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Site Name HG PG MPG
Minoh-renzan Glider-yama Area@ (2012)    
Hiyama Flight Area@(2003)  
Raizan Flight Area@(2003)  
Yukawasan Area@(2003)    
Osakayama Flight Area@(2003)    
SSA Hiraodai Flight Area@(2003)    
Sarakurayama Flight Area@(2003)    
Komenoyama 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
&bsp;Site Name Minoh-renzan Glider-yama Area
 Description Fly above mountain range stretching east to west for 30km and grand Tsukushi plains.
 Location Yahagi, Kusano-machi, Kurume-shi, Fukuoka Prefecture
 Access
By Car 15 munutes from Kurume ramp of Kyushu Expressway or Ogohri ramp of Oita Expressway
By Train 15 minutes' walk from Chikugo-kusano Station of JR Kyudai Line
 Flying Season Year round
 School Yes
Name of School Glider-yama Sky Sport Club
 Bilingual Staff
 Contact
Name Glider-yama Sky Sport Club
Address 1-15-30 Tokoji-machi, Hakata-ku, Fukuoka-chi, Fukuoka Prefecture 812-0896
TEL 092-411-3981
FAX 092-411-7918
Email skucruise@mbk.nifty.com
URL http://skycruise.a.la9.jp
Check-in desk Any time
 Visitor Rating JHF-NP or IPPI ParaPro 3 or greater  Student pilot subject to have instructor accompanied.
 Member's Fee JY12,000/year
 Visitor Fee JY500/flight
 Takeoff (TO)
Name Glider-yama Takeoff
Direction ENE∼SSW (NE∼W is the best)
Terrain 40° slope
Rating 4
Size Small
TO ASL 650m
GPS Coordinates N33°17′56.66″  E130°38′14.39″
Site Comment Small TO ramp requires solid and precise inflation.
 Condition of Flight
Soaring Ratio Thermal Soarings 40%  Ridge Soarings 40%  Sleddies 20%
Rating 3
Altitude TO&simLD 630m
Distance TO∼LD 2,300m
Site Comment Need to pass above town at the foothills, and try not to hang out too much there.
 Landing (LD)
Size 50m×200m
Terrain Flat (fallow field)
Rating 3
LD ASL 20m
GPS Coordinates N33°19′23.51″  E130°38′07.18″
Site Comment Keep 100m high above at minimum when you cross over JR Kyudai Line rail track.
 Access LD∼TO 25 minutes by shuttle and 5 minutes' walk, total 30 minutes
 Cross Country Flight At the discretion of pilot, after securing retriever and communication.
 Place of Interest Beniotome Winery, Kirin Brewery Amagi Factory, Chikuzen-machi Tachiarai Peace Memorial Hall, Kitano-onsen hot spring, Katanose-onsen hot spring, Taiho Ramen Noodle Shop, Jinya Udon Noodle Shop, and many others
 Others Get in touch with us in advance. Located in the center of northern part of Kyushu and other flying sites are accessible in about two hours' drive via expressway.
 Last updated 2012/7/3
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HG PG
&bsp;Site Name Hiyama Flight Area
 Description Ridge area where you would enjoy gentle and smooth flight in sea breeze.
 Location Aza Raizan, Oaza Raizan, Maebaru City, Fukuoka Prefecture
 Access
By Car From Fukuoka, take R202 to Maebaru and then to Akutaya Golf Course. 5 minutes from the golf course to the site.
By Train Get off at Maebaru Station of JR. 30 minutes by bus or 10 minutes by taxi (about JY1,500) from the station.
 Flying Season Year round
 School Yes
Name of School Action Paraglider School
 Bilingual Staff Japanese/English
 Contact
Name Action Paraglider School
Address 11-4 Nishi-Koen, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan 810-0061
TEL 092-724-8600 Mobile 090-3730-5224 (Kobayashi)
FAX 092-724-8700
Email hideaki@try-net.or.jp
URL http://www.action777.com/para/
Check-in desk 10:00∼13:00
 Visitor Rating JHF-B or SafePro/ParaPro stage 2 accompanied by instructor or greater
 Member's Fee JY1,2000/year plus area maintenance fee α
 Visitor Fee JY1,000/day/paraglider JY500/day/hangglider
 Takeoff (TO)
Name 1.220m Takeoff@2.Seaside Ridge Takeoff
Direction N NE SW W NW
Terrain Slope
Rating 1.3@2.1
Size 1.1,000m²  2.2,000m²
TO ASL 1.220m  2.15m
GPS Coordinates
Site Comment
 Condition of Flight
Soaring Ratio Thermal Soarings 50%  Ridge Soarings %  Sleddies 50%
Rating 3
Altitude TO&simLD 220m
Distance TO∼LD 300m
Site Comment
 Landing (LD)
Size 2.3km×10∼30m
Terrain Flat
Rating 1
LD ASL 0m
GPS Coordinates
Site Comment
 Access LD∼TO 5 minutes' walk plus 10 minutes by car, total 15 minutes
 Cross Country Flight Allowed
 Place of Interest
 Others
 Last updated 7/8/2003
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HG PG
&bsp;Site Name Raizan Flight Area
 Description Thermal site where championship series of Japan Hanggliding was held.
