Author Archives: Ted Gablin

FAA Issues Notice of Investigation to Santa Clara County For Numerous Items Including Ban on Sale of Leaded Avgas

On December 22, 2021, the FAA issued a strongly worded letter to Eric Peterson, Director of County Airports Santa Clara County. The letter is a notice of informal investigation that was issued as a result of multiple complaints from airport … Continue reading

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100LL Banned at Reid-Hillview & San Martin- Santa Clara County

We all know that leaded aviation fuel’s days are numbered. Steps are already underway to market a recently formulated replacement for 100LL Avgas. But, it seems that’s just not quick enough for Santa Clara County, California. Other airport sponsors in … Continue reading

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More than $1 million available in aviation scholarships!

 Spread the Word!AOPA Foundation Scholarships Now Open! As an AOPA member, you have access to a broad array of benefits, including flight training scholarship awards. Made possible through donations to the AOPA Foundation, these awards can help you reach your aviation goals. No … Continue reading

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Urgent Message to CalPilots Chapters and Members

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Flying To or From REI or SBD? Please See FAA Letter to Airmen

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Redlands EAA Chapter 845 Meets Again!

Its’s been over a year since the pandemic put a halt to EAA 845 chapter meetings at Redlands Airport. On Saturday 5/15, the chapter met in the public lobby to discuss ways to kickstart future EAA activities at Redlands Airport. … Continue reading

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A Letter to Redlands City Council From Eric Paul

5-4-21 Good Evening Mayor and Members of the Council.  My name is Eric Paul I’m president of the Redlands Hangar Owners Association.  We built and own 37 hangars on airport land we lease from the City.  I’ve kept an airplane … Continue reading

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A Letter to Redlands City Council From Gil Brown, Coyote Aviation

I write this on March 29, “National Mom and Pop Business Owners Day.”  I find significant irony that the City of Redlands’ Instagram page is promoting that fact. Here’s why: Along with George and Eva Saliba, my wife Carol and … Continue reading

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Second Draw Paycheck Protection Program Loans for Small Businesses

We know of some REI tenants that took advantage of the Small Business Administrations Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans for their businesses. The PPP now allows certain eligible borrowers that previously received a PPP loan to apply for a Second … Continue reading

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Comment by 12-23-20 on Closure of Stovepipe Wells Airport

Dear Members and Friends of CalPilots We recently received notice from the Recreational Aviation Foundation (RAF) that the National Park Service (NPS) is considering closing the Stovepipe Wells airport in the Death Valley National Park.  According to the RAF, if … Continue reading

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