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nasa Ashiosan Hang/Paraglider Area  
Itajiki Flight Area @ @
Ashiosan Paraglider Flight Area    
Higashi-Tsukuba Utopia Sky Park)   @
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 Site Name nasa Ashiosan Hang/Paraglider Area
 Location 1389-1 Uwaso, Ishioka City, Ibaraki Prefecture
 Type Hang Glider, Paraglider
 Direction ZTrain/BusEIshioka Station of JR Jyoban Line 30 minutes by bus bound for Kakioka Depot
ZCarE30 minutes from Tsuchiura-Kita IC of Jyoban Expressway E20 minutes from Kasaoka-Nishi IC of Kita-Kanto Expressway
 Pickup
Yes
At: Ishioka Station of JR Jyoban Line
When: Other tan Tuesday (Except national holidays)
 Flying Season Year-round
 Contact
Name Hang/Paraglider School nasa
Address 1389-1 Uwaso, Ishioka City, Ibaraki Prefecture
TEL 0299-51-3215
Email info@nasa.ne.jp
URL http://nasa.ne.jp/
 Membership
Yes
Entry Fee JY5400
Membship Fee HG:JY47000@PG:JY45000
 Visiting Pilot
Yes
Visitor Rating JHF-P(JHF-NP accompanied by instructor)
Visitor Fee JY4100 (JY3600 for college student)
 Takeoff 1
Name Ashiosan PG Main TO (E S) googlemap
Terrain NE`S/E:40m~100m S:50m~60m E:Steep slope S:Moderate slope
Height 370
LD-TO Access 20 minutes by car plus 10 minutes'walk
 TakeoffQ
Name Ashiosan HG TO (E W) googlemap
Terrain Ne`SEENW`SW/80m~100m/Steep slope/platform
Height 460m
LD-TO Access 20 minutes by car
 Landing1
Name PG East LD
Size 25000u
Vertical Distance from TO 1-2km
Recommended Approach Aircraft type landing approach or eight figure approach depending on wind direction
Terrain Level ground surrouned by trees
Site Comment Be careful about rotors coming while south wind.
 Landing2
Name HG East LD
Size 10000u
Vertical Distance from TO 1.5`2.5km
Recommended Approach Aricraft type landing approach or eight figure approach depending on wind direction
Terrain Open flats
Site Comment Pay attention to power line at north side of LD. Paragliders may make landing too.
 Others Limit of flyable altitude is set. Contact nasa club house for more information.
One of the oldest area in Ibaraki Prefecture which has been opened since 1978. Beginner and intermediate pilots can enjoy soaring using either of thermal or ridge lifts.
 Last updated 2022/3/30
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 Site Name Itajiki Flight Area
 Desctiption For many years, activities regarding hanggliders have been very active in the area and leading makers of hanggliders and schools are making business together. The site has good access to takeoff and provides good flying conditions.
 Loation Ibaraki Prefecture
 Access
By Car 30 minutes north from Tsuchiura IC of Joban Expressway
By Train
 Flying Season Year round
 School Yes
 Name of School Wind Sports, Sports Opa Kite, Haretobi, and others
 Bilingual Staff Yes, Japanese/English
 Contact
Name Ibaraki Prefecture Hang Gliding Association
Address c/o Bump, 1276 Koya, Yasatomachi, Niihari-gun, Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan 315-0164
TEL 0299-43-6952 (up until 8 p.m.)
FAX 0299-44-1346
Email renraku@itajiki.com
URL https://itajiki.com/
Check-in desk 09:00∼20:00
 Visitor Rating JHF-P or IPPI SafePro 4 or greater
 Member's Fee JY20,000/year
 Visitor Fee JY2,000/day
 Takeoff (TO)
Name West Main
Direction SW only
Terrain 25 degree gradient platform
Rating 2
Size 15m×100m (2 platforms)
TO ASL 350m
GPS Coordinates N361905.88@E1401118.78
Site Comment Taking off by yourself alone is prohibited.
 Condition of Flight
Soaring Ratio Thermal Soarings 70%  Ridge Soarings 20%  Sleddies 10%
Rating
Altitude TO∼LD 300m
Distance TO∼LD 900m
Site Comment Ask club member(s) for appropriate advice before flying. Keep watching other hanggliders.
Landing (LD)
Size 200m×100m
Terrain Flat (there is difference in level)
Rating 2
LD ASL 50m
GPS Coordinates N36°18′17.9″  E140°10′43.5″
Site Comment Be aware of difference in level and netting placed between landing field and farmland. Keep away from landing spot as quickly as possible after completion of landing.
 Access LD∼TO 10 minutes by car
 Cross Country Flight Allowed (keeping contact is required)
 Place of Interest
 Others
 Last updated 2022/11/1
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 Site Name Ashiosan Paraglider Flight Area
 Desctiption One of the leading flight areas in Japan for all seasons. Its location having favorable site condition provides enjoyable flight for all pilots from biginner to expert.
