To all friends, registrants, volunteers, and vendors of the 2018 Joe Nall Fly-In:

It is difficult to express the tremendous disappointment that I felt in having to announce that everyone would have to depart from Triple Tree last Tuesday.
For most of the 36 years of the Joe Nall Fly-In, the weather has been remarkably friendly.  For Triple Tree to have a set-in rain of many days duration is a phenomenon not normal at this time of year.  Our directing committee, after consulting numerous weather forecasts,
reached a very painful decision.
Triple Tree is more than airplanes and engines. - it is a happy reunion of like-minded friends. Each and every one of us who treasures the time at the Joe Nall has had a huge disappointment.  We fully understand and appreciate the efforts and investment from all our participants, near and far, and especially our international visitors.
The staff and volunteers put forth  tremendous effort to make the meet a unique experience for all to enjoy.  In September our gates will be open and Triple Tree will be ready to welcome you to the Nall in the Fall, Sept. 24th-30th.
Please lets all get back together at that time, and enjoy our home of Fun, Friendship, and Hospitality.
And again, we extend our deepest appreciation to all who love Triple Tree.

From, Pat Hartness
May 21, 2018



Yes, we are ALL disappointed, heartbroken, and upset that Joe Nall 2018 was called off early due to the forecast of rain spread out over the entire remaining days of this much anticipated event. We fully understand the effort, expense, packing, etc. that you guys undertake to make your annual trip to Triple Tree for Joe Nall. Weve been working hard too getting the grounds beautiful, the new bath house finished, and meals planned. All of us together, the TTA staff and you our guests, work hard to make this incredible world-class event possible. Even after three decades of doing this, Mr. Pat and the volunteers truly get excited as the time draws near for the gates to open. The absolute LAST thing we want to do is to cancel the event. In this case, after consultation with experts and knowing what we know about the Triple Tree landscape structure, the decision was clear. Triple Tree would give up our largest fund-raiser of the year to assure the safety of our guests and prevent any possible damage to their valuable campers, equipment, etc. Perhaps only those of us that are on the grounds daily can fully understand that steady rain, over a period of days, will absolutely make our beautiful campsites impassable. Weve experienced this ourselves on occasion when weve had difficulty moving our own equipment after significant rainfall. We want to be clear, its not the usual, single event thunderstorm were talking about here. Its the day after day rain that can cause real trouble for our guests. So, rather than place you guys in a situation that could, at best, delay your departure for days or at worst, damage your campers or place you at physical risk, we made a tough call. Joe Nall 2018 was cancelled.
The loss of revenue (our biggest event of the year) will no doubt impact us for some time but, with your help, we are pressing ahead with plans for an even bigger and better event, the Nall in the Fall! To help, many of you have elected to donate your fees from Joe Nall 2018. We are humbled and thankful. We assure you that, as always, every single cent will be returned to making Triple Tree better for you! Please keep in mind that ultimately your support of Triple Tree supports educational programs (school field trips, scouts and ACE)  where thousands of kids hae been exposed to, and excited by, aviation.
In closing, Mr. Pat and the volunteers at Triple Tree just want to say, one more time; THANK YOU for your continued support. Its been a difficult time, but we can already see that the Nall in the Fall is going to be the biggest and best event ever. Please make plans to join us!