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Site Name HG PG MPG
Ohira Sky Club Area@(2017)    
AKAIWA Utsunomiya Area@(2010)    
Tochigi MPG Pilot Club Higashi Ashinuma Flight Area@(2003)    
Karasuyama 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 Ohira Sky Club Area
 Description Located in the neiboring district of Tokyo, 10 minutes from Sano-Fujioka ramp of Tohoku expressway.
 Location Ohira-machi, Shimotsuga-gun, Tochigi Prefecture
 Access
By Car 10 minutes from Sano-Fujioka ramp of Tohoku Expressway
By Train 15 minutes' walk from Ohira-shimo Station of JR Ryomo Line, 25 minutes' walk from Shin-ohira-shimo Station of Tobu Nikko Line.
 Flying Season Year round
 School No
 Name of School
 Bilingual Staff
 Contact
Name President Akihiro Matsushita, Ohira Sky Club
Address 646 Aza Miyanoshita, Nishiyamada, Ohira-cho, Tochigi-shi, Tochigi Prefecture, Japan 329-4405
TEL 070-6646-1751
FAX
Email aki0808@gmail.com
URL
Check-in desk
 Visitor Rating JHF-P or IPPI ParaPro 4 or greater
 Member's Fee JY15,000/year (plus enrollement fee JY20,000)  No openings right now.
 Visitor Fee JY3,000/day
 Takeoff (TO)
Name Ohira Takeoff
Direction SE  S  SW
Terrain 20∼30° slope
Rating 3
Size 15m×20m
TO ASL 400m
GPS Coordinates N36°21′39″  E139°40′38″
Site Comment Reverse inflation is common here to take off.
 Condition of Flight
Soaring Ratio Thermal Soarings 50%  Ridge Soarings 20%  Sleddies 30%
Rating 4
Altitude TO∼LD 350m
Distance TO∼LD 1,400m
Site Comment Thermal lift is not big and precise turn staying in the core is a must.
 Landing (LD)
Size 100m×300m (fallow barley field or fallow rice field or both)
Terrain Flat
Rating 1
LD ASL 45m
GPS Coordinates N36°20′47″  E139°40′55″
Site Comment Pay extra attention to vineyard.
 Access LD∼TO 5 minutes by car, 3 minutes transit, 17 minutes by mono-rack cart
 Cross Country Flight Allowed for members only
 Place of Interest Grape picking (early August∼late in September), Kobayashi Pear Garden ("HOSUI", "KOSUI"), Sano Lamen (noodle) Shops in the neighborhood, Ohira Shrine (with shops of dampling, sweetened and soy-flavored omelet, Yakitori or grilled chicken on a skewer), Ohira Local Folk Culture and History Museum, Yu-yu Plaza (various kinds of hot spa including sauna and outdoor)
 Others
 Last updated 2017/6/30
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PG
 Site Name AKAIWA Utsunomiya Area
 Description 20 minutes from Kanuma ramp and Utsunomiya ramp of Tohoku expressway, open year round, almost always conditions are flyable.
 Location Kogashi-machi, Utsunomiya-shi, Tochigi Prefecture
 Access
By Car Approx. 20 minutes from Kanuma ramp and Utsunomiya ramp of Tohoku expressway
By Train Shin-kanuma Station of Tobu Nikko Line (pick-up service subject to booking in advance) or Fubasami Station of JR Nikko Line
 Flying Season Year round
 School Yes
&Name of School AKAIWA Paraglider School
 Bilingual Staff No
 Contact
 Name AKAIWA Paraglider School
Address 1796-1 Kogashi-machi, Utsunomiya-shi, Tochigi Prefecture, Japan 321-0341
TEL 028-652-5531
FAX 028-652-5532
Email akaiwa@aj.wakwak.com
URL http://www.akaiwa-para.com/
Check-in desk 09:00∼
 Visitor Rating JHF-NP or IPPI ParaPro 3 (subejct to JHF-P or IPPI ParaPro 4 accompanied), or greater
 Member's Fee JY42,000/year
 Visitor Fee JY2,940/day
 Takeoff (TO)
Name AKAIWA Takeoff
Direction SW  S  SE
Terrain 18° slope
Rating 1
Size 4 gliders side by side (launch platform)
TO ASL 470m
GPS Coordinates N36°37′08″  E139°45′56″
Site Comment
 Condition of Flight
Soaring Ratio Thermal Soarings %  Ridge Soarings %  Sleddies %
Rating 1
Altitude TO∼LD 270m
Distance TO&simLD 300m
Site Comment
 Landing (LD)
Size 300m×200m
Terrain Flat
Rating 1
LD ASL 200m
GPS Coordinates N36°36′79″  E139°45′32″
Site Comment Extensive space and easy to make landing with no barrier.
