Author Archives: Ted Gablin

Active Firefighting Aircraft Operations At Redlands Airport

Redlands Municipal Airport is once again demonstrating it’s value as a community asset.  US Forest Service contract firefighting helicopters are now operating from the West Ramp at Redlands Municipal Airport to support efforts to fight the “Valley Fire” burning near … Continue reading

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REI’s Tony Higa Performing at Apple Valley Airshow 2018

The Apple Valley Airshow 2018 will be held on Saturday, October 13th 2018. This is their 17th annual show. The show will feature aerobatic performances, including our own Redlands airport aerobatic rock star pilot and Reno racer, Tony Higa. Warbird Fly-bys, … Continue reading

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The RAA Exhibit at Air Fest 2018

The RAA had 9 members volunteer their time to promote Redlands Municipal Airport, General Aviation, EAA Chapter 845 and the RAA to guests attending AirFest 2018. It wasn’t all work for those that volunteered.  We all enjoyed the show.  Thanks!

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RAA Members Turn-Out for AAB Annual Report at Council Meeting

James Hoyt, Chair of the Airport Advisory Board (AAB) and RAA Director, presented an annual report of the AAB’s activities at the 5-16-18 Redlands City Council meeting. We had a good turnout of RAA members to hear him too at … Continue reading

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Congratulations Mr. and Mrs. Steve Willer!

RAA Vice-President Steve Willer and his fiancee Kellie Patrick were married on May 6, 2018 at a beautiful ceremony at Edwards Mansion in Redlands.  We all wish Steve and Kellie happiness in their lives together. Congratulations from all of us!

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Redlands Airport Finally Gets a New Sign

Do you remember the deteriorated sign welcoming visitors to the transient ramp at the REI Lobby?  Well there has been a spare one collecting dust for years in our airport supervisors office. We guess they made two signs years ago. After … Continue reading

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Bird Strike in Vicinity of REI

A Bell 206 had an encounter with a large bird Monday 4/2/18. No one was hurt, except the bird. The aircraft is based at the owners residence and the strike occurred a couple of miles from REI. We are in … Continue reading

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Redlands Airport Spring Fling 2018

   Master chefs Denny Brown and Jeff Tippet cooked up a storm today for Spring Fling attendees. At least 15 Young Eagles got to experience flight in a small plane for the first time. See the photos tab and click … Continue reading

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Redlands Airport Movers and Shakers

RAA members pose for a group photo after discussing various issues that impact the airport community at Redlands Municipal Airport. Topics discussed such as airport impacts of AirFest 2018 to our wildlife hazards were the topic of discussion at the … Continue reading

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RAA Members Tour the San Bernardino County Sheriffs Aviation Division

RAA members held there January meeting at the San Bernardino County Sheriffs Aviation Division Hangar facility at San Bernardino Airport (SBD) on January 24th. The San Bernardino County Sheriffs Aviation Division has an Aero squadron consisting of many volunteer pilots and observers. … Continue reading

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