On Thursday 9-19, RAA Secretary Cindy Gablin delivered a short presentation on RAA’s Stuff a Plane with Toys for Tots event. The Redlands Optimist Club is a service organization dedicated to helping the youth of Redlands and surrounding communities. The Redlands club is comprised of community business professionals, retirees, and area service workers. They have performed activities that have benefited the community in a many ways since its founding in 1947. We appreciate their interest and welcome their participation in our annual Toys for Tots drive.
Friday the 13th was a good day for Redlands Pilots. Tony Higa placed 2nd in the Silver Biplane heat, Phil Ensley placed 2nd in the Gold Biplane heat, and Karl Grove placed 1st in the Silver Sport Class. Way to go!
Dan Chapman is a longtime member of our airport community. He is an active RAA and EAA Chapter 845 member. He currently serves as Vice President of EAA Chapter 845.
The Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award is the most prestigious award the FAA issues to pilots. This award recognizes individuals who have exhibited professionalism, skill, and aviation expertise for at least 50 years while piloting aircraft as “Master Pilots”.
Dr Paul Foster, FAA FAAST Team Program Manager, Riverside FSDO, presented the award to Dan at our July 24, 2019 RAA meeting with family and RAA members in attendance. Congratulations Dan on this notable achievement!
Council members Toni Momberger and Paul Barich conducted a Coffee with the Council meeting with the community on Saturday, June 29th. The community meeting was well attended by airport tenants. There were some meaningful discussions that were primarily centered around the airport. The discussion helped all understand issues and possible paths forward. A big thank you to Council members Momberger and Barich for taking the time to meet with members of the community!
UPS will be conducting an evaluation flight at San Bernardino, Intl. The flight is scheduled for Wednesday, June 19th between 1700 and 2100 local and will involve several approaches to runways 6 and 24. Per Captain David Zamiska, UPS, the runway 24 approaches were designed to avoid the traffic pattern at KREI and proximal terrain while enabling a stabilized approach, as per UPS Standard Operating Procedures.
Captain David Zamiska has shared their number one goal in designing these approaches is to enhance safety for arrivals into runway 24 at KSBD, while providing adequate separation from KREI operations. UPS aircraft may be seen operating south, east and north of KREI during the evaluation. The altitudes should not conflict with KREI traffic.
Osmar turned 16 on Monday May 20th and wasted no time. He soloed on Friday May 24th. Flight instructor Denny Brown said he was ready. Just check out his smile and his proud grandpa George Morris. Way to go Osmar!
Saturday’s AirFest 2019 event at Redlands Airport was well attended. Some great aerial acts wowed the crowds. Sundays forecast is a little damp but event sponsor Hangar-24 Charities says the show will go on!
This has been a common sight at Redlands Airport lately. There have been some brave young lads paragliding through the traffic pattern at Redlands Airport risking their lives and the lives of pilots using the airport so they can strut their stuff to their pals at the brewery. On Sunday 4-21 there were at least 3 close calls between paragliders and planes. If you fly paragliders please avoid the airspace over the airport. Its not worth the risk and it may be illegal too!