Paragliding Insurance made easy
At Airsports Insurance Bureau Limited we are proud to offer independent quotations tailored to a wide variety of paragliders, whatever your level of experience.
Our experience and knowledge can remove the anxiety and concerns by identifying the right policy that fits your requirements. With access to a wide variety of leading airsports and paragliding insurance providers we will consider the quality of the policy as well as constantly looking for the most competitive rates.
Whether you are looking for single or multi trip insurance, cover for your equipment or personal accident cover, Airsports Insurance has the answers.
- Medical and Repatriation Cover
- Cancellation Cover
- Curtailment Cover
- Hospital Benefit Cover
- Delayed Travel Cover
- Abandonment Cover
- Personal Property Cover
- Delayed Baggage Cover
- Personal Money Cover
- Loss of Passport & Documents
- Scheduled Airline Failure Cover
- Personal Accident
- Death, Loss of limb, and/or loss of sight Cover
Call us now on 02380 268351 for an instant quote and cover
What is Paragliding?
As a sport paragliding is very similar to hang gliding – pilots sit in a harness suspended below a fabric wing, whose shape is formed by its suspension lines and the pressure of air entering vents in the front of the wing. The glider is powered solely by movements of the air – a fact which allows gliders to soar effortlessly above the landscape.
People tend to associate paragliding as being a highly dangerous sport which is true to a certain degree because accidents can lead to very serious or fatal injuries. However the most common paragliding injuries are sprained, fractured or broken legs and ankles. This is because the legs are unprotected, and will contact the ground hard if a landing or low-altitude maneuver goes wrong.
Thermal turbulence or strong winds are often the culprits behind heavy landings. Spinal injuries used to be much more frequent, but these days some very good back-protectors are available which greatly reduce the chances of this type of injury.
Suitable sports insurance is a must if you plan to engage in Paragliding as it is considered in most instances as a Grade 4 risk, which means that paragliders have a higher than average chance of injury.
We are committed to providing insurance for a great variety of sports and have insured paragliding for almost 20 years.