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Site Name HG PG MPG
Shinsato Flight Area (2003)  
Ukinju Hainju Flight Area (2003)  
Yonabaru Flight Area (2003)    
Katsuren Flight Area (2003)
Nakijin Flight Area (2003)    
Kayo Flight Area (2003)
Gushichan Joshi Koen Flight Area (2003)    
Chinen-misaki Koen Flight Area (2003)    
Teruma Beach Flight Area (2003)    
Katsuren Beach Fight Area (2003)    
Teniya Flight Area (2003)  
Komesu Beach Flight Area (2003)    
Nakagusuku Mall Flight Area (2003)    
Nakadomari Beach 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

HG PG
 Site Name Shinsato Flight Area
 Desctiption Can enjoy both thermal and ridge soaring and fly out for cross country flight without much difficulty.
 Location Shinzato, Sashiki-cho, Okinawa Prefecture
 Access
By Car 40 minutes from Naha
By Train
 Flying Season October∼April
 School Yes
 Name of School Blue Sky Paraglider School
 Bilingual Staff Japanese/English
 Contact
Name Blue Sky Paraglider School
Address 1943 Kuba, Nakagusuku-son, Nakagami-gun, Okinawa Prefecture, Japan 901-2401
TEL 098-942-3600
FAX 098-942-3601
Email fly@bluesky-okinawa.com
URL http://www.bluesky-okinawa.com
Check-in desk 09:00∼22:00
 Visitor Rating JHF-P or IPPI SafePro/ParaPro 4, or greater
 Member's Fee
 Visitor Fee JY1,000/day plus Guide Fee JY3,000/person for group of 10 people and more, JY4,000/person for group of 3∼9 people, JY5,000/person for group of 2 people
 Takeoff (TO)
Name Shinsato Takeoff
Direction N
Terrain Slope
Rating 3
Size 2 hanggliders
TO ASL 150m
GPS Coordinates
Site Comment Takeoff is on sheer cliff and it is needed to make take off by controlling glider to match with wind condition.
 Condition of Flight
Soaring Ratio Thermal Soarings 60%  Ridge Soarings 40%  Sleddies %
Rating 3
Altitude TO∼LD 100m
Distance TO&simLD 100m
Site Comment Cross country flight in Okinawa is made most frequently from this site. 15km to the southern tip of Okinawa island.
 Landing (LD)
Size 100×50m
Terrain Flat
Rating 3
LD ASL 100m
GPS Coordinates
Site Comment Narrow grassy field and farm road, otherwise make top landing.
 Access LD∼TO 1 minute's walk plus 5 minutes by car, total 6 minutes
 Cross Country Flight Allowed
 Place of Interest There is accommodations run by Pension Fund near the site and its big bathroom can be used by visitors.
 Others
 Last updated 4/25/2003
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PG MPG
 Site Name Ukinju Hainu Flight Area
 Desctiption Take off from 2m ASL and would gain altitude of 300m.
 Location Miibaru, Tamagusuku-son, Shimajiri-gun, Okinawa Prefecture
 Access
By Car 1 hour ride from Naha
By Train
 Flying Season Year-round
 School Yes
 Name of School Blue Sky Paraglider School
 Bilingual Staff Japanese/English
 Contact
Name Blue Sky Paraglider School
Address 1943 Kuba, Nakagusuku-son, Nakagami-gun, Okinawa Prefecture, Japan 901-2401
TEL 098-942-3600
FAX 098-942-3601
Email fly@bluesky-okinawa.com
URL http://www.bluesky-okinawa.com
Check-in desk 09:00∼22:00
 Visitor Rating JHF-B or IPPI ParaPro 2 accompanied by instructor, or greater
 Member's Fee
 Visitor Fee JY1,000/day plus Guide Fee JY3,000/person for group of 10 people and more, JY4,000/person for group of 3∼9 people, JY5,000/person for group of 2 people
 Takeoff (TO)
Name Ukinju Hainju Takeoff
Direction SE
Terrain Slope
Rating 3
Size Sandy beach of approx. 500m length
TO ASL 2m
GPS Coordinates
Site Comment If you stay in the lift band above the row of Screw Pine trees, you would be able to keep soaring.
