Seattle Center ATC Information

This page contains information provided by Seattle Center (ZSE) Air Traffic Control in order to increase safety in Central Oregon.

NEW! Please Read! Letter to Airmen: LTA-ZSE-24 Subject: Congested Airspace – Redmond, OR. 

This LTA replaces the old LTA that has expired. IF not familiar, this is a must read for anyone who flies near RDM.  See it here: RDM Corridor Exp 12-14-2023


2020-12-01 FAA webinar: Traffic issues around the Deschutes (DSD) VOR (Oregon)


Here are .kml files depicting the approach paths of the more common approaches to Runways 5, 23 and 29 to RDM that are usable on ForeFlight or Garmin. There are files with or without labels for each runway approach path.

Runway approach Path .KML Files

SAFETY poster for RDM area. See below poster for link to expanded instructions document. RDM SAFETY visual

RDM SAFETY – Expanded instructions concerning operations IVO RDM airport. Please read!

Email from email from Seattle Center ATC concerning continuing traffic conflicts in the vicinity of Redmond Airport and Deschutes VOR. PLEASE READ! The graphic and video below are associated with the email.

Redmond Feedback 1



WEB Captions – This document goes with the “RDM Final Approach Courses”, RDM RWY 5 Corridor”, “RDM RWY 5 Conflicts”, and “RDM-Published Holding” png’s (below), to explain the graphics.

RDM Final Approach Courses

RDM RWY5 ConflictsRDM RWY 5 Corridor

RDM-Published Holding

VFR flight following

This kml file is a graphic of the RDM RWY 5 corridor that can be up-loaded to Foreflight