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Flying (Learning) Travel Insurance

JS Travel Insurance provides comprehensive travel insurance coverage, including Flying (Learning), with three different coverage levels. We have covered many students and cadets of Skyborne and

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JS Travel Insurance provides comprehensive travel insurance coverage, including Flying (Learning), with three different coverage levels.

We have covered many students and cadets of Skyborne and L32 Harris Flight Academy and Leading Edge Aviation travelling to the USA, and Europe to learn to fly.

Please Note: You must have a pre-booked travel in place for the departure and return to the UK to obtain a quote and policy.

Highlights of Flying (Learning) Cover:

  • Emergency Medical Expenses and Repatriation up to £5m.
  • Search and Rescue cover.
  • We can provide cover for up to 9 months in total. If you are learning to fly for no more than 180 days, you can purchase a policy online. You must contact us for a quote if you plan to learn beyond these days.

To get a quote by telephone or email, contact us at 0800 043 0020 / 01273 092 757 support@jsinsurance.co.uk

Summary of Cover (per person)

Section & Cover Silver Gold Platinum
Emergency Medical and Repatriation* £5,000,000 £5,000,000 £5,000,000
Search and Rescue* £25,000 £50,000 £50,000
Cancellation or Curtailment* - £3,000 £7,500
Personal Baggage* £500 £2,500 £3,500
Activity Equipment £1,500 £1,500 £1,500
Valuables* £250 £250 £500
Loss of Passport* - £300 £500
Travel Delay - £300 £1,000
Trip Abandonment* - £3,000 £7,500
Missed Departure / Connection - £500 £500
Legal Expenses* - £25,000 £50,000

*Excess payables vary depending on the claim benefit.

Please read the Policy Wording for the complete list of Benefits.

Healix Insurance Services Ltd, on behalf of Hamilton Insurance DAC, arranges this Travel Insurance policy for Jade Stanley Ltd. Healix Insurance Ltd is registered in England and Wales under No. 5484190 and authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority under No. 437248. Hamilton Insurance DAC is registered in Ireland No. 484148, authorised by the Central Bank of Ireland, and subject to limited regulation by the Financial Conduct Authority and Prudential Regulation Authority in connection with their UK branch. Jade Stanley Ltd is registered in England and Wales under No. 03570857 and authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority under No. 306205.

Private Pilot License

A Private Pilot License (PPL) is the most common starting point, requiring 40-70 hours of flight time, with ground school studies alongside actual Flying.

In the United Kingdom, the regulatory body for obtaining a Private Pilot License (PPL) is the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA).

European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) is the regulatory body responsible for pilot licensing in most European member states.

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is the governing body that issues pilot licenses in the USA. It oversees all aspects of civil aviation in the country, including pilot training and certification.

Medical Checks for a Flight School

The specific medical tests may vary slightly depending on the medical class, but generally, you can expect the following:

  • Medical History Review: The medical examiner will discuss past illnesses, medication, or surgery.
  • Physical Examination: This will involve a general check of your body systems, including blood pressure, heart rate, vision, hearing and neurological function.
  • Vision Tests: You must meet specific visual acuity standards, often correctable with glasses or contacts. Colour vision testing is also mandatory.
  •  Additional Tests (Higher Class Medcials): You may be asked to have an electrocardiogram (ECG) to assess heart function, lung function, and blood test.

Tips for a Successful Medical Check

  • Be honest about your Medical History: Disclose any past or present medical conditions to the examiner.
  • Manage Existing Conditions: If you have a controlled medical condition, ensure it is well managed with medication or treatment before the exam.
  • Maintain a Healthy Lifestyle: Healthy eating, regular exercise, and adequate sleep will contribute to a successful medical check.

Remember, passing a medical exam is a must for flight learning. It ensures your and others' safety in the skies.

Injuries You Might Sustain when Flying (Learning)

Pilot Training, especially in the early stages, is focused on learning the skills and building the experience of flying safely. However, there are still some potential risks involved. Here are some of the injuries that might be sustained during pilot training.

  • Musculoskeletal Injuries: Small aeroplanes can be pretty bumpy, and student pilots spend a lot of time gripping the controls and manoeuvring the aircraft, leading to repetitive stress injuries in the wrists, shoulders and neck.
  • Motion Sickness: Some student pilots experience motion sickness, especially during their first few flights. This can lead to nausea, dizziness and vomiting.
  • Hearing Loss: Prolonged exposure to loud noises, such as the engine of a small plane, can damage hearing.
  • Headaches: Dehydration, stress and eyestrain can be constructed to headaches during pilot training.

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Pre-Existing Medical Conditions

If you have been Flying (Learning) before and may have had an injury or accident whilst participating in Flying, you must declare this when purchasing a policy.

Our Provider (Adventures) can offer travel insurance, including Flying (Learning), if you have a pre-existing medical condition.

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