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!