What happens if…my hangar collapses?

January 28th, 2015

Not all aircraft insurance claims happen during flight or taxi. Sometimes, your aircraft can be damaged when it is tucked away inside the comfort of your hangar. Strong winds from a storm may cause the hangar to collapse or perhaps a fire is started from a lightning strike or an accelerant in a nearby hangar. Is your aircraft covered? What about the hangar?

The Aircraft

If you carry hull coverage on your aircraft insurance policy, you are protected if there is physical damage to the hull of your aircraft. Do you know what your aircraft is worth? Aviation Insurance Resources (AIR) offers a free and easy way to calculate an estimated hull value for your plane. Click here to get your free aircraft valuation and aircraft insurance quote to see that you are properly protected!

The Hangar

A hangar you rent: If you rent a hangar from the airport or city, they may request a copy of your insurance policy to confirm that you have liability coverage. In addition, many airports require the airport to be named as an additional insured on your policy. This is to protect them in case a claim was involved with your aircraft or at your hangar.

Occasionally, hangar owners will request that you have premises liability coverage. This covers bodily injury or property damage connected to the storage of your aircraft. It’s possible that you already have some hangar coverage included in your policy! Some insurance carriers automatically include premises liability coverage in your aircraft insurance policy. If not, it may be possible to add it by endorsement or a hangar liability policy can be started for as low as $500 annually.

A hangar you own: A hangar protects your aircraft and associated contents from the elements. As the owner of the hangar it is your responsibility to not only protect your aircraft and contents, but the people who enter or are around your hangar from bodily harm. A hangar insurance policy can protect your building and provide you with liability coverage.  Protection can also be purchased for loss of business income, electronic equipment, tools, mobile equipment, fuel tanks, and business personal property.

Covered while building: Are you building a hangar and concerned about the hard work going to waste in the case of a freak storm, or someone being injured in its vicinity? Hangar insurance policies can have you covered before your project is complete!

To get started on requesting a hangar insurance quote, complete a quick and easy quote form online here.

Aircraft in your Care

Hangar keepers policies protect you for liability from damage to aircraft under your care. This coverage will reimburse an aircraft owner for any damages to their aircraft that you may be liable for while it is in your possession.

Aircraft Hangar Insurance with Aviation Insurance Resources

Aviation Insurance Resources (AIR) is the one stop shop for all forms of aviation insurance. The pilots and aviation insurance experts at AIR keep up to date on the latest in the aviation insurance industry and how to best protect your assets and/or business. We are pilots protecting pilots, ensuring that your aviation insurance requirements are met. To get started, give one of our AIR agents a call today at 877-247-7769 to complete a simple and time-saving quote form online!

Looking Back on U.S. Sport Aviation Expo 2015

January 21st, 2015

The cloudy days did not conceal the shine in the eyes of vendors, manufacturers, dealers and pilots at the U.S. Sport Aviation Expo in Sebring, Florida last week. Aircraft ranged from Cub Crafters and Legend Cub to the return of Paradise Aircraft and the introduction of the new Groppo Avio Trail. All aspects of light sport aviation were represented at this unique expo.

The mood at the Aviation Insurance Resources (AIR) booth was upbeat and positive as we saw an increase in attendance. Numerous pilots were taking advantage of light sport rules and returning to aviation after a long hiatus. Renter pilots were excited to find they could instantly purchase insurance for non-owned light sport aircraft on our website. And a large number of pilots also stopped by to ask questions about amphibious light sport insurance for airplanes like the Searey.

Light sport insurance quote requests included Sonex, Bristell, Tecnam, Evektor, Flight Design, Zenith, Czech Sport and Jabiru aircraft. This proves that enthusiasm for this relatively new aircraft category is still fresh; with many pilots stating the affordability of these aircraft and no need for an aviation medical as reasons why they chose light sport.

New and prospective light sport builders stopped by the AIR booth as well. We offer a builders and restorers insurance program, designed to protect the aircraft during the building or restoring stage regardless of pilot experience and qualifications. Customized with your needs in mind, this policy offers flexible liability and hull coverage options.

To discover more about insuring your light sport aircraft with AIR please contact us by calling 877-247-7767 or visit AIR-PROS.com today to receive an aircraft insurance quote! You can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Google+

Aircraft insurance FAQ: Where am I covered to fly?

January 14th, 2015

Many individuals become pilots for the travel and sense of freedom as general aviation opens up a world of airports and new towns to discover. Pilots create flight plans based on dreams of new cities, states and even countries to explore. There are many considerations prior to departing to these new lands. Weather, runway length and fuel services are just some of the variables a pilot would need to research. Before crossing a border, however, how many pilots have considered if their insurance covers that new escapade?

