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Site Name HG PG MPG
Sagiri Area@(2004)  
Kamae Area@(2004)  
  • 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

HG PG
 Site Name Sagiri Area
 Description The area provides an outstanding view by having the Yufuin Basin in front and Yufudake mountain on the right and you would have big thermal forming out.
 Location Sagiridai, Yufuin-cho, Oita-gun, Oita Prefecture
 Access
By Car 15 minutes from Beppu ramp heading for Yufuin-cho and 15 minutes from Yufuin ramp heading for the starting point of trail leading up to Yufudake mountain.
By Train
 Flying Season Year-round for paraglider, November∼April for hang glider
 School No
 Name of School
 Bilingual Staff
 Contact
Name Coco Paradise
Address Hokusei Bldg. 1st Floor, 4-2 Omichimachi, Oita City, Oita Prefecture, Japan 870-0822
TEL 097-543-8866
FAX
Email
URL
Check-in desk 09:30∼19:00
 Visitor Rating JHF-NP or IPPI ParaPro 3 accompanied by instructor, or greater
 Member's Fee JY10,000/year, valid for all sites in Skyhigh Area
 Visitor Fee JY1,000/week, valid for all sites in Skyhigh Area
 Takeoff (TO)
Name Sagiri-dai
Direction N NW W
Terrain Slope
Rating 1
Size 50m×30m
TO ASL 820m
GPS Coordinates
Site Comment Strong wind often time
 Condition of Flight
Soaring Ratio Thermal Soarings 60%  Ridge Soarings 30%  Sleddies 10%
Rating 3
Altitude TO∼LD 370m
Distance TO∼LD 2,300m, emergency landing field for paragliding is available.
Site Comment A bit strong wind will blow between Yufudake mountain and Kuraki mountain, but you would enjoy flying extensive area once you take off. 80% of landings are made onto the takeoff.
 Landing (LD)
Size 100m×50m
Terrain Flat
Rating 2
LD ASL 450m
GPS Coordinates
Site Comment November thru April only because it's on rice field. Extra landing field for emergency is available.
 Access LD∼TO Total 10 minutes
 Cross Country flight Subject to retrieval on your own.
 Place of Interest 10 minutes to Yufuin hot springs.
 Others
 Last updated 12/7/2004
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HG PG
 Site Name Kamae Area
 Description Ridge and thermal soaring, flying over ocean beach.
 Location Motosaru, Kamae-cho, Minami-Amabe-gun, Oita Prefecture
 Access
By Car 1 minute to LD from Kamae Marine Culture Center.
By Train
 Flying Season Year-round. Good thermal and evening ground thermal during spring thru autumn.
 School No
 Name of School
 Bilingual Staff
 Contact
Name Coco Paradise
Address Hokusei Bldg. 1st Floor, 4-2 Omichimachi, Oita City, Oita Prefecture, Japan 870-0822
TEL 097-543-8866
FAX
Email
URL
Check-in desk 09:30∼19:00
 Visitor Rating JHF-B or JPA-BP or IPPI ParaPro 2 accompanied by instructor, or greater
 Member's Fee
 Visitor Fee Free
 Takeoff (TO)
Name Takahira Camping Site
Direction SE S SW
Terrain Slope
Rating 3
Size Paraglider×1
TO ASL 210m
GPS Coordinates
Site Comment Covered with lawn.
 Condition of Flight
Soaring Ratio Thermal Soarings 30%  Ridge Soarings 40%  Sleddies 30%
Rating 1
Altitude TO∼LD 210m
Distance TO∼LD 200m-1,500m
Site Comment Stable sea wind.
 Landing (LD)
Size 50m×500m. 200m×1,000m for emergency landing
Terrain Flat
Rating 1
LD ASL 0m
GPS Coordinates
Site Comment Long sandy beach for landing.
 Access LD∼TO Total 5 minutes
 Cross Country flight Not easy
 Place of Interest Landing is a part of camping site. 1 minute's ride to Marine Culture Center (community facilities) from the Landing.
 Others
 Last updated 12/7/2004
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