 Condition of Flight
Soaring Ratio Thermal Soarings %  Ridge Soarings 50%  Sleddies 50%
Rating 4
Altitude TO∼LD 2m
Distance TO&simLD 5m
Site Comment Keep figure eight flying along the row of Screw Pine trees to stay on a lift.
 Landing (LD)
Size 30m×500m
Terrain Flat
Rating 1
LD ASL 0m
GPS Coordinates
Site Comment Sandy beach
 Access LD∼TO 0 minute walk
 Cross Country Flight Allowed
 Place of Interest 15 minutes' ride to Okinawa World where you can come in touch with the culture of Okinawa. 5 minutes to Miibaru beach where you can experience sailing on a glass bottom boat and snorkeling. 5 minutes to Hamabe-no-chaya where you would relax by having coffee watching the sea.
 Others When you fly powered paraglider, keep ample distances from apartment complex existing on the left side of the ridge to prevent from being complained.
 Last updated 4/25/2003
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PG
 Site Name Yonabaru Flight Area
 Desctiption The nearest area from Naha which is recommended for visitors whose itinerary is tight.
 Location Yonabaru-cho, Shimajiri-gun, Okinawa Prefecture
 Access
By Car 20 minutes from Naha
By Train
 Flying Season October∼April
 School Yes
 Name of School Blue Sky Paraglider School
 Bilingual Staff Japanese/English
 Contact
Name Blue Sky Paraglider School
Address 1943 Kuba, Nakagusuku-son, Nakagami-gun, Okinawa Prefecture, Japan 901-2401
TEL 098-942-3600
FAX 098-942-3601
Email fly@bluesky-okinawa.com
URL http://www.bluesky-okinawa.com
Check-in desk 09:00∼22:00
 Visitor Rating JHF-NP or IPPI ParaPro 3 accompanied by JHF-P or IPPI ParaPro 4, or greater
 Member's Fee
 Visitor Fee JY1,000/day plus Guide Fee JY3,000/person for group of 10 people and more, JY4,000/person for group of 3∼9 people, JY5,000/person for group of 2 people
 Takeoff (TO)
Name Yonabaru Takeoff
Direction N NE
Terrain Slope
Rating 2
Size 1 paraglider
TO ASL 120m
GPS Coordinates
Site Comment Reverse inflation for taking off is most recommended.
 Condition of Flight
Soaring Ratio Thermal Soarings 30%  Ridge Soarings 70%  Sleddies %
Rating 2
Altitude TO∼LD 50m
Distance TO&simLD 200m
Site Comment There is no ridge lift toward the left side. Go back and forth to stay on lift between ridge on the right and launch.
 Landing (LD)
Size 20m×40m (Top landing is norm here.)
Terrain Flat slope
Rating 3
LD ASL 70m
GPS Coordinates
Site Comment Make secure landing setup for descending to the proper height to enter the final path.
 Access LD∼TO 3 minute's walk plus 5 minutes by car, total 8 minutes
 Cross Country Flight Allowed
 Place of Interest Yonabaru soba (buckwheat noodle) YONABARUYA is popular.
 Others
 Last updated 4/25/2003
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HG PG MPG
 Site Name Katsuren Flight Area
 Desctiption Ridge soaring along seashore.
 Location Katsuren-cho, Nakagami-gun, Okinawa Prefecture
 Access
By Car 50 minutes from Naha
By Train
 Flying Season April∼September
 School Yes
 Name of School Blue Sky Paraglider School
 Bilingual Staff Japanese/English
 Contact
Name Blue Sky Paraglider School
Address 1943 Kuba, Nakagusuku-son, Nakagami-gun, Okinawa Prefecture, Japan 901-2401
TEL 098-942-3600
FAX 098-942-3601
Email fly@bluesky-okinawa.com
URL http://www.bluesky-okinawa.com
Check-in desk 09:00∼22:00
 Visitor Rating JHF-NP or IPPI ParaPro 3 accompanied by JHF-P or IPPI ParaPro 4, or greater
 Member's Fee
 Visitor Fee JY1,000/day plus Guide Fee JY3,000/person for group of 10 people and more, JY4,000/person for group of 3∼9 people, JY5,000/person for group of 2 people
 Takeoff (TO)
Name Katsuren Takeoff
Direction SW
Terrain Slope
Rating 4
Size 1 hangglider
TO ASL 80m
GPS Coordinates
Site Comment Takeoff is on the sheer cliff and you need to have secure inflation of canopy.
