Gliding Travel Insurance
If you plan to be Gliding (as a Pilot), you should have a Travel Insurance policy before leaving for your trip. When getting Travel Insurance (Gliding), you can also select one or more of the following: Gliding (Learning) Gliding (Passenger) Unique to this policy, we cover Search and Rescue in the event of an accident or injury whilst taking part in Gliding. …
If you plan to be Gliding (as a Pilot), you should have a Travel Insurance policy before leaving for your trip.
When getting Travel Insurance (Gliding), you can also select one or more of the following:
- Gliding (Learning)
- Gliding (Passenger)
Unique to this policy, we cover Search and Rescue in the event of an accident or injury whilst taking part in Gliding.
To get a quote by telephone or email, contact us at 0800 043 0020 / 01273 092 757 firstname.lastname@example.org
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|
|Loss of Passport*||-||£300||£500|
|Missed Departure / Connection||-||£500||£500|
*Excess payable does 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.
History of Gliding
Gliding is the oldest form of Aviation; The Wright Brothers tried out different types of Gliders before completing their first flight (with a Glider).
Gliding is related to other Air Sports such as Hang Gliding and Paragliding because they all use Glider. This aircraft does not use an engine but depends on rising air currents and its superb aerodynamics.
Although Gliding is a non-motorised sport, flights can last several hours and cover hundreds of miles.
Skilled Pilots can use airlifts to gain altitude and, by doing so, prolong their flights.
Some pilots may climb to 3,000 metres or more altitudes using thermal lifts. Three air currents 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 sport's safety is directly influenced by the skill and sense of the Pilot.
A safe Pilot will not fly at sites that are too challenging for their skills and will not pass on days when the weather is turbulent.
Pre-Existing Medical Conditions
If you have pre-existing medical conditions and plan to participate in Gliding, we can provide you with a policy.
Our provider (Adventures) can offer travel insurance, including Gliding if you have a pre-existing medical condition.