Author Archives: Ted Gablin

Ten Secret Sights on the California Coast only Pilots can See and How to Fly them like a Pro – FAAST Webinar 9-28-20 @ 7PM PDT

Don’t miss out on your last chance to see the seminar one pilot called “one of the best I have seen in my 17 years of flying in the Bay Area.” California pilots are treated to the jaw-dropping beauty of … Continue reading

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Update on California Bills SB 902 & SB 1120

SB 1120 and SB 902 are being driven by developers, and if passed into law could have a very negative impact on general aviation airports in California.  These bills essentially strip local government of land-use planning and approvals in the … Continue reading

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Protect our California Airports! Help Oppose SB 1120 & SB 902

Please see the email below and attachments we received from Melissa McCaffrey, AOPA.  This went to all AOPA members in California, but some of you may not have seen this or no longer belong to AOPA. Her request is important … Continue reading

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Caution: Fire Tanker Activity at and over Redlands Airport

A helicopter tanker base has been established on the west ramp at Redlands Airport. There are numerous tanker aircraft flying into and out San Bernardino Airport that are transitioning over REI. The heavy helicopters on the west ramp will also … Continue reading

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Garmin Has been Hacked!

Please read the article below that was published in Forbes and authored by Barry Collins. Please see Garmin International for Updates at https://status.flygarmin.com/ Will Garmin Pay $10 Million Ransom To End Two-Day Outage? Barry CollinsContributorConsumer TechI am a consumer tech … Continue reading

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Redlands Pilots Win Big @ EAA Poker Chip Run Fundraiser

Twenty two aircraft participated today in the Poker Chip Run Fundraiser organized by EAA Chapter 1 & Flabob Airport. Nine of the aircraft with 17 participants were from REI. The REI pilots & crew collected cards and chips from EAA … Continue reading

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Redlands Airport Re-striping Project Video

It was finished ahead of schedule and with consideration of users. The contractor, PCI, did a short video of their crews in action during this three night project. The contractor did a great job. Thank you to the City of … Continue reading

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Flying to Chino (CNO)? Please See FAA Letter to Airmen

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Caution! Birds in Planes

Its that time of the year. Happy birds are in the midst of their annual mating ritual. We see them all over REI as we are in a known avian flyway. All aircraft owners, especially those that tiedown outdoors, need … Continue reading

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Get Out and Fly!

There is nothing in the CDC guidelines that prevents any pilot from climbing in their airplane and going for a ride to maintain currency. There are issues if you take a friend for a ride as you will probably have … Continue reading

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