 Location Fukuoka Prefecture
 Access
By Car From Fukuoka, take R202 to Maebaru, then to top of Raizan.
By Train
 Flying Season End of October∼mid May
 School No
Name of School
 Bilingual Staff
 Contact
Name Action Paraglider School
Address 11-4 Nishi-Koen, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan 810-0061
TEL 092-724-8600  Mobile 090-3730-5224 (Kobayashi)
FAX 092-724-8700
Email hideaki@try-net.or.jp
URL http://www.action777.com/para/
Check-in desk 10:00∼13:00
 Visitor Rating JHF-B or SafePro/ParaPro stage 2 accompanied by instructor or greater
 Member's Fee JY3,000/year plus Entrance Fee JY2,000
 Visitor Fee Paraglider JY1,000/day  Hangglider JY500/day
 Takeoff (TO)
Name Raizan Takeoff
Direction N NE W NW
Terrain Slope
Rating 2
Size 2,000m²
TO ASL 20m 15m (seaside ridge)
GPS Coordinates
Site Comment
 Condition of Flight
Soaring Ratio Thermal Soarings %  Ridge Soarings %  Sleddies %
Rating 4
Altitude TO&simLD Paraglider 650m  Hangglider 700m
Distance TO∼LD Paraglider 1.5km  Hangglider 2.5km
Site Comment
 Landing (LD)
Size Paraglider 2,000m²  Hangglider 5,000m²
Terrain Flat
Rating 3
LD ASL Paraglider 70m  Hangglider 20m
GPS Coordinates
Site Comment
 Access LD∼TO 10 minutes' walk plus 20 minutes by car, total 30 minutes
 Cross Country Flight Allowed
 Place of Interest
 Others
 Last updated 7/8/2003
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PG
&bsp;Site Name Yukawasan Area
 Description The site faces the Sea of Genkai and is managed by Fukuoka Hanggliding Federation.
 Location Fukuoka Prefecture
 Access
By Car Parking lot is available.
By Train 10 minutes by car from Ebitsu Station of JR Kagoshima Main Line
 Flying Season September∼April
 School No
Name of School
 Bilingual Staff
 Contact
Name Fukuoka Hanggliding Federation
Address 3-7-25 Satonaka, Yahata-Nishi-ku, Kitakyushu City, Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan 807-0846
TEL 093-613-3674
FAX 093-613-3674
Email fhpf@muse.ocn.ne.jp
URL http://www.hangpara.jp/fhpf/
Check-in desk
 Visitor Rating JHF-B or ParaPro stage 2 accompanied by instructor or greater
 Member's Fee
 Visitor Fee
 Takeoff (TO)
Name Yukawa Takeoff
Direction N NE E
Terrain Slope
Rating 4
Size 15m×20m
TO ASL 260m
GPS Coordinates m33°52′07.73″  d130°33′43.31″
Site Comment Beware of tall trees around the takeoff.
 Condition of Flight
Soaring Ratio Thermal Soarings 20%  Ridge Soarings 20%  Sleddies 60%
Rating 3
Altitude TO&simLD 250m
Distance TO∼LD 1,100m
Site Comment You may need good skill to find and enter thermals as they are rather small, but you would success in flying for extended hours once you have good ascent.
 Landing (LD)
Size 100m×100m
Terrain Flat
Rating 1
LD ASL 10m
GPS Coordinates m33°57′15″  d130°34′31″
Site Comment There are rice fields surrounding the landing field with no power line and you can make landing without pressure.
 Access LD∼TO 15 minutesfwalk plus 10 minutes by car total, 25minutes
 Cross Country Flight Allowed (flight plan is required in advance)
 Place of Interest About 40 minutes drive to City of Kitakyushu. You will have fun at Space World near the site when it is not possible to fly. The seashore is near and you would find many beaches for swimming. 40 minutes by car to Wakita Hot Spring.