Policy Territory

Most insurance policies for aircraft registered in the United States include coverage for when flying within the 48 contiguous United States, Canada, the Caribbean and Mexico. However, it is important to confirm this to ensure that you are flying within your policy criteria. When uncertain of the locations that your aircraft insurance policy covers, the key words to look for within your policy are “policy territory”. This section of the policy will outline where you are covered to fly.

Alaska and Hawaii

Alaska opens up a world of wilderness to explore, but it can require some extra skills such as mountain flying and paying close attention to ever changing weather. Good weather is what people dream of when they think of Hawaii, but there are many miles of bare ocean to cross before reaching your destination. Due to these states’ unique territory, it is best to double check your policy to make sure you are covered before flying on your Alaskan or Hawaiian flying adventure.

Mexico

Recently the Mexican government changed its requirement so pilots no longer are required to have a Mexican issued policy in addition to their US policy. Thanks to some research by the Aircraft Owners & Pilots Association (AOPA), you can find more information about this recent development on AOPA’s webpage here. However, if you are the ‘better safe than sorry’ pilot-type, issued in both English and Spanish, the Mexican policy and certificate can be quickly issued online. View a helpful checklist for travelling to Mexico and sign up for Mexican insurance here.

The Bahamas

As with Mexico, most policies territory cover the Bahamas. On some policies, however, it doesn’t and all you’ll need to do is to call your aircraft insurance professional to have the policy extended. With over 750 miles of islands to explore, great weather and crystal clear waters to swim in, the Bahamas are a general aviation pilot’s paradise. Looking to brush up on procedures for flying to the Bahamas? Visit our blog about it here!

Canada

Much like flying to Mexico or the Bahamas, the Canadian Aviation Regulations require a pilot to have proof of liability insurance on board the aircraft. Most policies include Canada in their territory, but there can be exceptions, for example, they may exclude the Northwest Territories.

Fly with AIR

To learn more about the territory written within your aircraft insurance policy, give Aviation Insurance Resources (AIR) a call at 877.247.7769 or complete a quote request online. The aircraft insurance experts at AIR have been making the time spent shopping for the best insurance rates fly by for 15 years. Let Aviation Insurance Resources take the controls of your aircraft insurance so you can get back to checking of new sights off your aviation bucket list.

Enhancing Lives at Orlandi Flight Center

January 7th, 2015

Founded by Geoff Orlandi in the fall of 2012 with the mission to enhance other’s lives through aviation, the Orlandi Flight Center offers flight instruction, aircraft rental and scenic tours in the Blairstown, NJ area.Orlandi Flight

In 2013 and 2014, the Orlandi Flight Center received the AOPA Flight Training Excellence award for providing superior instruction. Orlandi Flight Center was the only school in the northeast region where both the flight school and an individual instructor (Geoff Orlandi) received this honor. The flight school offers any training a pilot would need, from introductory flights or sport pilot or private pilot certification to commercial pilots and ATPs. If you are looking for an instrument rating, multi-engine rating, tail wheel endorsement, or just a flight review, Orlandi has you covered.

The Orlandi fleet consists of 1947 Piper J3 Cub as well as a 1969 Cessna 172. Adding to the Orlandi repertoire is a Redbird JAY Flight simulator available for the budget pilot in mind or for when weather conditions are less than ideal for training. The Redbird simulator is available at an hourly rate or an annual fee for unlimited use.

The Orlandi Flight Center entrusts Aviation Insurance Resources (AIR) for their flight school insurance and flight simulator insurance needs. Each aircraft insurance expert at AIR shops all of the major markets to provide your flight school with the broadest policy coverage at the best rates. This saves both money and time, leaving your school to do what it does best…instruct and inspire future pilots.

Geoff Orlandi’s pledge is to “do everything I can to deliver the most rewarding flying experience available.” Just as AIR’s pledge to him was to provide service with integrity from aviation insurance experts.

It all starts with flight schools in the general aviation industry. At Aviation Insurance Resources (AIR), we provide a full range of aircraft insurance and aviation insurance products, including flight school and flight simulator insurance. To find out more about insuring your flight school or simulator, please contact Aviation Insurance Resources by calling 877-247-7767 or visit our website and fill out our quick and easy flight school quote request today.

AIR Returns to the Sebring Sport Aviation Expo

December 30th, 2014

Each year, 16,000 attendees visit Sebring Regional Airport to see what the latest and greatest in the Light Sport Aircraft (LSA) market has to offer. With a new Wednesday through Saturday expo schedule, the 11th annual Sebring Sport Aviation20130118_111404 Expo takes place January 14 through 17, 2015.  Gates open at 8:00am Eastern each day, welcoming pilots and aviation enthusiasts to a day of demonstration flights, workshops, forums, special events and exhibitors. Among the exhibitors are the agents and pilots from Aviation Insurance Resources (AIR).

