Site Description: The Brothers site is located at an altitude of 4,500 feet MSL (mean seas level) and about 40 miles east of Bend, Oregon. Set in the middle of miles of sagebrush, this launch site has an FAA waiver of 20,500 feet AGL with windows to 42,280 feet AGL and supports flights from Model to High Power Level 3! Lodging is available in Bend. Toilet facilities and unimproved camping are available onsite. The burning of sagebrush for campfires is prohibited by the landowner and all campers are requested to bring their own firewood. Got GPS ? The launch site is at:  N- 43 47.900 W-120 38.864 Directions to Brothers: Warning: Brothers is 40 miles from the last "cheap" gas and water. Please be equipped to handle any auto mechanical difficulties you may have. The last 2 miles from the highway is unimproved road; a car with decent ground clearance is highly advised.
  1. Take Hwy 20 out of Bend (east) towards Burns.
  2. When you are about 25 miles out you should see the small town of Millican.
  3. Go approx. 14.7 miles farther east on Hwy 20.
  4. If you make it to the town of Brothers you've gone too far.
  5. Turn right (south) onto dirt road at the Green Gate (look for launch signs). Please close the gate!
  6. Follow dirt road south around .7 mi,
  7. Make a right (west) turn, follow this road for another .5 mi
  8. Make a left turn (south), follow this for 1.1 mi.
  9. When you reach the flight line (west), please drive 3 mph or slower
Alternate Directions: Alternate route to the launch site
  1. Follow Hwy. 26 from Portland to Prineville.
  2. Entering Prineville, turn right (west) heading towards Bend.
  3. Go up the hill 3.3 miles and turn left (south) at Millican Road.
  4. Follow Millican Road for 30 miles. There is one stop sign half way through at 15 miles. Watch for animals.
  5. At Hwy. 20 turn left (east) and travel 10 miles to mile post 40.
  6. If you make it to the town of Brothers you've gone too far.
  7. Turn right (south) onto dirt road at the Green Gate (look for launch signs). Please close the gate!
  8. Follow dirt road south around .7 mi,
  9. Make a right (west) turn, follow this road for another .5 mi
  10. Make a left turn (south), follow this for 1.1 mi.
  11. When you reach the flight line (west), please drive 3 mph or slower