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Site Name HG PG MPG
Shishiku Kogen Sky Leisure Area@(2010)  
Ichirino 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  JR=Japan Railway

 Site Name Shishiku Kogen Sky Leisure Area
 Description Easy access to takeoff in 15 minutes from landing field by gondola. Restaurant located next to takeoff is convenient for pilots waiting for wind and condition. Old Tsurugi-machi (Hakusan-shi now) is renowned as sky sports town.
 Location Yawata-machi, Hakusan-shi, Ishikawa Prefecture
By Car Head for Komatsu via R8 after getting off at Kanazawa-Nishi ramp of Hokuriku Expressway, turn right at Matto to take R157 for Shiramine/Katsuyama.
By Train Nishi-kanazawa Station of JR∼Tsurugi Station of Ishikawa line of Hokuriku Railway
&nbs@;Flying Season Year round (except when safety director is not available)
 School Yes
 Name of School Shishiku Kogen Paraglider School
 Bilingual Staff Japanese/English
Name Shishiku Kogen Paraglider School
Address 72 Yahata-machi, Hakusan-shi, Ishikawa Prefecture 920-2113
TEL 076-273-0658
FAX 076-273-0658
Check-in desk 09:00∼
 Visitor Rating JHF-P or JPA-P or IPPI ParaPro 4 having third party liability insurance coverage. JHF-B led by instructor is accepted.
 Member's Fee JY15,000/year
 Visitor Fee JY1,500/day
 Takeoff (TO)
Name Shishiku Kogen Sky Leisure Area
Direction N∼W∼S
Terrain 17°∼25°
Rating 1
Size Glider×5 or 6 side by side
TO ASL 600m
GPS Coordinates N36°26′47.8″  E136°38′51.6″
Site Comment Grass covered takeoff gives no pressure to beginners.
 Condition of Flight
Soaring Ratio Thermal Soarings 90%  Ridge Soarings 5%  Sleddies 5%
Altitude TO∼LD 450m
Distance TO∼LD 900m
Site Comment In general you can enjoy thermal soaring from early in the morning.
&Landing (LD)
Size 100m×100m
Terrain Almost flat
Rating 3
LD ASL 150m
GPS Coordinates N36°26′35.7″  E136°38′18.3″
Site Comment Field of grass. Pay attention to rice fields sorrounding the landing zone.
 Access LD∼TO Gondola of Sky Shishiku at JY600 one way. Book of 11 one way coupons is JY6,000, one year pass at JY40,000.
 Cross Country Flight Permission by safety director subject to application in advance.
 Place of Interest Sky Shishiku, Park Shishiku, Kogen (plateau) Bakery Shop which has bread of superb taste, restaurant next to takeoff, many hot springs and lodging facilities are nearby. 30 minutes to Kanazawa downtown.
Last updated 2010/4/23
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 Site Name Ichirino Flight Area
 Description Grand environment for flight located in the foothills of Mt.Hakusan. Good access using gondola. The most suitable spacious slope covered with turf makes good training field together with appropriate wind.
 Location Ishikawa Prefecture
By Car 50 minutes from Komatsu ramp of Hokuriku Expressway or Kanazawa-nishi ramp.
By Train
&nbs@;Flying Season Late in April∼late in November
 School Yes
 Name of School Ichirino Paraglider School
 Bilingual Staff
Name Ichirino Paraglider School
Address c/o I.R., 63 Osori, Oguchi-mura, Ishikawa-gun, Ishikawa Prefecture Japan 920-2333
TEL 0761-96-7688
FAX 0761-96-7688
Check-in desk 09:00∼17:00
 Visitor Rating JHF-P or IPPI ParaPro 4 or greater
 Member's Fee JY10,000/season  JY6,000/half season from September
 Visitor Fee JY1,000/day
 Takeoff (TO)
Name Main Takeoff  West Takeoff
Direction N NE E SW W NW
Terrain Slope
Rating 1
Size Pretty wide
TO ASL 1,000m
GPS Coordinates
Site Comment
 Condition of Flight
Soaring Ratio Thermal Soarings 90%  Ridge Soarings %  Sleddies %
Rating 2
Altitude TO∼LD 450m
Distance TO∼LD 1,200m
Site Comment Flying above power company and reservoir is prohibited, and keep altitude of more than 100m when you would pass them over.
&Landing (LD)
Size 100m×300m
Terrain Flat slope
Rating 3
LD ASL 550m
GPS Coordinates
Site Comment Landing on the upper part of skiing ground will be easier.
 Access LD∼TO Walk and gondora or car, total 3 minutes.
 Cross Country Flight Not allowed
 Place of Interest Tenryo Onsen (hot spring) Center is within walking distance where you can enjoy open-air bath, swimming pool and Jacuzzi. There are many other amusement facilities such as tennis court, barbecure garden., trekking course, radio-controlled car ciruit. Hotels and restaurants are available for visitors of family group.
Last updated 8/5/2003
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