EAA AirVenture is almost here! Are you ready?

July 23rd, 2014

Soon, thousands of pilots and aviation enthusiasts will gather on the grounds of Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh, WI for the 2014 EAA AirVenture. Featuring over 10,000 aircraft and a daily airshow, Oshkosh is theOSH place to be in July! Are you ready?

Your Oshkosh 2014 Checklist:

With an event spanning an entire week, weather and plans can be quick to change! Whether staying for one day or the entire week, it’s best to be prepared. Are you ready?

  • NOTAMS for flying in
  • Camping equipment/hotel reservations (make these EARLY!)
  • Airplane tie downs, covers and extra oil
  • Backpack
  • Sunglasses, hat and sunblock
  • Camera with extra batteries
  • Folding chairs
  • Poncho
  • Good walking shoes
  • Cash for food tents
  • Business cards (Oshkosh is great for networking!)

Looking to purchase an aircraft?

Oshkosh is the perfect venue to scope out a new pair of wings. To compile a proper estimate of flight costs, you’ll need an insurance quote. Are you ready?

  • Stop by the Aviation Insurance Resources (AIR) booth in Building A Booth #1141 for an aircraft insurance quote
  • Be sure to have an estimate of your current hours, including those of other pilots who may be flying the aircraft
  • Have a list of any questions you may think of (so you don’t forget in the excitement) to ask our insurance experts
  • Provide us with your cell phone or email so we can get in touch with you as soon as your best quote options come in

The agents at AIR are pilots and aviation enthusiasts who look forward to attending AirVenture each and every year. We hope that with proper preparation, you enjoy it as much as we do! Who knows, maybe you’ll be arriving in 2015 with your new pair of wings! Are you ready? We are!

To get ready ahead of time for an aircraft insurance quote, please contact Aviation Insurance Resources by calling 877-247-7767 or visit AIR-PROS.com today to fill out an online application. You can also follow us on FacebookTwitterLinkedIn, and Google+.

The Facts about Aircraft Insurance Deductibles

July 16th, 2014

When shopping for any medium of insurance, deductibles tend to be a top concern. Most insurance policies, whether for your car or medical insurance, contain some sort of deductible. Aircraft insurance policies can contain deductibles, too, but can be handled in a way that is different than the other policies you may be used to.

Fact 1: There is no such thing as a hidden deductible.

Some aviation insurance companies claim in their advertising that they have no hidden deductibles when the truth is that there is no such thing as a hidden deductible. Each carrier is upfront about these and since AIR believes in service with integrity, these are represented clearly when obtaining a quote.

Fact 2: Most light aircraft policies have a set deductible

Aircraft insurance premiums are based on pilot experience as well as the aircraft type and hull value. Currently, most insurance carriers have set or fixed deductibles, including many that offer $0 deductibles for all the aircraft they insure. In effort to streamline policy processing and market conditions, the majority of aviation insurance companies have eliminated deductible options.

Fact 3: There are two types of deductibles: In Motion and Not in Motion

Aircraft insurance policies contain two types of deductibles: those for claims that happen while the aircraft is in motion and those while it is not in motion. As the definition of “in motion” can vary, it is important to read the wording in the definitions section of your policy. Your deductibles will be clearly stated on the declarations page of your policy as well as on your quotation from Aviation Insurance Resources.

Before purchasing aircraft insurance, whether you’ll be flying a Cessna 150 or a Cessna Citation to a seaplane or a helicopter, it is important to know the facts. Sometimes, the subject of deductibles can be confusing. We hope this blog has provided some insight for your research. As always, our agents and pilots at AIR look forward to sharing those facts with you.

To learn more about your policies deductibles or to receive an aircraft insurance quote, please contact Aviation Insurance Resources by calling 877-247-7767 or visit AIR-PROS.com today! You can also find us on FacebookTwitterLinkedIn, and Google+.

Is Your Insurance Policy Below Industry Standards? –Part 3

July 9th, 2014

We invite you to explore your options in aviation insurance. Direct aircraft insurance writer, AVEMCO, promotes that they are the only insurance carrier to provide coverage in the event of a loss when an individual’s medical, flight review or aircraft annual has lapsed.  In fact, most insurance companies that Aviation Insurance Resources (AIR) represents cover this type of loss.

