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Site Name HG PG MPG
Miyagi Zao Shiroishi Area@(2013)    
Eboshi Ski Resort@(2010)    
Izumigatake Skyland@(2003)  
Onikobe 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 Miyagi Zao Shiroishi Area
 Description Takeoff is on the top of 666m mountain, presenting impressive view of Zao Peaks in front toward west and panoramic view of Abukuma river and Pacific Ocean toward east.
 Location Fukuoka Fukaya, Shiroishi-chi, Miyagi Prefecture
 Access
By Car 10 minutes from Shiroishi ramp of Tohoku Expressway
By Train 15 minutes by car from Shiroishi Zao Station of Tohoku Shinkansen (Bullet Train) and Shiroishi Station of JR.
 Flying Season March∼November
 School No
 Name of School
 Bilingual Staff No
 Contact
Name Yukan Club
Address 36-3 Aza Misumi, Fukuoka Fukaya, Shiroishi-shi, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan 989-0731
TEL 090-7930-5493
FAX
Email areaksak@aqua.ocn.ne.jp
URL http://www9.ocn.ne.jp/~areaksak/
Check-in desk
 Visitor Rating JHF-P or IPPI ParaPro 3 (JHF-NP or IPPI ParaPro 2 if accompanied by instructor), or greater
 Member's Fee
 Visitor Fee JY1,200/day plus JY500 per flight
 Takeoff (TO)
Name South Takeoff/East Takeoff
Direction E/S
Terrain South 30 degree/East 15 degree
Rating South 3/East 2
Size South 20m×40m/East 20m×50m
TO ASL 650m
GPS Coordinates N38°04′22.72″  E140°35′38.45″
Site Comment East Takeoff stretches down enough for running to complete the takeoff.
 Condition of Flight
Soaring Ratio Thermal Soarings 30%  Ridge Soarings 20%  Sleddies 50%
Rating 3
Altitude TO∼LD 230m
Distance TO∼LD 500m
Site Comment Strong thermal in the morning of Spring and Autumn
 Landing (LD)
Size 50m×70m
Terrain Flat
Rating 4
LD ASL 420m
GPS Coordinates N38°04′04.69″  E140°35′25.79″
Site Comment You can make emergency landing on the large medow down in front.
 Access LD∼TO By car shared plus walking up, total 8 minutes.
 Cross Country Flight Allowed subject to altitude gained more than 300m.
 Place of Interest Togatta-onsen hot spring (public bath available at JY300), Kamasaki Hot Spring, Crater Lake of Mt.Zao, milk farm, cheese factory (direct sales depot)
 Others This area is maintained by Yukan Club. Getting contact in advance and visiting in group are requested.
 Last updated 2013/4/23
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PG
 Site Name Eboshi Ski Resort
 Description Training slope is big and good for beginner's experience flight.
 Location Kuraishi-dake National Forest, Togatta Onsen, Zao-machi, Katta-gun, Miyagi Prefecture
 Access
By Car From Shiroishi ramp of Tohoku Expressway to Eboshi Ski Resort via Togatta Onsen
By Train Get off at Shiroishi Station of JR Tohoku Line
 Flying Season May∼October
 School Yes
 Name of School White Terrace Paraglider School
 Bilingual Staff
 Contact
Name Miyagi Zao Eboshi Ski Resort
Address Kuraishi-dake National Forest, Togatta Onsen, Zao-machi, Katta-gun, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan 989-0998
TEL 0224-34-4001
FAX 0224-34-3112
Email
URL http://www.eboshi.co.jp
Check-in desk
 Visitor Rating JHF-B or IPPI ParaPro 2 or greater
 Member's Fee JY4,000
 Visitor Fee JY500
 Takeoff (TO)
Name Dynamic
Direction NE
Terrain 5° slope
Rating 3
Size 20m×50m
TO ASL 1,100m
GPS Coordinates
Site Comment Go up about 150m by gondola.
 Condition of Flight
Soaring Ratio Thermal Soarings 20%  Ridge Soarings 30%  Sleddies 50%
Rating 3
Altitude TO∼LD 500m
Distance TO∼LD 2,500m
Site Comment Glide above skiing course
 Landing (LD)
Size 40m×300m
Terrain 1∼3° slope
Rating 1
LD ASL 600m
Site Comment Long enough length using skiing course.
 Access LD∼TO Gondola and walk
 Cross Country Flight
 Place of Interest Togatta-onsen hot spring, cheese factory (direct sales depot), Pension White Terrace
 Others Not exactly suited for high flights but good for training and flight experience.
