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Site Name HG PG MPG
Nakijin Flight Area  
Kayo Flight Area  
Gushichan Joshi Koen Flight Area   @
Chinen-misaki Koen Flight Area @ @
Katsuren Beach Fight Area @  
Komesu Beach Flight Area @  
Nakagusuku Mall Flight Area @  
Kaichu Road Flight Area @  
Toguchi Flight Area @  
Garuba Flight Area @  
  • 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 Nakijin Flight Area
 Desctiption Ridge soaring along seashore.
 Location Nakijin-son, Kunigami-gun, Okinawa Prefecture
 Access
By Car 2 hours from Naha
By Train
 Flying Season October∼April
 School Yes
 Name of School Blue Sky Paraglider School
 Bilingual Staff Japanese/English
 Contact
Name Blue Sky Paraglider School
Address 1943 Kuba, Nakagusuku-son, Nakagami-gun, Okinawa Prefecture, Japan 901-2401
TEL 098-942-3600
FAX 098-942-3601
Email fly@bluesky-okinawa.com
URL http://www.bluesky-okinawa.com
Check-in desk 09:00∼22:00
 Visitor Rating JHF-B or IPPIParaPro 2 accompanied by instructor, or greater
 Member's Fee
 Visitor Fee JY1,000/day plus Guide Fee JY3,000/person for group of 10 people and more, JY4,000/person for group of 3∼9 people, JY5,000/person for group of 2 people
 Takeoff (TO)
Name Nakijin TO
Direction NE
Terrain Flat
Rating 4
Size 1 paraglider
TO ASL 30m
GPS Coordinates
Site Comment Pay attention to narrow takeoff.
 Condition of Flight
Soaring Ratio Thermal Soarings %  Ridge Soarings 80%  Sleddies 20%
Rating 3
Altitude TO∼LD 30m
Distance TO&simLD 100m
Site Comment Stay close to the ridge right after takeoff to soar because top of ridge is low at 30m high.
 Landing (LD)
Size 30m×300m
Terrain Flat
Rating 3
LD ASL 0m
GPS Coordinates
Site Comment LD will be in a crosswind because of sea breeze.
 Access LD∼TO 10 minute's walk
 Cross Country Flight Allowed
 Place of Interest Sports ground is adjoining and Nakijin Castle Ruin is located nearby. Marine Exposition Memorial Park has an aquarium, one of the biggest in the world (about 20 minutes from the site).
 Others
 Last updated 4/25/2003
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HG PG
 Site Name Kayo Flight Area
 Desctiption Ridge soaring along seashore will be enjoyed.
 Location Kayo-ku, Ngo City, Okinawa Prefecture
 Access
By Car 1 hour and 30 minutes from Naha
By Train
 Flying Season April∼September
 School  
 Name of School  
 Bilingual Staff  
 Contact
Name Southern Wing
Address  
TEL  
FAX  
Email  
URL  
Check-in desk  
 Visitor Rating JHF-B or IPPI SafePro/ParaPro 2 accompanied by instructor, or greater
 Member's Fee
 Visitor Fee  
 Takeoff (TO)
Name Kayo TO
Direction SE S
Terrain Slope
Rating 2
Size 1 hangglider
TO ASL 90m
GPS Coordinates
Site Comment Reverse inflation is the best for taking off here.
 Condition of Flight
Soaring Ratio Thermal Soarings %  Ridge Soarings 80%  Sleddies 20%
Rating 2
Altitude TO∼LD 90m
Distance TO&simLD 300m
Site Comment Pay attention to other gliders flying because ridge will be congested when wind is calm.
 Landing (LD)
Size 40m×1000m
Terrain Flat
Rating 2
LD ASL 0m
GPS Coordinates
Site Comment Landing setup is in a crosswind because of sea breeze.
 Access LD∼TO 5 minute's walk plus 10 minutes by car, total 15 minutes
 Cross Country Flight Allowed
 Place of Interest Himawari-Shokudo (restaurant), 10 minutes from Kayo, is popular spot for its Soki Soba (local noodle in soup). Staying overnight without meal at JY3,000 at tourist home.
 Others
 Last updated 2023/6/13
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PG
 Site Name Gushichan Joshi Koen Flight Area
 Desctiption The site was originally developed only for summer time by Hanggliding club. Steep ridge extends for 3km.
 Location Gushichan-son, Shimajiri-gun, Okinawa Prefecture
 Access
By Car 1 hour from Naha
By Train
 Flying Season April∼September
 School  
 Name of School  
 Bilingual Staff  
 Contact
Name Southern Wing
Address  
TEL  
FAX  
Email  
URL  
Check-in desk  
 Visitor Rating JHF-B or IPPI SafePro/ParaPro 2 accompanied by instructor, or greater
 Member's Fee
 Visitor Fee  
 Takeoff (TO)
Name Gushichan TO
Direction SE S
Terrain Slope
Rating 5
Size 1 paraglider
TO ASL 40m
GPS Coordinates
Site Comment Be careful of fence of 1.2m high placed in front of the takeoff.
