Master chefs Denny Brown and Jeff Tippet cooked up a storm today for Spring Fling attendees. At least 15 Young Eagles got to experience flight in a small plane for the first time. See the photos tab and click on 3-24-18 Redlands Airport Spring Fling for more photo’s of todays event.
RAA members pose for a group photo after discussing various issues that impact the airport community at Redlands Municipal Airport. Topics discussed such as airport impacts of AirFest 2018 to our wildlife hazards were the topic of discussion at the February meeting of the Redlands Airport Association. Thank you to RAA members that took the time to get involved
RAA members held there January meeting at the San Bernardino County Sheriffs Aviation Division Hangar facility at San Bernardino Airport (SBD) on January 24th.
The San Bernardino County Sheriffs Aviation Division has an Aero squadron consisting of many volunteer pilots and observers. These volunteers provide many hours of time supporting this aerial law enforcement division. Some volunteers even provide their own aircraft to support the “Aero Squadron”. The Aero Squadron provides aerial support within the County of San Bernardino and some of its municipalities including Redlands. We have some pilots at Redlands Airport that volunteer for this important role.
RAA member and Aero Squadron Reserve Deputy volunteer, Dave Guthmiller, gave a very informative a presentation on the unit and a tour of the facility. Click on “RAA SBD Tour” to see some photos of the presentation and tour.
The San Bernardino County Sheriffs Aviation Division received 13,000+ calls for service in 2017. They have a first class operation at SBD. We can all rest well knowing that they know how to use aircraft to protect the public.
Larry and Ruth Rice once again hosted some really young eagles at their hangar today. CFI Larry Rice gave them a brief ground school followed by an aerial demonstration. The kids had a blast. Click here for more photos. Thanks Larry and Ruth!
On Saturday, August 19th, members of the RAA grilled burgers, hot dogs while EAA Chapter 845 took some potential future aviators on free airplane rides to celebrate National Aviation Day. A total of 33 children and 5 adults experienced flight courtesy of some generous EAA 845 pilots.
This was second year the RAA celebrated National Aviation Day. The holiday was created by proclamation in 1939 by President Franklin Roosevelt. The holiday coincides with the birthday of Orville Wright, one of the designer and pilots of the first successful airplane, the Wright Flyer.
This year’s celebration also honored the 70th birthday of Redlands Municipal Airport. A special cake was made for the occasion and served to those in attendance.
Reprinted From Flying Magazine 8-8-17 Written by Rob Mark
Court Strikes Down Access Restrictions at East Hampton Airport
Local town asked the U.S. Supreme Court to hear a case that could have had wide ranging implications for general aviation.
A court has issued a permanent injunction striking down locally created noise and access restrictions at HTO implemented by the town of East Hampton, New York. – Friends of the East Hampton Airport/Facebook
The battle over exactly who controls airspace and access to a public airport, in this case the airport in East Hampton, New York, is finally over. The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District Court of New York has issued a permanent injunction striking down locally created noise and access restrictions at HTO implemented by the town of East Hampton more than two years ago.
In April 2015, the town government published rules creating a year-round airport curfew between 11 p.m. and 7 a.m. daily. The restrictions included a ban on “noisy” aircraft between 8 p.m. and 9 a.m. daily in addition to a one trip per week limit on flights for aircraft the town deemed to be noisy. It is unclear what criteria the town used to decide when an aircraft could be deemed noisy.
The National Business Aviation Association, Friends of the East Hampton Airport, the Eastern Region Helicopter Council (ERHC) and others had argued that existing federal law – the Airport Noise and Capacity Act of 1990 (ANCA) – applies to all public-use U.S. airports, and that the town of East Hampton’s adoption of all three noise and access restrictions was a violation of ANCA. East Hampton appealed for a hearing before the U.S. Supreme Court, but the high court denied the petition in June 2017.
Following the decision, NBAA president and CEO Ed Bolen said, “East Hampton has one of the most extensive voluntary noise-abatement programs in the country, and our members are committed to flying responsibly.”
Ingrid Biglow was presented with a Friend of the Airport award in recognition of 8 years of volunteer service on the Redlands Airport Advisory Board. The award was given to Ingrid at the 5/24/17 RAA meeting by Ted Gablin on behalf of RAA members. Ingrid has been a dedicated airport supporter. Her volunteer service to the community during her 8 year term on the AAB is appreciated!
The Redlands Fire Department attended the RAA monthly meeting on August 24th, to give all in attendance a great fire safety demonstration.
Members learned the importance of proper communication when calling 911 operators to request emergency services at the airport. Communications should be detailed and include the location of the incident on the airport and the nature of the emergency to help them to determine who will respond (police or fire) and the level of response. They also stressed the importance of having someone meet them at the gate to guide them to the accident location.
Fire department personnel also instructed those in attendance on how and when to use the large dry fire extinguisher that Hangar 24 donated to the airport.
And finally we had some hands on fun understanding the forces involved with line pressures. Go Jim Hoyt!
Randall Wiedemann of R. A. Wiedemann & Associates was in attendance at the 7/20/16 AAB meeting to review the Airport Business Plan they prepared for the City of Redlands. The plan was approved by Redlands City Council on 7/19/16. The meeting was well attended by members of the airport community.