August 17, 2019 – National Aviation Day – REI

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. The proclamation for the holiday encourages citizens to observe the day with activities that promote interest in aviation. So, we will once again celebrate aviation at Redlands Airport on Saturday August 17th. It’s just easier to do this on Saturday.

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. 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 will be from 11 am -12:30 pm.  A mandatory pilot briefing will be at 12:30 pm. Cash prizes from the “Touchdown Jackpot” will be awarded to 1st 2nd and 3rd pace champs in both classes. The more entrants the bigger the jackpot! Click on Contest Rules rules for details. Pilots will be required to sign a waiver of liability. A $20 entry fee includes lunch. What a deal!

For more information about the spot landing contest, send an email to: or call 909-557-5292.


September 28, 2019- Fresno Chandler Executive Airport-KFCH

October 19, 2019- Brackett Field Open House -POC

Brackett Field Airport “Open House and Fly-in” Admission is FREE!

Saturday, October 19th, 2019 10:00AM – 3:00PM

Brackett Field Airport, 1615 McKinley Avenue, La Verne CA 91750 (South entrance to airport) Transient Parking Lot

Limited parking available on the South side of the airport in the main parking lot. Overflow parking available at the “Boneyard” McKinley ramp off McKinley Ave (behind the Ranger hangars) Parking is FREE

Warbird, Airplane and Helicopter Rides, Antique Aircraft Display/Warbirds, Food Vendors/Trucks, CAL-RODS Classic/Exotic Car Show & LA County Hiring Spree Event 

Everyone will enjoy aviation, vintage aircraft, classic cars and booths representing local Police, County Sheriff and Fire Dept. public service personnel, STEAM, and other nonprofit organizations. Connect with local aviation businesses, flight schools and others that share a passion for aviation! Bring family and friends! Introduce someone to aviation!

Contact: Samonae M. Carter, Assistant Airport Manager Phone: (909)593-1395

November 16, 2019 – Toys for Tots Toy Drive – REI 

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 December 7, 2019 – Toys for Tots Airlift – REI

On Saturday December 7, 2019 (weather permitting) we will be flying the toys we collected from REI to 29 Palms Airport (TNP). This is where we will deliver them to the Marines.  As in years past, this will be a colorful and fun event as all pilots and crews are encouraged to dress for the occasion in any type of holiday attire or accessories. The USMC and local community will be give us a warm reception when we arrive. A good time for all!

 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.