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Site Name HG PG MPG
Uwajima Izumigamori Area@(2010) @ @
Kan'nanzan Flight Area@(2003) @ @
Shiotsuka Kogen Flight Area@(2003)
Izumigamori (Uwajima Paraglider Club)@(2003)
Ozu Kan'nanzan Flight Area@(2003)
Futami Sky Sports Area@(2003)
  • In the Ratings of Takeoff, Condition of Flight and Landing, 5 means exremely demanding and 1 means the easiest in comparison.
  • PG=paraglider  HG=hang glider  MPG=motor paraglider  JR=Japan Railway

PG
 Site Name Uwajima Izumigamori Area
 Description
 Location Mima-cho, Uwajima-shi, Ehime Prefecture
 Access
By Car 30 minutes from Uwajima ramp of expressway
By Train 30 minutes from Uwajima Station of JR
 Flying Season Year round
 School No
 Name of School
 Bilingual Staff
 Contact
Name Ninomiya Masafumi, Uwajima Paraglider Club
Address 1069 Oguwa, Kihoku-cho, Kita-uwajima-gun, Ehime Prefecture 798-1321
TEL 0895-47-0157@090-3185-6472
FAX
Email sorasi@forest.ocn.ne.jp
URL
Check-in desk Any time
 Visitor Rating JHF-P or IPPI ParaPro 4 or greater
 Member's Fee Free
 Visitor Fee Almost free (just a token for a ride by car shared to takeoff)
 Takeoff (TO)
Name Izmigamori
Direction W
Terrain 20°
Rating 3∼4
Size Paraglider×1
TO ASL 750m
GPS Coordinates
Site Comment Wind comes in from right (westerly) and take off toward SW
 Condition of Flight
Soaring Ratio Thermal Soraings 50%  Ridge Soarings 25“  Sleddies 25%
Rating 3∼4
Altitude TO∼LD 630m
Distance TO∼LD 3.5km
Site Comment Ground thermal will be there when wind is NW of 2∼3m/sec
 Landing (LD)
Size 990m² and more
Terrain Flat
Rating 1∼3
LD ASL 120m
GPS Coordinates
Site Comment Not specifically, fallow field
 Access LD∼TO 30 minutes by car
 Cross Country Flight 10km plus heading for the east
 Place of Interest Many lodging facilities at Narikawa-onsen hot spring (reservation might be needed during peak season)
 Others It is paved up to takeoff, rather a private site. Small takeoff but well maintained.
 Last updated 2010/2/09
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PG
 Site Name Kan'nanzan Flight Area
 Description Three different characteristic takeoffs provide good condition for flight except when strong wind. Landing on a wide dry river bed gives no pressure.
 Location Ikazaki-cho, Kita-gun, Ehime Prefecture
 Access
By Car 60 minutes from downtown Matsuyama, 5 minutes from Uchiko-Isozaki Ramp of Matsuyama Highway.
By Train
 Flying Season Year round
 School Yes
 Name of School ESD PG School
 Bilingual Staff
 Contact
Name Wind Pal ESD
Address 810 Higashi-Kakio-cho, Matsuyama City, Ehime Prefecture, Japan 791-8043
TEL 089-971-3190
FAX 0896-72-2603
Email wind-pal@violin.ocn.ne.jp
URL http://www6.ocn.ne.jp/~wind-pal/
Check-in desk 08:00∼21:00
 Visitor Rating JHF-P or IPPI ParaPro stage 3, or greater
 Member's Fee
 Visitor Fee JY1,000/day JY5,000/year
 Takeoff (TO)
Name North Takeoff  South Takeoff  Ohnobori Takeoff
Direction N S SW NW
Terrain Slope
Rating 2∼3
Size Paraglider×3
TO ASL 360m 500m 700m
GPS Coordinates
Site Comment No need to walk
 Condition of Flight
Soaring Ratio Thermal Soraings 35%  Ridge Soarings 35“  Sleddies 30%
Rating 2∼3
Altitude TO∼LD 340m 480m 680m
Distance TO∼LD 1km 2km 1.8km
Site Comment Watch out power line and pay attention to flight path and altitude.
 Landing (LD)
Size 30m×200m
Terrain Flat
Rating 2
LD ASL 20m
GPS Coordinates
Site Comment Look around carefully when approaching landing field which is on the dry river bed.
