Dan Chapman Receives FAA Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award

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!

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Happy 4th of July Everyone!

Redlands airport pilot and RAA treasurer Phil Ensley and Wanda Ensley (mom) prepare to depart Redlands airport today in Annabelle to perform the flyover at the Redlands 4th of July Activities and Fireworks Show

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Coffee with The Council at the Redlands Airport Lobby 6-29-19

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!

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Caution! UPS Heavy Traffic over KREI on June 19th

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.

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Osmar Montiel – Solos on Friday, 5-24-19 Congratulations!

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!

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AirFest 2019 Wows the Crowds at Redlands Airport

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!

Two of Grumman Aircraft’s Finest Fighters, a Hellcat and Beacat Grace the Sky over Redlands
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Paragliding Through an Airport Traffic Pattern For a Beer Can Have Fatal Consequences

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!

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Get Out and Fly!

If you need an excuse to fly, here’s a good one. The rain have really made wildflowers in Southern California abundant this year. Here’s the view from 4,500 just n/w of Lake Elsinore. Other spots to go flower watching include the area around Borrego Valley Airport (L80)and the Antelope Valley just west of Fox field (KWJF). Take a friend to show them the spectacular view!

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Please Be Courteous in the REI Run-up Area!

Please be cognizant of hangars and aircraft south of the run-up area for Runway 26. Prop wash can blow dirt and debris in open hangars and can cause costly damage to aircraft. Please be courteous and face your aircraft east (preferred) or west during run up.

Did You Ever Notice This Little Sign in the Run-Up Area?

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RAA Member Ensen Mason Sworn in Today as San Bernardino County Auditor-Controller/Treasurer/Tax Collector

Former RAA Treasurer and Airport Advisory Board member, Ensen Mason, was sworn in today as the County of San Bernardino Auditor-Controller/Treasurer/Tax Collector. His dad read him the oath of office assisted by his son Travis and his girl friend Jamie.

The San Bernardino County Office of the Auditor-Controller/Treasurer/Tax Collector processes, safeguards, and provides information regarding county financial activities, manages the county treasury pool, collects and distributes property taxes and other obligations owed to county agencies and courts. That’s a tall order when you understand the County of San Bernardino is geographically the largest county in the US. Ensen will have a staff of 300+ employees. He is going to be a busy guy.

We wish him the best in his new job!

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