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Site Name HG PG MPG
Sendaihira Area@(2015) @
Goreibitsu Toge Area@(2015)    
Air Park Sannokura Kogen@(2003)
Inawashiro Paraglider 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 Sendaihira Area
 Description Ridge extends for about 1.5km to south and west from the takeoff. Beginner pilots can enjoy soaring when there is a wind of 3 to 5 m/s. You would find thermal generations often and it is not uncommon to have such a good condition as of gaining 2,000m altitude in spring.
 Location Takine-cho, Tamura-gun, Fukushima Prefecture
 Access
By Car 16km or about 20 minutes from Funabiki-Miharu ramp of Ban'etsu Expressway via Tohoku Expressway. 11km or about 15 minutes from Ono ramp of Ban'etsu Expressway via Joban Expressway.
By Train
 Flying Season Year round
 School Yes
 Name of School
 Bilingual Staff
 Contact
Name Sendaidaira Soaring Club: Chairman Hiromi Saito
Address 608 Aoba-cho, Sukagawa City, Fukushima Prefecture, Japan 962-0811
TEL 0248-72-7565
FAX
Email
URL
Check-in Desk
 Visitor Rating JHF-B or IPPI ParaPro/SafePro stage 2 accompanied by instructor or greater
 Member's Fee JY10,000/year
 Visitor Fee JY2,000/day
 Takeoff (TO)
Name
Direction NW W SW S
Terrain
Rating 2
Size Glider×1  100 gliders at set-up area
TO ASL 850m
GPS Coordinates
Site Comment
 Condition of Flight
Soaring Ratio Thermal Soarings 60%  Ridge Soarings 30%  Sleddies 10%
Rating 2
Altitude TO∼LD 450m
Distance TO∼LD 1.8km
Site Comment
 Landing (LD)
Size 70m×90m
Terrain Bumpy
Rating 2
LD ASL 450m
GPS Coordinates
Site Comment
 Access LD∼TO 12 minutes by car
 Cross Country Flight Allowed
 Place of Interest
 Others Flight Check-in Log is kept at Senshinso lodge at entrance.
 Last updated 2015/10/19
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PG
 Site Name Goreibitsu Toge Area
 Description There is no houses on the flight course and landing field is near. Every pilot from beginners to experts can fly without pressure. One of very few sites where pilots can fly in east wind.
 Location Ose-cho, Koriyama City, Fukushima Prefecture
 Access
By Car 15km or 30 minutes from Koriyama ramp of Tohoku Expressway.
By Train
 Flying Season April-Early December  Closed when road is closed due to snow.
 School
 Name of School
 Bilingual Staff
 Contact
Name Sendaidaira Soaring Club (PG Section)
Address
TEL 0248-72-7565
FAX
Email
URL
Check-in Desk
 Visitor Rating JHF-B or IPPI ParaPro/SafePro stage 2 accompanied by instructor or greater
 Member's Fee
 Visitor Fee None
 Takeoff (TO)
Name
Direction NE E SE S
Terrain Slope
Rating 2
Size 5 paragliders
TO ASL
GPS Coordinates
Site Comment
 Condition of Flight
Soaring Ratio Thermal Soarings %  Ridge Soarings %  Sleddies %
Rating 2
Altitude TO∼LD 300m
Distance TO∼LD 0.8km
Site Comment
 Landing (LD)
Size 100m×150m
Terrain Gradual slope
Rating 2
LD ASL
GPS Coordinates
Site Comment Be cautious of gradual slope.
 Access LD∼TO 10 minutes by car
 Cross Country Flight Allowed
 Place of Interest
 Others
 Last updated 2015/10/19
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HG PG
 Site Name Air Park Sannokura Kogen
 Description Thermal area providing many chances for soaring flight.
 Location Atsushio-kano-mura, Yama-gun, Fukushima Prefecture
 Access
By Car Get off at Aizuwakamatsu ramp of Joban Expressway via Koriyama junction of Tohoku Expressway and take National R121 for Kitakata/Yonezawa for 30 minuts.
By Train Take Ban'etsu Line from Koriyama Station of Tohoku Shinkansen and get off at Kitakata Station, then 10 minutes by car or bus.