 Condition of Flight
Soaring Ratio Thermal Soarings %  Ridge Soarings 80%  Sleddies 20%
Rating 2
Altitude TO∼LD 80m
Distance TO&simLD 200m
Site Comment Ridge with scenic view stretches for 2km to the left and 1km to the right.
 Landing (LD)
Size 100m×200m
Terrain Flat
Rating 2
LD ASL 0m
GPS Coordinates
Site Comment Air current is stable over the landing zone on sandy beach.
 Access LD∼TO 1 minute's walk plus 10 minutes by car, total 11 minutes
 Cross Country Flight Allowed
 Place of Interest While soaring, you would have a nice view seeing road in the sea at the back. There are many sightseeing spots.
 Others
 Last updated 4/25/2003
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PG
 Site Name Nakijin Flight Area
 Desctiption Ridge soaring along seashore.
 Location Nakijin-son, Kunigami-gun, Okinawa Prefecture
 Access
By Car 2 hours from Naha
By Train
 Flying Season October∼April
 School Yes
 Name of School Blue Sky Paraglider School
 Bilingual Staff Japanese/English
 Contact
Name Blue Sky Paraglider School
Address 1943 Kuba, Nakagusuku-son, Nakagami-gun, Okinawa Prefecture, Japan 901-2401
TEL 098-942-3600
FAX 098-942-3601
Email fly@bluesky-okinawa.com
URL http://www.bluesky-okinawa.com
Check-in desk 09:00∼22:00
 Visitor Rating JHF-B or IPPIParaPro 2 accompanied by instructor, or greater
 Member's Fee
 Visitor Fee JY1,000/day plus Guide Fee JY3,000/person for group of 10 people and more, JY4,000/person for group of 3∼9 people, JY5,000/person for group of 2 people
 Takeoff (TO)
Name Nakijin Takeoff
Direction NE
Terrain Flat
Rating 4
Size 1 paraglider
TO ASL 30m
GPS Coordinates
Site Comment Pay attention to narrow takeoff.
 Condition of Flight
Soaring Ratio Thermal Soarings %  Ridge Soarings 80%  Sleddies 20%
Rating 3
Altitude TO∼LD 30m
Distance TO&simLD 100m
Site Comment Stay close to the ridge right after takeoff to soar because top of ridge is low at 30m high.
 Landing (LD)
Size 30m×300m
Terrain Flat
Rating 3
LD ASL 0m
GPS Coordinates
Site Comment Landing will be in a crosswind because of sea breeze.
 Access LD∼TO 10 minute's walk
 Cross Country Flight Allowed
 Place of Interest Sports ground is adjoining and Nakijin Castle Ruin is located nearby. Marine Exposition Memorial Park has an aquarium, one of the biggest in the world (about 20 minutes from the site).
 Others
 Last updated 4/25/2003
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HG PG
 Site Name Kayo Flight Area
 Desctiption Ridge soaring along seashore will be enjoyed.
 Location Kayo-ku, Ngo City, Okinawa Prefecture
 Access
By Car 1 hour and 30 minutes from Naha
By Train
 Flying Season April∼September
 School Yes
 Name of School Blue Sky Paraglider School
 Bilingual Staff Japanese/English
 Contact
Name Blue Sky Paraglider School
Address 1943 Kuba, Nakagusuku-son, Nakagami-gun, Okinawa Prefecture, Japan 901-2401
TEL 098-942-3600
FAX 098-942-3601
Email fly@bluesky-okinawa.com
URL http://www.bluesky-okinawa.com
Check-in desk 09:00∼22:00
 Visitor Rating JHF-B or IPPI SafePro/ParaPro 2 accompanied by instructor, or greater
 Member's Fee
 Visitor Fee JY1,000/day plus Guide Fee JY3,000/person for group of 10 people and more, JY4,000/person for group of 3∼9 people, JY5,000/person for group of 2 people
 Takeoff (TO)
Name Kayo Takeoff
Direction SE S
Terrain Slope
Rating 2
Size 1 hangglider
TO ASL 90m
GPS Coordinates
Site Comment Reverse inflation is the best for taking off here.
