In this edition:

Joe Nall Week 2017 – Days and Nights To Remember!

FPV Racing at Joe Nall – You Can Do It!

Joe Nall Early Arrival – NEW INFO

Fun Central – Control Line Circles

Joe Nall 2017 Video and Photo Contest

Joe Nall 2017 5K Walk-Run

Solar Eclipse Fly-In – August 20-22, 2017


 Joe Nall 2017 – May 13-20

First of all, how about a huge WAHOO! Joe Nall 2017 is just around the corner. The weather has been perfect to green up that world famous Triple Tree grass and the place is just looking spectacular.
As usual, this year is going to be spectacular! The grass is just incredible and there have been many improvements from last year. We expect attendance to once again be up with guests coming from all over the globe. The vendors are coming with bigger tents and more of the very latest in RC modeling. The noon time shows are going to have more “wow factor” than ever. Mark has lots of great food planned so come hungry!
There are just so many things to enjoy at Joe Nall; the beautiful model aircraft, the dynamic and talented pilots from around the world,  the great meals and socializing and then, there’s the nighttime activities. You’ll never forget the first time you experience the sheer beauty of the lighted models flying through their graceful aerobatics against that beautiful Triple Tree starlit night sky. You just can’t help but think of fireflies! So, after a great meal, great music and great fellowship, you’ll get to enjoy a surreal scene that is difficult to duplicate anywhere else other than Triple Tree.   
After the models are done for the night, camp fires are usually lit and friends get together to discuss the unforgettable experiences of the day. There’s something very, very special about being at Joe Nall and Triple Tree relaxing with friends under the stars.
So, please plan to attend Joe Nall 2017. We truly look forward to seeing all of our old and new friends again this year!

FPV Racing at Joe Nall – You can Do It!

We ran this article last month but it deserves a re-run!
Do you remember the feeling you got watching the “Speeder Bike” scene in Star Wars? Riding along on that wild ride sure got the heart pumping and put a smile on every viewer’s face! Well, you can once again experience that feeling by joining in for the inaugural Triple Tree/Joe Nall/MultiGP FPV Sports Experience. The FPV flight line and the FPV program will be professionally managed by MultiGP (the leader in FPV sports events) and will feature a drone racing challenge course complete with air gates and flags. There will be fun-flying events where those new to the sport can try out their skills. If you’re good enough, you can even enter a race and possibly win a prize! It’s going to be an exciting new addition to the Joe Nall experience. For more info, go to:

 Joe Nall Early Arrival Note - CHANGE

Revised Early Arrival Procedure:
           Joe Nall 2017 is right around the corner and we know that many of you will arrive here early after traveling from all over the country. We’ve heard your concerns about early arrival, so in the spirit of “Fun, Fellowship and Hospitality,” we have changed the early arrival policy so that everyone can have a safe, fun place to stay whenever you arrive here- we don’t want our friends camping out in the Wal-Mart parking lot! 
Here’s how it will work:
Starting on Sunday, May 7th at noon, guests will be welcomed into Triple Tree and allowed to park in a special early arrival location. Guests will not be allowed “over the hill,” until the official release on Friday at 5pm. At that time, vehicles will be allowed over the hill in the order of their original arrival.
In return for your early admittance to the grounds, Triple Tree will be asking for a reasonable donation. We know our guests are generous – after all, how much would it cost to stay at a commercial park instead?
Lastly, Triple Tree’s educational programs are taking off as we continue our mission to “Ignite and expand the passion for aviation.” In that spirit, all proceeds from your early arrival donations will directly support Triple Tree’s ongoing educational efforts.

Let’s make Joe Nall 2017 the best one yet!

 Fun Central – Control Line Circles

Once again, the control line circles are going to be buzzing at Joe Nall 2017! During last year’s event, the 2000th student flew these fun machines! This year, as always, there’ll be unlimited training airplanes and instructors waiting to wither introduce a youngster to the joys of u-control or maybe bring back great memories for some of the more “mature” flyers that haven’t gotten that dizzy in years! Special event planned for this year include:
From 9:00am – 5:00pm, May 13th  – May 19th, visit Fun Central. Open flying every day, Stunt Camp by Randy Smith on Thursday, May 18th and then our Third Annual Triple Tree Stunt Championship to finish the week.  Be sure to come by and say hello to the reigning NATS Champion David Fitzgerald who is flying in from California!