 Others The sky area is part of the air-traffic controlled area of Ashiya Base of the Air Self-Defense Force and it is required to report in advance when you want to fly on weekdays. Tel: 093-223-0981 Extension 208. Check-out should be made after landing by signing on flight book located at Hara Community Center near LD. More information is available on web site of TOP OUT.
 Last updated 7/23/2003
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PG
&bsp;Site Name Osakayama Flight Area
 Description The site was opened for pilots in June 2003.
 Location Kawara-machi, Tagawa-gun, Fukuoka Prefecture
 Access
By Car 15∼20 minutes from Kokura-Minami ramp or 20~25 minutes from Kokura-Higashi ramp of Kyushu Expressway.
By Train 10 minutes by car from Ebitsu Station of JR Kagoshima Main Line
 Flying Season Year round
 School Yes
Name of School SSA Paraglider School
 Bilingual Staff
 Contact
Name SSA Paraglider School
Address 600 Sukizaki, Kanda-machi, Miyako-gun, Fukuoka Prefecture 800-0332
TEL 0930-25-8834
FAX 0930-25-8837
Email ssa@ma5.justnet.ne.jp
URL http://www005.upp.so-ne.ne.jp/ssa/
Check-in desk 10:00∼16:00
 Visitor Rating JHF-B or ParaPro stage 2 accompanied by instructor or greater
 Member's Fee Individual membership is not accepted (Hiraodai members only)
 Visitor Fee JY500/day (subject to Hiraodai member accompanied)
 Takeoff (TO)
Name Osakayama Takeoff
Direction S SW W
Terrain Slope
Rating 3
Size 20m×20m
TO ASL 320m
GPS Coordinates m33°39′23″  d130°52′43″
Site Comment Easy to take off when wind is there but it is tough when no wind (slope is too short to continue running).
 Condition of Flight
Soaring Ratio Thermal Soarings 60%  Ridge Soarings 30%  Sleddies 10%
Rating 3
Altitude TO&simLD 420m
Distance TO∼LD 1,600m
Site Comment Lot of thermal points and wide ridge area!
 Landing (LD)
Size 100m×100m (small hill)
Terrain Flat
Rating 3
LD ASL 140m
GPS Coordinates N33°38′44″@E130°52′14″
Site Comment Beware of private houses beyond the landing zone!
 Access LD∼TO 6 minutes' walk plus 20 minutes by car, total 26 minutes
 Cross Country Flight Allowed
 Place of Interest Kakishita hot spring at the foot of the launch.
 Others The launch is visible from the landing zone, and it might be good for training.
 Last updated 7/23/2003
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PG
&bsp;Site Name SSA Hiraodai Flight Area
 Description Area is good for flight year-round. Spring and autumn are the best season for the site.
 Location 600 Sukizaki, Kanda-machi, Miyako-gun, Fukuoka Prefecture
 Access
By Car About 20 minutes from Kokura-Minami ramp or Kokura-Higashi ramp of Kyushu Expressway.
By Train Kokura Station∼Yukuhashi∼15 minutes by bus∼Tsubakiichi∼5 minutes' walk
 Flying Season Year round
 School Yes
Name of School SSA Paraglider School
 Bilingual Staff
 Contact
Name SSA Paraglider School
Address 600 Sukizaki, Kanda-machi, Miyako-gun, Fukuoka Prefecture 800-0332
TEL 0930-25-8834
FAX 0930-25-8837
Email ssa@ma5.justnet.ne.jp
URL http://ssa-para.com/
Check-in desk 10:00∼16:00
 Visitor Rating JHF-B or ParaPro stage 2 accompanied by instructor or greater
 Member's Fee JY13,000/year
 Visitor Fee Prefecture citizen JY1,000/day@Non-prefecture citizen JY2,000/day (plus JY500 to share pilot's car)
 Takeoff (TO)
Name Hiraodai Takeoff
Direction S SE E NE N
Terrain Slope
Rating 3
Size 30m×30m
TO ASL 570m
GPS Coordinates N33°45′22″  E130°54′48″
Site Comment Spacious slope and it makes takeoff easy.
 Condition of Flight
Soaring Ratio Thermal Soarings 60%  Ridge Soarings 30%  Sleddies 10%
Rating 3
Altitude TO&simLD 590m
Distance TO∼LD 2,500m
Site Comment Lot of thermal points and wide ridge area!
 Landing (LD)
Size 100m×150m (Be aware of farmland in the middle!)
