The clock is ticking
We're now 5 days out and it's looking like a record year for attendance if you go by the registrations. Currently, we have 141 pilots registered, about 135 airplanes with about 125 RVs. We have every version of the RV in attendance from the RV3 to a couple of RV14s. Here are some fun stats from the Registration Survey.
This chart shows the number of first time attendees at a little over 25% which means that 75% are RV Gathering Repeats
Gotta love those RV7A folks .... they like to travel in groups! (just a reminder that the A stands for Advanced Military Gear)
AT this point, it looks like the RV7A's outnumber the next big batch of RV8's by 23 to 20!
If you want to know anything
about RVs, this is the place to be! Well over two thirds (that's 2/3rds 68% ) of the folks attending are actual builders! I would bet that percentage is way way past any other fly in you will attend.
including Oshkosh or SnF. Maybe Vans Homecoming might be higher but I've never seen stats to prove it .... how about it Adam Burch? Which RV flyin has the highest concentration of builders ??
All in all, it should be an awesome weekend on the RV Mountain. Weather is looking like it is going to be agreeable, not perfect but not bad. The usual opportunity for some showers, temps in the low 70's daytime and 50's at night. Great hiking weather if you're a hiker and the leaves are really starting to turn. The state park is at it's very best this month and Petit Jean Airport is nicer than you have ever seen it.
The Gathering is still booked full at the RCC, Mather, and CFHotel but there are always last minute cancellations. The campground is never full but there will be a sea of tents. The campground at night is probably the most fun place you have ever sat around a campfire. EM or PM if you want us to try and run down some accommodations or a campsite.
C U on the Mountain!