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Site Name HG PG MPG
AKAIWA Utsunomiya Area@(2018)    
Tochigi MPG Pilot Club Higashi Ashinuma Flight Area@(2003)    
Karasuyama 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

PG
 Site Name AKAIWA Utsunomiya Area
 Description 20 minutes from Kanuma ramp and Utsunomiya ramp of Tohoku expressway, open year round, almost always conditions are flyable.
 Location Kogashi-machi, Utsunomiya-shi, Tochigi Prefecture
 Access
By Car Approx. 20 minutes from Kanuma ramp and Utsunomiya ramp of Tohoku expressway
By Train Shin-kanuma Station of Tobu Nikko Line (pick-up service subject to booking in advance) or Fubasami Station of JR Nikko Line
 Flying Season Year round
 School Yes
&Name of School AKAIWA Paraglider School Utsunomiya
 Bilingual Staff No
 Contact
 Name AKAIWA Paraglider School Utsunomiya
Address 1796-1 Kogashi-machi, Utsunomiya-shi, Tochigi Prefecture, Japan 321-0341
TEL 028-652-5531
FAX 028-652-5532
Email akaiwa@aj.wakwak.com
URL http://www.akaiwa-para.com/
Check-in desk 09:00∼
 Visitor Rating JHF-NP or IPPI ParaPro 3 (subejct to JHF-P or IPPI ParaPro 4 accompanied), or greater
 Member's Fee JY43,200/year
 Visitor Fee JY3,100/day
 Takeoff (TO)
Name AKAIWA Takeoff
Direction SW  S  SE
Terrain 18° slope
Rating 1
Size 4 gliders side by side (launch platform)
TO ASL 470m
GPS Coordinates N36°37′08″  E139°45′56″
Site Comment
 Condition of Flight
Soaring Ratio Thermal Soarings 45%  Ridge Soarings 40%   Sleddies 15%
Rating 1
Altitude TO∼LD 270m
Distance TO&simLD 300m
Site Comment
 Landing (LD)
Size 300m×200m
Terrain Flat
Rating 1
LD ASL 200m
GPS Coordinates N36°36′79″  E139°45′32″
Site Comment Extensive space and easy to make landing with no barrier.
 Access LD∼TO 2 minutes by school shuttle, mono-rack cart 17 minutes, total 19 minutes (mono-rack carts for 6 and 12 passengers)
 Cross Country Flight JHF-XC or IPPI ParaPro 5
 Place of Interest Many hot spas for day trippers, leading sightseeing spots of Nikko/Kinugawa are near by, shops of Gyoza (dumpling), specialty food of Utsunomiya-shi, are in about 20 minutes, school has accommodation for overnight stay.
 Others Flyable days year round.
 Last updated 2018/1/31
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MPG
 Site Name Tochigi MPG Pilot Club Higashi Ashinuma Flight Area
 Description Landing field is rice field lying fallow withut any obstacle.
 Location Higashi Ashinuma, Kami-Kawachi-cho, Tochigi Prefecture
 Access
By Car 15 minutes from Utsunomiya ramp of Tohoku Expressway.
By Train 5 minutes by taxi from Ujiie Station of JR Utsunomiya Line.
 Flying Season Year round
 School Yes
&Name of School Tochigi MPG Pilot Club
 Bilingual Staff
 Contact
 Name Tochigi MPG Pilot Club
Address 2910-30 Kami-Tomatsuri-cho, Utsunomiya City, Tochigi Prefecture, Japan 320-0051
TEL 090-9807-3474
FAX 028-621-2054
Email KIKKAWA@sea.u.catv.ne.jp
URL http://sky.geocities.jp/tochigimpg/
Check-in desk 09:00∼17:00
 Visitor Rating JHF-P or IPPI ParaPro 4 or greater
 Member's Fee JY10,000/year
 Visitor Fee JY1,000/day
 Takeoff (TO)
Name Higashi Ashinuma Area Takeoff
Direction Every direction
Terrain Flat
Rating 1
Size 50m×100m
TO ASL 159m
GPS Coordinates N36°39′45″  E139°56′19″
Site Comment
 Condition of Flight
Soaring Ratio Thermal Soarings %  Ridge Soarings %  Sleddies 100%
Rating 1
Altitude TO∼LD 0m
Distance TO&simLD 0m
Site Comment Keep ample altitude when passing over private houses.
 Landing (LD)
Size 50m×50m
Terrain Flat
Rating 1
LD ASL 159m
GPS Coordinates N36°39′45″  E139°56′19″
Site Comment
 Access LD∼TO 0 minute
 Cross Country Flight Allowed
 Place of Interest Hot spring in 3 minutes by car.
 Others
 Last updated 4/25/2003
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HG PG MPG
 Site Name Karasuyama Area
 Description The site is located in camp site run by the twon and you can camp out for free.
 Location 200 Miyahara, Karasuyama-cho, Nasu-gun, Tochigi Prefecture
 Access
By Car Get off at Kami-mikawa, the end of Kita-Kanto Expressway. 2km from Tochigi ramp of Tohoku Expressway and drive 45 minutes to the site. 50 minutes from Naka ramp of Joban Expressway.
By Train Transfer at Utsunomiya Station to Utsunomiya-Karasuyama Line and get off at the last stop Karasuyama Station. 10 minutes from the station.
 Flying Season Year round (reservation required on weekdays)
 School Yes
&Name of School Sky Trial
 Bilingual Staff
 Contact
 Name Sky Trial
Address 943-19 Takahisa Ko, Nasu-cho, Nasu-gun, Tochigi Prefecture, Japan 325-0001
TEL 0287-64-4779
FAX 0287-64-4779
Email skytrial@d1.dion.ne.jp
URL http://www.skytrial.jp/
Check-in desk
 Visitor Rating JHF-B or IPPI ParaPro 2 accompanied by Instructor, or greater
 Member's Fee JY10,000/year plus Administration JY1,000 and shuttle bus JY200
 Visitor Fee JY1,000/day plus Administration JY1,000
 Takeoff (TO)
Name South Takeoff   West Takeoff
Direction SE S SW W
Terrain
Rating 2
Size 15m×25m
TO ASL 280m
GPS Coordinates
Site Comment
 Condition of Flight
Soaring Ratio Thermal Soarings 30%  Ridge Soarings 30%  Sleddies 40%
Rating 3
Altitude TO∼LD 150m
Distance TO&simLD 300m
Site Comment Altitude can be gained by soaring in thermal generating from the town when there is wind of S∼SW.
 Landing (LD)
Size 80m×300m
Terrain Flat
Rating 1
LD ASL 130m
GPS Coordinates
Site Comment
 Access LD∼TO 7 minutes by shuttle
 Cross Country Flight Allowed
 Place of Interest Twin Rink Motegi, River Aquarium, Camping Site and many spas.
 Others
 Last updated 6/24/2003
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