Riverside Senior Squadron 5
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Squadron 5 is located on the South side of the beautiful Riverside Municipal Airport (KRAL). Riverside has been the home to Squadron 5 since 2003. Our air-conditioned and heated building includes a squad room, a flight planning room, and a general-purpose squad room. Our squad room is large enough to hold 40-50 members for regular meetings or training classes.  We have a 50 in. HDTV to display multimedia presentations. Our flight planning room consists of a large desk for members to display charts on, and a computer to check weather and NOTAMs. We also have a Redbird TD2 Garmin G1000 simulator to help keep everyone current. Our communications office is equipped with all the necessary equipment to work as a mission base. Our Aircraft is located in an enclosed and locked hanger just a short walk away from the main building.

Riverside Airport offers many advantages over other airports.  Riverside has a control tower staffed with friendly controllers, friendly airport staff, and a delicious on-field restaurant known as the D & D cafe. Runway 9/27 is 5,104 feet long by 100 feet wide with plans to lengthen the runway to 6,153 feet to accommodate larger aircraft. Runway 9 is equipped with an Instrument Landing System (ILS) while Runway 27 has a Visual Approach Slope Indicator (VASI). Riverside also has both GPS and VOR approaches with its own VOR on the field. The crosswind runway 16/34 is 2,850 feet long and 50 feet wide and is equipped with a Precision Approach Path Indicator (PAPI). 

Driving to Squadron 5:

91 Freeway West

  • Exit Adams St. / Auto Center Drive and turn right at the light
  • Turn Left on Arlington Ave.
  • Turn right on Airport Dr.
  • Right on Gemende Dr.

91 Freeway East

  • Exit Van Buren Blvd. and turn left at the light
  • Right on Arlington Ave.
  • Left on Airport Dr.
  • Right on Gemende Dr.

60 Freeway East

  • Exit Van Buren Blvd. / Mission Blvd turn right at the stop sign
  • Left on Arlington Ave.
  • Left on Airport Dr.
  • Right on Gemende Dr.

60 Freeway West

  • Exit Mission Blvd. tuen left at the Stop Sign.
  • Turn Left on Arlington Blvd.
  • Turn Left on Airport Dr.
  • Turn Right on Gemende Dr. 

Flying to Squadron 5

Riverside Airport is located about 5 nautical miles off the 050-degree radial of the Paradise VOR (PDZ 112.20)


  • Tower / CTAF - 121.0
  • Ground - 124.125
  • ATIS - 128.8 or 951-688-7257
  • AWOS - 951-352-4392
  • SoCal Approach - 135.4

After Landing, taxi south on Golf or Hotel onto the ramp.  The building is located next to the Flying Kolors Fuel Pump.  Look for the Civil Air Patrol Banner.  Transient Parking is in front of D&D Cafe.

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