 Flying Season Year-round except weekdays during winter season of Dec-Mar.
 School Yes
 Name of School Sannokura Paraglider School
 Bilingual Staff Yes, Japanese/English
 Contact
Name Sannokura Paraglider School
Address Kanoh Aza Gomokuyama, Atsushio Kanohmachi, Kitakata City, Fukushima Prefecture, Japan 966-0103
TEL 0241-36-3363
FAX 0241-36-3363
Email k.katz@dion.ne.jp
URL https://1999katz.jimdo.com/
Check-in Desk 08:00-20:00
 Visitor Rating JHF-B or IPPI ParaPro/SafePro stage 2 accompanied by instructor or greater
 Member's Fee JY10,000/year
 Visitor Fee JY2,000/day
 Takeoff (TO)
Name Sannokura Takeoff
Direction NE E SE S SW W
Terrain Falt
Rating 3
Size 30m×50m
TO ASL 800m
GPS Coordinates
Site Comment Natural lawn is laid and space is for 3-4 paragliders.
 Condition of Flight
Soaring Ratio Thermal Soarings 70%  Ridge Soarings 10%  Sleddies 20%
Rating 4
Altitude TO∼LD 450m
Distance TO∼LD 2km
Site Comment Fly along the mountain range.
 Landing (LD)
Size 50m×200m (50m×70m during May thru September)
Terrain Flat
Rating 2
LD ASL 350m
GPS Coordinates
Site Comment No obstacles.
 Access LD∼TO 10 minute's walk plus 10 minutes by car plus 7 minutes by mono-rack cart, total 27 minutes
 Cross Country Flight Allowed
 Place of Interest There are many sightseeing spots in the area of Kitakata famous for rahmen noodle in soup and Aizuwakamatsu, castle town. Needless to say, many hot springs and places to stay.
 Others "Kome Kome Cup" of paraglider will be held in October.
 Last updated 7/23/2003
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PG
 Site Name Inawashiro Paraglider Area
 Description Spacious landing field and good location of magnificent view.
 Location 7105 Hayama, Inawashiro-cho, Yma-gun, Fukushima Prefecture
 Access
By Car Tohoku Expressway and 10 minutes from Bandai Kogen ramp of Joban Expressway.
By Train 5 minutes by taxi from Inawashiro Station of Banetsu Line.
 Flying Season April-October
 School Yes
 Name of School Inawashiro Paraglider School
 Bilingual Staff Yes, Japanese/English
 Contact
Name Sports Pal (Inawashiro Paraglider School)
Address 7105 Hayama, Inawashiro-cho, Yma-gun, Fukushima Prefecture, Japan 969-3102
TEL 0242-63-0220
FAX 0242-63-0220
Email info@sportpal.co.jp
URL http://sportspal.co.jp/
Check-in Desk 09:00-13:00
 Visitor Rating JHF-B or IPPI ParaPro/SafePro stage 2 accompanied by instructor or greater
 Member's Fee JY20,000/year plus pick-up charge JY500
 Visitor Fee JY2,500/day plus pick-up charge JY500
 Takeoff (TO)
Name Minero A   Minero B   Furiko-saka  Top
Direction E SE S
Terrain
Rating 1 2 3
Size 2 to 4 paragliders
TO ASL 1,400m 1,200m 1,000m 800m
GPS Coordinates
Site Comment Good running is must and do not jump onto harness.
 Condition of Flight
Soaring Ratio Thermal Soarings %  Ridge Soarings %  Sleddies %
Rating 3
Altitude TO∼LD 650m 500m 400m 100m
Distance TO∼LD 2.2km (the logest stretch)
Site Comment
 Landing (LD)
Size 200m×400m
Terrain Flat
Rating 3 4
LD ASL 750m
GPS Coordinates
Site Comment Landing field is wide. Take it easy when making your descent for landing!
 Access LD∼TO total 0-20 minutes
 Cross Country Flight Allowed
 Place of Interest Aizuwakamatsu. World Glass Hall and Local Beer Brewery (10 minutes by car). Hayama Hot Spring (0 minute).
 Others
 Last updated 6/24/2003
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