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. …
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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Popular Areas for Paragliding
For Paragliding holidays abroad, France is one country that offers the most locations for you to enjoy the sport. Some of the most popular places in the world to Paraglide include:
- The French Alps
- The West Midlands
- South Korea
- The Dominican Republic
- India and
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.
The pilot will be attached to the glider in a harness. Pilots will also require a Variometer, Radio and possibly a GPS system.
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.
It is important to purchase Travel Insurance policy before you leave the country. If it’s just going to be one trip, you will be all set with our Single Trip Travel Insurance policy. Those who plan to do more than one trip a year might want to look at the Annual Multi Trip Travel Insurance policy.
You are required at all times to wear the appropriate safety equipment, for example protective clothing and / or suitable head protection.
This insurance contract is between you and White Horse Ireland dac, a company registered in Ireland (Registered Company No. 306045), whose Registered Office is at Rineanna House, Free Zone West, Shannon, County Clare, Republic of Ireland. White Horse Insurance Ireland dac is authorised and regulated by the Central Bank of Ireland. This can be checked by visiting their website at www.centralbank.ie