Paramotoring Travel Insurance
Paramotoring is some 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. Paramotoring involves the pilot wearing a motorized propeller attached to his / hers back which provide thrust to take off in no or little wind and on level ground and using the Paragliding 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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- Paramotoring Flights
- Popular Areas for Paramotoring
- Common Injuries whilst Paramotoring
- Paramotoring Equipment
Paramotoring flights can last up to several hours and can cover hundreds of kilometres. Some pilots can climb to an altitude of 3,000 metres or more. That said, the average Paramotoring flight, especially on vacations, is a lot shorter. In general, a flight lasts between one and two hours, during which a distance of a couple dozen kilometres is covered.
Popular Areas for Paramotoring
If you want to go Paramotoring during your holiday, consider visiting France, which is a country with arguably the most and the best locations for this particular sport. Additional destinations around the world that are excellent for Paramotoring include:
- The Alps, Italy, Austria, Switzerland, Germany and Slovenia
- The West Midlands, United Kingdom
- Tasmania, Australia
- Queensland, Australia
- Utah, United States
- Colorado, United States
- South Korea
- The Caribbean Islands
- Peru, Chile and Argentina
Common Injuries whilst Paramotoring
Paramotoring accidents happen more frequently whenever a pilot is vacationing abroad, as they are less familiar with the landscape and the local climate. Deaths caused by Paramotoring are extremely exceptional. When they do happen, however, it is often because the pilot was attempting to push him or herself past their limits or due to inexperience. If you are an experienced paramotorer and you use common sense, a fatal accident is nearly impossible.
Because your legs and feet are not protected when Paramotoring, difficult landings or rough winds blowing you off course can result in broken bones, sprains and strains. Bruises and cuts to other parts of the body might also occur in these circumstances. Injuries that may occur when Paramotoring include the following:
- Broken bones
- Dislocated joints
- Facial, dental and skull fractures
- Chafing and contusions
In terms of technological equipment, Paramotoring pilots require a variometer, a device that indicates the climb or drop rate, as well as the altitude; a radio; and possibly a GPS system.
It is also important that the appropriate clothing is worn. Multiple layers of light clothing are better than a couple of layers of thick clothes. Wearing a windproof jacket as a top layer is a good idea. Make sure that you put on a pair of gloves in colder weather.
The right footwear is essential as well, but is easily overlooked. Pilots are advised to wear trainers or hiking boots with ankle support, which will offer more protection during the landing.
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 or Republic of Ireland driving licence that permits you to use such a vehicle.
This Sport does not provide Accidental Death & Disability Benefit or Personal Liability cover.
Adventures Travel Insurance is arranged for Jade Stanley Limited 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.