Aviation Insurance Resources – What’s in it for Me?

April 17th, 2018

Before most decisions are made, in one form or another, the decision-maker asks, “What’s in it for me?” Before you decided to purchase an aircraft, many questions whirled through your mind. But they all pointed back to how that purchase benefits YOU. With several aviation insurance brokers at your hands, how do you choose the agent that best fits your needs? Here’s what’s in it for you at Aviation Insurance Resources (AIR):

  • Pilots Protecting Pilots – It’s not just a fancy tagline on our website. It’s truth. All the agents at AIR are pilots so we all share a unique experience and love for the air as our customers. We work closely with insurance underwriters to serve the needs of the pilot population. For example, AIR has led the industry in insuring unmanned aircraft (UAS/UAVs) and light sport aircraft (LSAs) with ease.
  • Specialists – From non-owned to personal owned aircraft, from single-ship flight schools to corporate aircraft fleets, from workers compensation to event liability, we specialize in all things aviation. Not boats. Not cars. Not health insurance. Aviation insurance. We understand the nuances of aviation insurance and the details necessary to provide proper coverage.
  • All Markets – To become appointed with an insurance carrier, aviation insurance brokers must go through a vetting process. This means meeting specific standards of practice and policy minimums. Not all agents have access to all these markets, but AIR does. These markets are all vying for your business therefore creating competition and keeping your aircraft insurance rates low.
  • Choice – With AIR you are not married to one quote and one policy’s set of conditions. If you have certain specific needs (approved training facilities, lower open pilot warranty, higher limits) AIR can supply a more flexible policy by shopping all the aviation insurance markets. We can tailor a policy to you!

So, what’s in it for you? A team of dedicated, knowledgeable, pilots providing you with the broadest policy at the best available rates. To find what’s in it for you call 877-247-7767 or submit and insurance quote request online today!

 

Splash in at Seaplane-A-Palooza in April!

March 27th, 2018

For the eager pilots ready to start the fly-in year, the perfect warm up to Sun ‘n Fun is happening next month at the Tavares Seaplane Base (FA1) in Tavares, Florida. Dubbed America’s Seaplane City, Tavares welcomes seaplane pilots and enthusiasts alike to their annual Seaplane-A-Palooza on April 7th and April 8th, 2018.

Activities

Last year, over 50 seaplanes attended to visit with various exhibitors and sponsors. Excitement is gearing up for other great activities as well. Seaplane Bingo, spot landings, a seaplane beauty contest, flying scavenger hunt, and a pancake breakfast are all planned to make Seaplane-A-Palooza an unforgettable event!

Flying In

Seaplanes are instructed to contact UNICOM on frequency 122.975 prior to your arrival. Parking is free at the red and white tie off posts, subject to space available. Visit the Tavares website for more information. Those pilots wishing to park their aircraft on land can fly into the Leesburg International Airport (LEE) where a shuttle will be provided to the base.

Seaplane Insurance

Aviation Insurance Resources (AIR) is a sponsor of Seaplane Bingo and will have a table at Seaplane-A-Palooza. AIR agent Victoria Neuville will be on hand to answer all your seaplane insurance and other aircraft insurance questions. All the agents at AIR are pilots and shop all the major aviation insurance markets to obtain the best rate and the broadest coverage on your aircraft insurance. For your seaplane insurance call 877-247-7767 or submit your seaplane insurance quote request online today!

2018 promises a year full of more airshows, fly-ins and aviation events. What is on your aviation calendar this year?

What Happens if My Aircraft is Involved in an Accident?

March 22nd, 2018

We all realize that there is risk involved in owning and operating an aircraft. Comprehensive aviation insurance policies afford substantial protection from that risk. We hope you’ll never face a situation that puts your aviation insurance to the test. But if you have a mishap from which property damage or injury result, it is helpful to understand how the aviation claims process works.

What Can Trigger a Claim?

Most aircraft insurance policies respond to two types of claims: those that involve physical damage to the insured aircraft and those resulting in legal liability that result from damaging someone else’s property or causing an injury. The details can vary from one policy to the next. In this article, we will consider mostly physical damage claims.