Most pilots are responsible, detail oriented people who maintain currency on their flight review,  medical certificate (if required) and annual inspection.  However, sometimes in our busy lifestyles time gets away from us and it may be easy for that end of the month responsibility to quickly pass by. It is important to remember that whenever you sign an aircraft insurance application with any company including AVEMCO  you are attesting to the terms and conditions on that application. In most cases, that also includes your currency at that point in time. If you are not current at the time of signing make sure you note that on your application so you are not attesting to something that is not a true statement.

We are pilots and aircraft owners and don’t believe in “gotchyas!” or surprise loopholes in aircraft policies. If you have a concern, we can address this with you upfront before binding coverage. Open your eyes to a better value!

To see if your policy is up to industry standards, please contact Aviation Insurance Resources by calling 877-247-7767 or visit AIR-PROS.com today and receive your aircraft insurance quote! You can also follow us on FacebookTwitterLinkedIn, and Google+.

Is Your Insurance Policy Below Industry Standards? –Part 2

July 2nd, 2014

We invite you to explore your options in aviation insurance.  AVEMCO advertises that they are the only direct writer of aircraft insurance available within the United States which is true. However, calling an aviation specialist like Aviation Insurance Resources (AIR) will  guarantee  your interests will be represented-not the insurance company’s interests.

With one call to AIR, you will gain access to all the insurance markets competitive in your type of aircraft insurance risks. This in turn offers more options in aircraft coverage and pricing to meet your specific needs; not locking you into the guidelines of one carrier.

The decision to purchase an aircraft takes time and research. Save time (and money) with one call to AIR. We will do the aircraft insurance research for you! As fellow aircraft owners, AIR understands your needs and challenges in owning an aircraft. We know that not every situation is the same, so we will not limit you to cookie cutter insurance policies.

To see if your policy is up to industry standards, please contact Aviation Insurance Resources by calling 877-247-7767 or visit AIR-PROS.com today and receive a free Aircraft insurance quote! You can also follow us on FacebookTwitterLinkedIn, and Google+.

Is Your Insurance Policy Below Industry Standards?

June 25th, 2014

We invite you to explore your options in aviation insurance.  You don’t have to limit yourself to one direct writer of insurance such as AVEMCO.  Broader coverage is available to you today!

The fact is, if your policy is written on a “per person” instead of a “per passenger” basis, you have below the industry standard in coverage!  The majority of insurance companies today write their policies on a “per passenger” policy form.  Over recent times, aviation insurance policies have favored more “inclusive” language at affordable premiums thanks to increased competition.  Insurance companies have had to increase policy benefits at competitive prices-Great news for the aircraft owner!

However, as they say, “Buyer Beware!”  There are still some old fashion insurance companies that feel they can get by with a “per person” policy limit banking on the consumer simply looking at the bottom line price.  The truth is, superior coverage is readily available at surprisingly competitive premiums!

Aviation Insurance Resources is an industry leading aviation insurance agency that has access to all the major aviation insurance markets.  All of our agents are pilots so we understand the aviation industry’s needs. We strive to provide the best policy at the best premium in every situation.

To see if your policy is up to industry standards, please contact Aviation Insurance Resources by calling 877-247-7767 or visit AIR-PROS.com today and receive a free Aircraft insurance quote! You can also follow us on FacebookTwitterLinkedIn, and Google+.

Aviation Insurance Resources (AIR) Enters the UAS/UAV Market

June 18th, 2014

UAVA variety of airplanes and rotorcraft soar through sky daily, piloted by individuals travelling from point A to point B. In the past decade, an increasing number of these aircraft are being controlled from the ground. They are Unmanned Aircraft Systems, also known as UAS or UAVs, and are the latest technology utilized in varying industries ranging from agriculture to surveillance. According to the FAA, within 10 years, the sky could be home to over 30,000 unmanned aircraft. As the popularity and list of uses for UAS and UAVs grow, so does the need to properly insure the aircraft for physical damage as well as the risk of liability.

For over 15 years, Aviation Insurance Resources (AIR) has been at the forefront of aircraft insurance. When sport pilot certificates were first introduced by the FAA, AIR was one of the first brokers to embrace light sport aircraft insurance market. Their proactive approach continues with the dawn of a new aviation age in the UAS and UAV industry.

