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Important Information About Our Policies

Please note, our policies do not provide cover for cancellation, abandonment or curtailment claims if the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) advises against all or "all but essential" travel.

Our policies will also not cover any claims caused by or relating to Coronavirus, COVID-19, Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS-COV-2), any mutation of Coronavirus, COVID-19 or SARs-COV-2 or any pandemic or fear or threat of any the above. We also can not cover any claims relating to any fear or threat concerning these viruses. This general exclusion applies to all sections of cover except for the Emergency Medical Expenses section. Click here for more information.

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.

If you need a policy that covers you for Hang Gliding outside of Europe or if you would like an alternative quote, please contact us.


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

This policy will also cover Personal Liability.

Please Note: 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. These types of medical conditions would be excluded from the policy.

If you prefer, please contact us by telephone or email on 0800 047 5065 (FREEPHONE) or 01273 773 017 info@jsinsurance.co.uk

Summary of Cover


Section & Cover Limit Per Person Excess
Medical Expenses £10,000,000 £100
Search & Rescue Cover £50,000 £500
Personal Liability £2,000,000 -
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
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
End Supplier Failiure £2,500 -

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.

Sports Equipment Insurance for Hang Gliding

Hang Gliding Equipment can be extremely expensive and is often put under a great stress when in use. As a Hang Glider, you will be more than aware of the risks associated with the high paced sport and any damage to your Hang Gliding Equipment could end up being costly.

We have partnered with a HB Insurance who can provide cover for your Hang Gliding Equipment, in transit, storage and whilst being used.


To discuss your requirements and to get a quote, please contact them on 0345 450 8547 or by email: sales@harrison-beaumont.com

Please use the Reference: JS Travel Insurance.

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.

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 Hang Gliding whilst on your trip.

This policy will also cover you if you have already left your home country and will be Hang Gliding on your trip.

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


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

Useful Websites

British Hang Gliding & Paragliding Association

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