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Site Name HG PG MPG MHG
Okamotoyama Flight Area@(2022)      
Yoshinogawa Flight Area@(2022)    
Sansan Area@(2022)    
Katsuura Flight Park@(2022)
  • 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 MHG=motor hang glider JR=Japan Railway

PG
 Site Name Okamotoyama Flight Area
 Description High probability of flyable days due to same constant wind year-round. Wind shear and thermals even though the airspace is at lower level.
 Location Mitsutsu, Kohno, Kaiyocho, Kaifu-gun, Tokushima Prefecture googlemap
 Access
By Car 14 minutes from Awa-Kainan Station of Mugi Line
By Train  
 Flying Season Year round
 School  
 Name of School  
 Bilingual Staff
 Contact
Name Yoshitomi Takao
Address 2 Minamishomachi, Tokushima City, Tokushima Prefecture
TEL 090-8972-8496
FAX  
Email world.wide.sky@mac.com
URL http://eaglespgc.wp.xdomain.jp/
Check-in desk  
 Visitor Rating JHF-P or IPPI SafePro Para Stage 4 (JHF-B or IPPI SafePro Para 2 or greater accmpanied by instructor)
 Member's Fee  
 Visitor Fee JY500
 Takeoff (TO)
Name Okamotoyama TO googlemap
Direction N E S
Terrain  
Rating  
Size  
TO ASL  
GPS Coordinates  
Site Comment  
 Condition of Flight
Soaring Ration  
Rating  
Altitude TO∼LD 240m
Distance TO∼LD 00053km
Site Comment  
 Landing (LD)
Size 6200u googlemap
Terrain Riverbed
Rating  
LD ASL  
GPS Coordinates  
Site Comment Round approach
Penalty JY2,000 will be charged to landing on Japanese cedar trees.
 Access LD∼TO About 10 minutes by car
 Cross Country Flight  
 Place of Interest  
 Others
 Last updated 2022/11/7
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MPG MHG
 Site Name Yoshinogawa Flight Area
 Description You would enjoy flight along extensive river basin of Yoshinogawa river running from east end to west end of Tokushima Prefecture.
 Location Yoshinogawa river bed, Takase, Kamisakacho, Itano-gun, Tokushima Prefecture@Area map
 Access
By Car 30 minutes ride going up along Yoshinogawa river toward west from Tokushima city.
20 minutes west from Aizumi ramp of Tokushima Expressway.
By Train JR Ishii Station
 Flying Season Year round
 School Yes
 Name of School Sky Freak Paramotor School
 Bilingual Staff
 Contact
Name Sky Freak
Address Higashihama, Yamashirocho, Tokushima City
TEL 090-3181-6317
FAX 088-625-6663
Email skyfreak.jp@gmail.com
URL http://www.skyfreak.jp/
Check-in desk 09:00`19:00
 Visitor Rating JHF MPG or greater, JPMA Class 1 or greater
 Member's Fee JY5,000/year
 Visitor Fee JY1,000/day
 Takeoff (TO)
Name Kamisaka  Takase
Direction Any direction, N - E - S - W
Terrain Flat
Rating 1
Size 50 m~100
TO ASL 6m
GPS Coordinates N34°06'12.6" E134°25'33.6"
Site Comment No smoking due to gasoline storage (smoking in car is permitted)
 Condition of Flight
Soaring Ration Thermal lifts
Rating 1
Altitude TO∼LD TO and LD are located at the same place.
Distance TO∼LD TO and LD are located at the same place.
Site Comment EKeep flying altitude lower than 1500m becasue Airplanes fly along Yoshinagawa river heading for Kansai Airpot..
EMounting life vest is must.
ECheck out airfield of radio controlled plane nearby.
 Landing (LD)
Size 50 m~100 m
Terrain Flat
Rating 1
LD ASL 6m
GPS Coordinates N3406'12.6" E13425'33.6"
Site Comment  
 Access LD∼TO TO and LD are located at the same place.
 Cross Country Flight JHF PW with XC
JPMA Class 2 or breater
Flight plan of cross country must be submitted.
 Place of Interest EEda-no-yakata (experience facility of producing Wasanbon, refined sugar)
EGosho Hot Spring, Taira Udon
 Others
 Last updated 2022/11/7
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HG PG
 Site Name Sansan Area
 Description Name of Sansan comes from old twon names of Mi (san) kamo, Mi (san) nomachi, Mi (san) yoshi. From compoetition class pilots to beginner pilots can enjoy flight here. Themal lift points are many and easy to locate and area is known for cross country flight. Big TO, long stretched bank slope, and landding is easy at river bed.