Some of the most common types of insured damage to an aircraft result from events like these:

  • Hard landings
  • Bird or wildlife strikes
  • Gear-up landings
  • Collisions with hangars, buildings or support vehicles
  • Taxiing incidents
  • Wind, lightning, or hail storms

Legal liability can result from many of these events, which cause damage not only to the insured aircraft, but to third party property as well. Examples are hitting a runway light, colliding with a hangar or ramp aircraft, jet wash and prop wash, or even something like paint overspray.

Of course, aircraft mishaps that result in injuries to passengers aboard the aircraft, people on the ground or even in another aircraft are also a serious concern.

Because each aircraft incident or accident is unique, it is important to be familiar with the provisions of your insurance policy and what the process is for getting the insurance provider involved to protect your interests.

The Aircraft Insurance Physical Damage Claims Process — Step by Step

When aviation incidents or accidents causing damage to the insured aircraft occur, the claims process typically is as follows:

Step One: Immediately following an incident or accident. First and foremost, seek medical attention for anyone who has been injured. As soon as reasonably possible, contact your insurance broker or the insurance provider directly to notify them of the loss and to coordinate next steps. It is also important to protect the aircraft from further damage.

Step Two: Gather pilot information. Take steps to secure copies of the pilot’s license and logbook, medical certificate, the aircraft log books and all other aircraft documents. In addition to cooperating with any investigating authorities such as the FAA or NTSB, the insurance provider may ask that you complete an incident report describing the pertinent details.

Step Three: You and the insurance provider begin the process of determining whether the aircraft is economically repairable. It may be necessary to obtain repair proposals to determine whether the damage is repairable or whether the aircraft is a total loss. A number of factors, including the aircraft’s insured value, the complexity of the repairs and particular policy provisions may come into play.

Step Four: In the event the aircraft is repairable, you will authorize the repair facility to make the repairs. Virtually all policies pay for the cost of repairs with “materials of like kind and quality.” In other words, the goal of the repair is to restore the aircraft to the condition it was in just prior to the incident.

Step Five: When the final cost to repair is established, the insurance provider will calculate the amount it will pay you. You can use that payment, plus your own payment for any deductible amount or uncovered costs, to pay the repair facility, after which the aircraft is returned to service. In most cases, the process is then complete.

Step Six: If the damage renders the aircraft a total loss, the insurance provider will make payment for the insured value, less any deductible. The policy will specify how the loss will be made payable, and typically requires that you and any lienholders are included in the payment. The insurance provider is entitled to the benefit of its remaining value once a total loss is paid. Within practical economic constraints, your preference as to the disposition of the aircraft may be taken into consideration as part of an agreed cash settlement. You should expect to work with your insurance provider to finalize the transaction through an FAA Aircraft Bill of Sale and an insurance document known as a Proof of Loss used to document the transaction.

Tips for Streamlining the Aircraft Insurance Claims Process

You and your insurance provider have a common goal when it comes to aviation claim handling: to resolve the claim promptly to the mutual satisfaction of the parties in accordance with the terms and conditions of the insurance policy. Here are some tips for streamlining the claim process:

Review your aviation insurance information periodically to ensure you have a general understanding of the insurance benefits afforded by your policy.

Report incidents promptly. The more time that elapses between an incident and the initiation of the claim process, the more difficult and time-consuming it can be for the insurance provider to perform research and reach proper determinations on what amounts are payable.

View your interaction with the insurance provider as a collaboration. The insurance provider’s goal is to provide prompt and fair claim handing and settlement of claims, in accordance with the terms and conditions of the insurance policy. Your cooperation makes the process much more efficient.

Understand the concept of “like kind and quality” when it comes to repairs. The goal of a repair is not to make an aircraft “like new,” but rather to return it to its condition immediately prior to the incident. Along those same lines, conditions discovered during the repair process that are not directly the result of damage sustained in the incident may not be payable under the policy. During the repair process, stay in close contact with the repair facility and the claims handler to fully understand what repairs will be reimbursable under the policy.