 Condition of Flight
Soaring Ratio Thermal Soarings %  Ridge Soarings 100%  Sleddies %
Rating 3
Altitude TO∼LD 40m
Distance TO&simLD 100m
Site Comment Enjoyable ridge soaring heading toward right from the takeoff.
 Landing (LD)
Size 50m×50m
Terrain Flat
Rating 3
LD ASL 1m
GPS Coordinates
Site Comment Grassland along the beach.
 Access LD∼TO 1 minute's walk plus 5 minutes by car, total 6 minutes
 Cross Country Flight Not allowed
 Place of Interest There are Heiwa Kinen Koen (Peace Prayer Park) and Himeyuri Cactus Park near the site (15 minutes' ride).
 Others Support by other pilot is needed to cross over the fence when making takeoff.
 Last updated 2023/6/13
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PG
 Site Name Chinen-misaki Koen Flight Area
 Desctiption It's fun to fly in well-maintained park operated by the village.
 Location Chinen-son, Shimajiri-gun, Okinawa Prefecture
 Access
By Car 1 hour from Naha
By Train
 Flying Season Year round
 School  
 Name of School  
 Bilingual Staff  
 Contact
Name Southern Wing
Address  
TEL  
FAX  
Email  
URL  
Check-in desk  
 Visitor Rating JHF-NP or IPPI ParaPro 3 accmpanied by JHF-P or ParaPro 4, or greater
 Member's Fee
 Visitor Fee  
 Takeoff (TO)
Name Chinen Koen TO
Direction E SE S SW
Terrain Flat
Rating 5
Size 3 paragliders
TO ASL 50m
GPS Coordinates
Site Comment Be careful of fence of 1.2m high placed in front of the takeoff.
 Condition of Flight
Soaring Ratio Thermal Soarings %  Ridge Soarings 100%  Sleddies %
Rating 3
Altitude TO∼LD 50m
Distance TO&simLD 200m
Site Comment Ridge contours is irregular and not consistent, try not to attempt too much.
 Landing (LD)
Size 10m×100m
Terrain Flat
Rating 3
LD ASL 1m
GPS Coordinates
Site Comment Pay attention to seawall of 2m high set at the back of sandy beach.
 Access LD∼TO 3 minute's walk plus 5 minutes by car, total 8 minutes
 Cross Country Flight Not allowed
 Place of Interest There is Sunrise Restaurant/Hotel near the site where good lunch is available at reasonable price (5 minutes' ride). Glass bottom boat is sailing at Chinen Marine Leisure Center. (5 minutes ride)
 Others Support by other pilot is needed to cross over the fence when making takeoff. Beware that powered paraglider is prohibited to fly by the village.
 Last updated 2023/6/13
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MPG
 Site Name Katsuren Beach Flight Area
 Desctiption Ridge soaring by taking off from landing zone of paraglider on a beach (by having engine switched off).
 Location Katsuren-cho, Nakagami-gun, Okinawa Prefecture
 Access
By Car 50 minutes from Naha
By Train
 Flying Season April∼October
 School Yes
 Name of School Blue Sky MPG School
 Bilingual Staff Japanese/English
 Contact
Name Blue Sky MPG School
Address 1943 Kuba, Nakagusuku-son, Nakagami-gun, Okinawa Prefecture, Japan 901-2401
TEL 098-942-3600
FAX 098-942-3601
Email fly@bluesky-okinawa.com
URL http://www.bluesky-okinawa.com
Check-in desk 09:00∼22:00
 Visitor Rating
 Member's Fee
 Visitor Fee JY0/day plus Guide Fee JY3,000/person for group of 10 people and more, JY4,000/person for group of 3∼9 people, JY5,000/person for group of 2 people
 Takeoff (TO)
Name Katsuren Beach
Direction SW
Terrain Flat
Rating 2
Size 3 powered paragliders
TO ASL 1m
GPS Coordinates
Site Comment Sandy beach
 Condition of Flight
Soaring Ratio Thermal Soarings %  Ridge Soarings 100%  Sleddies %
Rating 2
Altitude TO∼LD 0m
Distance TO&simLD 0m
Site Comment Ridge extends for 3km starting at 100m downwind side of takeoff.
 Landing (LD)
Size 50m×100m
Terrain Flat
Rating 2
LD ASL 1m
GPS Coordinates
Site Comment No obstacles on the sandy beach.
 Access LD∼TO 0 minute.
 Cross Country Flight Allowed
 Place of Interest The site is near Katsuren Castle Ruin.