 Condition of Flight
Soaring Ratio Thermal Soarings %  Ridge Soarings 80%  Sleddies 20%
Rating 2
Altitude TO∼LD 90m
Distance TO&simLD 300m
Site Comment Pay attention to other gliders flying because ridge will be congested when wind is calm.
 Landing (LD)
Size 40m×1000m
Terrain Flat
Rating 2
LD ASL 0m
GPS Coordinates
Site Comment Landing setup is in a crosswind because of sea breeze.
 Access LD∼TO 5 minute's walk plus 10 minutes by car, total 15 minutes
 Cross Country Flight Allowed
 Place of Interest Himawari-Shokudo (restaurant), 10 minutes from Kayo, is popular spot for its Soki Soba (local noodle in soup). Staying overnight without meal at JY3,000 at tourist home.
 Others
 Last updated 4/25/2003
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PG
 Site Name Gushichan Joshi Koen Flight Area
 Desctiption The site was originally developed only for summer time by Hanggliding club. Steep ridge extends for 3km.
 Location Gushichan-son, Shimajiri-gun, Okinawa Prefecture
 Access
By Car 1 hour from Naha
By Train
 Flying Season April∼September
 School Yes
 Name of School Blue Sky Paraglider School
 Bilingual Staff Japanese/English
 Contact
Name Blue Sky Paraglider School
Address 1943 Kuba, Nakagusuku-son, Nakagami-gun, Okinawa Prefecture, Japan 901-2401
TEL 098-942-3600
FAX 098-942-3601
Email fly@bluesky-okinawa.com
URL http://www.bluesky-okinawa.com
Check-in desk 09:00∼22:00
 Visitor Rating JHF-B or IPPI SafePro/ParaPro 2 accompanied by instructor, or greater
 Member's Fee
 Visitor Fee JY0/day plus Guide Fee JY3,000/person for group of 10 people and more, JY4,000/person for group of 3∼9 people, JY5,000/person for group of 2 people
 Takeoff (TO)
Name Gushichan Takeoff
Direction SE S
Terrain Slope
Rating 5
Size 1 paraglider
TO ASL 40m
GPS Coordinates
Site Comment Be careful of fence of 1.2m high placed in front of the takeoff.
 Condition of Flight
Soaring Ratio Thermal Soarings %  Ridge Soarings 100%  Sleddies %
Rating 3
Altitude TO∼LD 40m
Distance TO&simLD 100m
Site Comment Enjoyable ridge soaring heading toward right from the takeoff.
 Landing (LD)
Size 50m×50m
Terrain Flat
Rating 3
LD ASL 1m
GPS Coordinates
Site Comment Grassland along the beach.
 Access LD∼TO 1 minute's walk plus 5 minutes by car, total 6 minutes
 Cross Country Flight Not allowed
 Place of Interest There are Heiwa Kinen Koen (Peace Prayer Park) and Himeyuri Cactus Park near the site (15 minutes' ride).
 Others Support by other pilot is needed to cross over the fence when making takeoff.
 Last updated 4/25/2003
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PG
 Site Name Chinen-misaki Koen Flight Area
 Desctiption It's fun to fly in well-maintained park operated by the village.
 Location Chinen-son, Shimajiri-gun, Okinawa Prefecture
 Access
By Car 1 hour from Naha
By Train
 Flying Season Year round
 School Yes
 Name of School Blue Sky Paraglider School
 Bilingual Staff Japanese/English
 Contact
Name Blue Sky Paraglider School
Address 1943 Kuba, Nakagusuku-son, Nakagami-gun, Okinawa Prefecture, Japan 901-2401
TEL 098-942-3600
FAX 098-942-3601
Email fly@bluesky-okinawa.com
URL http://www.bluesky-okinawa.com
Check-in desk 09:00∼22:00
 Visitor Rating JHF-NP or IPPI ParaPro 3 accmpanied by JHF-P or ParaPro 4, or greater
 Member's Fee
 Visitor Fee JY0/day plus Guide Fee JY3,000/person for group of 10 people and more, JY4,000/person for group of 3∼9 people, JY5,000/person for group of 2 people
 Takeoff (TO)
Name Chinen Koen Takeoff
Direction E SE S SW
Terrain Flat
Rating 5
Size 3 paragliders
TO ASL 50m
GPS Coordinates
Site Comment Be careful of fence of 1.2m high placed in front of the takeoff.
