First of all gliders are used for sport and activity purposes, also the schooling takes place in the local glider club in most cases. You find only a few flying schools that use gliders for commercial purposes. Flying Gliders is often referred to as a sport. The first aircraft in the world was gliders – and it is said that man’s oldest dream to fly, comes beautifully expressed through gliding. For most, the big rush to soar silently through the air surrounded by a quite formidable view. Gliders are aircraft that do not gain speed and height through the power of an engine but by making use of the dynamic reaction of the air. Nowadays you will also find gliders with an engine. Gliders with a piston engine are classified as TMG (Motor gliders) but there are also models which have a small retractable engine on board to make their flying and landing more independent of the weather conditions.
A gliding certificate being a perfect basis for other pilot licenses and the various activities most gliding clubs offer, so this is a perfect entry into the world of Aviation.
Gliders are often transported in specially designed trailers which can be insured together with the hull insurance of the glider itself.
Gliding is a green sport because it sets minimum CO2 footprint. The conditions for gliding is largely determined by the weather, and the season runs from March to October.
The best coverage before you fly
At RiskPoint we are just as enthusiastic about gliding like you are. We can offer you full insurance of all types of gliders, including motor gliders. We have extensive experience with glider insurance – and we are interested in hearing all the details of your glider. Aircraft manufacturer, registration, year, number of passenger seats, etc. We need to know the aircraft’s home base, which geographical areas the plane is used, and more. Fill out the form and get a quote on a glider insurance within 24
Your glider insurance must match exactly to your usage pattern and your experience. In addition to the compulsory liability insurance, RiskPoint offers comprehensive hull insurance that covers your glider from snout to tail tip and if needed a pilot accident coverage. You can also cover your custom-built trailer, wire starter or aircraft towing as needed. Your glider insurance covers use in Scandinavia and elsewhere in Europe. As the owner and pilot of a glider, you are responsible for any damage that the glider causes to third parties, including consequential damages. Responsibility applies to injuries to people and damage to property outside the glider – and injury to passengers and property transported in the glider. Therefore, it’s important that your Glider is correctly insured before your flight.
Coverage and pattern of use
When preparing your glider insurance we take all/any special conditions into account. If your glider is stored in the hangar for a longer period, we also take this into account. This of course haves influence on your premium. We also like to know what your experience is, including flight hours, and if you have any damage history with your glider. The goal is an exact match between you and your glider insurance.
Conditions’ for a policy being issued is that your glider is registered and approved. If you change from another insurance company that provides you a no claims bonus, RiskPoint will offer you an extraordinary intro discount on your hull insurance premium. Through close dialogue with you, we prepare a customized glider insurance that is based on your specific insurance needs. With the right glider insurance, you can leave all the practical paperwork to us and concentrate on your next flight.