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Old 08-31-2021, 08:34 PM
BillSchlatterer BillSchlatterer is offline
 
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Default Petit Jean 2021 is ON!

UPDATE ... 10/2/21 Less than 2 weeks out! All of the usual Petit Jean Repeats have called IN and we are looking forward to another great RV Gathering! Present count of confirmed aircraft is north of 80 and expecting about 100 by next week. The campground is in great shape and the State Parks have done some work to update the restrooms and showers. I am told the trails are awesome right now, and we are looking for 70'ish temperatures which are perfect for hiking.

We still have a couple of queen rooms, a 2 BR Apartment on premises and a 2 BR House just outside the airport. Grab your spouse, call a buddy, load up those magic carpets and get ready to head for Petit Jean Mountain. and if you have not yet done the OnLine registration yet, which is where we get our logistics counts, please do so. This is important even if you are camping!
Click here for OnLine Registration: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/PJFI_2021

If you want a room at the Rockefeller Center, please use the RESERVE MY ROOM Process and we'll get you covered. Thursday arrivals please let us know for sure via email so we can be sure we have you covered with a roof. Remember all food is covered, all trail fees, all ramp fees, etc. All you need to bring is yourself and a spouse or friend and get ready to see a thousand RV smiles!

Looking forward to another fun RV Easy Gathering on the RV Mountain.

Bill & Various Petit Jean Indians :--)



The 2021 RV Gathering at Petit Jean Mountain is ON ON ON! October 14-17! That’s great news for all you RV shut-ins! We just received the final permit from the state parks (3 months in the making) and we are good to go for October 15-17, with an early arrival option for Thursday the 14th. We usually do all the final cutting and trimming and setup on Wednesday and put the final touches on the campground on Thursday but now that has turned into the early arrival day! .... and a lot of early fun on the Mountain!




In 2019, we had 28+ airplanes arrive on Thursday, some camped and it was a scramble to find rooms but eventually we found a roof for everyone…. And we’ll absolutely do that again! Just for fun, we always plan a Thursday dinner at Mather Lodge and that turned into a 50+ head count party hearty. More good news! Now they serve beer and wine … along with that great Ozark home cooking! How good is that! Remember this is an all inclusive RV Easy weekend. All the meals, transport to trails and lodges, ramp fees, park fees, firewood, water, drinks, and on and on …. is included in your registration fee along with hundreds of RV Grins! If you need medical tonic water, bring it and share!

So read below, go to the website, and RESERVE MY ROOM/CAMPSITE while you can! Then plan on a fun filled RV Easy weekend on the RV Mountain with 175 of your closest RV’ator Buddies and Buddettes! I suggest you HURRY because rooms are going quick and there are only 80 rooms on the mountain and many are already booked. Campers just bring your own rooms :--) IMPT: The only way to get a room at the Rockefeller Center is through the Reserve My Room Process on the Petit Jean Fly In website. If you call direct, they will just send you back to the website.

General information and RESERVE MY ROOM/CAMPSITE process at: www.PetitJeanFlyIn.com Be sure to check out the Pictures and Video tabs.

If you did NOT use the Reserve My Room process and are staying elsewhere please ... please be sure you still do the OnLine Registration. This is critical for our planning purposes. We have to know you are coming to prepare meals, and provide adequate transportation and logistics services. Click here for OnLine Registration: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/PJFI_2021

Thursday arrivals…. Heads up! Please be sure you have noted in the registration that you plan on coming in Thursday and I will confirm a room somewhere for you for Thursday night. It’s always a workout but we will get you roof, one way or the other
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OK these are the fun videos that tell the story! Turn the sound up and enjoy!

Must see! From Paul Gray! This is just so well done, it makes me want to auction it off at the FlyIn but then it's so good, we can't not share it. This is from Paul Gray, our Alabama RV'ator, who missed 2019 because of an electrical issue but will be there Thursday to help set up when the sun comes up! Treat him right and you might be a movie star too! https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=egv1T0EPPDk

Absolutely must see! From Paul & Beth Duff! This is another really well done video that showcases the whole event, with RV acrobatics, formation, feeding frenzies, and aerial balloon crimes! Created by our man with a plan and a great wife! Paul & Beth Duff. https://youtu.be/ngGA2U6iyZQ BTW... that's Bulldog (Gerald Loyd) in the opening buzz ...