 Others
 Last updated 4/25/2003
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MPG
 Site Name Komesu Beach Flight Area
 Desctiption Site is located on southern tip of Okinawa, the main land of the Okinawa, and there is "Himeyuri-no-toh" (pagoda which enshrines together the spirits of female students and school staff who sacrificed their lives as being members of nurse unit in World War II. Himeyuri or star lily was name of their unit).
 Location Komesu, Itoman City, Okinawa Prefecture
 Access
By Car 40 minutes from Nana
By Train
 Flying Season April∼October
 School Yes
 Name of School Blue Sky MPG School
 Bilingual Staff Japanese/English
 Contact
Name Blue Sky MPG School
Address 1943 Kuba, Nakagusuku-son, Nakagami-gun, Okinawa Prefecture, Japan 901-2401
TEL 098-942-3600
FAX 098-942-3601
Email fly@bluesky-okinawa.com
URL http://www.bluesky-okinawa.com
Check-in desk 09:00∼22:00
 Visitor Rating
 Member's Fee
 Visitor Fee JY0/day plus Guide Fee JY3,000/person for group of 10 people and more, JY4,000/person for group of 3∼9 people, JY5,000/person for group of 2 people
 Takeoff (TO)
Name Komesu Beach
Direction S
Terrain Slope
Rating 2
Size 5 powered paragliders
TO ASL 3m
GPS Coordinates
Site Comment Taking off without difficulty from slope on sandy beach.
 Condition of Flight
Soaring Ratio Thermal Soarings %  Ridge Soarings 100%  Sleddies %
Rating
Altitude TO∼LD 0m
Distance TO&simLD 0m
Site Comment Enjoy mini-cross country flight of about 3km stretch to either right or left from the TO.
 Landing (LD)
Size 50m×50m
Terrain Slope
Rating 2
LD ASL 3m
GPS Coordinates
Site Comment Enter the final leg at low altitude because there is lift along the slope.
 Access LD∼TO 10 minutes by car
 Cross Country Flight Allowed
 Place of Interest The site is surrounded by South Front Battle Site Park.
 Others
 Last updated 4/25/2003
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MPG
 Site Name Nakagusuku Mall Flight Area
 Desctiption Busiest site for MPG in Okinawa.
 Location Kuba, Nakagusuku-son, Nakagami-gun, Okinawa Prefecture
 Access
By Car 50 minutes from Naha
15 minutes from Nakagusuku IC
By Train
 Flying Season Year round
 School Yes
 Name of School Blue Sky MPG School
 Bilingual Staff Japanese/English
 Contact
Name Blue Sky
Address 1943 Kuba, Nakagusuku-son, Nakagami-gun, Okinawa Prefecture, Japan 901-2401
TEL 098-942-3600
FAX 098-942-3601
Email fly@bluesky-okinawa.com
URL http://www.bluesky-okinawa.com
Check-in desk 09:00∼20:00
 Visitor Rating MPG-P
 Member's Fee
 Visitor Fee  
 Takeoff (TO)
Name Mall
Direction NE-E-SE
Terrain Flat
Rating 1
Size 40m×200m
TO ASL 0m
GPS Coordinates 2617'9.26"N@12748'59.20"E
Site Comment Secure altitude by crabbing as soon as you take off heading toward the sea.
 Condition of Flight
Soaring Ratio Thermal Soarings %  Ridge Soarings %  Sleddies %
Rating  
Altitude TO∼LD

0m

Distance TO&simLD 0m
Site Comment When you get lifted 200m, you will have spectacular view of west coast of Okinawa way beyond.
 Landing (LD)
Size  
Terrain  
Rating  
LD ASL  
GPS Coordinates
Site Comment Enter final path in crosswind and turn heading toward sea just before landing on the beach.
 Access LD∼TO
 Cross Country Flight Allowed
 Place of Interest Next to the site, there is a shopping center "Nakagusuku Mall" where you would enjoy eating and shopping. Shop "Blue Sky" is located right next to.
 Others
 Last updated 2023/5/25
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MPG
 Site Name Kaichu Road Flight Area
 Desctiption Located in the middle of Kaichu Road, mid-sea road, stretching between Okinawa Island and Henzajima Island for 4km.
 Location 4 Yahira, Uruma City
 Access
By Car 90 minutes from Naha
30 minutes from Okinawa-Kita IC
By Train
 Flying Season October-April
 School Yes
 Name of School Blue Sky MPG School
 Bilingual Staff Japanese/English
 Contact
Name Blue Sky
Address 1943 Kuba, Nakagusuku-son, Nakagami-gun, Okinawa Prefecture, Japan 901-2401
TEL 098-942-3600
FAX 098-942-3601
Email fly@bluesky-okinawa.com
URL http://www.bluesky-okinawa.com
Check-in desk 09:00∼20:00
 Visitor Rating MPG-P
 Member's Fee
 Visitor Fee
 Takeoff (TO)
Name
Direction NW-N-NNE
Terrain Flat
Rating 1
Size 40m×200m
TO ASL 0m
GPS Coordinates 2619'55.18"N@12755'53.67"E
Site Comment Secure altitude by crabbing when taking off toward the sea.
