Mon, May 07, 2007
Annual Redlands Fly-In Brings Wonder of Aviation To
Saturday was a day of
Young Eagles flights, a free EAA-sponsored pancake breakfast,
helicopter and airplane rides and demonstrations, remote-controlled
aircraft, and miniature model airplanes that attracted hundreds to
Redlands Municipal Airport's third annual Spring-Fly In.
It's an event, reported the Redlands Daily Facts, that brings
people together to watch planes of all sizes take off and land and
to appreciate the marvels of modern aviation.
Said Andreas Blaser, vice president of RC Model Airplane Club
Chapter 13, "I have been interested in flying since I was 12 years
old growing up in Switzerland. After a hiatus, I began flying again
with my children. Three years ago, we were invited to participate
in the Fly-In. It's nice to bring people together to fly. It's a
great event to get people interested in aviation."
Young Joey Scarcella is an aviation enthusiast, even at the
tender age of seven. His dad has been a pilot for about 20
"I like getting to use all of the controls and talking into the
headphones," Joey exclaimed.
EAA Chapter 845 member Pete Krok said of his group, "We basically
just love airplanes. The EAA is a great avenue for people who love
They extend the joy of flight to the younger generation through
the Young Eagles program, which was also an attraction at
"The Fly-In serves as a great way to get youngsters interested
in aviation," Krok said.
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