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Hang Gliding Travel Insurance

If you are planning to take part in Hang Gliding whilst travelling in the UK or in Europe, it is advisable to have a Travel Insurance policy purchased before you leave your home.

Unique to this policy, we cover Search and Rescue up to £50,000 in the event of an accident or injury whilst taking part in Hang Gliding.


Personal Liability and Personal Accident are covered.

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

Summary of Cover


Section & Cover Limit Per Person Excess
Medical Expenses and Repatriation £10,000,000 £100
Search & Rescue £50,000 £500
Personal Liability £2,000,000 -
Personal Accident £5,000 -
Activity Equipment £1,000 £75
Delayed Activity Equipment £200 -
Activity Equipment Hire £300 -
Legal Expenses £25,000 -
Curtailment £2,000 £100


Section & Cover Limit Per Person Excess
Personal Possessions £2,000 £75
Valuables (incl. mobile phone) £300 £75
Delayed Possessions £200 -
Loss of Personal Money £300 £75
Loss of Travel Documents £1,000 £75
Cancellation £5,000 £100
Travel Disruption £1,000 -
Travel Delay £120 -
Abandonment £5,000 £100

PART C - Optional Independent Traveller

Section & Cover Limit Per Person Excess
Ext. Cancellation or Curtailment £5,000 £100
Ext. Travel Delay £120 -
Ext. Travel Disruption £1,000 -
Accommodation £5,000 £100

Hang Gliding Travel Insurance is arranged for JS Travel Insurance through PJ Hayman & Company Limited who are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (Financial Services Register number 497103). Registered office: Stansted House, Rowlands Castle, Hampshire PO9 6DX. Reg no. 2534965. Adventures Travel Insurance is underwritten by Antares Syndicate 1274 at Lloyd’s. Antares is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority.

Search and Rescue

We are able to provide Search and Rescue whilst taking part in Hang Gliding. This is a benefit which covers you up to £50,000 and a Local Rescue Organisation will search, rescue and transfer you to a local hospital or we will repatriate you back to your home country if the medical facilities are not up to our standards.

Search and Rescue costs are covered for a period note exceeding 72 hours from the time at which assistance is first summoned.

We recommend that you provide a copy of your Travel Insurance Certificate and the 24hr Emergency Assistance Telephone Number to a member of your Group or Guide.

If you are travelling to Greenland, then You will need to get a separate Search and Rescue policy through Air Greenland.

Important Medical Exclusion

You will not be covered if you are suffering from anxiety, stress, depression or any other mental or nervous disorder on a Single Trip or Annual Multi Trip policy.

Common Injuries

Hang Gliding can be dangerous and should not be undertaken lightly. Thermal and wind currents can make the Glider difficult to control leading to collisions with high stationary objects or crashes.

Injuries received can range from bruising to broken bones. Fatalities are usually related to head injury.

In order to avoid injuring yourself when Hang Gliding, follow a few simple steps:

  • Make sure you have had training from a Qualified Instructor before you start Hang Gliding.
  • Make sure you have the proper equipment, including a proper suit, harness and hang glider.
  • Choose a location that is appropriate to your skill level. Do not try anything to challenging as a beginner.
  • Make sure the weather conditions are conducive to a safe flight.

Pre Existing Medical Conditions

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


This policy will also cover Personal Liability and Personal Accident.

Please check the Policy Wording for any Restrictions or Exclusions.

Covid-19 / Coronavirus Cover

Our Hang Gliding Travel Insurance can cover you to travel provided the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) is not advising against all, or all but essential travel to your destation and it is not on the red list.

All customers must follow the advice of the FCDO at the time of travel and for the duration of their trip.

This includes returning to the UK if the FCDO changes their travel advice based on the risks presented at the time. https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice

Medical Expenses and Repatriation, when medically necessary, if you contract COVID-19 whilst abroad.

European Resident or Already Travelled

Globelink International offers Single Trip and Annual Multi Trip policies if you live in another European country.

This policy will also cover you if you have already left your home country and are already travelling and taking part in Hang Gloiding and you need a policy that covers you for the rest of your trip.

After you have chosen your insurance option, you will be asked to add EXTRA OPTIONS.

Please make sure you select Hazardous Pursuits Category 4 so you are covered for Hang Gliding.


Please check the Policy Wording for any Restrictions or Exclusions.

Useful Websites

British Hang Gliding & Paragliding Association

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