Welcome to BAM

The Bend Aero Modelers ("BAM") is a non-profit organization (club) with the mission to promote model aviation and the joy of radio controlled (R/C) flying. We are affiliated with the Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) and as such are an AMA-chartered club (AMA charter # 2311).

Our club includes diverse members with different backgrounds, ages, and interests. We welcome all model aviation enthusiasts, regardless of your experience level and specific areas of interest within this fascinating hobby. Furthermore, we support all compliant types and sizes of R/C airplanes, including helicopters and jets.

If you are new to R/C flying and would like to learn more about it, please refer to the information provided on this website. Either way, whether you are just starting out or have been flying for a long time, we would love to hear from you and tell you more about the Bend Aero Modelers.

Our flying site (Popp's Field) is located about 18 miles east of Bend, Oregon (Deschutes County) going towards Burns, just off Highway 20 near Horse Ridge and the Oregon Badlands.

New to R/C Flying?

You've caught the bug, have dreamed about it for some time, and now you're looking for some direction to get started.

Good news! R/C flying has become a much more accessible and affordable hobby over the years. read more

Joining Our Club

We always welcome new members! If you are ready to join our club, please take a look at the following information to make sure that you meet all requirements before applying and submitting the application form, including membership fees. read more

Upcoming BAM Events

NOTE: The below event list shows only BAM events. For a complete list of District 11 and other national events, please click here or go to the Events section of this website.