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Old 10-02-2019, 07:35 PM
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What hotels are closest to Joe nall, and when to book?

So my buddy used to go to Joe nall many many years ago and we was talking and he was shocked I never been, So well He is giving me a Birthday/Christmas gift next year to pay for my way to Joe Nall and a hotel for Friday night. he said I needed to find out the dates and find a hotel soon so can get booked.

I wanted to ask what Hotels was the closest to it, and honestly when should book? he said last time he was there they wasn't a hotel for about 20 miles. What do i need to do to prepare for Joe Nall? I have never been..

Guess I will just go as a Spectator. the website is a lil confusion. I am a AMA Member so does that mean I can get in, or do i have to register as a pilot to get in? then my woman could be my guest, as a non flying person?


It will be the biggest event I've ever been to, Ive been to SEFF in 2006. But it was/nothing like Joe Nall I know..

Thanks for any and all info anyone can give me.
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Old 10-03-2019, 05:43 AM
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Chris, do yourself a favor and register as a pilot and camp at the field. ! You'll not regret it ! Being registered gives you access to every flight line as well as the pits. And staying at the field is an experience all it's own.
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Old 10-03-2019, 12:34 PM
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Also they have these Rent an RV apps where they will bring and setup an RV for you at the event seems like a nice setup.

https://rvshare.com/
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Old 10-03-2019, 12:38 PM
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Chris, do yourself a favor and register as a pilot and camp at the field. ! You'll not regret it ! Being registered gives you access to every flight line as well as the pits. And staying at the field is an experience all it's own.
I didn't know you wasn't allowed in some places if not a pilot. so thanks for that info.
Well i don't want it to cost him anymore then it has to though hes not worried about the money i am.

I think they will be so much to look at that I just wouldn't worry about actually flying.


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Also they have these Rent an RV apps where they will bring and setup an RV for you at the event seems like a nice setup.

https://rvshare.com/

I hear Jim T. Talking about those. Cool idea, not sure what it would cost. again like keep cheap as possible,.
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Old 10-03-2019, 03:42 PM
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Cheap as possible is to bring a tent and a grill and camp at the site. They have really nice bath houses where you can shower and use the restroom.
Like others have said, for the best experience stay on site and you will not regret it. Pretty cost effective also.
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Old 10-03-2019, 05:41 PM
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I sleep in my trailer. Temps are usually manageable at night that time of year, maybe need a fan. Bath house so you can stay fresh. Definitely find a way to stay on site.
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Old 10-04-2019, 03:30 PM
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Cheap as possible is to bring a tent and a grill and camp at the site. They have really nice bath houses where you can shower and use the restroom.
Like others have said, for the best experience stay on site and you will not regret it. Pretty cost effective also.
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I sleep in my trailer. Temps are usually manageable at night that time of year, maybe need a fan. Bath house so you can stay fresh. Definitely find a way to stay on site.



Thanks guys, Well, maybe i will just sleep in the van then.. So i would just have to pay as a pilot and to camp onsite for friday night then? I know they do charge for you staying on site right, even if your not in a camper from what ive read before.


Thanks for the info.
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Old 10-04-2019, 08:39 PM
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Thanks guys, Well, maybe i will just sleep in the van then.. So i would just have to pay as a pilot and to camp onsite for friday night then? I know they do charge for you staying on site right, even if your not in a camper from what ive read before.

Thanks for the info.
Triple Tree charges $15 or $20 per night camping fees for anyone camping be it tent, camper w/o hookups, or van. Covers the cost of the grounds and wonderful bath facilities. I've tent camped the last couple of years and it works out great; a little warm in the tent during the day but good evening temps for sleeping.
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Old 10-04-2019, 08:47 PM
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Definitely stay on site. Dates are May 9-16th 2020.
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Old 10-05-2019, 09:08 AM
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Triple Tree charges $15 or $20 per night camping fees for anyone camping be it tent, camper w/o hookups, or van. Covers the cost of the grounds and wonderful bath facilities. I've tent camped the last couple of years and it works out great; a little warm in the tent during the day but good evening temps for sleeping.

oh alright, cheap enough then.. Thanks


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Definitely stay on site. Dates are May 9-16th 2020.
Thanks.

if i register as a pilot and to camp. is there a certain area you have to park? again never been there, I know they have like the big gas plane spot, the electric line, heli line and all.

Again I doubt i will bring a plane. Only way i would fly is if i ran into someone i knew who offered to let me fly their plane.

Really just plan to come walk around maybe met some of the well known pilots, talk with vendors and maybe buy some stuff if i have the funds for that by then.


Thanks everyone who has replied.
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I have stayed in my mini van several times ( this year included) if I'm going alone, and don;t want to spend the extra money to pull my camper down.
When you register they will give you a camping pass for your vehicle then you can ride around till you find a good place to set up.
I like camping down at the 3D area you can get within walking distance of the flight line and the restrooms/showers and have shade under the trees along the river.
They also have plenty of food vendors available on sight, so you really don't have to leave until you are ready to go.
I have stayed in motels in the Clinton area and in Greenville, but like the others have said for the experience stay on site.
It is a mile from the main flight line down to the 3D line but they run shuttle buses for those that don't have golf carts or some other mode of transportation.
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Old 10-07-2019, 05:49 PM
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I have stayed in my mini van several times ( this year included) if I'm going alone, and don;t want to spend the extra money to pull my camper down.
When you register they will give you a camping pass for your vehicle then you can ride around till you find a good place to set up.
I like camping down at the 3D area you can get within walking distance of the flight line and the restrooms/showers and have shade under the trees along the river.
They also have plenty of food vendors available on sight, so you really don't have to leave until you are ready to go.
I have stayed in motels in the Clinton area and in Greenville, but like the others have said for the experience stay on site.
It is a mile from the main flight line down to the 3D line but they run shuttle buses for those that don't have golf carts or some other mode of transportation.



That is awesome info, thank you so much..
a mile? serious.. I knew it was a HUGE place, another flying buddy has been a couple of times, hes never stayed there. hes got a vacation home i think not to far from it so he always just went for the day.
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