 Joe Nall 2017 Video and Photo Contest

Here at Triple Tree, we are always trying to make Joe Nall more fun for everyone who walks through our gates.  When we are not busy with Joe Nall, the airport is hosting everyone from aspiring youth aviators, to seasoned pros, and hobbyists like you! We are all passionate about sharing the wonders of aviation and the spirit of Triple Tree – This year, we want your help capturing the magic with our first annual Spirit of Joe Nall Photo and Video Contest.
What happens if I win? If we pick your video, your pilot and camping fees for Joe Nall 2017 will be refunded*! If we pick your photo, it will be featured on next year’s Joe Nall plate!
What we are looking for:
We are looking for a submission that best demonstrates Triple Tree’s goals: “Ignite and Expand the Passion for Aviation,” and “The home of Fun, Fellowship, and Hospitality.”
Professional cameras and editing won’t get you any extra points, so use whatever you have handy- phones, tablets, go pro, go crazy! We’re looking for submissions that capture the spirit of Joe Nall and Triple Tree - show us what Joe Nall means to you.
The winning photo and video will be showcased on the Triple Tree Facebook and website by June 30th.  All photo submissions will be part of a new Joe Nall photo album.
Videos should be submitted to Rob Traynham at no later than midnight, May 28th.
Photos should be tagged on Instagram @thetripletreeaerodrome or e-mailed to

All submissions may be used by Triple Tree in the future to help showcase Triple Tree, its mission, and our educational efforts.  *Meals, premium camping spots, golf carts, and electrical hookups not included in prize.


Welcome to the very 1st Joe Nall Flyin Feet 5K run/walk or crawl for some of us. Please go to: for complete details and to register. This is a great way to raise a little money for Triple Tree and to promote health and fitness throughout our RC hobby. Will be open to all ages so get on your walking / running shoes and let’s have some fun.
We’ll start at the triple Tree hanger on Wednesday morning May 17th, picking up our swag bags 7:00am – 8:00 and starting the Run/Walk at 8:30. For more info or to volunteer , please email: or


AUGUST 20-22, 2017

Ok, you’re tired of doing the same old $100 hamburger run but you’re just itching to fly somewhere new and experience something different. How about a once in a lifetime experience…… at a once in a lifetime place, celebrated with hundreds of your best flying buddies?
Here’s the deal, on August 21, 2017, in the early afternoon, there’s going to be a total eclipse of the sun and Triple Tree will be almost directly under the path of the moon’s shadow! That means that it’s going to be “lights out” for about two and a half minutes during mid-day! Triple Tree will be one of the very best places in the world to experience this incredible event. Ideally, the experts tell us, to best view the eclipse, you need a clear view of the sky. Well, at Triple Tree, everywhere you look is SKY!
We’re going to open the field on Sunday, August 20 at 9:00 a.m. for fly-in arrivals. Our world-class facilities will be open and non- premium camping spots will be available on a  first come-first served basis. Please come prepared with food and drinks. We will have ice and bottled water available. Sunday evening will be a great time to visit and socialize with all of your old and new flying buddies.  We’ll have a bar open at the hangar and it’ll be a great social event! Monday evening, after the eclipse, there will be a barbeque dinner at the main hangar and adult beverages will be available. We may just bring out Tempus Fugit, our fabulous TF-51, for a celebratory fly-by! Departures should be planned before noon on Tuesday, August 22.
So, how much is this going to cost you? We’ve decided that the normal admission and camping fees will be waived. In place of those fees, we’ll be asking for a donation.  The only fixed prices will be for meals and our premium campsites.  Meals and prices are as follows:
Sunday evening -$8- bring your own grilling meat. We’ll provide grills, salad, green beans and drinks.
Monday morning -$12- full breakfast catered by local favorite “A Taste of Home”
Monday lunch - $TBD – Hot dogs and hamburger lunch
Monday evening -$25 Barbeque dinner
Tuesday morning-$12- full breakfast catered by local favorite “A Taste of Home”
The only camping sites that may be reserved are our premium sites (60 amp electrical and water) and we will ask for a minimum donation of $250 for these. Persons reserving these premium sites will be able to bring their recreational vehicles on-site up to two days before the event for setup. On-line reservations will be available soon for these sites at Please note that there is a limited number of premium sites available. Other camping site availability is virtually unlimited.
Remember, Tripe Tree is a 501(c)3 non-profit so your donation may be tax deductible. Every cent donated to Triple Tree ultimately goes directly towards our efforts to “Ignite and Expand the Passion for Aviation” with local schools, scout groups, CAP cadets and others.
We truly hope you will join us at Triple tree for this incredible fly-in experience. We promise, it will “eclipse” any $100 hamburger you’ve ever had!