Red Jet Blast / All Red Star

April 27, 2017 11:00 AM EDT to April 30, 2017 10:00 AM EDT

Porterville Municipal Airport (KPTV)
1893 S Newcomb Street
Porterville, CA

THURSDAY, April 27– SUNDAY, April 30

The 16th annual All Red Star event will be held at Porterville (KPTV) Airport. All Red Star is an annual aviation gathering and fly-in for aircraft owners, pilots, enthusiasts, vendors, suppliers and service specialists supporting warbird, sport, aerobatics, jet and prop aircraft especially those of the Eastern Bloc design.

This year's event should be as exciting as ever as we celebrate our Sweet 16! FAST Check Pilots, designated IPs and experienced Lead Pilots will be available to ensure that your training goals are met as long as you arrive prepared. As with all RPA events be prepared for “SERIOUS FLYING AND SERIOUS FUN” at ARS XVI!



1.) Please click on the Register Now button found below and complete a separate registration ticket for each participant that will be attending this year’s event. We depend on this information to obtain the correct headcount so that we may resource the event appropriately. In short, if you want to eat, complete a separate ticket for each participant (pilot, gib and guest).


2.) If there was an error or you have an update to the registration, please e-mail Grins (

Ground School

If you need either Wingman Ground School or a Lead Seminar email Gomez directly at 

Event Fees

This is an all inclusive event where meals are included with the exception of Thursday evening dinner.  The event fee, which includes lunches Thursday - Saturday, the Friday evening BBQ, the Saturday evening awards banquet and event T-shirt, is $175 for Pilots/Gibs and $125 for non flying Guests.  (Due to costs, we are not offering single day fees.)


1.)   Do not wait until the last minute to reserve your room or car rental.  Tell them you’re from Red Star for group rates.



350 West Montgomery Avenue Porterville, CA 93257

(559) 781-7411


840 S. Jaye St. Porterville, CA 93257


(hotels include daily Continental breakfast, free parking and Internet access)


Enterprise Rent-A-Car

1905 W Olive Ave, Porterville 93257

(559) 788-6240

You may be able to find better rates online (Kayak, Hotwire, etc.)  Make sure your reservation is for the PORTERVILLE, CA location if you do book online.

 PICKING UP CAR:  Enterprise will pick you up or Julie "Taz" will drive you to their office (About 8 minutes away).  You will have to go to their offices and sign papers…there was no way around it.

Ensure you arrive during their business hours. (Hours of operation M-F  7:30am-5:30pm, Sat. 9am-Noon, Sun. CLOSED)

 WHEN LEAVING SUNDAY:   Park and lock cars to the left of the gate (pass the Airport Café) before entering air field grounds. DO NOT leave them by Mike’s hanger!  Give your keys to the Airport Mgr. or leave at the Airport Café.

Come to Porterville and hear the sounds of freedom!  Round engines, flat engines, and jet noise, because dinosaurs were born to be burned!!!

Please direct any questions to Grins at .



$175.00 (RPA Member) PILOT/GIB 

$175.00 (Non RPA Member) PILOT/GIB

$125.00 NON-FLYER-Full Event Participation (Not participating in any flying, includes all meals and T-shirt)