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Old 10-04-2021, 08:42 PM
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I think that'd be OK, but you may be parked a bit down the runway edge. Still,
you'll definitely get to show her an RV.

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Old 10-08-2021, 08:43 PM
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Default Warbird Rides at Petit Jean .... Just part of the the Gathering!

What a deal! One of our local members of the CAF worked out a deal to allow us to raffle off a couple warbird rides. Check these out and picture yourself in the back seat waving like that pretty little lady.

We do it all at Petit Jean! Join us October 14-17 at Petit Jean Mountain State Park! It's the RV Gathering on the Mountain!

See website for details:

Big thank you to Jeff Lashbrook, also a RV8 owner.

Hey, who is that funny looking RV4 in the bottom ?? Paul ???

Hope you can make it, everythings new at Petit Jean!

Bill S
Got the Grin :-)
7a Ark KORK
Dues Paid 5/26/21

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Old 10-10-2021, 07:07 PM
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Default Getting ready :-)

Had the full team there today cutting, mowing, stocking firewood, and filling holes. Campground is in best shape ever. It’s looking good! Get that magic carpet ready and get to Petit Jean Thursday or Friday for an RV Easy weekend with all your RV friends.

For details. Www.PetitJeanFlyIn. Com

See you on the Mountain. Expecting a lot of early Thursday arrivals.

EAA 165 and Friends.
Bill S
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Old 10-11-2021, 08:57 PM
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Default Update Monday PM

So good news! It seems that the RCC has opened all of the rooms for Thursday night arrivals. Right now, we have almost 35 airplanes planning on coming in Thursday, (9 Camping, 26 Lodging) either for fun or just to have a weather option but either way, we will have transportation, a light lunch, and a great dinner at Mather Lodge set up for all that make the Thursday Arrival. We have just over 90 airplanes registered as of tonight and we are expecting to have a really fun weekend on the mountain.

If you choose to come in tomorrow or Wednesday, let me know as we have no plans to be on the mountain Tuesday or Wednesday and we need to make sure you have arraigned for transport to Mather or the RCC. We will be loading up at KORK Wednesday afternoon and heading to the mountain early Thursday morning. If you would want to come into North Little Rock, KORK Tuesday or Wednesday, that is an easy option for us to work with.

On your way into Petit Jean, please monitor 122.9 from about 60 miles out and expect that there could be a reasonable amount of traffic. I suspect that we will be broadcasting traffic advisories sporadically Thursday and then starting about 9:00’ish Friday. Air Boss Bob will be bringing you in to PJ where you will meet your plane (not plain) parkers on the ramp… follow them to parking. Please remember to bring tie downs and chocks and a folding chair. We have all the meals and transport from Thursday lunch to Sunday brunch covered so don’t worry about food,… the EAA 165 guys are knocking it out for you. You’re going to really like the venue and the menu! Remember the parks are technically a dry county so bring your own “favorite” beverages.

We think the weather will be reasonably good and great Saturday but we could have a shower or two depending on when and what day you arrive. If you need to sit for a while, a couple of good close WX alternates are Morrilton, AR and Conway, AR on the East side and Russellville, AR on the West Side. If you get to Morrilton or Russellville, we will drive down and pick you up so you won’t miss dinner or a night on the mountain. Morrilton is preferred because it is a little closer and usually if you can get to Russellville, you can get to Morrilton as well. The NOTAMS say that the lights at KMPJ are inop and we can attest to that 😊 so don’t plan on getting in after dark! Call and let us know if you take the Morrilton or Russellville option.

Campsites are exceptionally nice this year and the foliage is really starting to turn. Trails should be AWESOME! It’s all good and we’re looking forward to your arrival on the Petit Jean RV Mountain!

See you there!

EAA 165 & Various Petit Jean Indians

Check the website, email, call, or text if you have questions!
Bill S
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Old 10-11-2021, 10:18 PM
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Default O’fer Award

You guys know who won the only O’fer Award at the last Gathering on Petit Jean Mountain? (O’fer Award given for missing all three of your opportunities to make a kill in the balloon bust contest). It was our own Petit Jean Chief, Bill Schlatterer. I expect a lot razzing of him at this year’s contest! The fun begins in just 3 days…. The mountain is calling. Come join the fun, meet us at KMPJ, we promise the best RV time anywhere!
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Old 10-13-2021, 08:57 PM
BillSchlatterer BillSchlatterer is offline
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Default Wednesday Night Update 9:00 PM

We have 6 planes on the ramp this evening and expecting a really good turnout for the weekend. 94 Registered/called in! Weather looks great for Saturday and Sunday and good Friday afternoon. Looking like lower ceilings tomorrow (Thursday) in the 3000 to 5000 range or better with 10+ visibility and that should be easily flyable all around the local area. Come Thursday if you want to, rooms available at the RCC .... we'll be ramp sitting and watching the activity

Looks like Friday AM might be IFR low until after 10:00 then coming up after 10:00 AM improving to 1800 at KRUE at 1:00PM which is a 1200-1300 ceiling on the mountain. Improving to 2800 at 7:00 PM. Expecting a lot of mid-day arrivals, dinner is on at 6:30 at the Rockefeller Center.

For those registered, please check your email (the address you registered with) for frequent updates from the Mountain. Our normal crews will be on site by 9:30 tomorrow to set up. We're loaded up and heading that way in the AM. Nite nite now

Fly safe first! See you on the Mountain!
Bill S
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Old 10-14-2021, 06:43 AM
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Originally Posted by BillSchlatterer View Post
Improving to 2800 at 7:00 PM.
Quick cautious about a twilight arrival.

Reported sunset is about 6:37 Central, but that's for a horizon down in the valley. Although it can seem to be well lighted over the mountain, trees and terrain on the west side of the strip can suddenly make the last 20 seconds very dark. And no moon if it's overcast
Dan Horton
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Old 10-15-2021, 12:37 PM
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Halfway to Petit Jean. Fuel stop and hanging out in Wichita Falls. Currently waiting for weather to clear up ahead.
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