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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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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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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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FAA Responds to REI Paraglider Incursion Complaint

The paraglider flights through the REI traffic pattern to get to the Hangar 24 brewery stopped for 3 months, or so, after the City of Redlands announced on 5-1-19, the use of private property in the City of Redlands for … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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REI Perimeter Fence Repair Near Run -Up Area

Its no secret that the perimeter fence at the airport has numerous openings that let coyotes and transients access the airport. When it is open near the Jacinto avocado grove we get lots of coyote activity as the grove is … Continue reading

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Bird Strike in Vicinity of REI

A Bell 206 had an encounter with a large bird Monday 4/2/18. No one was hurt, except the bird. The aircraft is based at the owners residence and the strike occurred a couple of miles from REI. We are in … Continue reading

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