Paragliding Travel Insurance
Paragliding is one of the many ways in which humans can take to the skies and fly. The adrenalin rush and thrill of flying high above the ground is fantastic. Being suspended in the air looking around at the fabulous scenery is like nothing else. Paragliding is a free flying, foot launched aircraft with the pilot attached to a harness suspended from the fabric wing.
In general 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 to challenging for his / her skills and will not fly on days when the weather is turbulent.
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1. Summary of Cover (Example)
|Section & Cover||Limit Per Person||Excess|
|Cancellation or Curtailment||£3,000||£50|
|Money & Cash||£500||£50|
2. Common Injuries whilst Paragliding
Paragliding accidents occur more frequently when a pilot is in a foreign country on holiday, as they are less familiar with the area and climate. Because the legs and feet are unprotected when Paragliding, difficult landings or strong winds blowing you off course can result in strains, fractures and broken bones. Cuts and bruises can also occur to other parts of the body.
Fatalities in Paragliding 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.
3. Paragliding Equipment
The pilot will be attached to the glider in a harness. Pilots will also require a Variometer, Radio and possibly a GPS system. We do provide Mountain Rescue and Air Ambulance if it is medically required.
It is also important that you wear the correct clothing. Layers of light clothing are better than wearing heavy clothes. Make sure you wear a windproof jacket over the top. Overalls or an all in one ski suit are also all appropriate for the sport. Make sure you have a pair of gloves in colder weather and a waterproof jacket.
The right footwear is also vital. Wear walking boots or trainers with ankle support, depending on the weather. 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.
This insurance is underwritten by MAPFRE Asistencia Compaa Internacional de Seguros y Reaseguros, Sociedad Anonima. 5th Floor, Alpha House, 24a Lime Street, London EC3M 7HS. Company Number: FC021974. Branch Number BR008042. Trading under the name MAPFRE Assistance.