Really absolutely must see! From Kent & Lana Officer! So here's a 2017 follow up with the sound track ... It's Magic! And that is exactly what a weekend on the RV Mountain is like ... Magic! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZMcD20sDe1w

Petit Jean State Park Website … Trails, Waterfalls, and Overlooks … https://www.arkansasstateparks.com/trails


See you on the Mountain!
The Petit Jean Indians



For more information, email BillSchlatterer@sbcglobal.net

Covid Protocol for those that care: We will be applying standard CDC Covid Protocol for the event as minimally as possible. We think most, but not all, folks will have had the Covid vaccine but we do strongly encourage everyone attending to get the vaccine if you have not already! It's safer for you and safer for your RV friends in attendance. Please keep in mind that we have to comply with State Park Event Guidelines and we’re doing the best we can with what we have.

This may mean our format may be a little different this year. We really won't know until October but our mission is to be safe and have a good time! We will be spreading out tables and chairs in the campground and may change the Friday night Rockefeller Dinner Soirée to an outdoor event as well. We will be socially distancing where able and wearing masks when indoors in public gathering areas. Masks will be provided if you don’t have one. We may/will be taking temperatures on arrival/registration, and those with fever may/will be asked to return home, and of course all fees would be refunded. We do not anticipate the evil nasty balloons will cooperate so we will distance them about 4 feet from the windshield and hit them hard with a prop! It's going to be a great "RV Easy" weekend on the RV Mountain!
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Old 09-01-2021, 05:16 AM
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Yay! Very exciting
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Old 09-01-2021, 06:56 AM
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Old 09-01-2021, 07:51 AM
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Default Petit Jean Trails Update

We are told the trails are in excellent shape. Here is a link to the trail info on the Arkansas State Parks Site:

https://www.arkansasstateparks.com/p...alls-overlooks

We will be running shuttles at 9:00 and 1:00 to all the trails. That lets you have a morning hike and then hang at the airport for the afternoon ramp fun and flying or just hike 'til ya drop

Printable Trail Guide https://res.cloudinary.com/miles-ext...ate_lowres.pdf
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Old 09-01-2021, 02:16 PM
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Default pj on again!

looking forward to pj this fall,missed it last year due to covid.
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Old 09-03-2021, 02:04 PM
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Default It's ON!

Everyone missed last year. Looking forward to another great weekend on the Mountain.

Still have a few rooms left. Plenty of campsites available.
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Old 09-03-2021, 07:36 PM
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Just had a really nice 3 bedroom house open up if anyone is interested. Between the Airport and the Rockefeller Center so transport is a breeze! ... as of 8:35 9/3/21
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Old 10-02-2021, 06:41 PM
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Default UPDATE .. 10/2/21

UPDATE ... 10/2/21 Less than 2 weeks out! All of the usual Petit Jean Repeats have called IN and we are looking forward to another great RV Gathering! Present count of confirmed aircraft is north of 80 and expecting about 100 by next week. The campground is in great shape and the State Parks have done some work to update the restrooms and showers. I am told the trails are awesome right now, and we are looking for 70'ish temperatures which are perfect for hiking.

We still have a couple of queen rooms, a 2 BR Apartment on premises and a 2 BR House just outside the airport. Grab your spouse, call a buddy, load up those magic carpets and get ready to head for Petit Jean Mountain. and if you have not yet done the OnLine registration yet, which is where we get our logistics counts, please do so. This is important even if you are camping!
Click here for OnLine Registration: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/PJFI_2021

If you want a room at the Rockefeller Center, please use the RESERVE MY ROOM Process and we'll get you covered. Thursday arrivals please let us know for sure via email so we can be sure we have you covered with a roof. Remember all food is covered, all trail fees, all ramp fees, etc. All you need to bring is yourself and a spouse or friend and get ready to see a thousand RV smiles!

Looking forward to another fun RV Easy Gathering on the RV Mountain.

Bill & Various Petit Jean Indians :--)
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Will I be shunned if I show up for a day trip in a 172? I have a tail kit for -10 ordered, but would like to bring a practice kit I've been working on and have some experienced builders show me what I've done wrong and try to get my wife to sit in a -10.
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