The Redlands Airport Association is once again hosting Stuff a Plane with Toys for Tots. This is the kickoff event for our annual toy drive. The theme of our event this year is “Aviation Careers”. The 2018 Boeing industry forecast of personnel demand projects 790,000 new civil aviation pilots, and 754,000 new maintenance technicians will be needed world-wide over the next 20 years. This is an unprecedented labor shortage. This shortage will generate a need to train the next generation of pilots and maintenance technicians. So, this year, we will have numerous academic institutions offering aviation curriculum, aviation flight schools and the US military performing outreach to our guests seeking a career in aviation. If you know someone that has an interest in a future aviation career, you should encourage them to attend our event!
Once again, the US Marines will greet our guests. Exhibitors from the San Bernardino Sheriff Association’s Aero Squadron, the Redlands Police Department (along with their aviation themed mobile library), the Redlands Fire Department, Pilot’s N Paws Rescue, and Angel Flight West will be in attendance.
Our event this year will also feature:
A Wings and Wheels Show – Fly in or drive in and put your car, motorcycle or aircraft on display. Peoples choice awards will be given to the best car, motorcycle and aircraft.
A Community Blood Drive – LifeStream will be joining us again. It’s a great opportunity to donate some blood and Give the Gift of Life.
A Pet Adoption Event – The nice folks from Redlands Friends of Shelter Animals (REDFOSA) will be one of our exhibitors. Perhaps you may want to leave our event with a new 4 legged companion!
Chick fil a will have their delicious chicken sandwiches, chips, cookies and drinks for sale. There will also be music, an airport open house, raffles and fun.
The cost of admission? Just bring a new unwrapped toy, or make a cash donation to Toys for Tots.
For more information go to: https://raacp.org/stuff-a-plane-with-toys-for-tots/