is Henson's Gap still shut down?

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is Henson's Gap still shut down?

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I am a member of the Board of Directors of the Tennessee Tree Toppers which is the club that owns Henson's Gap. I can speak with complete authority. Hensons Gap is open and the flying is great!! The Team Challenge meet is coming up in three weeks and we will be flying primarily from the Henson's Gap launch. Come fly the beautiful Sequatchie Valley of Tennessee with us!!
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What are the coordinates of the Henson's ramp? And the other sites in your area if you have them... I'm putting together a collection of site coordinates that can be used with Google Earth and other such things.
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Go to www.treetoppers.org All the coordinates and other information, maps, etc. are listed at the treetoppers site.
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Which are the launches? "HEN-NW"? I recognize the name "WITWELL", is that the launch?
[quote="http://www.treetoppers.org/gps.html"]Waypoints:

Format: DMS M/D/Y H:M:S -4.00 hrs Datum[104]: WGS 84
W BIGDAD CRTD 09:54 22-MA 05/22/1999 05:54:00 35°00'51.3" -85°32'33.3"
W BUCKS CRTD 09:54 22-MA 05/22/1999 05:54:00 35°24'40.4" -85°17'32.6"
W CROSVL CRTD 09:54 22-MA 05/22/1999 05:54:00 35°57'05.7" -85°05'06.4"
W DATON CRTD 09:54 22-MA 05/22/1999 05:54:00 35°29'00.9" -84°55'54.0"
W DALES CRTD 09:54 22-MA 05/22/1999 05:54:00 35°15'36.0" -85°25'52.1"
W HEN-NW CRTD 09:54 22-MA 05/22/1999 05:54:00 35°20'57.2" -85°19'56.7"
W NEW-SW CRTD 09:54 22-MA 05/22/1999 05:54:00 35°22'03.4" -85°19'19.2"
W HEN-LZ CRTD 09:54 22-MA 05/22/1999 05:54:00 35°21'52.6" -85°20'42.2"
W HICKRY CRTD 09:54 22-MA 05/22/1999 05:54:00 35°23'48.0" -85°22'43.3"
W HIGHPT CRTD 09:54 22-MA 05/22/1999 05:54:00 35°26'30.5" -85°15'58.9"
W HINCH CRTD 09:54 22-MA 05/22/1999 05:54:00 35°46'51.6" -84°58'42.6"
W JASPER CRTD 09:54 22-MA 05/22/1999 05:54:00 35°03'15.2" -85°39'25.6"
W MARION CRTD 09:54 22-MA 05/22/1999 05:54:00 35°03'38.4" -85°35'07.2"
W 9-MILE CRTD 09:54 22-MA 05/22/1999 05:54:00 35°41'58.0" -85°05'43.0"
W NIPPER CRTD 09:54 22-MA 05/22/1999 05:54:00 35°44'52.1" -85°01'27.5"
W POWELL CRTD 09:54 22-MA 05/22/1999 05:54:00 35°11'22.5" -85°29'10.7"
W SANDFR CRTD 09:54 22-MA 05/22/1999 05:54:00 35°35'17.5" -85°10'42.3"
W SUCKWT CRTD 09:54 22-MA 05/22/1999 05:54:00 35°11'36.0" -85°26'25.2"
W YELLOW CRTD 09:54 22-MA 05/22/1999 05:54:00 35°27'52.9" -85°20'59.9"
W WITWELL CRTD 09:54 22-MA 05/22/1999 05:54:00 35°12'26.3" -85°32'21.5"
W CHURCH CRTD 09:54 22-MA 05/22/1999 05:54:00 35°12'45.0" -85°30'40.0"
W DNL1 CRTD 09:54 22-MA 05/22/1999 05:54:00 35°18'47.7" -85°23'11.1"
W DNL2 CRTD 09:54 22-MA 05/22/1999 05:54:00 35°30'28.3" -85°15'04.4"[/quote]
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Hexenwolfe wrote:I can speak with complete authority. Hensons Gap is open and the flying is great!!
I know but watch out there are some wallaby guys comming your way...
Scare wrote:I recognize the name "WITWELL", is that the launch?
It is another launch site across the valley.
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Hensons NW is the launch at Hensons Gap. Hensons LD is the landing field below Hensons Gap. Whitwell CRTD is the launch site at Whitwell, TN facing SE. The launch is Whitwell is also owned by the Tree Toppers, but is located about 18 miles south of the Hensons Gap launch at Dunlap, TN. The others are way markers located in the sequatchie valley. Marion is the Marion County airport about 10 miles south of Hensons gap.
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[quote="selbaer"]It is another launch site across the valley.[/quote]Uh, yeah, I kinda knew that the waypoint called "WHITWELL" wasn't for the Henson's Gap radial ramp.

Maybe I should have specified that I was asking was if the "WHITWELL" waypoint was for the launch over the town of Whitwell (which I've flown from), or for the town itself for use at a turnpoint or something...
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[quote="Hexenwolfe"]Hensons NW is the launch at Hensons Gap...[/quote]Thanks, that's what I wanted to check on. Why the "NW"?

And "LD" is for LanDing?

I won't even ask about "CRTD"...
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Google Earth file.
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