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Site or Club Name HG PG MPG
Uono Flight Area    
Nishiharadai Area    
Bato Flight Area    
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PG
 Site Name Uono Flight Area
 Location Yusui-cho, Aira-gun, Kagoshima Prefecture
 Type Paraglider
 Direction 10 minutes by car from Kurino IC of Kyushu Expressway
15 minutes by car from Ebino IC of Kyushu Exressway
 Pickup
No
At  
When  
 Flying Season Year-round
 Contact
Name Yoshimitsu Koji
Address 418-1 Nakatsugawa, Yusui-cho, Aira-gun, Kagoshima Prefecture
TEL 0995-75-2755
Email windlove@plum.ocn.ne.jp
URL https://windlove001.wixsite.com/windlove#!
 Membership
No
Entry Fee  
Membship Fee  
 Visiting Pilot
Yes
Visitor Rating JHF-P (Rating under JHF-P must be accompanied by instructor)
Visitor Fee JY1,000
 Takeoff
Name Uono googlemap
Terrain NNE SE@30‚~30‚@Flat to 30 degree slope
Height 300m
LD-TO Access By car
 Landing
Name Ymashita Sky Park
Size 150‚~20m
Vertical Distance from TO 1.25km
Recommended Approach Round approach
Terrain Park for landing
Site Comment Penalty JY1,000 for outside landing. Penalty JY5,000 for landing in trees.
 Others Lose altitude when getting closer to landing while south wind. Outside landing on paddle field is subject to donation of Shochu to the owner.
 Last updated 2022/3/6
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PG
 Site Name Nishiharadai Area
 Description The takeoff looking over the sea in front is located at the mouth of Kinko Bay (Kagoshima Bay).
 Location Yamamoto, Nejime-cho, Kimotsuki-gun, kagoshima Prefecture
 Access
By Car 40 minutes from Kanoya City
By Train
 Flying Season Year round, October thru March is the best season
 School No
 Name of School
 Bilingual Staff
 Contact
Name Osumi Paraglider Club
Address Kanoya City, Kagoshima Prefecture
TEL
FAX
Email
URL
Check-in desk
 Visitor Rating JHF-B or IPPI SafePro/ParaPro 2 accmpanied by instructor or greater
 Member's Fee JY5,000/year
 Visitor Fee Nil
 Takeoff (TO)
Name Nishiharadai Panorama Park TO
Direction
Terrain Slope
Rating
Size Glider×20
TO ASL 439m
GPS Coordinates
Site Comment Pay attention to wind direction.
Condition of Flight
Soaring Ratio Thermal Soarings 50%  Ridge Soarings 30%  Sleddies 20%
Rating
Altitude TO∼LD 439m
Distance TO∼LD 300m
Site Comment When air current is not smooth and bumpy, it is recommended to get away and stay over the coastline.
 Landing (LD)
Size 30m×300m
Terrain Flat
Rating 1
LD ASL 0m
GPS Coordinates
Site Comment LD is on the seashore and be careful not to hit the sea.
 Access LD∼TO 10 minutes
 Cross Country Flight Not allowed
 Place of Interest On a fine day you would have a nice viw of Ibusuki, Kaimon-dake mountain, Iwo-jima Island and Sakurajima Island.There is a restaurant at the roadside refereshment station near the landing zone. In the town of Nejime-cho, there is Neppy-Spa having lodgings.
 Others During summer season, you would be able to enjoy flight keeping 300m altitude riding on the evening thermal.
 Last updated 5/22/2005
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PG
 Site Name Bato Flight Area
 Description Low altitude but long range of ridge makes it possible to fly over Yoshimatsu Town.
 Location Yoshimatsu-cho, Aira-gun, Kagoshima prefecture
 Access
By Car 15 minutes from Kurino IC of Kyushu Expressway
By Train 5 minutes by car from Yoshimatsu Station of Isatsu Line.
 Flying Season October∼May
 School Yes
 Name of School S.E.T. Wind-Love Paraglider School
 Bilingual Staff
 Contact
Name Wind-Love
Address 418-1 Nakatsugawa, Yoshimatsu-cho, Aira-gun, Kagoshima Prefecture, Japan 899-6102
TEL 0995-75-2755
FAX 0995-75-2757
Email windlove@plum.ocn.jp
URL http://windlove001.wixsite.com/windlove
Check-in desk 09:00∼18:00
 Visitor Rating JHF-B or IPPI ParaPro 2 accompanied by Instructor or greater
 Member's Fee JY5,000/year
 Visitor Fee JY500/day
 Takeoff (TO)
Name Bato Area TO
Direction SW W NW
Terrain Slope
Rating 4
Size 1 paraglider
TO ASL 319m
GPS Coordinates N32°00′59.64″  E130°44′59.06″
Site Comment Need to loft canopy securely toward direction of head wind.
Condition of Flight
Soaring Ratio Thermal Soarings 30%  Ridge Soarings 60%  Sleddies 10%
Rating 3
Altitude TO∼LD 106m
Distance TO∼LD 200m
Site Comment Stay along slope to keep successful ridge soaring.
 Landing (LD)
Size 100m×30m
Terrain Flat
Rating 3
LD ASL 213m
GPS Coordinates N32°00′51.79″  E130°44′48.80″
Site Comment Landing on designated rice field.
 Access LD∼TO 1 minute's walk plus 5 minutes by car, total 6 minutes
 Cross Country Flight Not allowed
 Place of Interest YUTTARIKAN (0995-75-4142) in Yoshimatsu Hot Spring resort. Ebino Kogen plateau.
 Others
 Last updated 8/12/2003
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