Consider the reality that a serious accident could occur. Ensure that anyone who may be involved in managing your affairs, such as a spouse, family member or business partner, knows where to find important information about your aircraft (pilot and aircraft log books, for example) and your insurance policy. Also, give some thought to how your aircraft is registered to make its disposition easiest on your next of kin.

Ensure that anyone you allow to operate your aircraft is properly trained and credentialed to do so and that they meet the pilot requirements of your insurance policy.

Take advantage of technology like your smartphone camera and digital documents to capture and share information about the incident with your insurance provider.

Partnering to Simplify the Aviation Insurance Claim Process

Your insurance provider’s top priority is handling your aviation losses efficiently and effectively so you can receive the appropriate benefit promptly. Treating this interaction as a collaboration is the best way to achieve a satisfying outcome.

The Top 9 Easiest Aircraft to Insure

March 20th, 2018

Aircraft insurance is in a class of its own. A great diversity between pilot backgrounds and category and class of aircraft factor into the policy’s final premium. The main influence in setting these rates will be the hull value of the aircraft and the pilot experience. Let’s look at the top 9 easiest aircraft to insure:

New Pilots – Many of your typical trainer aircraft receive preferred rates. These aircraft are vast in numbers, have easy access to parts, and are sturdy enough to handle consistent hard landings from a student pilot.

  1. Cessna 150/152

The Cessna 150 series is a staple for beginning aviators. These 2-seat aircraft are cheaper to rent and even easier to insure. The Cessna 150 is a budget friendly choice for any pilot when comparing their hull value and annual insurance rates.

  1. Cessna 172

A lot roomier than its little brother the Cessna 150, the Cessna 172 is a 4-seat reliable trainer and personal plane. For older model Cessnas it is quite easy to obtain Cessna aircraft insurance for under $1,000 annually.

  1. Cessna 182

For over 60 years the Cessna 182 Skylane has been a top choice for aircraft owners. Featuring a 230-horsepower engine the Cessna 182 provides everything pilots love about the Cessna 172 with a bit more bark.

  1. Piper PA28-140, 150, 151, 160, 161, 180, 181

Where Cessna has their 150s and 172s, Piper Aircraft created the PA28 series. Cherokee, Warrior and Archer insurance rates have remained low and prove to be an affordable aircraft to insure.

  1. Piper PA32

Essentially a six-seat version of a PA28, underwriters usually prefer to see an instrument rating and more time for this aircraft. However, even without an instrument rating Piper Cherokee Sixes have quite competitive insurance rates.

Advanced Pilots – Pilots with a bit more time in their logbook and an instrument rating out of their way may be looking for a more cross-country-friendly, all weather aircraft.

  1. Mooney

The popular Mooney M20 aircraft series was developed in the 1950’s. This fast, affordable, 4-seat, retractable gear aircraft is a must-have among pilots making frequent long trips.

  1. Beech Bonanza

Beech Bonanza insurance is a frequent request. Ranging from 4 to 6 seats the single engine Bonanza has been made in many varieties but maintains its place as one of the best-selling aircraft for pilots looking for a little bit more.

  1. Piper Arrow

The Piper Arrow is a retractable gear version of the PA28 series and frequently found as a commercial pilot trainer. While insurance rates are commonly higher on retractable gear aircraft when compared to fixed gear, pilots find Piper Arrow insurance premiums to be very reasonable.

  1. Cirrus

This one may shock most people, as Cirrus got a bad rap insurance-wise for quite some time. While they remain high value aircraft, competition in the industry and improved training programs have brought Cirrus insurance rates down.

Aircraft insurance is not one size fits all. Many pilots purchase a more advanced aircraft as student pilots versus going through the transition period. A low time or student pilot often can obtain insurance for advanced aircraft; it just may be at a higher rate with specific training stipulations. The list leaves out many popular certified aircraft such as the retractable gear Skylane, the Cessna Cardinal, the Piper Lance and does not begin to cover the many varieties of homebuilt aircraft! This is a general list of the most common planes that result in a quick and competitive aircraft insurance quotation.

