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Site Name HG PG MPG
Yamato Katsuragisan Area (2014)    
  • 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

 Site Name Yamato Katsuragisan Area
 Description Panoramic view of Osaka plain and Nara basin
 Location Kujira, Gosho City, Nara Prefecture
By Car Katsuragi ramp of Minami Hanna Expressway→Katsuragisan Ropeway via Sanroku route
By Train Gosho Station of Kintetsu Railway→Katsuragisan Ropeway by bus
 Flying Season Year round other than May, ropeway will not be operted temporarily in June due to mainenace check.
 School Yes
 Name of School Sky Ranger Kansai (Lessons to club members by paragliding insructor and assistant instructor)
 Bilingual Staff Yes
Name Haruo Takemura, President of Sky Ranger Kansai
Address 1-27-9 Kizugawadai, Kizugawa City, Kyoto Prefecture, Japan 619-0225
TEL 0774-72-6102
FAX 0774-75-2012
Email info@src-para.net
URL http://www.src-para.net
Check-in desk 09:00∼19:00
 Visitor Rating JHF-P or IPPI ParaPro 4 (JHF-NP or IPPI ParaPro 3 subject to attendance by instructor or assistant instructor)
 Member's Fee JY7,000/year (Entrance fee JY10,000)
 Visitor Fee JY1,000/day JY10,000/annual visitor
 Takeoff (TO)
Name West TO and East TO
Direction West TO: SW-S  East TO:NE-SE
Terrain West TO: moderate slope  East TO: average slope
Rating West TO: 4  East TO: 2
Size Both are big enough
TO ASL West TO: 950m  East TO: 900m
GPS Coordinates West TO N34°27′17.9″  E135°40′57.0″
East TO N34°27′09.4″  E135°41′13.5″
Site Comment West face requires good running to take off due to moderate slope.
 Condition of Flight
Soaring Ratio Thermal Soarings 75%  Ridge Soarings 5%  Sleddies 20%
Altitude TO∼LD 750m
Distance TO∼LD 3,400m
Site Comment Good height defference and extensively open
 Landing (LD)
Size 130m×200m
Terrain Moderate slope toward East
Rating 3
LD ASL 180m
GPS Coordinates N34°26′03.8″  E135°42′41.6″
Site Comment Bamboo bush at South and North, landing approach by boxing the landing field or having the aircraft type approach is recommended. 
 Access LD∼TO LD to ropeway by car, ropeway to TO on foot. Gliders can be carried by small shuttle at JY100. Opens on weekend, please let us know in advance for flight on weekdays.
 Cross Country Flight Pilots having JHF-XC rating, subject to permission by president of Sky Ranger Kansai
 Place of Interest Azalea of Mt. Katsuragi (flight is not allowed during Azalea blossom season), lodging at Katsuragisan Lodge, hot spring at Kamokimi-no-yu spa at JY500, supermarket and convenience store near the landing field.
 Others The site has good access for pilots in Nara and Osaka. Visitors in group of two or more persons are most welcom.
 Last updated 2014/10/17
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