Hang Gliding Insurance
You are standing on top of a hill, waiting for the perfect airflow. You feel the breeze, take a breath, and close your eyes. You open them the same instant you start running. Then you leap into the air, hoping that you built up enough speed to hit those air pockets just right… You are flying. The air feels different. The ground is no longer holding you up. You are free. You are hang gliding.
Whether you keep memories of this thrill close to your heart, or you have yet to experience the complete freedom of hang gliding, it is an experience worth traveling the world to find. Did you know that if you go out of your home country, your domestic insurance most likely will not follow you? Lingering in the back of your mind is the question of, “How safe is hang gliding?” Hang gliding accidents occur all over the world. That is why you need to purchase hang gliding insurance. Atlas Travel insurance from HCC Medical Insurance Services (HCCMIS) provides you great medical coverage for hang gliding enthusiasts.
While many insurance companies charge extra to cover extreme sports, Atlas Travel insurance includes coverage for eligible hang gliding injuries that occur while hang gliding abroad at no additional charge. With Atlas Group you will get a group discount on insurance, and it will help you avoid high medical bills in the event of an eligible sickness or hang gliding injury. If you are traveling outside of the U.S., you will want to consider Atlas International insurance. If you are traveling to the U.S. to take to the sky, Atlas America is the medical insurance plan for you! So if you are considering doing some recreational hang gliding on your upcoming trip, purchasing Atlas Travel insurance might be a great idea!
Traveling with a group? No problem, we have Atlas Group insurance! A solution to your group travel insurance needs.
Four Main Types of Lift
When hang gliding, a skilled glider can stay in the air for hours. Typically, gliders are continuously descending through pockets of air, but a skilled glider can find rising air masses to keep afloat. By using the lift power of the rising air, gliders can stay in the air for longer periods of time. There are four main types of lift when you are hang gliding:
This lift is caused by heat. Warm air rises from certain land features. This warm air can be used to push the glider back into the air.
This lift is caused when wind hits a mountain, cliff or hill. The air is pushed up the face of the mountain, which can be used to carry the glider farther.
Mountains can obstruct the flow of air, which causes waves — areas of alternating air that lifts and then sinks — to occur.
This lift occurs when two different air flows meet. The two meeting airflows converge and send air in all directions, including up.
Hang Gliding Destinations
• Rio de Janiero, Brazil
Pedra Bonita, a mountain above the forest of the Tijuca National Park stands at 2283 feet between São Conrado and Barra da Tijuca and overlooks the Zona Sul. If you would rather go paragliding, Pedra de Gavea is an option. At 2762 feet, it is the world’s largest block of stone by the sea. The Rio Adventure offers tandem hang gliding flights in the Pedra Bonita Mountain for beginning gliders.
• Dune Du Pyla, France
The Dune of Pilat or in French, Dune Du Pyla, was formed in 1855 and today it stretches 1.6 kilometers long and 500 meters wide. Its altitude ranges from 1100 to 117 meters above sea level. Located in Southern France, this dune attracts many hang gliders year around.
• Voss, Norway
Mountainous Western Norway attracts many adventure seeks in both summer in winter. Thermal Hang Gliding is available year around in Voss.
Often a popular destination for mountain climbing enthusiasts, Nepal also offers great hang gliding opportunities. The most popular locations to hang glide in Nepal are over the Phewa lake in Pokhara. After hang gliding, take a tour of the Barahi Temple which is dedicated to the the goddess Ajima located in the middle of the Phewa Lake.
Hang Gliding Insurance
If your trip is short, HCCMIS can cover you. If you are not sure what hang gliding locations you are headed to, Atlas Travel insurance can cover you worldwide. Atlas International insurance and Atlas America insurance have great benefits for hang gliding enthusiasts including coverage for eligible hang gliding accidents and other medical illnesses. At HCCMIS, we are experienced and efficient in handling international medical emergencies for our members. We have 15 years experience caring for our members while they are on overseas adventures and coordinating their medical care in different languages and across borders.
Atlas International insurance is great for international travel adventures with many benefits tailored to the sports enthusiast including:
Benefits of Hang Gliding Coverage
- Online quote, purchase, and fulfillment so you get the coverage you need in 5 minutes or less!
- Up to $1 million in coverage for eligible injuries or illnesses
- 100% coverage for eligible injuries and illnesses outside the U.S.
- $500,000 in Emergency Medical Evacuation coverage
- No copay for emergency room visits for injuries
- Prescription medication coverage
- Emergency ambulance transport coverage
- Physical therapy coverage
Key Benefits of Atlas Travel insurance from HCCMIS
|Covered Benefits||Provided With Atlas Travel insurance|
|Guaranteed acceptance||Yes: No medical underwriting is required for eligible individuals. See the Description of Coverage for full eligibility|
|Coverage for pre-existing conditions||Partially: Up to $100,000 lifetime maximum for the eligible medical expense for the acute onset of a pre-existing condition. See the Description of Coverage for more details.|
|100% coverage for accidents and injuries outside the U.S.||Yes: We will pay 100% of eligible medical expenses after the deductible, up to the overall maximum limit of the policy. See the Description of Coverage for more details|
|100% coverage for accidents and injuries inside the PPO||Yes: For eligible expenses within the PPO Network. See the Description of Coverage for more details.|
|Sports coverage at no additional charge||Yes: Coverage for eligible injuries or illnesses related to sports activities. See the Description of Coverage for for limitations.|
|Emergency medical evacuations available 24/7||Yes, $500,000 in coverage regardless of policy maximum.|
|Complete online enrollment capabilities & immediate fulfillment||Yes: Selecting 'Yes' to online fulfillment when purchasing will ensure your policy information will be available to print once your application has been processed and your credit card approved.|
At HCCMIS, we care about your safety and your trip. We want your trip to float by as easily as possible, which is why we offer a variety of travel assistance services. We offer all of our customers 24/7 customer service, which allows you to connect with an expert customer care professional who can help you travel right. You will also have access to services like emergency message relay, which allows you to receive messages from a family member, friend or employer if an emergency should occur and they need to contact you. We can also provide you with emergency cash transfers if something were to happen and you needed cash, but had none available. For more information about our customer services and travel assistance services, visit our Customer Service page.
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