 Condition of Flight
Soaring Ratio Thermal Soarings %  Ridge Soarings 100%  Sleddies %
Rating 3
Altitude TO∼LD 50m
Distance TO&simLD 200m
Site Comment Ridge contours is irregular and not consistent, try not to attempt too much.
 Landing (LD)
Size 10m×100m
Terrain Flat
Rating 3
LD ASL 1m
GPS Coordinates
Site Comment Pay attention to seawall of 2m high set at the back of sandy beach.
 Access LD∼TO 3 minute's walk plus 5 minutes by car, total 8 minutes
 Cross Country Flight Not allowed
 Place of Interest There is Sunrise Restaurant/Hotel near the site where good lunch is available at reasonable price (5 minutes' ride). Glass bottom boat is sailing at Chinen Marine Leisure Center. (5 minutes ride)
 Others Support by other pilot is needed to cross over the fence when making takeoff. Beware that powered paraglider is prohibited to fly by the village.
 Last updated 4/25/2003
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MPG
 Site Name Teruma Beach Flight Area
 Desctiption Great fun of cross country flight in the area looking toward the road in the sea.
 Location Yonashiro-cho, Nakagami-gun, Okinawa Prefecture
 Access
By Car 1 hour and 30 minutes from Naha
By Train
 Flying Season October∼April
 School Yes
 Name of School Blue Sky MPG School
 Bilingual Staff Japanese/English
 Contact
Name Blue Sky MPG School
Address 1943 Kuba, Nakagusuku-son, Nakagami-gun, Okinawa Prefecture, Japan 901-2401
TEL 098-942-3600
FAX 098-942-3601
Email fly@bluesky-okinawa.com
URL http://www.bluesky-okinawa.com
Check-in desk 09:00∼22:00
 Visitor Rating
 Member's Fee
 Visitor Fee JY0/day plus Guide Fee JY3,000/person for group of 10 people and more, JY4,000/person for group of 3∼9 people, JY5,000/person for group of 2 people
 Takeoff (TO)
Name Teruma
Direction N NE E
Terrain Flat
Rating 2
Size 3 powered paragliders
TO ASL 1m
GPS Coordinates
Site Comment Don't get your foot caught by creeper grass.
 Condition of Flight
Soaring Ratio Thermal Soarings %  Ridge Soarings 100%  Sleddies %
Rating 2
Altitude TO∼LD 0m
Distance TO&simLD 0m
Site Comment At 2km on the right there is a road in the sea.
 Landing (LD)
Size 50m×100m
Terrain Flat
Rating 2
LD ASL 1m
GPS Coordinates
Site Comment Refrain from going over the road along the landing field.
 Access LD∼TO
 Cross Country Flight Allowed
 Place of Interest There are Katsuren Castle Ruin, Henzajima Island, Miyagijima Island and Ikeijima Island (three islands are linked by road). King Tacos, originator of taco shop in Okinawa is in about 5 minutes.
 Others
 Last updated 4/25/2003
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MPG
 Site Name Katsuren Beach Flight Area
 Desctiption Ridge soaring by taking off from landing zone of paraglider on a beach (by having engine switched off).
 Location Katsuren-cho, Nakagami-gun, Okinawa Prefecture
 Access
By Car 50 minutes from Naha
By Train
 Flying Season April∼October
 School Yes
 Name of School Blue Sky MPG School
 Bilingual Staff Japanese/English
 Contact
Name Blue Sky MPG School
Address 1943 Kuba, Nakagusuku-son, Nakagami-gun, Okinawa Prefecture, Japan 901-2401
TEL 098-942-3600
FAX 098-942-3601
Email fly@bluesky-okinawa.com
URL http://www.bluesky-okinawa.com
Check-in desk 09:00∼22:00
 Visitor Rating
 Member's Fee
 Visitor Fee JY0/day plus Guide Fee JY3,000/person for group of 10 people and more, JY4,000/person for group of 3∼9 people, JY5,000/person for group of 2 people
 Takeoff (TO)
Name Katsuren Beach
Direction SW
Terrain Flat
Rating 2
Size 3 powered paragliders
TO ASL 1m
GPS Coordinates
Site Comment Sandy beach
 Condition of Flight
Soaring Ratio Thermal Soarings %  Ridge Soarings 100%  Sleddies %
Rating 2
Altitude TO∼LD 0m
Distance TO&simLD 0m
Site Comment Ridge extends for 3km starting at 100m downwind side of takeoff.
