Micro Lighting Travel Insurance
The sport of Micro Lighting is the umbrella name for Adventure Sports that involve flying a lightweight Aircraft with fixed wings and no more than two seats. It stands for Microlight Aviation, or Ultralight Aviation depending on where you are from. Micro Lighting as a name may be no particularly well known, but the sports that it includes definitely are. Hugely popular types of Micro Lighting are Paragliding, Parasailing, Hang Gliding, Powered Parachuting and even Hot Air Ballooning, which is considered a type of Micro Lighting in some countries.
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Summary of Cover
|Section & Cover||Limit Per Person||Excess|
|Cancellation or Curtailment||£3,000||£50|
|Money & Cash||£500||£50|
Common Injuries whilst Micro Lighting
Micro Lighting 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 blowing the aircraft off course can result in strains, fractures and broken bones. Bruises and cuts are also quite common.
Micro Lighting Equipment
Micro Lighting equipment depends on the type. The main equipment is, of course, the aircraft itself, which could be a paraglider, parachute, weight shift control trike, hang glider, balloon or a typical fixed wing Aircraft, which is essential a very small and lightweight airplane.
Clothing is important as well, both to protect people from the colder temperature up high in the sky and the possible injuries during a difficult landing. Layers of light clothing are better than wearing heavy clothes. Wearing a windproof jacket is a good idea because it can get quite cold and windy up there. Overalls or an all-in-one ski suits are also both appropriate clothing for this type of aviation. When the weather is less cooperative, consider putting on gloves and a waterproof jacket. The right footwear is important, too. Consider wearing hiking boots or trainers with ankle support as it will protect your feet when landing. Footwear that keeps your feet dry is essential.
You are required at all times to wear the appropriate safety equipment, for example protective clothing and / or suitable head protection.
Please also ensure that you hold a full and valid United Kingdom driving licence that permits you to use such a vehicle.
Adventures Travel Insurance is arranged for JS Travel Insurance through P J 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.