 Location Buburu Park, Higashi Miyosho-cho, Tokushime Pref (LD)@Area map
 Access
By Car 5 minutes from JR Kamo Station
By Train JR Kamo Station
 Flying Season Year round
 School Yes
 Name of School TMK Parglider School
 Bilingual Staff
 Contact
Name Kanatani Susumu of NIshiawa Soratobi-no-kai
Address 25-2 Deguchi, Nishisho, Higashimiyoshi-cho, Miyoshi-gun Tokushima Pref.
TEL 0883-82-5909
FAX 0883-82-5909
Email eagle402hikoutai@ybb.ne.jp
URL  
Check-in desk  
 Visitor Rating JHF P or greater
 Member's Fee JY5,000/year
 Visitor Fee JY1,000/day
 Takeoff (TO)
Name 1.Mizunomaru TO
2.Kanamaru TO
3.Takayama TO
Direction 1.Any direction except S
2.W - NW
3.SE - S
Terrain Slope
Rating 1.Fro expert
2.For beginners
3.For beginners
Size 1.300m2
2.200m2
3.About 400m2
TO ASL 1.1050m
2.440m
3.480m
GPS Coordinates 1.N3403'34.23" E13355'46.39"
2.N3401'42.15" E13356'56.63"
3.N3359'30.47" E13357'51.00"
Site Comment 1.Flat but gradually gets steep.
2.Canopy can be layed out on the slope and comes overhead right away.
3.Gentle slope and do not jump on the harnes.
 Condition of Flight
Soaring Ration 1.Thermal lifting, sledge ride
2.Thermal lifting, ridge lifting, sledge ride
3.Thermal lifting, ridge lifting, sledge ride
Rating 1.Long distance, paying attention to the course and power lines.
2.Head for LD as soon as flying altitude gets lower.
3.Be aware of blowing down wind from north.
Altitude TO∼LD 1.1000m
2.380m
3.420m
Distance TO∼LD 1.6km aprox.
2.1.5km aprox.
3.0.8km aprox.
Site Comment 1.Many thermal points and known for good area of cross country flight.
2.Ridge lift soaring for beginners too.
3.No power lines, not city area, no pressure.
 Landing (LD)
Size 4000m2 approx. Rurubu Playfield Park
Terrain Flat
Rating 1
LD ASL 60m
GPS Coordinates N3402'40.1" E13356'26.1"
Site Comment Big river bed but valley wind forces you make short landing.
 Access LD∼TO 1.40 minutes by car
2.15 minutes by car
3.40 minutes by car
 Cross Country Flight JHF P with XC
 Place of Interest EKamo-no-ohsugi, camphor tree, natural monument of Japan
EYoshinogawa Highway Oasis (hot spa, restaurants, souvenirs)
EMinodanofuchi Camping village (camping, bungalows)
 Others
 Last updated 2022/11/10
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HG PG MPG MHG
 Site Name Katsuura Flight Park
 Description Big takeoff and big landing taking advantage of good thermal lift.
 Location Hoshitani Undo Koen Park (Landing), Katsuura-cho, Katsuura-gun, Tokushima Prefecture
 Access
By Car 20 minutes from Tokushima Station
By Train 5 minutes' walk from Nakatsunonakabus stop of Katsuura Route of Tokushima Bus.
 Flying Season Year round
 School  
 Name of School  
 Bilingual Staff
 Contact
Name Kashimoto Kazuhisa of Tokushima Sky Sports Club
Address 5-9-3, Sako, Tokushima City
TEL 088|652|3073
FAX
Email aokittyan@yahoo.co.jp
URL http://www.kkcatv.jp/~aokittyan
/sub2010.html
Check-in desk  
 Visitor Rating JHF-P (JHF-NP accompanied by JHF-P)
 Member's Fee JY5,000/year
 Visitor Fee JY500/day
 Takeoff (TO)
Name No.2 Takeoff of Katsuura Flight Park
Direction SE`SW
Terrain  
Rating  
Size 400u
TO ASL  
GPS Coordinates https://map.yahoo.co.jp/
?lat=33.99082339
&lon=134.5823352
&zoom=10&maptype=basic
Site Comment
 Condition of Flight
Soaring Ration Themal Soarings %  Ridge Soarings %  Sleddies %
Rating  
Altitude TO∼LD 700m
Distance TO∼LD 3km
Site Comment
 Landing (LD)
Size 4000u@Katsuura Flight Park (Hoshitani Undo Koen Park)
Terrain  
Rating Big playground, otherwise wide open dry riverbed.
LD ASL  
GPS Coordinates
Site Comment Easterly sea wind coming in often requires you to get out to East (lower reaches fo the river) a ahead of time. Please pay a apology visit to the land owner when you get forced to make outside landing.
 Access LD∼TO 5 minutes by car
 Cross Country Flight  
 Place of Interest  
 Others
 Last updated 8/4/2022
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