The key is to purchase your aircraft insurance from a pilot and aviation insurance agent you trust like those at Aviation Insurance Resources (AIR). No matter the make and model of aircraft to be insured, AIR shops all the major aviation insurance markets to obtain the best rates with the broadest coverage available. Call 877-247-7767 or request a quote online to obtain an aircraft insurance quote from AIR today!

 

How One Pilot Saved Over 50% on Aircraft Insurance

March 13th, 2018

The popular aviator saying explains that if you want to make a small fortune in aviation, you need to start with a large one. We all know aviation expenses can quickly add up, so why pay more than you must on your aircraft insurance? Living off their legacy, Avemco insurance continues to sell insurance at a higher premium on an outdated policy.

The proof is in the numbers.

Earlier this month, Aviation Insurance Resources (AIR) established a policy for a Bonanza owner who had two pilots on his policy. This individual was looking to add a third, lower time pilot who was not instrument rated. At $150,000 hull coverage Avemco had quoted their current insured just over $5,000 annually. AIR’s quotation was LESS THAN HALF that at only $2,285.

Where do these savings come from?

Avemco is a direct writer, meaning that they set the premiums and discounts that are quoted. When you call Avemco, you are working with one underwriter and receive just a single quote. AIR is an aviation insurance broker, meaning they shop all the other major aviation insurance markets for your aircraft insurance. In most cases, AIR will receive multiple insurance quotes for your aircraft insurance. More options equal more savings, with competition within the market driving the rates down.

Who offers the better policy?

It is always important to read through your policy and review any questions with your insurance agent. However, the main and most important difference between Avemco and all the other markets is in one simple word. An Avemco policy is written with a per person sub-limit whereas most other policies are written as a per passenger form. The Avemco policy could be leave you short on coverage if an accident were to injure an individual outside of the aircraft. To remain competitive, insurance carriers are often increasing policy benefits while Avemco continue to use their outdated form.

Pilots protecting pilots.

All the agents at AIR are pilots and understand the ins and outs of the aircraft insurance industry. When the Bonanza owner called in for a quote he spoke directly with a pilot, not just an insurance agent. A pilot calling into AIR will speak with an individual who knows the nervousness of a first solo or a check ride and understands what it’s like to transition to a new aircraft. AIR’s headquarters and branch offices are full of pilots from all walks of life, to include CFIs, rotor pilots and balloon pilots!

At the beginning of this month, a Bonanza pilot saved over $2,715 simply by calling AIR. Why pay more for your aircraft insurance? Call 877-247-7767 or request a quote online today!

How to Read your Aircraft Insurance Policy

March 6th, 2018

Congrats! You have purchased your very first aircraft and obtained a low premium through Aviation Insurance Resources (AIR)! You are now provided with a 30+ page aircraft insurance policy, but don’t let it overwhelm you! Today, we will break down the important parts and what you need to know:

Declarations – After the cover pages of the policy (if applicable) are the declarations, essentially a breakdown of the coverages in your policy. Here you will find information on who the policy is issued to, the policy number and effective dates. The declarations also usually contain the liability limits of the policy, aircraft information, and the aircraft hull value if physical damage coverage was purchased. Any applicable deductible will be listed here along with when physical damage coverage is offered (Ground & Flight, Ground Not in Flight, or Ground Not in Motion).

Insuring Agreements – The insuring agreement section of your aircraft insurance policy lists the insurance carriers promises to you. This is what the insurance policy will pay in the event of a loss. This area summarizes the protection provided to you for liability, medical expenses and physical damage. It also goes over the defense provided if you were to become liable for injury to a person or property.

Conditions – Your obligations are covered under the conditions section of the insurance policy. These paragraphs list requirements for coverage to be provided. How to file and document a claim are described in the conditions of your policy.

Exclusions – This area of your policy is exactly the way it sounds. It lists what is specifically excluded from coverage in your policy. If your aircraft is for pleasure and business use only, you’ll often notice that operations for commercial use and hire are often listed under the exclusion area.

