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Site Name HG PG MPG
Nishitokyo Paragliding School@(2013)    
Shakushiyama Flight Area@(2010) @ @
  • 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 Nishitokyo Paragliding School
 Description Steady South wind comes right in front of the takeoff which is located not far from Tokyo and can be seen from Dangozaka Service Area bound for Nagano of Chuo Expressway, and good soaring condition is provided even if weather condition in Kanto plain is high-pressure to the west and low-pressure to the east having northwest wind.
 Location 843 Kuwakubo, Uenohara City, Yamanashi Prefecture
 Access
By Car 15 minutes from Uenohara ramp of Chuo Expressway
By Train 10 minutes by school shuttle from Shiotsu Station of JR Chuo Main Line
 Flying Season Year round
 School Yes
 Name of School Nishitokyo Paragliding School
 Bilingual Staff No
 Contact
Name Nishitokyo Paragliding School
Address 843 Kuwakubo, Uenohara City, Yamanashi Prefecture, Japan 409-0136
TEL 0554-66-2556
FAX 0554-66-2556
Email info@nishitokyo-para.jp
URL http://nishitokyo-para.jp/
Check-in Desk 09:00∼17:00
 Visitor Rating JHF-P or IPPI ParaPro 4, or greater
 Member's Fee JY40,000/year
 Visitor Fee JY4,000
 Takeoff (TO)
Name Sebuchiyama Takeoff
Direction S
Terrain 30∼40°slope
Rating 3
Size Paraglider×1
TO ASL 550m
GPS Coordinates N35°38′42.9″@E139°04′01.4″
Site Comment Steady south head wind comes in.
 Condition of Flight
Soaring Ratio Thermal Soarings 40%  Ridge Soarings 40%  Sleddies 20%
Rating 2
Altitude TO∼LD 200m
Distance TO∼LD 600m
Site Comment Stable wind up in the airspace.
 Landing (LD)
Size 3,000m²
Terrain 0-5 degree
Rating 3
LD ASL 350m
GPS Coordinates N35°38′20.8″@E139°04′03.5″
Site Comment Mainly South wind, or East wind
 Access LD∼TO 10 minutes by shuttle
 Cross Country Flight JHF-XC or IPPI ParaPro 5 or greater. Please report to the shop before and after the flight.
 Place of Interest Akiyama Hot Spring in Uenohara City, Fujino Onsen Higashiotaruno-yu Spa in Sagamihara City, Seotono-yu Spa in Akiruno City, Sake-manju bun of Uenohara specialty sweet
 Others GPS and small power radio needed to be carried around.
 Last updated 2013/2/22
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HG
 Site Name Shakushiyama Flight Area
 Description Clear days are often more than the average in the vicinity. Altitude record 3,400m.
 Location Oshino-mura, Minamitsuru-gun, Yamanashi Prefecture
 Access
By Car Fuji-Kawaguchiko route of Chuo expressway∼Higashi-Fujigoko highway. 8 minutes' ride from Yamanaka-ko ramp.
By Train Fuji-yoshida Station of Fujikyu Line∼25 minutes by bus
 Flying Season Year round
 School Yes
 Name of School Oshino Sky Sports Club
 Bilingual Staff
 Contact
Name Oshino Sky Sorts Club
Address 2661 Uchino, Oshinomura, Minami-tsuru-gun, Yamanashi Prefecture, Japan 401-0512
TEL 0555-84-7561
FAX 0555-84-7561
Email hangglider@oshinoskysports.com
URL http://www.oshinoskysports.com
Check-in Desk 09:00∼19:00
 Visitor Rating JHF-P or IPPI SafePro 4, or greater (JHF-C or IPPI SafePro 3 provided instructor accampanied)
 Member's Fee JY31,500/year (enrollment fee JY52,500)
 Visitor Fee JY3,150/day JY630/facility maintenance JY1,500/entrance)
 Takeoff (TO)
Name
Direction S
Terrain 22° slope
Rating 2
Size 15 gliders for setting up  Takeoff ramp
TO ASL 1,350m
GPS Coordinates N35.480435  E138.864757
Site Comment
 Condition of Flight
Soaring Ratio Thermal Soarings 50%  Ridge Soarings 10%  Sleddies 40%
Rating 3
Altitude TO∼LD 360m
Distance TO∼LD 1,800m
Site Comment
 Landing (LD)
Size 60m×300m
Terrain 25:1 gentle slope from NE toward SW (upward landing when wind is eastward)
Rating 4
LD ASL 1,000m
GPS Coordinates N35.464113  E138.863561
Site Comment
 Access LD∼TO Shuttle and mono-rack cart
 Cross Country Flight JHF-XC or IPPI SafePro 5
 Place of Interest Mt.Fuji, Fuji Go-ko (five lakes), Fujikyu Highland Amusement Park, hot springs, Oshino Hakkai
 Others Tandem flight for "tasting" course and flying lessons, taking off by towing.
 Last updated 2010/3/02
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