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Site Name HG PG MPG
Uono Area@(2010)  
Nishiharadai Area@(2005)    
Bato 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  JR=Japan Railway

HG PG
 Site Name Uono Area
 Description Takeoff and landing are covered with grass and big giving no pressure to pilots. Both have toilets. Toilets. Enjoy thermal soarings.
 Location Yusui-cho, Aira-gun, Kagoshima Prefecture
 Access
By Car 10 minutes heading for Yusui from Ebino ramp of Kyushu Expressway
By Train Yoshimatsu Station of JR Hisatsu Line and Kitto Line
 Flying Season Year round
 School Yes
 Name of School S.E.T. Wind Love Yoshimatsu Paraglider School
 Bilingual Staff Japanese/English
 Contact
Name S.E.T. Wind Love Yoshimatsu Paraglider School
Address 418-1 Nakatsugawa, Yusui-cho, Aira-gun, Kagoshima Prefecture, Japan 899-6102
TEL 0995-75-2755
FAX 0995-75-2757
Email windlove@plum.ocn.jp
URL http://www1.ocn.ne.jp/~windlove/
Check-in desk 08:30∼09:00
 Visitor Rating JHF-NP or JPA-PP or IPPI ParaPro 3 or greater (JHF-B subject to instructor accampanied)
 Member's Fee Annual payment
 Visitor Fee JY500
 Takeoff (TO)
Name Uono
Direction SE∼NNE
Terrain Flat and then 30° slope
Rating 1∼2
Size Glider×20
TO ASL 520m
GPS Coordinates N32°02′01.15″  E130°43′15.99″
Site Comment
Condition of Flight
Soaring Ratio Thermal Soarings 60%  Ridge Soarings 30%  Sleddies 10%
Rating 1∼2
Altitude TO∼LD 300m
Distance TO∼LD 1,300m approx.
Site Comment From autumn thru early summer is the best season.
 Landing (LD)
Size 1,000m²
Terrain Flat
Rating 1∼2
LD ASL 220m
GPS Coordinates
Site Comment Be careful when south wind gets strong.
 Access LD∼TO By car at JY200
 Cross Country Flight Dry riverbed of Sendai-river
 Place of Interest Mori-no-yakata Yuttari-kan TEL 0995-75-4142, dinners and lodging at natural hot spring near the site.
 Others JY1,000 penalty for landing outside and JY5,000 for tree landing.
 Last updated 2010/3/26
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PG
 Site Name Nishiharadai Area
 Description The takeoff looking over the sea in front is located at the mouth of Kinko Bay (Kagoshima Bay).
 Location Yamamoto, Nejime-cho, Kimotsuki-gun, kagoshima Prefecture
 Access
By Car 40 minutes from Kanoya City
By Train
 Flying Season Year round, October thru March is the best season
 School No
 Name of School
 Bilingual Staff
 Contact
Name Osumi Paraglider Club
Address Kanoya City, Kagoshima Prefecture
TEL
FAX
Email
URL
Check-in desk
 Visitor Rating JHF-B or IPPI SafePro/ParaPro 2 accmpanied by instructor or greater
 Member's Fee JY5,000/year
 Visitor Fee Nil
 Takeoff (TO)
Name Nishiharadai Panorama Park Takeoff
Direction
Terrain Slope
Rating
Size Glider×20
TO ASL 439m
GPS Coordinates
Site Comment Pay attention to wind direction.
Condition of Flight
Soaring Ratio Thermal Soarings 50%  Ridge Soarings 30%  Sleddies 20%
Rating
Altitude TO∼LD 439m
Distance TO∼LD 300m
Site Comment When air current is not smooth and bumpy, it is recommended to get away and stay over the coastline.
 Landing (LD)
Size 30m×300m
Terrain Flat
Rating 1
LD ASL 0m
GPS Coordinates
Site Comment LD is on the seashore and be careful not to hit the sea.
 Access LD∼TO 10 minutes
 Cross Country Flight Not allowed
 Place of Interest On a fine day you would have a nice viw of Ibusuki, Kaimon-dake mountain, Iwo-jima Island and Sakurajima Island.There is a restaurant at the roadside refereshment station near the landing zone. In the town of Nejime-cho, there is Neppy-Spa having lodgings.
 Others During summer season, you would be able to enjoy flight keeping 300m altitude riding on the evening thermal.
 Last updated 5/22/2005
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PG
 Site Name Bato Flight Area
 Description Low altitude but long range of ridge makes it possible to fly over Yoshimatsu Town.
 Location Yoshimatsu-cho, Aira-gun, Kagoshima prefecture
 Access
By Car 15 minutes from Kurino ramp of Kyushu Expressway
By Train 5 minutes by car from Yoshimatsu Station of Isatsu Line.
 Flying Season October∼May
 School Yes
 Name of School S.E.T. Wind-Love Paraglider School
 Bilingual Staff
 Contact
Name Wind-Love
Address 418-1 Nakatsugawa, Yoshimatsu-cho, Aira-gun, Kagoshima Prefecture, Japan 899-6102
TEL 0995-75-2755
FAX 0995-75-2757
Email windlove@plum.ocn.jp
URL http://www1.ocn.ne.jp/~windlove/
Check-in desk 09:00∼18:00
 Visitor Rating JHF-B or IPPI ParaPro 2 accompanied by Instructor or greater
 Member's Fee JY5,000/year
 Visitor Fee JY500/day
 Takeoff (TO)
Name Bato Area Takeoff
Direction SW W NW
Terrain Slope
Rating 4
Size 1 paraglider
TO ASL 319m
GPS Coordinates N32°00′59.64″  E130°44′59.06″
Site Comment Need to lof canopy securely toward direction of head wind.
Condition of Flight
Soaring Ratio Thermal Soarings 30%  Ridge Soarings 60%  Sleddies 10%
Rating 3
Altitude TO∼LD 106m
Distance TO∼LD 200m
Site Comment Stay along slope to keep successful ridge soaring.
 Landing (LD)
Size 100m×30m
Terrain Flat
Rating 3
LD ASL 213m
GPS Coordinates N32°00′51.79″  E130°44′48.80″
Site Comment Landing on designated rice field.
 Access LD∼TO 1 minute's walk plus 5 minutes by car, total 6 minutes
 Cross Country Flight Not allowed
 Place of Interest YUTTARIKAN (0995-75-4142) in Yoshimatsu Hot Spring resort. Ebino Kogen plateau.
 Others
 Last updated 8/12/2003
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