Common UAS/UAV Uses:

  • Remote Sensing
  • Photography and Videography
  • Power line and Pipeline Patrol
  • Aerial Mapping and Survey
  • Border Patrol
  • Search and Rescue
  • Livestock protection
  • Agricultural mapping
  • Disaster Relief
  • Conservation
  • Forest Fire Protection

Insurance coverage for UAS/UAVs:

  • Manufacturer product liability
  • Aircraft physical damage
  • UAS/UAV equipment damage
  • Medical payments
  • Fire legal liability
  • Personal injury
  • Advertising injury
  • Terrorism coverage
  • Non-owned UAS/UAV coverage

Whatever your use for unmanned aircraft systems or unmanned aerial vehicles may be, your investment and legal liability needs to be protected. Trust the insurance broker that has made aviation their specialty, Aviation Insurance Resources.

To find out more about UAV and UAS insurance from Aviation Insurance Resources and to receive a free UAV insurance quote, please contact AIR by calling 877-247-7767 or visit AIR-PROS.com today. You can also follow us on FacebookTwitterLinkedIn, and Google+.

Talk to REAL people and REAL pilots at AIR

June 10th, 2014

abcIn the modern day world, technology is everywhere helping streamline business. Emails can offer speedier replies than the post office and file rooms have become a thing of the past, replaced by data files instantly accessible on a computer. While technology has many major benefits, the personal touch behind the business can become lost. We all have dreaded calling a customer service line where you must first listen to many options and then press several buttons to finally get to the correct department. The human relationship is gone.

When calling Aviation Insurance Resources (AIR) for an aircraft insurance quote, many pilots are amazed at the fact that there is always a human on the other line. Pilots never find themselves dialing numbers to get to the correct agent. A pilot and agent will answer the phone and be happy to get you to the right place. It is that personal touch and enthusiasm that will follow you through the process of the aircraft insuring process and to renewals for years to come.

We are our own clients

All agents at AIR are pilots or come from a strong background in aviation. When you call AIR, you will always find yourself talking to a person who is as excited about your aircraft as you are. Whether you are looking for flying club insurance or flight school insurance, Cessna 150 insurance or King Air insurance, all of our agents at AIR will take your needs personally as if it were their own.

To find out more about Aviation Insurance Resources and to receive a free aircraft insurance quote, please contact Aviation Insurance Resources by calling 877-247-7767 or visit AIR-PROS.com today. You can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Google+.

It’s No Surprise – Increased Limits are Available for Flying Club Insurance

May 9th, 2014

Many pilots believe aircraft ownership is only a dream, but then find that they can not only make that dream come true, but do so in a cost effective way: Through a flying club. When someone buys a share in a flying club, the annual aircraft costs are distributed amongst the group, resulting in less out of pocket expenses and more time in the air for the pilot.

It is not a surprise that one of the most important costs of flying clubs is insurance. Typically, due to the nature of risk that flying clubs present to the insurance industry, only a certain level of liability limits are available. Recently, a major organization has announced their ability to offer increased liability limits in flying club insurance. This, in fact, is no surprise to the aviation insurance industry, and something that the knowledgeable agents at AIR have been offering for years and are delighted to offer to flying clubs.

Most flying club insurance policies offer a $1,000,000 combined single limit property damage and bodily injury limit with a $100,000 per passenger sublimit. Sometimes, flying clubs are interested in higher limits but find that they are not always available through their current insurance policy. While higher limits sometimes cannot be offered through the flying club insurance policy, higher limits for an individual member of the flying club can be achieved through ‘stacked limits’.

Higher liability limits are available to individual members of the flying club by establishing individual a non-owned aircraft policy. This affordable policy will be “stacked” upon the main flying club insurance policy offering extra limits for that individual.

Flying Club Insurance from Aviation Insurance Resources

At AIR, we provide a full range of aircraft insurance and aviation insurance products, including Flying Club Insurance. We pride ourselves on finding the insurance policy that best meets the needs of ALL of your members, no matter the size of the club or the type of aircraft. AIR agents believe in serving your flying clubs needs with integrity, by informing the club of all the necessary options to cover your insurance risk. AIR will work diligently to find a flying club insurance policy that offers increased limits or will inform the club if we determine that stacked limits are the best route. AIR represents all of the major aviation insurance markets, so it is no surprise that we offer the broadest package of protection at the best available rates.

