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Throughout history many people have dreamed of flying. In fact, Leonardo da Vinci was quoted as saying: “Once you have tasted flight, you will walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been and there you long to return.”
People have tried many ways to fly over the years. Today’s hang gliders are much safer than they used to be, being made of aluminum or carbon fiber, stainless steel cable and Dacron. They can reach speeds in excess of 80 mph and can withstand more G-forces than many single engine aircraft.
Trying to describe the feeling of flying a hang glider is almost impossible. A recent student summed it up like this: “I’ve had dreams of flying my whole life. Hang gliding is the closest thing I’ve found to matching that feeling in my dreams. It’s the best thing I have ever done.”
Gliders gain or maintain altitude by getting into air that is rising faster than the glider is descending. This is done by either circling in a column of rising air or flying into the ridge lift of a hill or mountain. Circling with a bird in a thermal or flying over a local mountain range is an experience that will never be forgotten.
There are many places where hang gliding can be done and here are some of the most popular:
Matt loves to fly and has taken hang gliding vacations in many of these places over the past several years. He just believes the world is a lot more beautiful from high above. Nothing matters to Matt in those moments except for flying – he loses track of everything else.
Hang gliding is a breath-taking experience that can also be very dangerous because the consequences of an accident are potentially more severe than other sports. An owner of a California flight center put it well: "The air is invisible. Unlike in surfing or rock climbing, you can’t see the dangers, which makes it uniquely challenging."
That’s why Matt came to Good Neighbor – to protect himself in the event of an accident.
Hang gliding is considered one of the most dangerous in-air sports possible. Over the past 15 years the fatality rate has averaged about three per year, although they have increased a bit in recent years. The most common causes of these accidents have been pilot error or equipment malfunction.
Hang gliding insurance plans can protect you in the event of an accident. In addition to ensuring you have proper medical coverage, good plans offer medical evacuation and other specialized care that may be needed.
Matt experienced a serious hang gliding accident while vacationing in Hawaii last year. Considering the circumstances, he was fortunate to escape with only a broken arm and some expensive glider repairs. Matt was also fortunate that he had purchased hang gliding insurance for that vacation.
Matt’s medical treatment and equipment repairs were covered by his insurance policy, so he avoided a major financial loss. Be like Matt and protect yourself with a hang gliding insurance plan today. Get started by selecting one of the featured plans below or by getting a quote now.
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Good Neighbor Insurance is committed to protecting people whether they’re hang gliding in Hawaii or climbing Mount Everest. With Good Neighbor Insurance you’re not just getting an insurance plan, you’re getting peace of mind with a neighbor on your side at work protecting you. Even when you buy online, dedicated expert insurance agents will track your policy to make sure you’re getting exactly what you need when you fly, no matter where you go or what you plan to do.
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