Definitions – Throughout your policy you will notice words highlighted in bold. This signifies that this word has a specific meaning to the insurance carrier and its definition within your policy. This section of the policy will define important words in your policy such as:

Insured – who qualifies as an insured under this policy?

In flight – what is required for the aircraft to be considered in flight?

In motion – what is required for the aircraft to be considered moving?

Passenger – who qualifies as a passenger?

…and more

Endorsements – Usually placed towards the end of your policy are endorsements specific to your particular aircraft policy. They contain information such as the pilots allowed to fly the aircraft and any training requirements, lienholder information if there is a loan on the aircraft, list any additional insureds such as an airport and special expanded coverages. These endorsements amend policy wording which can delete or greatly add coverage. For example, non-owned aircraft coverage is usually found within these endorsements.

If you have a question about an item in your policy or can not find something you are looking for, call the pilots and agents at AIR. We will walk you through it! AIR works with all the major aviation insurance carriers and each policy has its differences. It is our job to provide you with the broadest coverage and lowest rates. Give us a call at 877-247-7767 or visit us online to talk about your aircraft insurance policy today!

3rd Annual Aviation Scholarship Announced

March 1st, 2018

Aviation Insurance Resources (AIR), a leading aircraft insurance broker based in Frederick, MD, holds fast to their tagline of “Pilots Protecting Pilots”. All the aviation insurance agents at AIR are pilots, and pilots that give back to the community they serve. Today, AIR announced they will be offering their Get into the Air aviation scholarship for a 3rd year.

Previous scholarship winners come from all walks of life, to include an aviation museum director and ice skater working towards a private pilot certificate, a student pilot following in the footsteps of her idols the Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP), and an aircraft dispatcher who endured a 2-hour commute to learn to fly.

AIR is offering their $500 scholarship to an entrant who shows similar determination, drive, and positive character of the past winners. Applicants will be judged on their one-page essay and a recommendation letter from someone within the aviation industry. The scholarship winner will be announced at the 2018 EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, WI. The deadline to enter is June 15th. Scholarship applications are available for download at http://www.AIR-PROS.com/scholarship.php.

About Aviation Insurance Resources (AIR)

Since 1999, AIR has remained closely connected to the industry they serve, many of their customers are friends and some are even family. This is because all the agents at AIR are pilots and understand the needs and challenges in owning or renting an aircraft and aviation related businesses. No matter your involvement in aviation, AIR can provide a comprehensive yet economical solution for your needs. For scholarship questions or an aircraft insurance quote call 877-247-7767 or fill out a quote request online today!

New Professional Liability Product Offers Peace of Mind to Aviation Pros

January 30th, 2018

Re-posted from Global Aerospace

Business in general, and the aerospace business in particular, is extremely fast paced. Despite their best efforts, aviation professionals, like all professionals, can and do make mistakes. These errors cover the spectrum of things from inadequate pre-buy inspections, to improper engine overhauls, to inadvertent disclosure of confidential information.

While these mistakes don’t result in property damage or bodily injury, they can have an adverse impact on a client’s business that produces financial ramifications. Consequently, these “errors and omissions” may create exposure for the service provider that results in monetary loss, including costs associated with their legal defense.

Historically, professional liability policies to cover the mistakes of those in the aviation and aerospace industry have been difficult or costly to obtain. Some aviation pros have looked to traditional errors and omissions insurance providers for coverage. However, those insurers are unfamiliar with the unique exposures in the industry and tend to charge more for policies.

Other people seeking coverage purchase a policy from the international surplus lines market, but have to endure the high costs charged by providers in London and elsewhere. In short, there has not been a product ideally suited to meet the professional liability needs of those in aviation-related fields.

Introducing Aviation Professional Services Liability Insurance

As the need for an affordable errors and omissions-type policy provided by a U.S. insurer that is familiar with aviation risk became apparent—both through observation and many inquiries from people in the industry—Global Aerospace decided to develop a product that addresses that need. The result is our Aviation Professional Services (APS) Liability Insurance.

