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Insurance Protection for Hang Gliding and Paragliding


Our Best Adventure Travel Insurance Plans For Paragliding, Hang Gliding, and Parasailing

Why Paragliding and Hang Gliding Insurance?

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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:

  • Kitty Hawk, North Carolina – Wright brothers’ first flight, largest hang gliding school in world
  • Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – stunning scenery, famous sights, beach destination
  • Interlaken District, Switzerland – one of the best in Europe, 15 – 26 min. flights
  • Kahului, Hawaii – tropical forests, ocean, rugged cliffs, luscious plains
  • La Jolla, California – north of San Diego, Black’s Beach cliffs
  • Fethiye, Turkey – nice weather, home of Oludeniz Air Games
  • La Torre, Valle de Bravo, Mexico – Lake Avandaro, best conditions in Jan. – Mar.
  • Salt Lake City, Utah – experienced flight schools, stunning mountain views
  • Magaliesburg, Johannesburg, South Africa – Magalies Gliding Club, longer flights
  • Queenstown, New Zealand – resort town by Lake Wakatipu

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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Featured Hang Gliding Insurance Plans

We've got the right plan for you, whether you're hang gliding or paragliding across the sky. Simply click "Get Quote" or "Buy Online" to get started with your customized paragliding insurance plan.

GU Diplomat Travel with Adventure Sports Rider

  • Covers most adventure sports/extreme sports, plus a great general adventure travel insurance plan
  • For those traveling from 5 days up to 12 months
  • Your choice – $0 deductible up to $5,000 deductible
  • Up to $1,000,000 medical coverage
  • Medical Evacuation up to $500,000
  • Enhanced Accidental Death Benefit available up to $1,000,000
  • Select the Athletic Sports & Hazardous Activity Rider for the level appropriate for your sport

Trawick SafeTrekker Adventure Sports Insurance

  • $100,000 of medical coverage per person per period of coverage
  • $0 deductible
  • Search and rescue up to $10,000
  • Includes trip cancellation coverage
  • Up to $1,000,000 Medical/Emergency evacuation included
  • Up to age 65 – choose from 10 to 90 days
  • Loss of sports equipment to $3000 ($300 per item)

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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Other Air Sports Insurance Plans

MedJet Emergency Evacuation Plan- Short Term

  • 8 days of travel up to 30 days – No additional for adventure sports! (included)
  • No health questions, deductibles or claim forms are required
  • Air medical transport services only require that you be hospitalized as an inpatient and need hospitalization upon reaching your destination (medevac).
  • No dollar limit.
  • You can have the extra benefits of the Medjet Evacuation plan or buy one of our overseas trip insurance plans that cover international medical insurance.
  • This plan is “evacuation-only” (medical transportation including air and land transport), not medical or travel insurance. (All of our adventure sports travel insurance plans include emergency evacuation as a benefit.) Please make sure your sport is covered in a medical emergency and that you have adequate medical insurance before purchasing a stand-alone medical transportation-only plan.

Trawick Safe Travels Team Sports Insurance Plan

  • Covers most sports (see below) and is an affordable international sports event insurance plan when traveling
  • Covers you from 5 days up to one year with an option to renew for another year (you choose the amount of time)
  • Up to $1,000,000 US dollars of medical coverage that includes medical evacuation and medical transportation coverage
  • Saves non-U.S. citizens money by excluding the U.S.A. if they are not traveling to the US
  • Such as an Indonesian traveling to Singapore
  • Such as an Australian traveling to Hong Kong
  • Such as a U.S. citizen that lives in Singapore traveling to Australia
  • See more medical benefit details below!
  • Professional sports are not covered
  • Racing of any kind is excluded

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