To find out more about Flying Club Insurance, please contact Aviation Insurance Resources by calling 877-247-7767 or visit AIR-PROS.com today and receive a free Aircraft insurance quote! You can also follow us on FacebookTwitterLinkedIn, Pinterest, and Google+.

Depart for a Seaplane Adventure with the Jones Brothers and AIR

April 29th, 2014
Jones Brothers

President of AIR Jon Harden checks out the TwinBee

On the dawn of their grandfather’s 100th birthday the Jones brothers (Henry and Walton Jones) decided they had to honor their grandfather’s legacy in an immense way. After hunting for the perfect spot to launch their new dream, the Jones brothers landed in Tavares, FL which has been also rumored to contain a fountain of youth. Whether an individual travels to the seaplane base for an aerial tour, training or to take a curious sip from the waters, the Jones Brothers & Co is the place to depart for a seaplane adventure!

Aviation Insurance Resources (AIR) has had the honor of writing the Jones Brothers insurance policies since 2013. As pilots themselves, AIR insurance agents understand the importance ofproperly insuring a seaplane base while keeping in mind the fun the tour operator brings to tourists and pilots alike. AIR agents were excited to check out the TwinBee the Jones Brothers do multi-engine seaplane training in at the recent SUN n’ FUN Fly–In at the seaplane base at Fantasy of Flight in Polk City, FL. In addition to the TwinBee, the brothers have a Cessna 150, Cessna 180 and Cessna 185 in their fleet.

Whether offering romantic getaway packages or tours over central Florida and the Lake of the Ozarks, the crew at Jones Brothers & Co Air & Seaplane adventures can rest assured their insurance is in capable hands-and you can, too!

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To find out more about Aircraft Insurance, Seaplane Insurance and Seaplane Base Insurance please contact Aviation Insurance Resources by calling 877-247-7767 or visit AIR-PROS.com today to receive your free Aircraft insurance quote!

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Cardinal Flyers Online Migrates South

April 11th, 2014

Joe Ruck (Native Floridian) recently returned home from Los Angeles back to the Sunshine State.  The highlight of the trip was an evening with the folks from Cardinal Flyers Online (CFO), which is a group of Cessna Cardinal owners and pilots approximately 3,500 members strong.  The evening event was held at the home of a CFO member in Winter Haven, Florida.  This same CFO member has hosted this annual event for the past several years.  This year approximately 50 Cardinal owners attended.

CFO typically gathers at Lakeland each spring for Sun N Fun, then Oshkosh, Wisconsin the last week of July, and a Cardinal fly-in somewhere in the USA each year.  Past fly-ins have included destinations such as Santa Maria, California (Wine Country), Death Valley, Bowling Green, Kentucky (Corvette Museum), Williamsport, PA (Lycoming factory), and Wichita, KS to visit the Cessna factory and celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Cessna Cardinal.

More about Cardinal Flyers Online

Started simply as an email digest in 1997 which went online in 1998, CFO quickly grew in size becoming an incredible resource sharing all sorts of subjects of  Cardinal wisdom with fellow Cessna Cardinal owners. CFO fly-ins began in 1999 and in 2000 they became an official organization which you can join for a $34 per year membership.

CFO is managed by Keith and Debbie Peterson.  Paul Milner runs the CFO digest.  CFO membership information can be obtained by contacting Debbie Peterson at debbie@cardinalflyers.com

CFO and Aviation Insurance Resources

Aviation Insurance Resources (AIR) is the official insurance broker for Cardinal Flyers Online. The CFO founders own aircraft are insured through AIR as well as the organization policies. AIR Regional Representative and CFI Joe Ruck heads the CFO insurance program for AIR.

The CFO website declares that they are thrilled with their partnership with AIR, “We have found the service to be excellent, the prices as good as possible and the support, both before and after the policy, to be outstanding. We have been walking this talk, and it has worked well for us.”

More about AIR

As fellow aircraft owners, AIR understands your needs and challenges in owning an aircraft.  AIR offers a wide range of aircraft insurance options for aircraft of all makes and models, including the Cessna Cardinal. We represent all of the major aviation insurance markets so we can offer you the broadest package of protection at the best available rates.

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To find out more about Cardinal Flyers Online or Cessna Cardinal Insurance, please contact Aviation Insurance Resources by calling 877-247-7767 or visit AIR-PROS.com today to receive your free Aircraft insurance quote!

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