircraft owners you know!

More information

For additional information please send an email to [email protected]. 

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