 Landing (LD)
Size 50m×100m
Terrain Flat
Rating 2
LD ASL 1m
GPS Coordinates
Site Comment No obstacles on the sandy beach.
 Access LD∼TO 0 minute.
 Cross Country Flight Allowed
 Place of Interest The site is near Katsuren Castle Ruin.
 Others
 Last updated 4/25/2003
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HG PG
 Site Name Teniya Flight Area
 Desctiption Enjoyable ridge soaring along seashore.
 Location Teniya, Nago City, Okinawa Prefecture
 Access
By Car 1 hour 45 minutes from Naha
By Train
 Flying Season October∼March
 School Yes
 Name of School Blue Sky Paraglider School
 Bilingual Staff Japanese/English
 Contact
Name Blue Sky Paraglidr School
Address 1943 Kuba, Nakagusuku-son, Nakagami-gun, Okinawa Prefecture, Japan 901-2401
TEL 098-942-3600
FAX 098-942-3601
Email fly@bluesky-okinawa.com
URL http://www.bluesky-okinawa.com
Check-in desk 09:00∼22:00
 Visitor Rating JHF-B or IPPI SafePro/ParaPro 2 accompanied by instructor, or greater
 Member's Fee
 Visitor Fee JY500/day plus Guide Fee JY3,000/person for group of 10 people and more, JY4,000/person for group of 3∼9 people, JY5,000/person for group of 2 people
 Takeoff (TO)
Name Teniya Takeoff
Direction NE E
Terrain Slope
Rating 2
Size 1 hangglider
TO ASL 90m
GPS Coordinates
Site Comment Reverse inflation is the best here.
 Condition of Flight
Soaring Ratio Thermal Soarings %  Ridge Soarings 80%  Sleddies 20%
Rating 2
Altitude TO∼LD 90m
Distance TO&simLD 100m
Site Comment When wind is calm, pay attention to other gliders flying because ridge will be congested.
 Landing (LD)
Size 40m×50m
Terrain Flat
Rating 2
LD ASL 0m
GPS Coordinates
Site Comment Landing setup is in a crosswind because of sea breeze.
 Access LD∼TO 15 minutes by car
 Cross Country Flight Allowed
 Place of Interest In March every year Azalea Festival is held in neighboring Higashi-son.
 Others
 Last updated 4/25/2003
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MPG
 Site Name Komesu Beach Flight Area
 Desctiption Site is located on southern tip of Okinawa, the main land of the Okinawa, and there is "Himeyuri-no-toh" (pagoda which enshrines together the spirits of female students and school staff who sacrificed their lives as being members of nurse unit in World War II. Himeyuri or star lily was name of their unit).
 Location Komesu, Itoman City, Okinawa Prefecture
 Access
By Car 40 minutes from Nana
By Train
 Flying Season April∼October
 School Yes
 Name of School Blue Sky MPG School
 Bilingual Staff Japanese/English
 Contact
Name Blue Sky MPG School
Address 1943 Kuba, Nakagusuku-son, Nakagami-gun, Okinawa Prefecture, Japan 901-2401
TEL 098-942-3600
FAX 098-942-3601
Email fly@bluesky-okinawa.com
URL http://www.bluesky-okinawa.com
Check-in desk 09:00∼22:00
 Visitor Rating
 Member's Fee
 Visitor Fee JY0/day plus Guide Fee JY3,000/person for group of 10 people and more, JY4,000/person for group of 3∼9 people, JY5,000/person for group of 2 people
 Takeoff (TO)
Name Komesu Beach
Direction S
Terrain Slope
Rating 2
Size 5 powered paragliders
TO ASL 3m
GPS Coordinates
Site Comment Taking off without difficulty from slope on sandy beach.
 Condition of Flight
Soaring Ratio Thermal Soarings %  Ridge Soarings 100%  Sleddies %
Rating
Altitude TO∼LD 0m
Distance TO&simLD 0m
Site Comment Enjoy mini-cross country flight of about 3km stretch to either right or left from the takeoff.
 Landing (LD)
Size 50m×50m
Terrain Slope
Rating 2
LD ASL 3m
GPS Coordinates
Site Comment Enter the final leg at low altitude because there is lift along the slope.
