National Aviation Day Fly- In August 18, 2018
National Aviation Day is the US national holiday to celebrate the development of aviation. The holiday was established in 1939 by President Franklin D Roosevelt. It is observed officially on August 19th and coincides with Orville Wright’s birthday. Orville and his brother Wilbur invented the first successful powered aircraft in 1903.
The presidential proclamation for the holiday encourages citizens to observe the day with activities that promote interest in aviation. So, in accordance with the proclamation we will once again celebrate aviation at the public lobby on the east end of Redlands Airport on Saturday August 18th. Its just easier that day.
Our EAA Chapter 845 will be flying Young Eagles in the morning. Pilot briefing will be at 8:30 am and Young Eagles flights start at 9 am. Kids with an adult must register between 9-10. For more info contact Beverly @909-771-3279.
The RAA will be grilling hamburgers and hot dogs and serving them with all the fix-in’s and cold drinks between 11 am and 2 pm. Lunch is $7.
A spot landing contest for tail-wheel and tricycle gear fixed wing aircraft will be held in the afternoon. Registration is from 11 am -12:30 pm. A mandatory pilot briefing will be held at 12:30 pm. Aircraft Spruce Gift Cards will be awarded to 1st place ($100) and 2nd place ($50) champs in both classes. A $20 donation is requested and includes lunch. For more information about the spot landing contest contact Ted at 909-557-5292.
A raffle will be held for an aerobatic ride in an Extra 300 too.
Come join us for a day of aviation fun at Redlands Airport!
CalPilots AirFest 2018 – September 14-16, 2018
Van Nuts Airport- Save the Date!
Apple Valley Airshow -Saturday October 13, 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, Skydivers, Formation Flying Team, Static Displays, NAPA Auto Parts Car Display, Kids Area, Food Vendors, Vendors and lots of fun for the entire family. General admission $8 cash. KIDS FREE – 11 and under. FREE Parking. For more info go to: http://applevalleyairshow.com
Toys for Tots Toy Drive Kickoff – November 17, 2018
This is our 4th annual Toys for Tots kickoff event at Redlands Municipal Airport. In addition to collecting toys for kids in need, our event will include music, food, a community blood drive, fly-in, aviation themed exhibits, airport open house, Wings and Wheels Show & much more. Come join the fun!
- Toys for Tots Airlift to 29 Palms – December 1, 2018
The public is invited to watch our intrepid Redlands aviators depart the west ramp of Redlands Airport with bags of toys for kids in need. The aerial armada will deliver the toys to USMC personnel at 29 Palms Airport.
REI Breakfast Club – Every VFR Sunday Morning
Want to fly out with the gang to exotic local destinations to enjoy a hearty breakfast? Pilots wishing to do so meet at the REI public lobby every Sunday at 7:30 am. Destination is selected at this meeting by the pilots in attendance.
Fun Places to Fly Aviation Events Calendar
Here’s a link to the events page of Fun Places to Fly. You can search by region, distance, zip code or airport identifier to find events at other airports.
Meetings of Importance to our Members
The Redlands Airport Association meets monthly on the 4th Wednesday of the month at 6pm in the public lobby at REI
Redlands Airport Advisory Board meets the 1st Wednesday of every month at 6pm. Meetings usually are held at Redlands City Council Chambers and occasionally the Redlands Airport Public Lobby.
Redlands City Council meets 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of the month. Agendas are posted 72 hours in advance for City Council meetings and Planning Commission meetings on the City of Redlands website.