Welcome to another episode of our 5 Things We Love About… series, which celebrates features and amenities at airports around the country and the world.
Today we land at ‘The Aviation Gateway to Central Oregon’: Redmond Municipal Airport (RDM), a small airport 15 miles north of Bend that has plenty of charm – and some surprises.
As usual, if we miss something you love about Redmond Municipal Airport, please leave a note in the comments sections below. And be sure to take a look at the other airports on our 5 Things We Love About.. series.
5 Things We Love About Redmond Municipal Airport (RDM)
1. Bigfoot at Redmond Municipal Airport
RDM is in Bigfoot country. And while few have ever seen the elusive creature alive in the wild, this Bigfoot statue lives in the terminal year-round.
2. Art and nature in the RDM terminal
The 100′” by 60″ American Flag quilt, above, was stitched together by 18 local women artists using various hand quilting techniques.
The tree, below, is an example of the beautifully gnarled and twisted Western Juniper trees that can be seen growing in the high desert of Central Oregon. RDM’s juniper tree is thought to be about 500 years old. A baby compared to the oldest juniper tree in Oregon, which is on a ridge east of Bend and may be more than 1600 years old.
3. Rocking chairs at RDM
We’re happy to see another airport with welcoming rocking chairs for passengers.
4. Kids play area and Flybrary Library
RDM has fun play areas for kids pre and post-security with activities for children of various ages. The airport’s Take One/Leave One ‘Flybrary’ is a partnership with the local library.
RDM also has a free flight-themed coloring book that’s easy to download.
5. Views of the Cascade Mountain Range from RDM
On clear days, you should be able to get a great view of the Cascade Mountain Range from RDM airport.
This viewing plaque will help you identify the 3 Sisters, Broken Top, Mt Bachelor, and other mountains.
If we missed one of your favorite amenities at Redmond Municipal Airport (RDM), please let us know. And if you spot Bigfoot in the wild near the airport, be sure to snap a photo and a send it along to StuckatTheAirport.com.