 Access LD∼TO 10∼25 minutes by car
 Cross Country Flight Allowed
 Place of Interest Traditional white-walled houses in Uchikocho town, road side refreshment station FRESH PARK KARAKURI, Ryuo Hot Spring
 Others Isozaki-cho town is famous all over Japan for its annual event of flying competition of traditional kite.
 Last updated 4/25/2003
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HG PG MPG
 Site Name Shiotsuka Kogen Flight Area
 Description 1) Ideal site for training by pilot having the first glider. 2) Novice pilot (IPPI ParaPro stage 3) can practice soaring skill along the ridge.
 Location Ehime Prefecture
 Access
By Car 20 minutes from Shingu ramp of Kochi Expressway.
By Train
 Flying Season Year round
 School Yes
 Name of School Shiozuka Sky Sports
 Bilingual Staff
 Contact
Name Shiotsuka Sky Sports
Address Kirino-Kogen Center House, Shiotsuka Kogen, Kamiyama, Shingu-mura, Uma-gun, Ehime Prefecture, Japan 799-0302
TEL 0896-72-2603
FAX 0896-72-2603
Email
URL
Check-in desk 09:00∼
 Visitor Rating JHF-A or IPPI ParaPro stage 1 accompanied by instructor, or greater
 Member's Fee JY5,000/year
 Visitor Fee JY1,000/day
 Takeoff (TO)
Name Sancho (top) Takeoff  Chufuku (halfway) Takeoff
Direction N
Terrain Steep slope
Rating 1
Size Stretch of the ridge
TO ASL 1,043m
GPS Coordinates
Site Comment NW and NE winds are good for taking off.
 Condition of Flight
Soaring Ratio Thermal Soraings 20%  Ridge Soarings 70“  Sleddies 10%
Rating 1
Altitude TO∼LD 30m∼100m
Distance TO∼LD 70m∼300m
Site Comment Better condition would be between 12:00 and 15:00 for thermal and ridge soaring.
 Landing (LD)
Size 180m×50m
Terrain Flat
Rating 1
LD ASL 940m
GPS Coordinates
Site Comment Be careful of not going over the landing field because it is long in widthwise and short in lengthwise.
 Access LD∼TO 10 minutes' walk plus 5 minutes by car, total 15 minutes
 Cross Country Flight Not allowed
 Place of Interest Kiri-no-Kogen Campground. Morning mist around cottage and starlit sky are exceptional. Light meal at Kogen Center House. There is also barbecue house. Kiri-no-mori Cottage has spa.
 Others
 Last updated 7/31/2003
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HG PG MPG
 Site Name Izumigamori (Uwajima Paraglider Club)
 Description
 Location Uwajima, Ehime Prefecture
 Access
By Car 20 minutes from National Route
By Train
 Flying Season Year round
 School No
 Name of School
 Bilingual Staff
 Contact
Name Masafumi Ninomiya
Address Oguwa, Hiromi-cho, Kita-Uwa-gun, Ehime Prefecture, Japan 798-1321
TEL 0895-47-0157
FAX 0896-72-2603
Email
URL
Check-in desk 21:00∼24:00
 Visitor Rating JHF-NP or IPPI ParaPro stage 3 accompanied by JHF-P or IPPI ParaPro stage 4, or greater
 Member's Fee
 Visitor Fee
 Takeoff (TO)
Name
Direction S
Terrain Slope
Rating 4
Size
TO ASL 750m
GPS Coordinates
Site Comment
 Condition of Flight
Soaring Ratio Thermal Soraings 50%  Ridge Soarings 50“  Sleddies 50%
Rating 3
Altitude TO∼LD 650m
Distance TO∼LD 3,500m
Site Comment
 Landing (LD)
Size
Terrain Flat
Rating 1
LD ASL 630m
GPS Coordinates
Site Comment
 Access LD∼TO 35 minutes by car
 Cross Country Flight Allowed
 Place of Interest ₯Mini cross country flight to east for about 10 km (Osakana-Kan)
₯Japanese-style bar near the site, which has accommodation for overnight stay for free (up to about 20 persons)
₯Poppo Spa, Narukawa Hot Spring
 Others
 Last updated 7/8/2003
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HG PG
 Site Name Ozu Kan'nanzan Flight Area
 Description The site is located on the basin in the west end of Shikoku Island which is called Little Kyoto of Ehime Prefecture.
