Stuff a Plane with Toys for Tots 2018

The Redlands Airport Association will once again hold the”Stuff a Plane with Toys for Tots” at the west ramp of Redlands Municipal Airport on November 17, 2018 from 10 am to 3 pm. This is the kickoff event for our annual toy drive.

The theme of our event this year is “Aviation Careers”. The 2018 Boeing industry forecast of personnel demand projects 790,000 new civil aviation pilots, and 754,000 new maintenance technicians will be needed world-wide over the next 20 years. This is an unprecedented labor shortage. This shortage will generate a need to train the next generation of pilots and maintenance technicians.

So, this year, we will have numerous  academic institutions offering aviation curriculum, aviation flight schools and the US military performing outreach to our guests seeking a career in aviation. If you know someone that has an interest in  a future aviation career, you should encourage them to attend our event!

Once again, the US Marines will greet our guests. Exhibitors from the San Bernardino Sheriff Association’s Aero Squadron, the Redlands Police Department (along with their aviation themed mobile library), the Redlands Fire Department, Pilot’s N Paws Rescue, and Angel Flight West will be in attendance.

Our event this year will also feature:

A Wings and Wheels Show  Come on out and vote for your favorite car, motorcycle and aircraft on display. Peoples choice awards will be given to the best car, motorcycle and aircraft.

A Community Blood Drive   LifeStream will be joining us again. It’s a great opportunity to donate some blood and Give the Gift of Life. 

A Pet Adoption Event – The nice folks from Redlands Friends of Shelter Animals (REDFOSA) will be one of our exhibitors. Perhaps you may want to leave our event with a new 4 legged companion!   

will have their delicious chicken sandwiches, chips, cookies and drinks for sale

There will also be music, numerous exhibits, an airport open house, raffles and fun.

The cost of admission? Just bring a new unwrapped toy, or make a cash donation to:

Instructions for Exhibitors: There is no electricity or water available at exhibitor booth locations in the display area. Portable generators are okay as long as they are quiet. EZ-Up type shade structures are okay too, but they must be weighed down. Safety at our event is paramount. The airport will be open during the event and at 10 am guests will be on the ramp area enjoying the exhibits.  Gate access to the display area from Sessums Drive will be available at 8 am. Please make every effort to arrive at our event before 10 am so our volunteers (they have orange safety vests) can get you to the designated spot for your exhibit. For the same reason, exhibitors are asked to wait until 3pm before departing. Please be cognizant of people and vehicles at all times on the ramp. Exhibitors bringing aircraft can make arrangements to park display aircraft on Friday afternoon, 11/16, after  3 pm if necessary. Please contact us for details. Food, water and soft drinks are available for purchase at the event.

Instructions for Guests Displaying Wings and Wheels: If you are interested in showing off your ride, registration is not required but is requested by November 14th as space is limited. Click on the link below for information about participating and registering. Wings & Wheels 2018 InfoSafety at our event is paramount. The airport will be open during the event and at 10 am guests will be on the ramp area enjoying the exhibits.  Gate access to the display area from Sessums Drive will be available at 8 am. Please make every effort to arrive at our event before 10 am so our volunteers (they have orange safety vests) can get you in the correct spot to display your ride. For the same reason, guests displaying vehicles are asked to wait until 3pm before departing.  Aircraft taxiing onto the west ramp can monitor 123.05 for parking instructions. Please follow instructions from our volunteer aircraft marshallers. All planes, cars and bikes must be on the ramp at 1:30 pm to participate for a People’s Choice Awards. Bring a comfortable chair and sun protection. Please be cognizant of people and vehicles at all times on the ramp and keep an eye on your display vehicle at all times. Food, water and soft drinks are available for purchase.

Questions? Email us at: Redlands.Airport.Association@gmail.com

Directions: Redlands Airport is accessible by exiting the Ford Street offramp from I-10 in Redlands. Travel north on Ford St which becomes Judson St. for approximately 2.7 miles. Turn right on Pioneer Dr. which becomes Sessums Dr. Enter through man gate north side of Sessums .6 miles east of Judson. Spectators must park outside of the airport on Sessums Drive and Aviation Drive.

Parking:  Free spectator parking is available on Aviation Drive and Sessums Drive

Here are some of the exhibitors or sponsors that will be joining us this year: