Gliding is an exhilarating adventure sport, using an engine-less aircraft. Speeds of over 100MPH can be achieved at heights of up to 30,000 feet, utilising the same naturally occurring currents of air that birds use to fly. Soaring through the skies and across open countryside is an exhilarating experience but just like any sport, accidents can happen at any time, even to the most experienced. Accidents often result in personal injury, so gliding injury insurance is recommended. This will help replace lost wages, so amateur pilots can concentrate on their recovery, rather than worry about how they are going to make their rent or mortgage payments. Gliders are expensive to replace, so glider insurance is also recommended . Also, when heading off on a gliding holiday, the consequences of requiring medical attention abroad can be a huge financial shock if not correctly insured, so you should also consider appropriate gliding travel insurance.