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Site Name HG PG MPG
Kiyama Flight Area@(2003)    
Kitamine Flight Area@(2003)   @
Ogoshi Area@(2003)    
Shiramine Flight Area@(2003)    
Wind Park Umpenji Flight 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 Kiyama Flight Area
 Description Site of thermal soaring.
 Location Fuchu-cho, Sakaide City, Kagawa Prefecture
 Access
By Car 20 minutes from Sakaide rail station, 10 minutes from Sakaide-Minami ramp of Seto-Ohashi Route.
By Train 10 minutes by car from JR Tsurukawa Station.
 Flying Season Year round
 School Yes
 Name of School Sanuki Paraglider School
 Bilingual Staff
 Contact
Name Sanuki Paraglider School
Address Takamatsu City, Kagawa Prefecture, Japan 761-8041
TEL 087-886-7397
FAX
Email
URL
Check-in desk 08:00∼22:00
 Visitor Rating JHF-B or IPPI ParaPro 2 accompanied by instructor, or greater
 Member's Fee JY10,000/year
 Visitor Fee JY1,000/day
 Takeoff (TO)
Name Kiyama Takeoff
Direction NE E SE S
Terrain Slope
Rating 3
Size 2 paragliders
TO ASL 400m
GPS Coordinates
Site Comment
 Condition of Flight
Soaring Ration Themal Soarings 80%  Ridge Soarings %  Sleddies 20%
Rating 3
Altitude TO∼LD 400m
Distance TO∼LD 2,000m
Site Comment
 Landing (LD)
Size 150m×150m
Terrain Flat
Rating 2
LD ASL 30m
GPS Coordinates
Site Comment
 Access LD∼TO 30 minutes by car
 Cross Country Flight Allowed
 Place of Interest Sakaide Health Center, Health Land, many Sanuki Udon (noodle) shops are found near the site.
 Others
 Last updated 8/12/2003
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PG
 Site Name Kitamine Flight Area
 Description Range of ridge with sea breeze.
 Location Oyabu-cho, Sakaide City, Kagawa Prefecture
 Access
By Car 15 minutes from JR Sakaide Station, 20 minutes from JR Takamatsu Station, 20 minutes from Kita ramp of Seto-Ohashi Route.
By Train JR Kamogawa Station
 Flying Season Year round
 School Yes
 Name of School Sanuki Paraglider School
 Bilingual Staff
 Contact
Name Sanuki Paraglider School
Address Takamatsu City, Kagawa Prefecture, Japan 761-8041
TEL 087-886-7397
FAX
Email
URL
Check-in desk 08:00∼22:00
 Visitor Rating JHF-B or IPPI ParaPro 2 accompanied by instructor, or greater
 Member's Fee JY10,000/year
 Visitor Fee JY1,000/day
 Takeoff (TO)
Name Kitamine Area Takeoff
Derection SW W NW
Terrain Slope
Rating 2
Size 3 paragliders
TO ASL 250m
GPS Coordinates
Site Comment
 Condition of Flight
Soaring Ratio Thermal Soarings 20%  Ridge Soarings 80%  Sleddies 10%
Rating 2
Altitude TO∼LD 250m
Distance (TO∼LD) 1,000m
Site Comment There is a soaring area with mild and stable sea breeze.
 Landing (LD)
Size 300m×300m
Terrain Flat
Rating 2
LD ASL 1m
GPS Coordinates
Site Comment Vast flat ground because it used to be saltpan.
 Access LD∼TO 15 minutes by car
 Cross Country Flight Allowed during farmers' off season.
 Place of Interst Sakaide Health Center, Health Land, many Sanuki Udon (noodle) shops are found near the site.
 Others
 Last updated 8/12/2003
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PG
 Site Name Ogoshi Flight Area
 Description Site of sea breeze and thermal. Range of ridge for more than 3km.
 Location Ogoshi-cho, Sakaide City, Kagawa Prefecture
 Access
By Car 20 minutes from JR Sakaide Station, 20 minutes from Sakaide-Kita ramp of Seto-Ohashi Route.
By Train 20 minutes from JR Kamogawa Station.