 Location Niiya-machi, Ozu City, Ehime Prefecture
 Access
By Car 1 hour from Matsuyama City
By Train 50 minutes from Matsuyama City
 Flying Season Year round
 School Yes
 Name of School Ozu SFE School
 Bilingual Staff
 Contact
Name Ozu Hagetaka (vulture) Club
Address 1140-3 Niiya-Ko, Ozu City, Ehime Prefecture, Japan 795-0072
TEL 0893-25-3139
FAX 0893-25-3139
Email
URL
Check-in desk Weekdays 19:00∼22:00
Sundays/Holidays 09:00∼20:00
 Visitor Rating JHF-NP or IPPI ParaPro/SafePro stage 3 accompanied by JHF-P or IPPI ParaPro/SafePro stage 4, or greater
 Member's Fee JY2,000/year
 Visitor Fee JY2,000/day
 Takeoff (TO)
Name Ozu Kan'nanzan Flight Area
Direction N W NW
Terrain Steep slope
Rating 3
Size 30m×50m
TO ASL 320m
GPS Coordinates
Site Comment
 Condition of Flight
Soaring Ratio Thermal Soraings 50%  Ridge Soarings 70“  Sleddies 30%
Rating 3
Altitude TO∼LD 300m
Distance TO∼LD 1,000m
Site Comment The site has wind of N∼NW∼W and NW is the best.
 Landing (LD)
Size 500m×200m
Terrain Flat
Rating 1
LD ASL 20m
GPS Coordinates
Site Comment Landing field is making use of rice field and, therefore, is available during November thru May.
 Access LD∼TO 20 minutes by car
 Cross Country Flight Allowed
 Place of Interest Other than Ozu Fujisan Park, there are Wind Museum run by Hijikawa-cho town and History Museum of Uwa-cho town in 20 minutes from the site. For lodging, camping in Family Trip Village run by Ozu City is recommended. As for hot spring, "Yu-yu Saganoya" Spa and "Ozu-no-Yu" Spa are good. In 5 minutes ride, there is KAMEYA restaurant of Udon (wheat-flour noodle).
 Others
 Last updated 7/8/2003
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PG
 Site Name Futami Sky Aports Area
 Description Big area looking out over the Inland Sea of Japan from 800m altitude.
 Location Ehime Prefecture
 Access
By Car 40 minutes from Matsuyama City
By Train 3 minutes' walk from Kaminada Station
 Flying Season Year round
 School Yes
 Name of School JMB Shikoku Paraglider School
 Bilingual Staff
 Contact
Name JMB Shikoku Paraglider School
Address 1-10-29 Matsusue, Matsuyama City, Ehime Prefecture, Japan 790-0915
TEL 089-975-4766
FAX 089-975-4766
Email cosmos@infomadonna.ne.jp
URL http://wwwb.pikara.ne.jp/cosmos/index.html
Check-in desk
 Visitor Rating JHF-P or IPPI ParaPro stage 4). JHF-B/NP or IPPI ParaPro stage 2/3 accompanied by instructor, or greater
 Member's Fee JY5,000/year
 Visitor Fee JY1,000/day
 Takeoff (TO)
Name Futami Takeoff
Direction N NE W NW
Terrain Slope
Rating 4
Size 30m×50m
TO ASL 800m
GPS Coordinates
Site Comment
 Condition of Flight
Soaring Ratio Thermal Soraings %  Ridge Soarings “  Sleddies %
Rating 3
Altitude TO∼LD 800m
Distance TO∼LD 3,500m
Site Comment Thermals at high probability during autumn thru spring.
 Landing (LD)
Size 40m×380m (Be careful not to make landing out of LD because there is no place for landing other tha LD.)
Terrain Flat
Rating 2
LD ASL 0m
GPS Coordinates
Site Comment Stable sea breeze, but be careful not to make landing outside the LD.
 Access LD∼TO 30 minutes by car
 Cross Country Flight
 Place of Interest Landing on a sandy beach in Seaside Park. There are restaurant and other facilities in the park.
 Others
 Last updated 7/8/2003
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