 Last updated 2010/3/13
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HG PG
 Site Name Izumigatake Skyland
 Description The site is accesible by lift and one hour ride by car from Sendai City.
 Location 9 Aza Takeyama, Fukuoka, Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture
 Access
By Car 30 minutes to Izumigatake Skiing Ground from Izumi ramp of Tohoku Expressway.
By Train Take subway from Sendai Station and get off at Izumi-Chuoh Station (10 minutes ride), then transfer to bus bound for Izumigatake Skiing Ground (30 minutes).
 Flying Season April∼November
 School Yes
 Name of School Izumigatake Paraglider School
 Bilingual Staff Japanese/English
 Contact
Name Izumigatake Paraglider School
Address 3-18-2 Nankohdai-Higashi, Izumi-ku, SEndai City, Japan 981-8002
TEL 022-251-8313
FAX 022-251-8313
Email
URL
Check-in desk 08:00∼09:00
 Visitor Rating JHF-P or IPPI SafePro/ParaPro 4, or greater
 Member's Fee JY15,000/year
 Visitor Fee JY2,000/day
 Takeoff (TO)
Name Usagidaira Takeoff
Direction NE E SE S
Terrain Slope
Rating 1
Size 2000m²
TO ASL 750m
GPS Coordinates
Site Comment Strong thermal in the morning of spring and autumn.
 Condition of Flight
Soaring Ratio Thermal Soarings 40%  Ridge Soarings 20%  Sleddies 40%
Rating 3
Altitude TO∼LD 250m
Distance TO∼LD 1,300m
Site Comment Change takeoff position in accordance with wind direction
 Landing (LD)
Size 50m×200m
Terrain Flat slope
Rating 2
LD ASL 500m
GPS Coordinates
Site Comment Easy landing.
 Access LD∼TO 10 minutes' walk
 Cross Country Flight Allowed
 Place of Interest Hot spring Spa Izumigatake, view from the terminal of lift, Okonomiyaki (thin and flat pancake cooked on a hot plate with bits of meat, seafood and chopped cabage), pizza, specilty shop mall, and other restaurants scattered around Izumigatake Skiing Ground.
 Others
 Last updated 4/25/2003
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PG
 Site Name Onikobe Flight Area
 Description Site has wide landing field.
 Location 9 Miyagi Prefecture
 Access
By Car 50 minutes for Naruko direction on R108 from Furukawa ramp of Tohoku Expressway.
By Train From Naruko Station of Rikuu-Higashi Line, take bus and get off at Pension Onikobe Skiing Ground, 45 minutes from Naruko Station.
 Flying Season April∼November
 School Yes
 Name of School Onikobe Paraglider School
 Bilingual Staff Japanese/Korean
 Contact
Name Onikobe Paraglider School
Address 9-27 Aza Odawara, Onikobe, Naruko-cho, Tamatsukuri-gun, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan 989-6941
TEL 0221-86-2434
FAX 0221-86-2356
Email akihama@mvg.biglobe.ne.jp
URL http://www.hds-net.co.jp/sanmo/
Check-in desk 08:00∼22:00
 Visitor Rating JHF-NP or IPPI ParaPro 3 accompanied by instructor, or greater
 Member's Fee JY15,000/year
 Visitor Fee JY1,000/day
 Takeoff (TO)
Name Onikobe Skiing Ground Takeoff
Direction NE
Terrain Steep slope
Rating 4
Size 1 paraglider
TO ASL 1,000m
GPS Coordinates
Site Comment Take off while wind direction is easterly.
 Condition of Flight
Soaring Ratio Thermal Soarings 40%  Ridge Soarings 40%  Sleddies 20%
Rating 2
Altitude TO∼LD 700m
Distance TO∼LD 1,000m
Site Comment Experience of high flight excitement.
 Landing (LD)
Size 100m×100m
Terrain Flat
Rating 1
LD ASL 300m
GPS Coordinates
Site Comment Wide green field
 Access LD∼TO 10 minutes' walk plus gondola, total 20 minutes
 Cross Country Flight Allowed
 Place of Interest One of Naruko Hot Sprins (Naruko, Kawato, Nakayama Daira, Onikobe). Eating in skiing ground. Staying at pensions.
 Others There are many edible wild plants (wild begetables in spring and various kinds of mushrooms in autumn) found nearby. Tour is arranged for going out for picking these when weather condition is not desirable for flying.
 Last updated 4/25/2003
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