AIR attends the Sebring expo annually to talk with LSA manufactures, owners and see the latest innovations in the industry. Since LSA certification was announced by the FAA, AIR has been a leader in providing light sport renters and owners with aircraft insurance at competitive rates. AIR shops all of the major market to ensure that you are getting the best rate and the broadest coverage available your light sport aircraft. With just one call, or a stop by their booth at Sebring, AIR can save you both time and money!

If you are in the process of building or looking to build your very own LSA, AIR also offers a builders risk package customized with your needs in mind. AIR’s builders and restorers insurance plan offers flexible liability and hull coverage options, without worrying about pilot experience and history. This plan provides peace of mind that all your hard work will not go to waste.

AIR is returning to the Sebring Sport Aviation EXPO in January 14-17, 2015. Stop by booth number T207 to see how we can assist you with your aviation insurance needs! To learn more about how AIR can assist you with your LSA policy, please contact Aviation Insurance Resources by calling 877-247-7767 or visit AIR-PROS.com today and receive an aircraft insurance quote! You can also follow us on FacebookTwitterLinkedIn, and Google+.

One Stop Shop for Aviation Insurance

December 23rd, 2014

A large aviation company has many operations to keep track of and the insurance requirements for each of these can become quite complex. An important factor in keeping on top of it all is having an insurance broker that can help keep you on top of all of your insurance needs. Luckily, the aviation insurance experts at Aviation Insurance Resources (AIR) represent all the aviation insurance markets required to ensure superior coverage for your business.

The agents and pilots at AIR are delighted to assist companies in corporate aircraft insurance, workers compensation insurance and FBO insurance. But have you considered other areas where you may be held liable?

AIR can also place coverage for:

  • Aircraft assembly
  • Business interruption
  • Crime
  • Flight simulator
  • Hangar insurance & premises liability
  • Legal Liability
  • Manufacturers products liability
  • Runway & runway lighting
  • Spare parts
  • Stored fuel & fuel trucks
  • UAV, UAS and drones
  • …and more!

Start the New Year off right with a call to Aviation Insurance Resources (AIR). Our aviation insurance experts will speak to you about your operation and needs and deliver an insurance quote at the best rates and broadest coverage available.

Contact Aviation Insurance Resources today by calling 877-247-7767 or visit AIR-PROS.com  and complete your quote request! You can also follow us on FacebookTwitterLinkedIn, and Google+.

Picture Great Coverage with AIR’s Aerial Photography Insurance

December 16th, 2014

The sky provides a unique view that you cannot find just anywhere. Climb to the branch of the tallest tree or sit upon the roof of the highest building and your photograph still cannot quite grasp that aerial perspective. This vantage point is an asset to many businesses. Construction companies will show aerial pictures of their work to investors and environmental organizations may be interested in tracking changing shorelines over time. Aerial photography companies are vital to creating this special look.

To sufficiently protect commercial aerial photo operations, more than just your typical aircraft insurance policy may be needed. Depending on the number of hours flown for aerial photography annually, this protection could be endorsed on your current aircraft policy, or a new commercial policy for this use may have to be started. A well-protected aerial photography business starts with just one call to Aviation Insurance Resources (AIR).  The insurance experts at AIR are also pilots who understand the importance of a cost efficient, yet effective policy to cover your business.

AIR represents all of the major insurance markets and offers the broadest package of protection and the best available rates. To learn more about how Aviation Insurance Resources can assist you with your aerial photography insurance please call 877-247-7767 or visit AIR PROS.com today and receive your insurance quote! You can also follow AIR on FacebookTwitterLinkedIn, and Google+.

 

TBM Aircraft Insurance

December 10th, 2014

TBMDescribed by Flying Magazine as a jet with a prop, the Daher-Socata TBM 700, 850 and 900 aircraft deliver jet-like speeds on a more economical budget. The six to eight seat, pressurized turboprop aircraft was first introduced in 1990 and has been going strong ever since. With a service ceiling of 31,000 feet a TBM can soar with the “big dogs” over hazardous weather and quickly to a destination at 330 knots true airspeed. Newer models are loaded with the latest glass cockpit technology and creature comforts such as air conditioning, TBM aircraft will make just about any pilot drool.

TBM 700AThe TBM 700 started it all, cruising at 300 knots true on a Pratt & Whitney PT6A-64 engine. The TBM 700B and TBM 700C followed with increased maximum weight, air conditioning, and other available add-ons.

TBM 850With an extra 25 knots at cruise altitude, the TBM 850 brought pilots more speed, without altering what made the 700 a success. The TBM 850 G1000 was the first TBM to be equipped with the G1000 glass cockpit system and the Elite model offered increased cargo and forward facing passenger seating.