This claims-made insurance covers wrongful acts that result in financial loss that is measurable in monetary terms but that does not occur as a result of bodily injury or property damage. Wrongful acts are errors or omissions committed by a policyholder that arise out of the rendering of or failure to render aviation professional services. The coverage is designed to help professionals in a number of aviation- and aerospace-related fields, including:

  • Auditors
  • Engineers
  • Safety experts
  • Consultants
  • Maintenance providers
  • FBOs
  • Aircraft sales dealers

These are just a few examples. Virtually anyone involved in the aviation and aerospace business can benefit from APS liability insurance.

Delivering Benefits for Your Defense

A substantial benefit of the Global Aerospace APS liability policy is that it contains no limitation on defense costs. Some general professional liability policies outside of the aviation industry include defense costs within the policy limits. With those policies, each dollar spent to defend a claim or suit reduces the amount available to resolve the claim on behalf of the policyholder. A limitation like that could be significant. The Global Aerospace APS liability policy eliminates that uncertainty because defense costs are paid in addition to the limit of liability. This results in even greater value for the aviation professional.

An Important New Insurance Solution

We believe that APS liability insurance is one of the most important business investments aviation professionals can make. And if the tremendous interest we’ve seen from clients, the brokerage community, and the industry in general in the short time since our new coverage was announced is any indication, we’re not alone in that assessment. This new product clearly and effectively addresses an unmet need.

Aircraft Insurance Broker Welcomes 19th Year of Continuously Insured Pilots

January 8th, 2018

Working for you

As many new business owners do, Jon Harden was working around the clock and weekends his first few years at AIR. It was one Sunday in February when Pete called. Pete has owned eight aircraft and currently is the proud owner of a Beechcraft Baron. Each year Pete participates in the Bonanzas to Oshkosh (B2Osh) formation migration from Rockford, Illinois to Oshkosh, Wisconsin.

“I was expecting to have to leave a message after dialing a couple of options. Instead, Jon picked up, on a Sunday nonetheless! I immediately switched to him and haven’t looked back!” Pete explained.

After each flight to EAA AirVenture/Oshkosh, Pete makes a point to stop by and catch up with Jon at the AIR booth in Hangar A. While Jon does not have to work weekends quite as often these days, he still operates at the same level of prompt customer service.

Unique Aircraft

Another Beechcraft has found its home at AIR over 18 years ago. Ingrid is often found at Frederick Municipal Airport flying her Bonanza or enjoying AIR’s summer cookouts. But her true pride and joy has been covered through AIR for 17 years now, a newly restored J3 Lenape Papoose. This 1939 Piper Cub is equipped with a 3-cylindar radial engine and is one of only three flying in the United States! This very Cub once held the world record for aircraft time aloft. Ingrid’s Cub graces many of AIR’s marketing materials!

Ray was AIR’s 32nd client and he still insures through us today! Besides his Cessna 172, AIR also protects Ray’s 1977 Varga. Known for its reliability and simplicity, Varga pilots could spend the whole day boasting about their aircraft. However, not all insurance markets readily write this make and model aircraft. Since 1999, AIR agent Chris Wolbert shops all the major aviation insurance markets for Ray’s Cessna and Varga each year before renewal. Chris has earned Ray’s business year after year by providing competitive rates for both aircraft and by keeping them on one policy for increased convenience.

“I really appreciate what the agents at AIR do because they are pilots, not just insurance agents!” airline pilot Curtis exclaimed. All insurance agents at AIR are pilots and are passionate about the aviation industry they serve. Each pilot has a different background and a diverse blend of aeronautical experience.

Curtis is approaching his 19th renewal with AIR. He prefers to keep all five of his aircraft on one convenient policy as well. He currently owns a Cessna 140, Cessna 150, a Piper J3 Cub, an RV-8 and a multi-engine amateur built aircraft, the Wickham B. The Wickham B is the only aircraft of its kind, designed by Jim Wickham, an engineer with Boeing in the late 1960’s. It sat in storage for several decades before being restored in 2002 and later purchased and flown by Curtis.