 Condition of Flight
Soaring Ratio Thermal Soarings %  Ridge Soarings %  Sleddies %
Rating  
Altitude TO∼LD  
Distance TO&simLD  
Site Comment
 Landing (LD)
Size  
Terrain  
Rating  
LD ASL  
GPS Coordinates
Site Comment Enter final path in crosswind and turn heading toward sea just before landing on the beach. Kaichu Road, mid-sea road, stretching over the sea provides specutaculer view of surrounding 4 islands.
 Access LD∼TO
 Cross Country Flight Allowed
 Place of Interest Seaside Station right next to the site where you'd enjoy meals by watching the sea. Accessible to surrounding islands by car.
 Others
 Last updated 2023/5/25
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MPG
 Site Name Toguchi Flight Area
 Desctiption Located on the west coast of Okinawa Island. You'd be able to watch airplanes making landing approach to Naha Airport during your flight.
 Location 502-1 Toguchi, Yomitanson, Nakagami-gun, Okinawa Prefecture
 Access
By Car Take R58 from Naha and head for north. 10 minutes after taking right at Owan, Kita-Yomitanson.
By Train
 Flying Season May-September
 School Yes
 Name of School Blue Sky MPG School
 Bilingual Staff Japanese/English
 Contact
Name Blue Sky MPG School
Address 1943 Kuba, Nakagusuku-son, Nakagami-gun, Okinawa Prefecture, Japan 901-2401
TEL 098-942-3600
FAX 098-942-3601
Email fly@bluesky-okinawa.com
URL http://www.bluesky-okinawa.com
Check-in desk 09:00∼20:00
 Visitor Rating MPG-P
 Member's Fee
 Visitor Fee  
 Takeoff (TO)
Name  
Direction S-SW-NW
Terrain Flat
Rating 1
Size 30m×40m
TO ASL  
GPS Coordinates 2622'8.27"N@12744'5.86"E
Site Comment Secure altitude (not higher than 150m) by crabbing as soon as you take off heading toward the sea.
 Condition of Flight
Soaring Ratio Thermal Soarings %  Ridge Soarings %  Sleddies %
Rating  
Altitude TO∼LD  
Distance TO&simLD  
Site Comment  
 Landing (LD)
Size  
Terrain  
Rating  
LD ASL  
GPS Coordinates
Site Comment Idling approach for landing toward the sea. Beautiful coral leefs and sea turtles coming up for spawning. *Staff of Blue Sky is required to accpmpany due to the Airport of US Military is located near.
 Access LD∼TO
 Cross Country Flight Not allowed
 Place of Interest Enjoy meals having good view ot the sea at the restaurant located right next to. Rental shop of canoe also.
 Others
 Last updated 2023/5/25
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MPG
 Site Name Garuba Flight Area
 Desctiption 5 minutes from Mall Area. Flight in a bit strong SE wind.
 Location 354 Ishado, Nakagusuku-son, Nakagami-gun, Okinawa Prefecture
 Access
By Car 50 minutes from Naha
Take R329 and head north
By Train
 Flying Season May-September
 School Yes
 Name of School Blue Sky MPG School
 Bilingual Staff Japanese/English
 Contact
Name Blue Sky MPG School
Address 1943 Kuba, Nakagusuku-son, Nakagami-gun, Okinawa Prefecture, Japan 901-2401
TEL 098-942-3600
FAX 098-942-3601
Email fly@bluesky-okinawa.com
URL http://www.bluesky-okinawa.com
Check-in desk 09:00∼20:00
 Visitor Rating MPG-P
 Member's Fee
 Visitor Fee  
 Takeoff (TO)
Name Mall
Direction SE-S
Terrain Flat
Rating 2
Size 30m×40m
TO ASL 0m
GPS Coordinates 2616'17.84"N@12748'19.76"E
Site Comment Secure altitude by crabbing along the ridge as soon as you take off heading toward the sea.
 Condition of Flight
Soaring Ratio Thermal Soarings %  Ridge Soarings %  Sleddies %
Rating  
Altitude TO∼LD  
Distance TO&simLD  
Site Comment  
 Landing (LD)
Size  
Terrain  
Rating  
LD ASL  
GPS Coordinates
Site Comment Enter final path in crosswind and turn heading toward sea just before landing on the beach.
 Access LD∼TO
 Cross Country Flight Allowed
 Place of Interest Convenience store is located nearby.
 Others
 Last updated 2023/5/25
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