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Old 08-21-2019, 08:00 PM
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Smile Petit Jean 2019 ... The Gathering on the Mountain is ON!

See last post in this thread for most current update on rooms!

UPDATE 10/4/19 9:32 PM /// 3 ROOMS AT THE ROCKEFELLER CENTER HAVE OPENED UP! WAIT LIST IS EMPTY ?. Email me or call now to lock one down. Cutting grass today and it's looking great! 104+ Registered and still looking for maybe 15 more campers!


UPDATE 9/28/19 8:39 PM 100+ Registered and looking for 25 more campers! ROOMS are still full but POSSIBLE ?? We currently have 2-4 on the confirmed wait list. Based on previous history, we will have 6-8 rooms actually turn up available a couple of days out! If you're wanting a room and didn't get one, please jump on the wait list and we'll figure a way to get you to the Mountain!


UPDATE 9/2/2019 8:47 AM ... All rooms at the Rockefeller Center are booked but there is still hope. So far 84 airplanes and about 140 of your closest RV friends have a warm bed in a cool, dry, room on the RV Mountain and all you hardy Camper folks have all the space, firewood, hot showers, and food you will ever need!

At this point, we are officially on WAIT LIST mode for sleeping rooms. Lots of room for Campers! Please see post #20 for details on the WAIT List process for sleeping rooms! It's going to be great year on the Mountain!


UPDATE 8/26/19 8:00 PM Seems like we are down to about 2 rooms left on the Mountain. Be quick!

UPDATE 8/23/19 11:22 AM Seems like we are down to about 6 rooms left on the Mountain. Be quick!

UPDATE 8/22/19 9:00 PM Seems like we are down to about 20 rooms left on the Mountain. Be quick!

The 2019 RV Gathering at Petit Jean Mountain is ON ON ON ! �� ?. October 11-13 and the place for you to be is KMPJ. Another great gathering on The RV Mountain with about 200 of your closest RV Buddies and Budettes and we want you to be there for all the fun! �� Come Thursday for even more fun ?. you can help us cut grass and set up If you don?t know anything about The RV Gathering, you need to check our website www.PetitjeanFlyIn.com for all the fun facts, details, pictures and video....great video!

If you are a Repeat Offender on the mountain, all you want to know is how the heck do I get a room at the Rockefeller Center without waiting 4 hours in line on hold

Wow ?funny you should mention that pain and agony but the really good news is that we finally have a fix for that!

First take a look at this video by Paul Duff and see what you?re missing or what you have to look forward to: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ngGA2U6iyZQ Video by Paul & Beth Duff ?. Nice!



OK, now here is the deal on the rooms. It?s a very limited venue, there are only 80 rooms on the whole mountain and for the last three years, we have sold out in the first couple of painful hours the morning registration opens and it has been a trying experience for many folks. Three to four hours on hold, only to be told that the rooms are all gone was a problem. Last year during the event, some of the attendees suggested that we might take a non-refundable fee to reserve a room ahead of time which would eliminate the wait and uncertainty. That advance fee would secure them a room reservation (based on order received) and would be applied against your registration fees when you arrive. BUT if you get weathered out or just canceled after we had committed for fixed expenses, the fee would become a donation to cover some (not all) of committed costs such as meals, transportation, and campground set up. Remember everything we do has to be preplanned and hauled up to the mountain. We had almost universal support for that concept so here it is.

IF YOU ARE CAMPING ?. All you need to do is complete the OnLine Registration. No prepays needed, (but we would gladly accept one �� see camping options in the Pay Pal menu ) but we do need a confirmation that you are coming so that we can prepare and commit for transport, meals, etc. We always run out of rooms on the mountain early but we have never run out of campsites?.. so far! Click Here https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/BJVC9CV


If you want confirmed LODGING at the RCC ??? ?. Read ON! To reserve your room at the Rockefeller Conference Center, you can make a potentially non-refundable deposit via PayPal button on the Registration Page on the Petit Jean Web Site www.PetitJeanFlyin.com . That deposit will be applied against your flyin registration fees when you arrive and secures you a spot in line for rooms at the RCC. This should get us around the 4 hour wait on the phone when registration opens up. If you do the prepay option, get a confirmed room, but for some reason don?t make it in, your deposit is applied against the amounts we have to put up front for the flyin. Your support is really appreciated. (PS Our out of pocket committed costs run about $14,000)

We will apply your registration position against the available rooming list and notify you in 7-14 days if you are confirmed. Check back here for open room counts. If you are not confirmed at the RCC, your deposit will be refunded. If all rooms at the RCC book up, we will be making alternate accommodations available on a first come first serve basis as we get them lined out. If you don?t like the alternate, we will also refund your deposit but that will be your call, we?ll work it out!

