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Gliding Travel Insurance

If you a planning to Pilot or Passenger on a Glider, then you should have a Travel Insurance policy in place before you leave for your trip. Gliding is in fact the oldest form of Aviation, The Wright Brothers trying out different types of Gliders before successfully completing their first flight (with a Glider). Gliding is related to other Air Sports such as

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If you a planning to Pilot or Passenger on a Glider, then you should have a Travel Insurance policy in place before you leave for your trip.

Gliding is in fact the oldest form of Aviation, The Wright Brothers trying out different types of Gliders before successfully completing their first flight (with a Glider).

Gliding is related to other Air Sports such as Hang Gliding and Paragliding because they all use a type of Glider, an aircraft that does not use an engine to fly, but instead depends on rising air currents and its superb aerodynamics.

Gliders are sometimes also referred to as Sail Planes.

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Summary of Cover

Section & Cover Silver Gold Platinum
Cancellation or Curtailment £1,000 £3,000 £7,500
Medical and Repatriation £10,000,000 £10,000,000 £10,000,000
Personal Baggage £1,000 £1,500 £2,500
Personal Money £150 £500 £750
Delayed Departure £100 £1,000 £1,000
Missed Departure £250 £500 £1,000
Legal Expenses £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
Scheduled Airline Failure £1,500 £1,500 £1,500
Standard Excess* £100 £50 £35

*The excess payable does vary depending on the claim benefit.

Please read the full Terms and Conditions of this policy offered by JS Travel Insurance.

This Travel Insurance policy for Gliding 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.

History of Gliding

Although the sport of Gliding did not came into being until after the First World War, Gliding was, in fact, the very beginning of Aviation.

Although Gliding is a non motorised sport, flights can last up to several hours and can cover hundreds of miles.

Skilled Pilots are able to use air lifts to gain altitude and, by doing so, prolong their flights.

Some pilots may climb to altitudes of 3,000 metres or more by using so called thermal lifts. There are three types of air currents that can be used to glide: Ridge Lifts, Thermal Lifts and Lee Waves.

While experienced Pilots can use one or a combination of those three air currents to stay in the air for many hours, the average gliding flight, especially on holidays, is much shorter than that.

Generally speaking, the safety of the sport is directly influenced by the skill and sense of the Pilot.

A safe Pilot will not fly at sites that are too challenging for his or her skills and will not fly on days when the weather is turbulent.

Common Injuries

Gliding accidents occur more frequently when a pilot is in a foreign country on holiday, as they are less familiar with the area and climate.

Difficult landings or strong winds can result in a wide variety of injuries, some light, some more severe.

Fatalities in Gliding are rare, but when they do happen, it is often because the pilot was attempting to push themselves past their limits for a more exciting flight or other goal, or due to inexperience when a pilot was doing something that is strictly warned against.

Gliding Equipment

In addition to, of course, the Glider itself, pilots will require a Variometer, which indicates the climb or sink rate, as well as the altitude; a Radio; and possibly a GPS System.

Pre Existing Medical Conditions

If you have pre existing medical conditions and you plan to participate in Gliding whilst travelling abroad, we are able to provide you with a policy.

On the quote page you need to select Hazardous Activity Pack C.

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Please check the Terms and Conditions for any Restrictions or Exclusions.

European and Worldwide Residents

World Nomads offers Travel Insurance if you are a Resident of a European or Worldwide country and you are planning to take part in Gliding whilst on your trip.

You can also add High Value Items, such as Sports Gear, Technical Equipment and Cameras, and Personal Items.

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