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Site Name HG PG MPG
Hiranta Area@(2003)    
Kinokawa Flight Park (HG)@(2003)    
Kinokawa Flight Park (PG)@(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 Hiranta Area
 Description Kinokawa River in front, Izumi Mountains across the river, and Mount Koya on your back.
 Location Hiranta, Katsuragi-cho, Ito-gun, Wakayama Prefecture
 Access
By Car 15 minutes from Han-na-wa Expressway
By Train  
 Flying Season Year round
 School No
 Name of School  
 Bilingual Staff  
 Contact
Name Masahiko Ochiai of HIranta Club
Address 560-10 Fuyuno, Wakayama City, Wakayama Prefecture, Japan 640-0332
TEL 090-1595-0738
FAX 073-479-2372
Email makundesu112@gmail.com
URL  
Check-in desk 09:30∼18:00
 Visitor Rating JHF-P, IPPI SafePro 4 or greater
 Member's Fee  
 Visitor Fee  
 Takeoff (TO) 1
Name Hiranta Sky Kichi East
Direction NW - SE
Terrain Gentle slope
Rating 4
Size Wide enough
TO ASL 440m
GPS Coordinates
Site Comment  
 Condition of Flight
Soaring Ratio Thermal Soarings   %  Ridge Soarings   %  Sleddies   %
Rating 4
Altitude TO∼LD 440m
Distance TO∼LD 1,250m
Site Comment Wide open dry riverbed
 Landing (LD)
Size 25m×200m  locating parallel to the river
Terrain Flat
Rating 2
LD ASL  
GPS Coordinates
Site Comment Enough space with no tree
 Access LD∼TO 30 minutes by car & walking
 Takeoff (TO) 2
Name Hiranta Sky Kichi
Direction NE - SW
Terrain Gentle slope
Rating 4
Size Wide enough
TO ASL 360m
GPS Coordinates
Site Comment  
 Condition of Flight
Soaring Ratio Thermal Soarings 50%  Ridge Soarings 30%  Sleddies 20%
Rating 4
Altitude TO∼LD 360m
Distance TO∼LD 1,500m
Site Comment  
 Landing (LD)
Size 25m×200m  locating parallel to the river
Terrain Flat
Rating 4
LD ASL  
GPS Coordinates
Site Comment On the dry riverbed with no hurdle
 Access LD∼TO 10 minutes by car
 Cross Country Flight  
 Place of Interest  
 Others  
Last updated 2017/4/05
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HG
 Site Name Kinokawa Flight Park (HG)
 Description The site has one of the biggest flyng sites and everybody from beginner to cross country pilot can enjoy flying.
 Location 391 Takefusa, Uchita-cho, Naga-gun, Wakayama Prefecture
 Access
By Car From Kaminogo ramp of Hanwa Expressway, take R62 to go south for about 15km heading for Takefusa-bashi bridge.
By Train Get off at Uchita Station of JR Wakayama Line or Kumatori Station of Hanwa Line and take Higashi-Nankai Bus bound for Konakawa and get off at Uchita-Kokudo-guchi stop. About 2km from the stop.
 Flying Season Year round
 School Yes
 Name of School Tono School
 Bilingual Staff Japanese/English
 Contact
Name Kinokawa Flight Park
Address 391 Takefusa, Uchita-cho, Naga-fun, Wakayama Prefecture, Japan 649-6413
TEL 0736-77-5490
FAX 0736-77-5492
Email kinokawa@d2.dion.ne.jp
URL http://www.kanko-kinokawa.jp/member/3193/index.html
Check-in desk 09:30∼18:30
 Visitor Rating JHF-B or IPPI SafePro 2 accompanied by instructor, or greater
 Member's Fee JY12,000/year
 Visitor Fee JY3,000/day
 Takeoff (TO)
Name Ryumon Top Takeoff
Direction N W NW
Terrain Slope
Rating 2
Size 5m×3m (Launch Deck provided)
TO ASL 600m
GPS Coordinates
Site Comment Even beginners can take off without difficulty from takeoff ramp with gradient of 25 degree.
 Condition of Flight
Soaring Ratio Thermal Soarings 40%  Ridge Soarings 50%  Sleddies 10%
Rating 3
Altitude TO∼LD 578m
Distance TO∼LD 3,500m
Site Comment Thermal will generate in the afternoon because of the slope facing NW.
 Landing (LD)
Size 100m×300m  100m×250m
Terrain Flat
Rating 2
LD ASL 60m
GPS Coordinates
Site Comment Landing at downwind side may be required depending on wind direction.
 Access LD∼TO 25 minutes by car
 Cross Country Flight Allowed
 Place of Interest In 50 minutes by car to southwest from the site, there are amusement park PORTO EUROPE and KUROSHIO MARKET where you can eat fresh fish and shellfish. Big public bath and 5 hot spas are located in 20 minutes by car.
 Others Instructor is stationed at the site to take care of beginners.
Last updated 4/25/2003
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PG
 Site Name Kinokawa Flight Park (PG)
 Description Slope is best suited for basic training.
 Location 391 Takefusa, Uchita-cho, Naga-gun, Wakayama Prefecture
 Access
By Car From Kaminogo ramp of Hanwa Expressway, take R62 to the direction of Inunakiyama for about 15km heading for Takefusa-bashi bridge.
By Train Get off at Uchita Station of JT Wakayama Line or Kumatori Station of Hanwa Line and take Higashi-Nankai Bus bound for Konakawa and get off at Uchita-Kokudo-guchi stop. About 2km from the stop.
 Flying Season Year round
 School Yes
 Name of School UP Paraglider School
 Bilingual Staff Japanese/English
 Contact
Name Kinokawa Flight Park
Address 391 Takefusa, Uchita-cho, Naga-fun, Wakayama Prefecture, Japan 649-6413
TEL 0736-77-5490
FAX 0736-77-5492
Email kinokawa@d2.dion.ne.jp
URL http://www.kanko-kinokawa.jp/member/3193/index.html
Check-in desk 09:30∼18:30
 Visitor Rating JHF-B or IPPI ParaPro 2 accompanied by instructor, or greater
 Member's Fee JY12,000/year
 Visitor Fee JY3,000/day
 Takeoff (TO)
Name Terayama Takeoff
Direction N NE W NW
Terrain Flat
Rating 3
Size 5∼6 paragliders
TO ASL 300m
GPS Coordinates
Site Comment When there is no wind blowing, you must keep good run to succeed in taking off because of flat and gentle slope.
 Condition of Flight
Soaring Ratio Thermal Soarings 30%  Ridge Soarings 20%  Sleddies 50%
Rating 3
Altitude TO∼LD 285m
Distance TO∼LD 1,200m
Site Comment Because of TO at less altitude, your flight may end up going straight to LD if you can not keep staying in thermals.
 Landing (LD)
Size 150m×500m
Terrain Flat
Rating 2
LD ASL 15m
GPS Coordinates
Site Comment It is on a dry reverbed and all you have to do is to pay attention to the river and bridge.
 Access LD∼TO 8 minutes by car
 Cross Country Flight Allowed
 Place of Interest In 50 minutes by car to southwest from the site, there are amusement park PORTO EUROPE and KUROSHIO MARKET where you can eat fresh fish and shellfish. Big public bath and 5 hot spas are located in 20 minutes by car.
 Others Instructor is stationed at the site to take care of beginners.
Last updated 4/25/2003
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