So here is the drill ? read steps 1-7 first then go to the website:
  1. Remember we?ll still go by order registered. If we can?t get you in at the RCC, we will refund your preregistration fee but it does hold your specific spot on the waiting list as well and we always have some cancellations. It also gets you preferential treatment on any alternate accommodations that might become available. Again, if we confirm you a room at the RCC, it?s a non-refundable deposit. If you get/stay on the wait list and don?t get a room at the RCC, we will absolutely refund your pre-registration fee if you choose not to attend.
  2. Go to the Pay Pal button link on the website Registration Tab and choose one of the rooming options! www.PetitJeanFlyIn.com
  3. Please specify Single Bed or Double Bed Rooms and which nights. That lets us maximize the number of couples that can attend. The deposit is about half the registration fee for a single or couple. ($100- $175)
  4. Campers prepay deposit is appreciated but not required. ($35-$70)
  5. Confirm your PayPal fee payment using your credit card or PayPal card.
  6. Expect a confirmation within 7-14 days and a confirming group number which you will use when you make final reservations at the RCC in early September. You will be able to call at your leisure and give them your CC information.
  7. As you finish the PayPal transaction, it should take you to the OnLine Registration which we desperately need you to fill out. If it does not, we have also attached the direct link to the On Line Registration below.
Here is the direct link to the Pre-Payment Option ? Click here  http://PetitJeanFlyin.com/registration-donations/

This is what you should see in the drop down selection menu on the website!

Illustration ONLY !



This is an optional direct link to the ON LINE REGISTRATION if it didn?t go there automatically as you finished with PayPal! https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/BJVC9CV


We hope this streamlines the process and insures that those folks who support the flyin will have the best opportunity to attend and say at the RCC if they are no campers. If you want to reserve two or more rooms, you will need to go through the process once more for each additional room reservation. We are also actively looking for additional rooms in the area and we will hold those for anyone using the prepay process.

Thanks �� we?ll be looking for you on the RV Mountain!
PS ? all of the usual repeat offenders have called: We?re in In IN ? for PJ 19!

Sorry for the overkill Epistle but we are really trying to do better :-)
Questions or Comments, please email me at BillSchlatterer@sbcglobal.net
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Old 08-22-2019, 08:10 AM
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I've heard enough good things about this event, I'll be flying in this year and camping.
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Old 08-22-2019, 09:17 AM
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Kelli and I are IN!
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Old 08-22-2019, 09:18 AM
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Karen and I will be there!

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Old 08-22-2019, 11:51 AM
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Smile Update and Maybe More Rooms :-)

Wow, looks like it's shaping up to be another great year! We have over 50 airplanes registered as of this morning and expecting well over 100 airplanes again!

Check out the Website for pictures and video www.PetitJeanFlyIn.com Paul Duffs video from last year is really interesting with all the Balloon Busters/Blunders

Tonight, I'll try to post the list of already registered folks so you know who else is already in. For privacy sake, we usually just post first names but everyone knows who their friends are

It may be that we have a couple of rooms available at Mather Lodge as well. If anyone is specifically interested in those, let me know as you register. Mater is very cool, and you can walk to the Waterfall Trail off the back terrace. Mater is one mile away from the RCC but we have transport running there as well.



It's all good on the RV Mountain! KMPJ ?. BE THERE !
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Old 08-22-2019, 01:21 PM
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Hi everyone, I am registered and weather permitting will be flying in a day ahead to help as needed.

My RV has been flying since April of 2012. I've attended several flyins and the the big ones as well. I want to say that PJ is the hands down absolute best. The others are fun but Petit Jean and the people, (Bill, Jerry and the many volunteers), that go to extraordinary lengths to bring out the
PJ Mountain Magic... They make Petit Jean a personalized event. Some are fb friends, you mention a few names to them and they know you or at least of you. What an awesome collection of wonderful people. Milling around the grounds, gawking at beautiful airplanes and talking to many people make this event a heart warming and soul filling experience. I brought a lady friend once and she was so, soooo impressed when after initial contact inbound with airboss Bob, he called me AND HER by name on the radio. You won't get that anywhere else!

I use to dread October... birthday :-/ .... but now it's my favorite month of the year.
Tick tock tick tock.........
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Hello,
I am going to try and drive over from NW Arkansas as my 6 is not yet finished. However if anyone wanted to swing by and pick me up and drop me back off later in the day I would not mind that at all. :-)
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Old 08-22-2019, 02:49 PM
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Hello,
I am going to try and drive over from NW Arkansas as my 6 is not yet finished. However if anyone wanted to swing by and pick me up and drop me back off later in the day I would not mind that at all. :-)
Jeremy, you need to drop in at North Little Rock for a hangar tour. EAA 165 is having breakfast this Saturday. We have 20+ RVs on the field and lots of building expertise.

Come join the fun!

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Jeremy, you need to drop in at North Little Rock for a hangar tour. EAA 165 is having breakfast this Saturday. We have 20+ RVs on the field and lots of building expertise.

Come join the fun!

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Bill,
I am taking my daughter to a specialist in Iowa City tonight for a Friday appointment. and next weekend I am going to MI to get an Io-360 that a friend is giving me. However I will try to get out there one of these days. Feel free to keep in touch.

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Old 08-22-2019, 08:55 PM
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Smile Petit Jean 2018 Videos ! All the fun

Here are a couple of great videos from some of our favorite Petit Jean RePeaters. These two are from Kent & Lana Officer.

Link to All of the PJ Videos http://petitjeanflyin.com/videos/



Here are a couple more from Paul & Beth Duff! Also repeat RePeaters These have great footage of our 2019 Balloon Busters and Blunders evert! Same link as above!
It's all good on the Mountain!




Enjoy! See you at Petit Jean KMPJ!
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