Terrain Flat
Rating 3
LD ASL 60m
GPS Coordinates N33°44′41″  E130°55′52″
Site Comment There is a sink band before the landing field!
 Access LD∼TO 1 minute's walk plus 25 minutes by car, total 26 minutes
 Cross Country Flight Allowed
 Place of Interest It is recommended to visit Limestone Cave and Karstic Tableland.
 Others Please donate 500 yen to the owner of car when you share the ride to the launch.
 Last updated 7/23/2003
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PG
&bsp;Site Name Sarakurayama Flight Area
 Description The site commands a bird's eye view of downtown of Kitakyushu City and the Sea of Genkai looking ahead.
 Location Yahata-Higashi-ku, Kitakyushu City, Fukuoka Prefecture
 Access
By Car Park at parking of Fumoto station of Sarakurayama Ropeway and then take ropeway to the launch.
By Train Get off at Yahata Station of JR Kyushu Line and take bus to Fumoto station of Ropeway.
 Flying Season Year round
 School No
Name of School
 Bilingual Staff
 Contact
Name
Address
TEL
FAX
Email
URL
Check-in desk Register your name on the check-in book kept at Fumoto station of Sarakurayama Ropeway.
 Visitor Rating JHF-NP or ParaPro Stage 3 accompanied by JHF-P or ParaPro Stage 4 or greater
 Member's Fee JY1,000/year (ropeway is free)
 Visitor Fee No visitor fee but JY500/day for ropeway
 Takeoff (TO)
Name
Direction N NE NW
Terrain Slope
Rating 1
Size 50m×20m
TO ASL 650m
GPS Coordinates
Site Comment Watch wind speed desirable for landing.
 Condition of Flight
Soaring Ratio Thermal Soarings 20%  Ridge Soarings 80%  Sleddies 10%
Rating 3
Altitude TO&simLD 500m
Distance TO∼LD 1,500m
Site Comment Cross country flight is not allowed and you would need to confirm air space approved for flight from the map posted in Fumoto station of the Ropeway.
 Landing (LD)
Size 20m×20m
Terrain Flat
Rating 4
LD ASL 150m
GPS Coordinates
Site Comment Landing zone is located in the hill and extra attention is required to wind blowing up when wind is strong.
 Access LD∼TO 10 minutes' walk plus 5 minutes by ropeway, total 15 minutes
 Cross Country Flight
 Place of Interest Space World (in Yahata Higashi), Moji Retro (in Port of Moji), Kawachi spa (in Yahata Higashi).
 Others The site is controlled by the Group of Kitakyushu Birdman.
 Last updated 7/23/2003
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HG PG
&bsp;Site Name Komenoyama Area
 Description
 Location Sasaguri-machi, Kasuya-gun, Fukuoka Prefecture
 Access
By Car 10 minutes from Fukuoka ramp
By Train Take bus from Sasaguri Station of JR and get off at Seto Shogakko (elementary school) stop.
 Flying Season September∼April
 School Yes
Name of School Wing 890 (HG)
 Bilingual Staff
 Contact
Name Fukuoka Haguredori
Address Onaka, Sasaguri-machi, Kasuya-gun, Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan 811-2413
TEL 092-948-0890
FAX
Email tamizzo@yahoo.co.jp
URL
Check-in desk 10:00∼20:00
 Visitor Rating JHF-P or ParaPro/SafePro stage 4 or greater
 Member's Fee JY20,000/year
 Visitor Fee JY0/day (hangglider flyer only)
 Takeoff (TO)
Name Komenoyama Takeoff
Direction N NE W NW
Terrain Slope
Rating 3
Size 20m width×30m
TO ASL 580m
GPS Coordinates
Site Comment Gentle slop requires aggressive running for hanggliers to take off.
 Condition of Flight
Soaring Ratio Thermal Soarings 30%  Ridge Soarings 30%  Sleddies 30%
Rating 4
Altitude TO&simLD 500m
Distance TO∼LD 4,000m
Site Comment Westerly wind would possibly make flight path too short to reach LD.
 Landing (LD)
Size 50m width×100∼200m
Terrain Flat (there is a difference in level)
Rating 4
LD ASL 40m
GPS Coordinates
Site Comment There is an out-of-bounds area in rice field right next to LD.
 Access LD∼TO 20 minutes by car
 Cross Country Flight Allowed (only for cross country pilots and subject to approval in advance)
 Place of Interest Kameno-yu Spa, 10 minutes by car from Haguredori Club House. Torius Hisayama (amusement mall), 15 minutes by car.
 Others
 Last updated 7/23/2003
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