We Stuffed 24 Planes with Toys for Tots!

Anyone can stuff buses, but the RAA can “Stuff Planes with Toys for Tots”.

Click on: Stuff a Plane with Toys for Tots for details about our 2017 toy drive and airlift.

Posted in Airport News, Social/Special Interest | 1 Comment

Sunday Morning Breakfast Club on Patrol 11-19-17

Early this morning 6 aircraft and 14 members took to the skies for a breakfast mission to William J. Fox Field in Lancaster (KWJF). It was CAVU with light winds. A perfect day!  Great food and great friends. We had a blast. Click here for more photos. Next mission, weather permitting is Sunday November 26th. Meet at the lobby at 1530 z. Wheels up at 1600z. See you then!

Posted in Social/Special Interest | Leave a comment

Ark Christian Preschoolers Visit KREI

Larry and Ruth Rice once again hosted some really young eagles at their hangar today. CFI Larry Rice gave them a brief ground school followed by an aerial demonstration. The kids had a blast. Click here for more photos. Thanks Larry and Ruth!

Posted in Social/Special Interest | Leave a comment

Ryan Stinson Receives His Private Pilot Certificate

On October 17, 2017, REI member Ryan Stinson earned his Private Pilot Certificate. Ryan’s family was there to celebrate the occasion. Congratulations Ryan!!!

 

Posted in Airport News | Leave a comment

Congratulations Mr. and Mrs. Ensley!

RAA Director Phil Ensley and his fiancee Emily Holmes tied the knot on September 30, 2017 on the compass rose at REI.  It was a beautiful service and many from the airport community attended. More pictures of the event can be found by clicking here or going to our photos tab.

Posted in Social/Special Interest | Leave a comment

Redlands Pilots Celebrate KREI’s 70th Birthday at National Aviation Day

On Saturday, August 19th, members of the RAA grilled burgers, hot dogs while EAA Chapter 845 took some potential future aviators on free airplane rides to celebrate National Aviation Day. A total of 33 children and 5 adults experienced flight courtesy of some generous EAA 845 pilots.

This was second year the RAA celebrated National Aviation Day. The holiday was created by proclamation in 1939 by President Franklin Roosevelt. The holiday coincides with the birthday of Orville Wright, one of the designer and pilots of the first successful airplane, the Wright Flyer.

This year’s celebration also honored the 70th birthday of Redlands Municipal Airport. A special cake was made for the occasion and served to those in attendance.

Happy B’day KREI!

 

Posted in Airport News | Leave a comment

A Big Win for GA Airports!

Reprinted From Flying Magazine 8-8-17     Written by Rob Mark 

Court Strikes Down Access Restrictions at East Hampton Airport

Local town asked the U.S. Supreme Court to hear a case that could have had wide ranging implications for general aviation. 

East Hampton Airport

A court has issued a permanent injunction striking down locally created noise and access restrictions at HTO implemented by the town of East Hampton, New York. – Friends of the East Hampton Airport/Facebook

The battle over exactly who controls airspace and access to a public airport, in this case the airport in East Hampton, New York, is finally over. The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District Court of New York has issued a permanent injunction striking down locally created noise and access restrictions at HTO implemented by the town of East Hampton more than two years ago.

The National Business Aviation Association, Friends of the East Hampton Airport, the Eastern Region Helicopter Council (ERHC) and others had argued that existing federal law – the Airport Noise and Capacity Act of 1990 (ANCA) – applies to all public-use U.S. airports, and that the town of East Hampton’s adoption of all three noise and access restrictions was a violation of ANCA. East Hampton appealed for a hearing before the U.S. Supreme Court, but the high court denied the petition in June 2017.

Following the decision, NBAA president and CEO Ed Bolen said, “East Hampton has one of the most extensive voluntary noise-abatement programs in the country, and our members are committed to flying responsibly.”

Federal District Court Judge Joanna Seybert on Aug. 7 signed the permanent injunction.

Posted in Airport News | Leave a comment

July 26th Update! Code Enforcement Complaint – Diversified Pacific Development North Ranch

Look what we found at the entrance of Diversified Pacific’s North Ranch model complex.

It’s about time!

Posted in Airport News | Leave a comment

RAA Friend of the Airport Award Presented to Ingrid Biglow

Ingrid Biglow was presented with a Friend of the Airport award in recognition of 8 years of volunteer service on the Redlands Airport Advisory Board. The award was given to Ingrid at the 5/24/17 RAA meeting by Ted Gablin on behalf of RAA members. Ingrid has been a dedicated airport supporter. Her volunteer service to the community during her 8 year term on the AAB is appreciated!

Posted in Airport News | 2 Comments

Come Visit the RAA at Airfest 2017 

While you are at Airfest 2017 enjoying the show today, stop by the RAA booth and say hi. We came prepared with all kinds of information about Redlands Municipal Airport and General Aviation.

Posted in Social/Special Interest | Leave a comment