Gliding Travel Insurance
If you a planing to pilot or be a 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
If you a planing to pilot or be a 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. The Glider is generally launched by a powered aircraft, although some Gliders may have their own engines that can be switched off when at the preferred altitude.
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- Summary of Cover
- Pre Existing Medical Conditions
- History of Gliding
- Common Injuries whilst Gliding
- Gliding Equipment
- European and Worldwide Residents
- Important Information
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|
|Scheduled Airline Failure||£1,500||£1,500||£1,500|
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. If you want to get a quote online, you can go to our dedicated website for pre existing medical conditions. When prompted you should select Hazardous Activity Pack C.
Please check the Policy Terms and Conditions for any restrictions or exclusions whilst taking part in Gliding.
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. The Wright Brothers, after all, used Gliders to experiment with aerodynamics, the very first plane in history was a Glider.
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 whilst Gliding
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. If you are an experienced Gliding Pilot and you use common sense, a fatal accident is nearly impossible.
Gliding is classified as a hazardous activity, with 50% Personal Accident cover (loss of limb or sight) and no Personal Liability cover. There is no cancellation cover if the trip is cancelled due to the Gliding activity being cancelled.
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.
European or Worldwide Resident
We have partnered with World Nomads to provide cover if you are a Resident of another European or Worldwide country and you are planning to be Gliding whilst on your trip. These policies will also cover you if you have already left your home country and plan on taking part in Gliding.
Please check the Terms and Conditions for any restrictions or exclusions.
You must ensure that you are adequately supervised, that appropriate safety equipment (such as protective headwear, etc.) are worn at all times and you do not participate in Gliding for more than 90 days in any one Period of Insurance.
This activity does not provide Accidental Death & Disability Benefit or Personal Liability cover.
Please read the Policy Wording for full details.
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.