Join us Labor Day weekend in sunny Southern California for the inaugral Redlands Aerobatic Cup!
Chapter 26 is mounting a new contest at Redlands (KREI) on the eastern edge of the LA Basin, 60 miles northeast of Los Angeles and 45 miles west of Palm Springs. Tucked up against the pictureque San Bernardino Mountains, Redlands has long been a base of aerobatic operations and the city and airport management are excited to host what we hope will be an annual event. The town itself has hiking and biking trails, an array of quaint shops, historic architecture, and a variety of local restaurants, so there are things to entertain family if they would like to join their pilots.
The contest will follow our traditional Happiness is Delano Labor Day schedule:
Friday, Sept. 3 - Registration & Practice
Saturday, Sept. 4 - Contest flights
Sunday, Sept. 5 - Continue contest flights, awards
Note that the REI traffic pattern will be changed to facilitate the box located directly north of the field, so use south traffic for both 08/26 if arriving Friday. This info will be broadcast with the weather at the airport, and will also have a volunteer montioring CTAF for wayward pilots who don't read their NOTAMS. Due to the pattern change, practice is only on Friday, no earlier.
Hangar 24 is across the street from the airport and will have food vendors arriving at 11:30 each day, all with vegetarian options. We will be holding an "Awards Happy Hour" there on Sunday evening.
The contest hotel is the Ayres Hotel Redlands, which has generously provided a 20% discount on both single and double rooms. The room block IS limited, so do book in advance. Group code is 1367 (call them at 909-335-9024) and takes effect Thursday if you need to arrive a day early.
REGISTER ON OUR WEBSITE
Registration for pilots and volunteers is open at our chapter website.
We dedicate this first contest to the endangered species located in the flood plain where the box markers need to be placed, which have caused much ado: the adorable San Bernardino Kangaroo Rat, the gorgeous blue Santa Ana River Woolly Star and the tiny San Bernardino Spineflower. We will protect your habitat with our new "floating" box markers.
For questions leading up to the event, contact chapter president Susan Bell, who is running point on the new contest location and training the endangered kangaroo rat to call outs: pres [at] iacchapter26.org