 Access LD∼TO 2 minutes by school shuttle, mono-rack cart 17 minutes, total 19 minutes (mono-rack carts for 6, 7, and 12 passengers)
 Cross Country Flight JHF-XC or IPPI ParaPro 5
 Place of Interest Many hot spas for day trippers, leading sightseeing spots of Nikko/Kinugawa are near by, Gyoza (dumpling), specialty food of Utsunomiya-shi, shops are in about 20 minutes, school has accomodation for overnight stay.
 Others Flyable days year round.
 Last updated 2010/4/15
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MPG
 Site Name Tochigi MPG Pilot Club Higashi Ashinuma Flight Area
 Description Landing field is rice field lying fallow withut any obstacle.
 Location Higashi Ashinuma, Kami-Kawachi-cho, Tochigi Prefecture
 Access
By Car 15 minutes from Utsunomiya ramp of Tohoku Expressway.
By Train 5 minutes by taxi from Ujiie Station of JR Utsunomiya Line.
 Flying Season Year round
 School Yes
&Name of School Tochigi MPG Pilot Club
 Bilingual Staff
 Contact
 Name Tochigi MPG Pilot Club
Address 2910-30 Kami-Tomatsuri-cho, Utsunomiya City, Tochigi Prefecture, Japan 320-0051
TEL 090-9807-3474
FAX 028-621-2054
Email KIKKAWA@sea.u.catv.ne.jp
URL http://sky.geocities.jp/tochigimpg/
Check-in desk 09:00∼17:00
 Visitor Rating JHF-P or IPPI ParaPro 4 or greater
 Member's Fee JY10,000/year
 Visitor Fee JY1,000/day
 Takeoff (TO)
Name Higashi Ashinuma Area Takeoff
Direction Every direction
Terrain Flat
Rating 1
Size 50m×100m
TO ASL 159m
GPS Coordinates N36°39′45″  E139°56′19″
Site Comment
 Condition of Flight
Soaring Ratio Thermal Soarings %  Ridge Soarings %  Sleddies 100%
Rating 1
Altitude TO∼LD 0m
Distance TO&simLD 0m
Site Comment Keep ample altitude when passing over private houses.
 Landing (LD)
Size 50m×50m
Terrain Flat
Rating 1
LD ASL 159m
GPS Coordinates N36°39′45″  E139°56′19″
Site Comment
 Access LD∼TO 0 minute
 Cross Country Flight Allowed
 Place of Interest Hot spring in 3 minutes by car.
 Others
 Last updated 4/25/2003
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HG PG MPG
 Site Name Karasuyama Area
 Description The site is located in camp site run by the twon and you can camp out for free.
 Location 200 Miyahara, Karasuyama-cho, Nasu-gun, Tochigi Prefecture
 Access
By Car Get off at Kami-mikawa, the end of Kita-Kanto Expressway. 2km from Tochigi ramp of Tohoku Expressway and drive 45 minutes to the site. 50 minutes from Naka ramp of Joban Expressway.
By Train Transfer at Utsunomiya Station to Utsunomiya-Karasuyama Line and get off at the last stop Karasuyama Station. 10 minutes from the station.
 Flying Season Year round (reservation required on weekdays)
 School Yes
&Name of School Sky Trial
 Bilingual Staff
 Contact
 Name Sky Trial
Address 943-19 Takahisa Ko, Nasu-cho, Nasu-gun, Tochigi Prefecture, Japan 325-0001
TEL 0287-64-4779
FAX 0287-64-4779
Email skytrial@d1.dion.ne.jp
URL http://www.skytrial.jp/
Check-in desk
 Visitor Rating JHF-B or IPPI ParaPro 2 accompanied by Instructor, or greater
 Member's Fee JY10,000/year plus Administration JY1,000 and shuttle bus JY200
 Visitor Fee JY1,000/day plus Administration JY1,000
 Takeoff (TO)
Name South Takeoff   West Takeoff
Direction SE S SW W
Terrain
Rating 2
Size 15m×25m
TO ASL 280m
GPS Coordinates
Site Comment
 Condition of Flight
Soaring Ratio Thermal Soarings 30%  Ridge Soarings 30%  Sleddies 40%
Rating 3
Altitude TO∼LD 150m
Distance TO&simLD 300m
Site Comment Altitude can be gained by soaring in thermal generating from the town when there is wind of S∼SW.
 Landing (LD)
Size 80m×300m
Terrain Flat
Rating 1
LD ASL 130m
GPS Coordinates
Site Comment
 Access LD∼TO 7 minutes by shuttle
 Cross Country Flight Allowed
 Place of Interest Twin Rink Motegi, River Aquarium, Camping Site and many spas.
 Others
 Last updated 6/24/2003
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