 Loation 576-1 Koya, Ishioka City, Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan 315-0164
 Access
By Car About 30 minutes by shuttle from Tsuchiura-kita IC of Joban Expressway.
By Train About 35 minutes by shuttle from Tsukuba Station of Tsukuba Express RR. About 30 minutes ride on bus to Kakio Shako stop from Ishioka Station of JR Joban Line, then 5 minutes by shuttle.
 Flying Season Year round
 School Yes
 Name of School Soratopia Tsukuba Paraglider School
 Bilingual Staff Japanese/English
 Contact
Name Soratopia Tsukuba Paraglider School
Address 576-1 Koya, Ishioka City, Ibaraki Prefectrure, Japan 315-0164
TEL 0299-44-0892
FAX 0299-44-0892
Email info@soratopia.jp
URL http://soratopia.jp/
Check-in desk 09:00∼17:00
 Visitor Rating JHF-P, JPA-Pilot or IPPI ParaPro 4 or greater
 Member's Fee JY2,700∼2,160/month (JY1,000/day)
 Visitor Fee JY5,400/day (JY3,780/day when reserved in advance)
 Takeoff (TO)
Name South TO and North TO
Direction SE∼SW and SE∼N
Terrain Mild∼flat slope
Rating 3
Size 50m∼100m
TO ASL 400m
GPS Coordinates N36°16′06.05″  E140°09′01.62″
Altitude TO∼LD 370m
Distance TO∼LD South 1,770m (L/D 4.78)
Site Comment Need to walk for about 1km but closer to the landing. Slope is flatter and you need to produce good run by placing load as much as you can to make good takeoff.
 Takeoff (TO)
Name TOP Takeoff
Direction NE∼SE
Terrain Flat∼flatter slope
Rating 3
Size 40m∼80m
TO ASL 500m
GPS Coordinates N36°16′30.80″  E140°08′45.24″
Site Comment No walking to TO. Take note that distance to LD is longer and wind may sometime venturi.
 Condition of Flight
Soaring Ratio Thermal Soarings 80%  Ridge Soarings 50%  Sleddies 10%
Rating 2
Site Comment Gentle thermals may often start to lift between around South TO and LD, and beginners also can enjoy soaring. Good evening thermals too.
Landing (LD)
Size 100m×200m
Terrain Almost flat
Rating 2
LD ASL 30m
GPS Coordinates N36°15′44.23″  E140°10′09.49″
Site Comment Wide open enough with no obstacles and makes landing easier. Emergency landing field is provided because distance from the takeoff is a bit long.
 Access LD∼TO South/North TO: 30 minutes by car plus 10 minutes' walk
TOP TO: 30 minutes by car
 Cross Country Flight JHF-XC or JPA-EX or IPPI ParaPro 5, subjecct to permission in advance
 Place of Interest Cable car and ropeway of Mt.Tsukuba, Flower Park, Hot spa Yuri-no-sato, Cafe Tree, Bakery BREAD, bean curd and soba noodle restaurant Shigefuji, people's lodage Tsukubane, Lamb restaurant Hitsuji-no-sato
 Others
 Last updated 2013/10/01
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PG
 Site Name Higashi-Tsukuba Utopia Sky Park
 Desctiption Site where you can enjoy thermal soaring year round.
 Loation Yoshiu, Yasato-cho, Niihari-gun, Ibaraki Prefecture
 Access
By Car 20 minutes from Tsuchiura-Ita IC of Johban Expressway.
By Train 20 minutes by car from Ishioka Station of JR Johban Line.
 Flying Season Year round
 School Yes
 Name of School Best Sports Outdoor School
 Bilingual Staff Yes, Japanese/English
 Contact
Name Best Sports Outdoor School
Address 3813 Yoshiu, Yasato-cho, Niihari-gun, Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan 315-0156
TEL 0299-36-4775
FAX 0299-36-4776
Email para@best-sp.com
URL http://paragliderjapan.com/
Check-in desk 09:00∼18:00
 Visitor Rating JHF-P or IPPI ParaPro 4 or greater
 Member's Fee JY30,500/year
 Visitor Fee JY2,500/day
 Takeoff (TO)
Name Higashi-Tsukuba Utopia Sky Park TO
Direction NE NE E SE S sw
Terrain Slope
Rating 3
Size 2 paragliders
TO ASL 400m
GPS Coordinates
Site Comment
 Condition of Flight
Soaring Ratio Thermal Soarings 60%  Ridge Soarings 20%  Sleddies 20%
Rating 3
Altitude TO∼LD 320m
Distance TO∼LD 2km
Site Comment
Landing (LD)
Size 50m×100m
Terrain Flat
Rating 1
LD ASL 80m
GPS Coordinates
Site Comment
 Access LD∼TO 15 minutes by car
 Cross Country Flight Allowed
 Place of Interest Higashi-Tsukuba Utopia (animals and plants park, monkey show), Flower Park (10 minuts by car), Yuri-no-Sato Hot Spring (10 minutes by car).
 Others
 Last updated 8/5/2003
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