It’s official we have collected at least double the amount of toys collected in 2017. It’s a record. We are also hearing 32 units of blood were donated to LifeStream. There were other charities that benefited too. All of this along with a car, motorcycle and plane show. There were also many great exhibitors that took the time to share their aviation stories. We all had a blast! Click on 11-17-18 Stuff a Plane with Toys for Tots under the photo’s tab of this website to see some picture of this event.
Saturday November 17th was a great day at Redlands Airport!
RAA event organizer, Cindy Gablin, meets with some of the volunteers on Thursday evening, November 8th to go over preparations for Stuff a Plane with Toys for Tots. Everything is a go for a great event next Saturday, November 17th at 10 am. We hope to see everyone there!
Its no secret that the perimeter fence at the airport has numerous openings that let coyotes and transients access the airport. When it is open near the Jacinto avocado grove we get lots of coyote activity as the grove is a source of food and water. Fence repairs near the run up area were started on Friday September 14th. Thank you City of Redlands for the needed maintenance!
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 Forest Falls CA. These crews began arriving at the airport on Friday, July 6th. All of the firefighting aircraft belong to contractors. Some are from as far away as Atlanta, GA.
If you are flying into Redlands Airport, please be aware there are Notices to Airman (NOTAM’s) filed for this activity. Please exercise caution if you are using the airport during their stay. These folks are flying heavy helicopters that create significant rotor wash. They are also flying irregular traffic patterns. Please give them the right of way as they are engaged in firefighting activities.
Information about the Temporary Flight Restriction (TFR) for the Valley fire can be found at this link: http://tfr.faa.gov/save_pages/detail_8_9184.html
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!
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 the Council meeting.
The Council also reviewed and approved the RAA’s “Stuff a Plane with Toys for Tots 2018” event. A third item discussed was the removal of our airport traffic pattern from the municipal code. That item was continued for discussion at a later meeting.