I absolutely booked and want to go to Okinawa! Special feature!
First of all, I want to fly freely in the sky of Okinawa ♪ Hey! Motor paraglider! Tell me about that
Let's fly in the sky of Okinawa!
This time I will introduce motor paraglider BLUE SKY OKINAWA (Blue Sky Okinawa).
To the family members who are representatives of Mr. Yasimine and others as staff, I was indebted with this interview, I was able to listen to various interesting stories and had a wonderful experience.
First of all, Blue Sky, established in 1980, is an established long-established store in the Okinawa Activities world. It is guided by the sky of Okinawa for some 34 years.
As mentioned earlier, Tsutomu Yasumine, a large veteran who has been flighting for more than 30 years, as well as his son Mr. Jun is also the owner of the championship winning numerous tournaments as well as the wife and daughter Also flying all the members fly in the sky. In addition to the so-called experience flight, it is also an aerial photographing work using a variety of equipment including a motor paraglider school, a motor paraglider and other gyroscopes.
What is a motor paraglider?
The motor paraglider is an activity that fly with the propeller with the engine mounted on the harness part of the paraglider on the back.
However, even if the propeller is turned by the power of the engine, it can not fly without the wind at all, and conversely it is natural that it is natural, but even if the wind is too windy it can not fly.
Therefore, equipment for judging whether or not activities can be carried out like this is installed.
On the day, although the wind was blowing almost when I visited it was perfect cloudy as it was a delicate condition that I could be flying as if I could not fly, but while I was talking to Mr. Anji, the wind blew Began to blow, and fortunately I got a little sunshine and I was able to fly well.
The actual motor paraglider itself looks like a photo, it is shaped like a backpack with a big propeller on the back.
Flying with an engine with a propeller flying on the back with the engine with the propeller is also a SF feeling when imagining the appearance of flying, but there are also unexpectedly simple looks when the equipment is witnessed, so that it is possible to fly the sky with this There is also a fresh surprise.
I feel like I am touching this sky directly, I feel like I can walk around the sky from a height of about 200 meters with such a sense motor paraglider, it is already exciting since I flew.
Mr. Yasimine (care of the left picture) carefully prepared for the motor paraglider
And we are checking equipment carefully before flight We (right photo)
Editor-in-chief with editor who is a bit nervous to an aerial shooting that can not fail with a single shot (author) (lol)
Anyone can fly by tandem flight!
Even though it said to fly over the ocean, takeoffs and landings are all from the sandy beach, so swimwear is not necessary, normal with jeans & T-shirts OK
Shoes can be borrowed for flight, so you do not have to worry about it.
Bech editor-in chief who showed the expression of affordance before flying and Mr. Kitada of the slashing team, but he seems to have been a bit unusual in the air in the air. (Lol)
First, change the shoes, wear life jacket, harness, helmet in turn. It just looks like us above.
When you actually fly, you will fly with a harness in front of the pilot who carries the motor paraglider, and will be flying in a style called tandem that is firmly connected to the paraglider and the pilot, so at the first experience of the motor paraglider Even if there is, you can fly without any worry.
Blue Sky has a long flight record, high technical skill, Tsutomu Tsutomu representative and son's pure sons who are doing a lot of aerial photography are on my back and I can trust the motor paraglider, so I feel really secure. .
Well, when preparations for flying are in place, when you receive a lecture to fly such as how to get up and adjust the position of the harness after you jumped, you will receive a wind and blow to the rear paraglider part .
If the paraglider part opens with the wind as it is with a fluffy part as it is, the run begins! Run straight on the sandy beach!
Depending on the strength of the wind, the run-up at the time of take-off may rise instantly, and in some cases it runs a few meters after a long run-up.
Mr. Kitada raised with almost no run-away
Rather than being furry rather than take-off, if it says rather rises up, if you think that your feet are separated from the ground, the distance and the distance will soon rise to the sky as soon as you think.
Once it gets up, the bliss time will start to fully enjoy the unique feeling of flying in the sky from there.
Luxury to enjoy Okinawa from the sky
It is very fresh that the ground gradually moves away in front of people and people in the lower part start to look smaller and you can immediately feel the feeling of flying in the sky.
This is quite impressive.
And as you become accustomed to flying in the sky, you can afford to look at the sea spreading under your eyes.
It's amazing to get up to the height of 200 meters in no time! It can not be said only.
The blue Okinawa sea seen from the sky, how beautiful it is even cloudy!
This beautiful ocean can see the coral reefs even from the sky. Truly Okinawa! ! great! great! (I am awesome and am afraid of desolation ... haha)
Although sunshine came somewhat compared to the cloudy weather before it flew away, if you look at the movie afterwards and the still picture then it will be clear that the sea and the sky were clear blue if it is still clear sky blue sky, I get past my head at work.
However, walking in the air is a lot of fun. When flighting and their memories are supplemented within the brain, it is super good even if the clouds are somewhat more flying when actually flying.
Parachute sensation when descending
When getting off the ground, gradually lower the altitude, and when people on the ground start to look closer little by little, stop the engine.
At this moment, with a unique feeling that just felt as if you were playing, the engine sound would be lost, and it makes me feel like I was riding the wind like a parachute completely differently.
In such a silence state, when thinking that the altitude has come down further, although it will be landing in the blink of an eye in a blink of an eye, the landing point (the place where it took off and the people who are waiting for the landing support To the target) witness the technology which goes down at pinpoint as aiming, it is fluffy! I admire it.
General visitors flew after our interview flight, but with this technology keeping the state of not being able to wear the paraglider part downward, put another customer immediately from the landing with nearly touch and go I also showed amazing skills such as takeoff.
Mr. Jun who supported the flight of the author was able to receive a lot of requests for aerial photographs of television broadcasting and so it was perfect as to how to position it and so it was easy to shoot very easily, I was very saved because I was able to safely take a picture of one shot.
And there are two cute dogs that can be said to be idols for Blue Sky, and in fact there is experience of appearance in a dandelion flying with his wife in tandem.
As motor paraglider can be done in all seasons regardless of the season, it is highly recommended for those who visit Okinawa, including the winter hereafter, when the summer season has ended.
Anyway, this pleasantness which can be said as an aerial walk is exceptional, and you can be touched with the state of being completely floating in the sky without separating the walls so comfortably.
Such a wonderful experience, loss absolutely!
So when you go to Okinawa, do not forget to add a reservation for a motor paraglider that will allow you to experience the aerial walk experience that is inspiring by the travel plan!
Cooperation of this interview
Cooperation in coverage: BLUE SKY OKINAWA
Thank you very much, Mr. Anji.
34 years have continued to guide the sky of Okinawa! I will fly with Okinawa's guide to the motor paraglider experience by Mr. Anji