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Old 08-17-2018, 09:14 PM
BillSchlatterer BillSchlatterer is offline
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Default UPDATE 10/12/18 in post #17 /// Petit Jean 2018 ... 106 Registered

UPDATE .... 10/12/18 7 days out and we have 106 RV's registered. As of 10/3/18 5:00 PM CST There are 4 rooms open and a 3 bedroom house at Cedar Falls for the weekend. The 3 br is nice, several of us will be staying there Thursday. All rooms at the RCC are full but moving daily, Mather is full, but some left at Cedar Falls. We're got a great venue this year and some new flying events that should be very entertaining. Bring a friend and come to the Mountain. Plenty of camping still available! See you on the Mountain!

Please be sure to use the online registration. Links below in this post!


Petit Jean 2018 …The RV Gathering on the Mountain is on On ON!  October 19, 20, and 21. We’re in full prep mode and the Petit Jean Indians are hard at work planning the most RV Easy, spouse friendly, fun flying weekend you will ever have … ever It’s ALL RV and it’s all about the folks that fly them. Mark your calendar and plan to join us on the Mountain. For one weekend, Petit Jean Mountain airport will be the busiest small airport in the south … (this is Arkansas  !

What? … You don’t know what Petit Jean is all about! Well, turn up the sound and watch this short video by Kent & Lana Officer.
Petit Jean Magic …
Count the smiles and guess the miles they flew to get here. Over 18 states represented, 75% couples, kids, dads, moms, sons & daughters, and thousands of smiles … that’s what the Petit Jean RV family is all about!

Based on the current registration traffic, we expect a record turnout with over 100 RV’s and 200+ RV’ators on the ramp by dinner time Friday. No fuss, no vendors, no paid help,… just a volunteer effort from folks that love RVs and RV people trying to pay it forward.

This picture won "Best Petit Jean RV Grin in 2017" award! Angela "Scrubs" Palmer... and yes, that is HER RV3!

As usual, we will have crews parking, crews cooking, crews playing around  and Air Boss Bob will be in the tower, directing and welcoming you to the Mountain. Remember everything has to be hauled to the mountain, and we have to have good head counts, plane counts, and meal counts to make it all RV Easy! It really helps and we really appreciate it! That also makes sure you are on the email update list which is very important to you as well as us. Your registration is your personal invite…. If you register, we’ll be looking for you!

We ask all participants to please complete the Online Participants Registration at least 30 days out:

For more pictures, videos, and information, check out our website or our FaceBook group PetitJeanFlyInGroup

What’s the lodging situation ?? CAMPERS are no issue… we have plenty of great camping right at the airport, literally under your wing. At this point, the Rockefeller Conference Center is booked full (501) 727-5435 …. The group number is # 78840 and required to register but it is booked full at the moment. The RCC cannot hold a wait list but we do! Please email me with names, tail number, cell number and nights and we’ll work hard to get you on the Mountain.

At this time, there are several rooms still available at Cedar Falls Motel (501) 727-5636. It’s a very laid back place, a little retro 60’s style circle court. Located about a mile from the airport and on our transport route so no problems there. Please understand there are less than 90 rooms available on the whole mountain. We do what we can to accommodate lodgers but the absolute room count is something over which we have no control. If you’re a camper, we’ll always make room for another tent!

See you on the Mountain
The Petit Jean Indians !

Sponsored, aided, abetted, or just helped by EAA165, The MidSouth RVators, Bulldog Formation Team, many others … and all of the great folks at the Rockefeller Conference Center!

The Rockefeller Conference Center

2017 Petit Jean …. Paul Brown and Sara Works ... Ramp & Dinner Pictures

2017 Pictures by Dan Valovich …. Great flying shots!

More pictures ...
Bill S
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Old 08-18-2018, 05:57 AM
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We're in.

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Old 08-18-2018, 05:11 PM
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We are planning on being there Ron and Kathy It’s a great time
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Old 08-18-2018, 08:11 PM
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Been on my list for awhile, so count us in. Scott and Tracey
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Old 08-19-2018, 03:27 AM
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Kelli and I will be there with KELLI GIRL...wouldn’t miss it! Let’s hope the clouds stay away.

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Old 08-19-2018, 06:32 AM
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Pat & Eloise will be there.
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Old 08-19-2018, 01:03 PM
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I've been trying to find time for the last two years...maybe this is the year.

I have a place on Spring River about 40 flight minutes away near 42M if anyone needs a place to layover....might stay there myself too and and run to to Petit in the AM.
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Old 08-19-2018, 08:16 PM
BillSchlatterer BillSchlatterer is offline
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Default Rooms on the Mountain!

Just a note about lodging/camping for the PJ FlyIn. Camping is always wide open, it's easy and it's a lot of fun! Lodging is a little more problematic because room capacity on the mountain is very limited. The Rockefeller Conference Center is currently booked full (74 rooms committed as of 8/18/18) and yes there are always last minute cancellations but that doesn't guarantee you a room. BUT the good news is that if you want to lock something down, there are still about 5-6 rooms available at the Cedar Falls Motel which is about 200 yards from the Rockefeller Antique Auto Museum.

It is close to the airport! Vic says it will be on our transport schedule and getting to and from the airport won't be a problem. If Vic says it's not a problem, it won't be a problem

The Cedar Falls Motel is kind of a retro 60's circle court. They have a "Cottage" available which I think is a two bedroom, a nice 3 br house "Hide-Away" which is already rented to some of our participants. One of the last pictures in the album below is a flyer which shows the various rooms, the cottage, and the Hide-Away.

Then they have a group of 15 rooms which vary from singles to "family style" with bunk beds. Pricing is VERY reasonable.

Cedar Falls is a pretty laid back place. Patrick and Maria will take good care of you and I think most folks would enjoy the adventure. All of the rooms are being held for Petit Jean participants and all of the rooms booked now are held by folks flying in Thursday or Friday.

I went by last year and took pictures so you could see for yourself. They get good reviews on Facebook but it isn't your normal Holiday Inn. Check out this link :

You can call them at 501-272-5636 and tell them you are with the FlyIn group. They may not answer if they are having dinner or cutting the grass but Patrick and Maria are good about returning calls. Just leave them a message and return call number.

Hope this helps... we're looking forward to another great weekend at The RV Gathering on Petit Jean Mountain. Hope you can make it! See for more details and check out the PJ Magic Video by Kent and Lana Officer.

See you on the Mountain!

Call or email anytime!
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Old 08-26-2018, 07:53 PM
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Thumbs up We plan to be there!

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