 Flying Season Year round
 School Yes
 Name of School Sanuki Paraglider School
 Bilingual Staff
 Contact
Name Sanuki Paraglider School
Address Takamatsu City, Kagawa Prefecture, Japan 761-8041
TEL 087-886-7397
FAX
Email
URL
Check-in desk 08:00∼22:00
 Visitor Rating JHF-B or IPPI ParaPro 2 accompanied by instructor, or greater
 Member's Fee JY10,000/year
 Visitor Fee JY1,000/day
 Takeoff (TO)
Name Ogoshi Area Takeoff
Direction N NE E SE
Terrain Slope
Rating 3
Size 2 paragliders
TO ASL 300m
GPS Coordinates
Site Comment
 Condition of Flight
Soaring Ratio Thermal Soarings 40%  Ridge Soarings 50%  Sleddies 10%
Rating 3
Altitude T∼LD 300m
Distance TO∼LD 1,500m
Site Comment
 Landing (LD)
Size 300m×300m
Terrain Flat
Rating 3
LD ASL 1m
GPS Coordinates
Site Comment Vast flat ground because it used to be saltpan.
 Access LD∼TO 10 minutes' walk plus 15 minutes by car, total 25 minutes
 Cross Country Flight Allowed
 Place of Interest Sakaide Health Center, Health Land, famous Sanuki Udon (noodle) shops, restaurant serving dishes making of live fish are near the site.
 Others
 Last updated 8/12/2003
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PG
 Site Name Shiramine Flight Area
 Description Site for both thermal and ridge soarings.
 Location Hayashida-cho, Sakaide City, Kagawa Prefecture
 Access
By Car 20 minutes from JR Sakaide Station or Sakaide-Minami ramp of Seto-Ohashi route.
By Train 10 minutes from JR Kamogawa Station
 Flying Season Year round
 School Yes
 Name of School Sanuki Paraglider School
 Bilingual Staff
 Contact
Name Sanuki Paraglider School
Address Takamatsu City, Kagawa Prefecture, Japan 761-8041
TEL 087-886-7397
FAX
Email
URL
Check-in desk 08:00∼22:00
 Visitor Rating JHF-B or IPPI ParaPro 2 accompanied by instructor, or greater
 Member's Fee JY10,000/year
 Visitor Fee JY1,000/day
 Takeoff (TO)
Name Shiramine Area Takeoff
Direction SW W NW
Terrain Slope
Rating 3
Size 1 paraglider
TO ASL 300m
GPS Coordinates
Site Comment
 Condition of Flight
Soaring Ratio Thermal Soarings 80%  Ridge Soarings 10%  Sleddies 10%
Rating 3
Altitude T∼LD 300m
Distance TO∼LD 1,000m
Site Comment
 Landing (LD)
Size 150m×200m
Terrain Flat
Rating 3
LD ASL 2m
GPS Coordinates
Site Comment
 Access LD∼TO 15 minutes by car
 Cross Country Flight Allowed
 Place of Interest There is Shiramine-ji Temple, one of 88 destination temples in Shikoku for Buddhist pilgrimage near the TO and Sakaide Health Center in 5 minutes' walk. Popular Sanuki Udon (noodle) is available as soon as you'd make landing (on rice field).
 Others
 Last updated 8/12/2003
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PG
 Site Name Wind Park Umpenji Flight Area
 Description
 Location Marui, Ohnohara-cho, Mitoyo-gun, Kagawa Prefecture
 Access
By Car 15 minutes from Ohnohara ramp of Takamatsu Highway.
By Train 20 minutes by car from Kan'nonji Station of JR Yosan Line.
 Flying Season April-November
 School Yes
 Name of School ING Sky Sport
 Bilingual Staff
 Contact
Name Wind Park Umpenji
Address Umpenji Ropeway, Marui, Ohnohara-cho, Mityo-gun, Kagawa Prefecture, Japan 769-1615
TEL 0875-54-4968
FAX
Email
URL http://www.shikoku-cable.co.jp
Check-in desk 10:00∼14:00
 Visitor Rating JHF-P or IPPI ParaPro 4 or greater
 Member's Fee
 Visitor Fee JY1,000/day
 Takeoff (TO)
Name Umpenji Peak Park Takeoff
Direction N NE S SW W NW
Terrain Slope
Rating 2
Size 20m×40m
TO ASL 920m
GPS Coordinates
Site Comment
 Condition of Flight
Soaring Ratio Thermal Soarings 87%  Ridge Soarings 3%  Sleddies 10%
Rating 4
Altitude T∼LD 670m
Distance TO∼LD 2,600m
Site Comment
 Landing (LD)
Size 100m×80m
Terrain Flat
Rating 4
LD ASL 250m
GPS Coordinates
Site Comment
 Access LD∼TO 3 minutes' walk plus ropeway 7 minutes, total 10 minutes
 Cross Country Flight Allowed
 Place of Interest Restaurant is located right next to TO. In 5 minutes' walk from TO, there is Umpenji temple which is the 66th destination of the Buddhist pilgrimage of Shikoku 88 Temples for pilgrims from every corner of Japan.
 Others
 Last updated 8/12/2003
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