 Access LD∼TO 10 minutes by car
 Cross Country Flight Allowed
 Place of Interest The site is surrounded by South Front Battle Site Park.
 Others
 Last updated 4/25/2003
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MPG
 Site Name Nakagusuku Mall Flight Area
 Desctiption Busiest site for MPG in Okinawa. You would surely find someone flying almost every day.
 Location Kuba, Nakagusuku-son, Nakagami-gun, Okinawa Prefecture
 Access
By Car 40 minutes from Naha
By Train
 Flying Season Year round
 School Yes
 Name of School Blue Sky MPG School
 Bilingual Staff Japanese/English
 Contact
Name Blue Sky MPG School
Address 1943 Kuba, Nakagusuku-son, Nakagami-gun, Okinawa Prefecture, Japan 901-2401
TEL 098-942-3600
FAX 098-942-3601
Email fly@bluesky-okinawa.com
URL http://www.bluesky-okinawa.com
Check-in desk 09:00∼22:00
 Visitor Rating
 Member's Fee
 Visitor Fee JY0/day plus Guide Fee JY3,000/person for group of 10 people and more, JY4,000/person for group of 3∼9 people, JY5,000/person for group of 2 people
 Takeoff (TO)
Name Mall
Direction N NE E SE S
Terrain Flat
Rating 1
Size 40m×200m
TO ASL 0m
GPS Coordinates
Site Comment Secure altitude by crabbing along the ridge as soon as you take off heading toward the sea.
 Condition of Flight
Soaring Ratio Thermal Soarings %  Ridge Soarings 100%  Sleddies %
Rating 1
Altitude TO∼LD 0m
Distance TO&simLD 0m
Site Comment When you get lifted 200m, you will have spectacular view of west coast of Okinawa way beyond.
 Landing (LD)
Size 40m×200m
Terrain Flat
Rating 2
LD ASL 1m
GPS Coordinates
Site Comment Enter final path in crosswind and turn heading toward sea just before landing on the beach.
 Access LD∼TO
 Cross Country Flight Allowed
 Place of Interest Next to the site, there is a shopping center "Nakagusuku Mall" where you would enjoy eating and shopping. After the flight, party in front of Blue Sky Paraglider School on the beach will be held.
 Others
 Last updated 4/25/2003
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MPG
 Site Name Nakadomari Beach Flight Area
 Desctiption You would enjoy flight over resort area on west coast of Okinawa.
 Location Nakadomari, Onna-son, Kunigami-gun, Okinawa Prefecture
 Access
By Car 1 hour from Naha
By Train
 Flying Season October∼April
 School Yes
 Name of School Blue Sky MPG School
 Bilingual Staff Japanese/English
 Contact
Name Blue Sky MPG School
Address 1943 Kuba, Nakagusuku-son, Nakagami-gun, Okinawa Prefecture, Japan 901-2401
TEL 098-942-3600
FAX 098-942-3601
Email fly@bluesky-okinawa.com
URL http://www.bluesky-okinawa.com
Check-in desk 09:00∼22:00
 Visitor Rating
 Member's Fee
 Visitor Fee JY0/day plus Guide Fee JY3,000/person for group of 10 people and more, JY4,000/person for group of 3∼9 people, JY5,000/person for group of 2 people
 Takeoff (TO)
Name Nakadomari Beach
Direction N NW
Terrain Slope
Rating 2
Size 30m×100m
TO ASL 0m
GPS Coordinates
Site Comment Secure altitude by crabbing along the ridge as soon as you takeoff heading toward the sea.
 Condition of Flight
Soaring Ratio Thermal Soarings %  Ridge Soarings 100%  Sleddies %
Rating 3
Altitude TO∼LD 0m
Distance TO&simLD 0m
Site Comment You may keep watching coral reef but be careful not to fly at low altitude.
 Landing (LD)
Size 30m×300m
Terrain Flat
Rating 3
LD ASL 1m
GPS Coordinates
Site Comment Enter the final path by crosswind flight because there is windbreak behind LD.
 Access LD∼TO 0 minute.
 Cross Country Flight Not allowed
 Place of Interest As for cross country flight, please try the range of 20km from south to north along seashore of west coast of Okinawa. "Hamanoya", seafood restaurant is a popular spot.
 Others
 Last updated 4/25/2003
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