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Tennessee Tree Toppers welcome you to Whitwell!
This is a Hang III site.
First mountain flights are absolutely prohibited.
Please observe all USHPA and TTT rules and site guidelines.
Glide to First
Baptist Church LZ
Glide to Castle's
Whitwell Flight Clearance
You must be a Tennessee Tree Topper member in good standing and a
current USHPA member before flying any TTT sites. You can
become a TTT member by completing a Membership Application and
paying your dues. Membership Applications are available at the
Henson Gap membership station located next to the club house.
You have two options for submitting this form. Please follow the
1. Complete this form on-site and ask a TTT Board of Directors
member to sign as your witness. Place the application and your dues
payment in an envelope and drop in the Henson Gap membership lock
box. Your membership becomes effective immediately.
2. Complete this form, have any adult sign as your witness, and mail
it with your membership dues payment to: Tennessee Tree Toppers P.O.
Box 1286 Dunlap, TN 37327. Your membership will become effective
ONLY when the TTT has received and processed your application
A minimum Hang 3 rating with mountain
experience is required to fly Whitwell. First Mountain Flights at
Whitwell are prohibited. Pilots showing intent to fly Whitwell
without sufficient rating and/or required experience are subject to
citation. You must also read and understand the Flight Regulatory
Program (FRP) before flying TTT sites. The FRP is available at the
Henson Gap sign-up station, the Whitwell Bulletin Board, and on-line
Use side wire crew in winds exceeding 8
mph and a keel person in winds exceeding 12 mph.
If you do not get up immediately,
head to the LZ. Often there are thermals out front and lift may
be found on the way out. At any rate, caution should always be exercised
regarding glide to closest available LZ. DO NOT LAND DURING SUNDAY
MORNING SERVICES, 9:45 AM - 12:00 NOON CT. Land somewhere else within
this interval. Because the LZ is a church's back yard, please refrain
from the use of alcoholic beverages, profanity, and other questionable
activity. Exhibit respect for the landowners who choose to be so
generously hospitable to us.
Cross Country Tips
There are lots of landing fields up and
down the valley. On a northeast cross, head towards Jasper. Past
Jasper is Alabama. The ridge ends after crossing I-24. Directly
over the back is high risk dinosaur country with very few fields
for miles. Southeasterly is a fun time for flying to Dunlap or farther.
If you have little XC experience this is a good site to fly the
ridge. Be careful in the gaps, though. If you begin sinking out,
try to land somewhere along Hwy 28 or Hwy 41 for the best chance
of catching a ride.
Directions to launch from Dunlap
From the center of Dunlap, proceed south
on Hwy 127/Hwy 28. Turn right onto Hwy 28. Go south about 12 miles
to Whitwell. Turn right at first traffic light and go to 4-way stop.
Turn right onto Hwy 108. Climb mountain on Hwy 108. Turn left onto
Mt. Olive Road at the top of the mountain. Go approximately 2.5
miles and look for a red brick house on the left with a new trailer
beside it. The windsock may be visible in the winter. Turn left
onto a dirt road just after the brick house.
Directions to launch from Chattanooga
Take I-24W to Nashville. Shortly after
crossing Nickajack Lake, exit right at Hwy 28/Jasper/Dunlap Exit.
There is also a small sign indicating Whitwell this exit. Turn right
onto Hwy 28. Proceed to traffic light intersection with hospital
on far right corner. Turn left. Proceed to 4-way stop. Follow "Directions
to launch from Dunlap" from this point.
Directions from launch to Church LZ
Turn right onto Mt. Olive Road. Turn right
onto Hwy 108. Descend mountain to fork at bottom. Turn hard left.
Proceed to Whitwell First Baptist Church on right. LZ is behind