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Flying Travel Insurance

Flying is a hugely popular adventure sport to do while on holiday, after all, there is nothing quite like admiring a certain landscape from up above. JS Travel Insurance can provide cover if you are learing to fly as well as if you are already qualified. JS Travel Insurance can now provide cover for your Gadgets, such as Mobile Phones, Tablets and Computer Game…

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Flying is a hugely popular adventure sport to do while on holiday, after all, there is nothing quite like admiring a certain landscape from up above. JS Travel Insurance can provide cover if you are learing to fly as well as if you are already qualified.

JS Travel Insurance can now provide cover for your Gadgets, such as Mobile Phones, Tablets and Computer Game Consoles. You will be able to select this cover on the quote page of our website.

To get a quote by telephone or email, contact us on 0800 047 5065 (FREEPHONE) or 01273 773 017 info@jsinsurance.co.uk

We provide cover for Residents of the United Kingdom, the Channel Islands and British Forces Posted Overseas.

Flying a Private Aircraft

Private Aviation is a type of Civil Aviation that does not include Commercial Aviation. Flying a Private Aircraft is done for leisure, travel and business and on one's own terms. In this case, we cannot provide cover if you are flying with fee paying passengers.

JS Travel Insurance can provide cover for Commerical Pilots. You can get a policy online on our ADVENTURES website. Please select Flying - Commercial Pilot (Single Trip Only).

Flying a Private Aircraft requires the pilot to pay for all expenses himself or herself, including costs for fuel, airport fees and maintenance costs. Many countries have less strict rules for Private Aviation than for Commercial Aviation. One example that illustrates this perfectly is the rule that Private Pilots are allowed to execute certain maintenance jobs themselves, but Commercial Airplanes may only be serviced by licensed Technicians.

It is important to make the distinction between Private and Commercial flights; a distinction that is based on the purpose of a flight and not on the individual Pilot or Airplane. A Commercial Pilot, for instance, that flies an Airplane to visit friends or family is considered to carry out a private flight in most countries. On the other hand, a Private Pilot could operate a large Aircraft and transport dozens of people, but not get paid for it. That flight would be considered private as well.

That being said; everyone who wants to operate an Aircraft, whether Privately or Commercially, must take Flying Courses and succeed for an exam. Everyone needs a Pilot License to legally fly any Aircraft.

Even though all Pilots are (or should be) properly trained, accidents do occasionally occur they are very rare though. Just in case something happens, it is strongly advised to purchase Travel Insurance if you want to fly a Private Aircraft or want someone to take you somewhere in their own Private Airplane.

Common Injuries whilst Flying

Injuries from flying may be rare but they do occur. This could mean anything from injury of the neck, head, spine, organs or even death. Small planes are also at a greater risk of being affected by the weather than larger, Commercial Airplanes. If there is a storm or a sudden onset of bad weather, this will have far greater an effect on a small plane and potentially put those inside it at a greater risk.

Important Information

Please also ensure that you hold a full and valid United Kingdom Licence that permits you to use such an Aircraft.

You must ensure that you do not participate in Flying for more than 90 days in any one Period of Insurance.

This activity does not provide Accidental Death & Disability Benefit or Personal Liability cover.

This Travel Insurance is underwritten by Travel Insurance Facilities and Insured by Union Reiseversicherung AG, UK. Travel Insurance Facilities are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Union Reiseversicherung AG are authorised by BaFin and subject to limited regulation by the Financial Conduct Authority.


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