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Old 05-14-2018, 12:22 PM
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Default Airport Camping along the Mississippi?

I'm making a trip from Duluth to New Orleans later this week and I'm thinking of spending a night somewhere in between - a nice rural airport where I could pitch a tent and roast a marshmallow or two would be ideal.

Courtesy car or walking distance to a town & restaurant would be a close second.

I'm pretty flexible about where - anywhere south of Dubuque IA & north of Memphis TN would likely fit into my plans.

Any suggestions?
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Old 05-14-2018, 01:08 PM
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Is Trigger Gap near your route?

http://theraf.org/content/trigger-gap-safety-briefing

If you are enjoying flying into fields like this one, you might consider supporting the Recreational Aviation Foundation. Among their many projects, they are sponsoring the development of a guide to backcountry airfields:

https://airfield.guide/pilots.asp

You may find other airports that fit your criteria.

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Old 05-14-2018, 02:10 PM
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If you do fly into Trigger Gap, 4M1 Berryville AR is 5 miles away and has courtesy cars.
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Old 05-14-2018, 02:25 PM
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Thanks guys - that's exactly what I'm looking for!



love finding remote grass strips

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Old 05-14-2018, 02:36 PM
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In addition to Trigger Gap, Petit Jean is a bit west of the direct path. Less remote than Trigger Gap if you prefer bathrooms and electricity.

If you want to stay closer to the direct route, Perryville, MO (KPCD) has cheap gas and courtesy cars. Airport is in the middle of corn fields. I'm pretty sure they'd allow camping. The office has 24hr accessible lobby/bathrooms.
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Old 05-14-2018, 03:27 PM
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Thanks Ben - I thought Perryville looked like a good alternate too
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Old 05-14-2018, 03:46 PM
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There's also the airstrips at Byrd's Adventure Center. I've never been, but every summer I say I'm going to go.
https://byrdsadventurecenter.com/
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Old 05-14-2018, 07:22 PM
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If you decide against camping, I’m at Jonesboro Ar 70 miles northwest of Memphis. You could land Jonesboro municipal or classic airstrip that’s where my hangar is. I’m on vacation this week working on my 12. Modest little house but very clean. Down town JBR great restaurant’s.
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Old 05-14-2018, 10:17 PM
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If you decide against camping, I?m at Jonesboro Ar 70 miles northwest of Memphis. You could land Jonesboro municipal or classic airstrip that?s where my hangar is. I?m on vacation this week working on my 12. Modest little house but very clean. Down town JBR great restaurant?s.

Thanks Rusty, but the wife has reviewed options and made her desires known

We'll be spending some time at Petit Jean - hiking and looking at the waterfall
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Gastons 3M0 is a cool little grass strip tucked in a Valley next to the White River with a restaurant and trout fishing.

http://www.gastons.com

Hangar Kafe is also in the neighborhood for good cheap food at MO9.

https://www.tripadvisor.com/Restaura..._Missouri.html
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