May 18 & 19 – AirFest 2019 – REI

The Hangar 24 AirFest is all things beer, aviation, live music and community, including spine-tingling civilian and military jet performances featuring the U.S. Air Force Heritage Flight with  the A-10 Thunderbolt II, U.S. Navy F-18 Super Hornet, world-class aerobatics, barnstorming, warbirds, a few surprises and so much more!  

Redlands Airport tenants or businesses can go to the Hangar 24 Airfest website at and click on the “REI Patrons” tab for the latest information on; Requesting Tickets, Aircraft Display Applications and Event Timeline.   

Tickets to Airfest will be available to the public on Friday, March 22 at Prices will go up on April 14, so purchase your tickets early and save!


                      July 6, 2019-Big Bear Airport Air Fair -L35

Big Bear Airport  will hold their Air Fair on 7-6-19  from 9 am -3pm. Event will feature  Vintage WWII and Custom Aircraft. Free to the public. For more info go to: or

August 17, 2019 – National Aviation Day – REI


November 16, 2019 – Toys for Tots Toy Drive – REI 

Please mark your calendars! We set dates for this year’s Stuff a Plane with Toys for Tots event.  The toy drive kickoff will be held on the west ramp of REI on November 16th. We checked the International Council of Airshows (ICAS) calendar and that looks like a good date. Look for an event like last years with at least one surprise.

There are two main goals of this event. We want to get the community out to the airport to donate toys for a great cause, the “Toys for Tots” program. We also want to highlight aviation and the role Redlands airport plays in the community. We will once again use the event to promote aviation careers, aviation businesses and aviation schools that will help young people achieve their career goals. The aviation element of the kickoff event is the draw for getting families out to the airport to donate.  

We will have a great display of aircraft to enjoy. We will also use the event to help other charitable causes such as a LifeStream Blood drive, Pet adoption and some aviation charities.

We will collect toys until the date of our annual Toys for Tots Airlift to 29 Palms. We are planning that for Saturday, December 7th.  

If you want to help with a toy drive at your place of employment this year, or if you have ideas to make our event better, or want to help plan our event, please contact Cindy Gablin via email at:

 December 7, 2019 – Toys for Tots Airlift – REI


 Breakfast Club -Every VFR Sunday Morning

Want to fly out with the gang to exotic local destinations to enjoy a hearty breakfast? Pilots wishing to do so meet at the REI public lobby every Sunday at 7:30 am. Destination is selected at this meeting by the pilots in attendance.

Fun Places to Fly Aviation Events Calendar

Here’s a link to the events page of Fun Places to Fly. You can search by region, distance, zip code or airport identifier to find events at other airports.

Meetings of Importance to our Members

  • The Redlands Airport Association meets monthly on the 4th Wednesday of the month at 6pm in the public lobby at REI
  • Redlands Airport Advisory Board meets the 1st Wednesday of every month at 6pm. Meetings usually are held at Redlands City Council Chambers and occasionally the Redlands Airport Public Lobby.
  • Redlands City Council meets 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of the month. Agendas are posted 72 hours in advance for City Council meetings and Planning Commission meetings on the City of Redlands website.