TBM 900 – To date, 47 TBMs have been ordered in 2014. Dubbed the “ultimate personal aircraft” the TBM 900 boasts a 1,730 nautical mile range, can hit 31,000ft in just 18 minutes, and can land on 2,100’ grass runways; all without compromising the luxuries. Besides the 330 knot maximum cruise speed, other improvements include composite winglets, a five blade propeller, automated pressurization control and Garmin V14 software.

Experienced TBM owners, prospective TBM owners and transition pilots all benefit from a call to Aviation Insurance Resources (AIR). The aircraft insurance experts at AIR shop all of the major aviation insurance markets to obtain you the best rates and the broadest coverages available. Turboprop pilots owning aircraft such as the TBM 900, Pilatus PC 12 and the Cessna Caravan have been depending on AIR’s turboprop insurance experience since 1999.

From piston to turboprop aircraft to jets, the agents and pilots at AIR have you covered. Just one call can save you time and money. To insure your Daher-Socata TBM aircraft, please contact Aviation Insurance Resources by calling 877-247-7767 or visit AIR-PROS.com today to request your aviation insurance quote online!

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Aviation Event Insurance

December 3rd, 2014

When was the first time you fell in love with aviation? For many, it’s on a warm summer day, in the middle of the crowd with the smell of popcorn in the air. There’s an announcer over the loudspeaker and everyone is looking up at the sky and listening to the hum of an airplane. You are at your hometown airport. It’s an airshow.

Each year, airshows draw in 11-13 million spectators to airports across the United States. Attracted by thrilling military formation teams and daring individual aerobatic performers, airshows bring in needed revenue to local airports and are great advertising for small towns and big cities. Often, airport general liability policies exclude coverage for fly-ins and air shows. Whether running a small fly-in event to a large airshow such as EAA AirVenture, it is important that the show host is properly protected.

To get started, there are a few things the agent will need to know:

  • Event dates
  • Rain date (if applicable)
  • Any additional insureds
  • Estimate total attendance
  • Planned crowd control

Airshow insurance coverages include:

  • Bodily injury & property damage
  • Medical payments

With options to protect:

  • Personal/advertising injury
  • Volunteer accident
  • Food & Beverage
  • Non-owned vehicle or aircraft

Don’t let liability worries top you from bringing a great fly-in or airshow to your community. The insurance experts and pilots at Aviation Insurance Resources (AIR) will guide you through the details of insuring your aviation event. To prepare for your aviation event, please contact Aviation Insurance Resources by calling 877-247-7767~

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Flying is a Family Affair for Wisconsin Business

November 26th, 2014

DuffysMany pilots enjoy sharing their love for aviation with their families. At Duffy’s Aircraft Sales and Leasing aviation is nothing short of a family affair. Founded in 1974 by Harold “Duffy” and Alice Gaier, Duffy’s Aircraft has locations both in Neillsville and Marshfield, Wisconsin. The Gaiers’ sons quickly joined in on the family aircraft business and all together, Duffy’s has been providing friendly and safe aviation services for over 40 years.

Duffy’s offers it all, providing charter services, aircraft maintenance and even holiday light flights! For those considering becoming a pilot as a hobby or a career, a discovery flight at Duffy’s in just a step away. From there, training for sport pilot to commercial and advanced endorsements are available. Adding to the list of options at this flight school are on site computerized written exams and a designated examiner on staff.

Tired of renting an aircraft? Duffy’s offers aircraft leasing! From Pipers to Cessnas, Duffy’s Aircraft provides aircraft leased exclusively to you or your club for long term use. Regardless if you rent or lease through Duffy’s, they recommend getting your aircraft insurance through their own broker, Aviation Insurance Resources (AIR). Since its inception, AIR has been providing Duffy’s Aircraft and their students and pilots, the best rates and the broadest coverages available in the insurance industry.

About Duffy’s Aircraft Sales and Leasing

Involved with aviation since the 1960’s the Gaiers are right at home at both Neillsville and Marshfield airports. With two locations and a wide variety of aircraft and pilot services, Duffy’s aircraft is the one stop shop in central Wisconsin for all things aviation.

To see what else Duffy’s can offer you visit them online at DuffysAircraft.com or call the family at 715-387-2211. Office hours are 8AM until 6PM Monday through Sunday.

About Aviation Insurance Resources (AIR)

As fellow aircraft owners and pilots, AIR understands your needs and challenges in properly insuring your assets. All of the insurance companies we represent are A.M. Best rated “A” or better. Best of all, AIR is licensed in all 50 states and represents all of the major aviation insurance markets.

To find out more about non-owned aircraft insurance, insurance for a leased aircraft, or insuring or aviation business, please contact Aviation Insurance Resources by calling 877-247-7767 or visit AIR-PROS.com today to request your aviation insurance quote online!

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