By Richard Reuland of EAA Chapter 228
The campout hosted by Dave McNeil at the Payson airport campground was enjoyed in near perfect weather conditions May 26 through May 29. A large gaggle of RV fliers from California, Oregon, and Arizona attended, with most arriving on Saturday afternoon. Several drive-in pilots also assisted in the campground activities. A few flew in Saturday morning, along with a multitude of others to join us for breakfast, but did not camp. There were approximately 7 or 8 campsites occupied with 5 or 6 more available. The campground is really outstanding for fly in camping with a lot of amenities. There are fire rings and wood available when open fires are permitted.