Bob’s 1950 Beech 35 Bonanza is a show stopper. In fact, it has made it to the centerfold of an aviation magazine! Featuring a IO 470 D’Shannon engine upgrade, an advanced avionics suite, and superior paint and interior, his number one priority was properly insuring the aircraft he invested so much into. When shopping for aircraft insurance, Bob encountered the issue that the stated Bluebook Value of the aircraft was much less than the value due to its extensive upgrades. That’s when he connected with Jon Harden, the founder of AIR. In June, he will be trusting AIR with his aircraft insurance renewal for the 19th year straight! His Bonanza is, of course, still in impeccable shape.

Access to all the markets

Flying out of NJ, Joseph owns a Piper Arrow. 18 years ago, Joseph connected with AIR’s regional office in Bradford, PA, then run by agent Lee McKinley. Since Lee’s passing, Joseph has worked with Victoria Neuville out of AIR’s Frederick, MD headquarters. Despite the years that have passed and the office transition, AIR has been able to ensure Joseph a steady premium and he is now paying less than several years ago! This is because AIR shops all the aviation markets to obtain the best rate. Thanks to a competitive market, Joseph has not seen that much fluctuation in his insurance rates over the years. Having access to multiple insurance carriers also provides flexibility when customizing the right policy before committing to one insurance company’s guidelines.

Commercial aviation insurance

All the previously mentioned clients are aircraft owned for pleasure and business use. AIR’s expertise also extends to workers compensation, FBOs, maintenance facilities, flight schools, charter, flying clubs and more! The oldest aviation sales company still in operation in Oklahoma City also happens to be one of AIR’s oldest clients as well! Southern Wings Aircraft Sales is a very successful family owned business specializing in selling corporate twin and turbine aircraft. Cycling through many aircraft throughout the year, Southern Wings insurance policy allows for sales and demonstration of the aircraft. The ease of adding and deleting newly acquired or sold aircraft can be attributed to AIR’s prompt service and organization.

Airshows

AIR is well equipped to insure your airshow or aviation event. But what’s more fun than insuring airshows is attending them! 2018 will mark the 19th consecutive year AIR has had a booth at EAA AirVenture, commonly known as Oshkosh, the world’s busiest airport for one week each July. Each year you can find us in booth 1120, next to Trade-A-Plane. Oshkosh is comparable to a family reunion, but for pilots. This is often where we meet our customers in person.

“I’ve been attending AirVenture since I was 10 years old. What’s great about being an exhibitor is all the new people you meet and finally putting a face to the name or voice of our customers,” said AIR agent Victoria Neuville.

As AIR’s 19th anniversary approaches much remains the same. AIR continues to provide service with integrity from a group of knowledgeable insurance agents and pilots. The proof is in the numbers, over 80 clients have had coverage with us for 18 consecutive years! To begin creating a life-long relationship with an aviation insurance broker that shops all the markets to provide you with the best rates and the broadest coverage call 301-682-6200 or visit www.AIR-PROS.com today!AIR logo 2016.2.26 WEB

AIR to Attend 2018 US Sport Aviation Expo

January 4th, 2018

The 14th Annual US Sport Aviation Expo (also known simply as Sebring to pilots) is fast approaching! From January 24-27th pilots and exhibitors will gather at Sebring Regional Airport for four days of aviation fun. Aviation Insurance Resources (AIR) agents Joe Cacho and Gregg Ellsworth will be in booth 410 to help pilots with their aviation insurance needs.

This year’s Sebring highlights include:

  • Key Note Speaker Captain Rahmani, the first female fixed-wing pilot with the Afghan Air Force
  • Ford Tri-Motor flights, helicopter and biplane rides
  • 2nd & 3rd class medical exams on site
  • Zenith hands-on kit building workshop
  • DroneZone – featuring one of the largest drone races in the world
  • Exhibitor showcase flights
  • Workshops, forums (including speakers Patty Wagstaff and Rod Machado), and aircraft displays

Tickets are $25/day or $75 for a four-day pass for adults. EAA and AOPA members can receive a $5 per day discount. Youth tickets are $10 a day and children 10 and under are free. Tickets are available online and at the door.

The US Sport Aviation Expo offers the perfect start to the airshow and aviation convention season. We hope to see you there!