"I like the airport," Blythe said. "A lot of good people come to the airport. I really enjoy the people. A lot of people I know have airplanes and they're just very nice people."
Flying enthusiasts like Richard Aguilar, owner of Aero Apothecary in Loma Linda, and his family came to the event not only to view the airplanes but to "enjoy the aviation community and say hello to different people."
The Highland resident owns a Mooney airplane occupying a hangar at Redlands Municipal Airport.
Tom Barber, an aeronautical engineer for Panasonic in Lake Forest, did not come to the fly-in and open house simply for the airplanes.
The Aviation Fellowship representative and Rancho Santa Margarita resident sold Bibles at one of the airport's vending stands.
"It's a nice community airport and people seem friendly," the licensed pilot said. "It gives you the feeling of a small town airport."
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