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Site Name HG PG MPG
Dodairasan 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

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 Site Name Dodairasan Flight Area
 Description It is located in such a short distance as 1 hour and a half from Tokyo and has two sites either for south wind or west wind. Flight is possible year round.
 Location Shiroishi, Higashi Chichibu-mura, Chichibu-gun, and Shobudaira, Ohno, Tokigawa-mura, Hiki-gun, Saitama Prefecture
 Access
By Car 40 minutes from Tsurugashima ramp of Kan'etsu Expressway
By Train Pick-up service is provided at Mizuhodai Station of Tobu Tojo Line and Minami Otsuka Station of Seibu Shinjuku Line.
 Flying Season Year round
 School Yes
 Name of School Dodaira Skypark Paraglider School
 Bilingual Staff Yes, Japanese/English, Japanese/Korean
 Contact
Name Dodaira Skypark Paraglider School
Address Shobudaira, Oaza Ohno, Tokigawa-mura, Hiki-gun, Saitama Prefecture, Japan 354-0021
TEL 0493-67-1733
FAX 0493-67-1733
Email info@dd-skypark.com
URL http://dd-skypark.com/
Check-in desk 09:00∼10:00
 Visitor Rating JHF-NP or IPPI ParaPro 3 accmpanied by JHF-P or IPPI ParaPro 4, or greater
 Member's Fee JY30,000/year (plus area fee JY1,500)
 Visitor Fee JY3,000/day
 Takeoff (TO)
Name South Area  West Area
Direction S W
Terrain Flat slope
Rating 1  2
Size West Area 9,900m²
TO ASL 870m
GPS Coordinates
Site Comment West Area has spce of 40m×160m for top landing.
 Condition of Flight
Soaring Ratio Thermal Soarings 50%  Ridge Soarings 30%  Sleddies 20%
Rating 1 2 3
Altitude TO∼LD 450m
Distance TO∼LD 1,500m
Site Comment Thermal soaring in South Area, thermal and ridge soaring in West Area.
 Landing (LD)
Size 50m×100m
Terrain Flat and moderate slope
Rating 1 2%nbsp;3
LD ASL 420m
GPS Coordinates
Site Comment You would need to practice to fly above basin in South Area. It is easier to make landing approach in West Area along the straight path.
 Access LD∼TO 15 minutes by car
 Cross Country Flight Allowed
 Place of Interest There is only a few flight area available during winter season from autumn thru early spring in Kanto region and Dodairasan area among others provides the best condition of flight.
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 Last updated 5/13/2003
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