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.
All of our policies provide cover for Mountain Rescue and Air Ambulance if it is medically required and also at the discretion of the Emergency Assistance Company. You should provide the company that you are organising the Paragliding trip with details of your policy and the Emergency Assistance Company in case you are unable to call them yourself. As most of these policies are issued with AXA Insurance as the provider, when contacting the Emergency Assistance Company, it will be a local office that you will be contacting, so that the process is quicker and the call will be answered in the language of the area you are Paragliding.
You can contact us by telephone or email, on 0800 047 5065 (FREEPHONE) or 01273 773 017 email@example.com
If you are planning to take part in an Amateur Paragliding Competition, we have one provider who can cover this. You can get a policy online on our ADVENTURES website. Please select Paragliding - EUROPE ONLY. It is important that you let us know the Travel Insurance Certificate number that is issued so that we can endorse the policy for the competion.
We are unable to provide Amateur Pargliding Competitions outside of Europe.
Summary of Cover
|Section & Cover||Limit Per Person||Excess|
|Cancellation or Curtailment||£3,000||£50|
|Money & Cash||£500||£50|
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. 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 Sport does not provide Accidental Death & Disability Benefit or Personal Liability cover.
This insurance is underwritten by Inter Partner Assistance SA, a member of the AXA Group. Inter Partner Assistance SA, an insurance company incoprorated in Belgium. whose registered office is at Avenue Louise, 166 - Bte 1 - 1050 Brussels, regulated by the Belgium Financial Services and Market Authority and by the National Bank of Belgium under code no. 0487.