Archive for September, 2012

AIR Pros set to attend the Heart of America Sport Aviation Classic

Friday, September 28th, 2012

From October 5th through the 7th, Gregg Ellsworth of Aviation Insurance Resources (AIR Pros) is scheduled to attend the 2012 Heart of America Sport Aviation Classic in Warrensburg, Missouri. The event is a visual and education aviation experience catering to the experimental, light-sport and ultralight segments of general aviation. The HOA Classic will feature:

  • Experimental and Light sport aircraft
  • A wide variety of vendors
  • Historical re-enactors
  • Classes in composites and tube & fabric
  • A silent auction to benefit the UCM Aviation Scholarship
  • A Hangar dance
  • And it is FREE to the public!

The premiere central U.S. sport aviation event!

“I look forward to attending this inaugural event,” said Gregg. “It’s also a great opportunity to meet our current clients and help new clients with their insurance needs and questions.”
If you are interested in learning more about Sport Aviation or if you have any questions about Light Sport Insurance Policies, take a minute to visit Gregg and Aviation Insurance Resources at the Heart of America Sport Aviation Classic. We hope to see you there!
If you have any questions, please contact Aviation Insurance Resources by calling 877-247-7767 or visit AIR-PROS.com today!
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Aviation Insurance Resources Flight Award

Thursday, September 27th, 2012

“My mom is taking flying lessons. I’m so impressed,” said Erik Michaelson.

His mother, Toni, had earned the flight award sponsored by Aviation Insurance Resources through the Fly it Forward event that introduced 244 girls and women to aviation this March. Enrolled at Frederick Flight Center, her first lesson was Monday.

Teaming up with a female flight instructor, Toni says her lesson was “awesome” and that her flight instructor, “immediately made me feel right at ease in the cockpit and after take-off had me flying the airplane in no time.”

Toni met many challenges common with student pilots, “The hardest part was taxiing out to the runway – my feet and legs were not cooperating with my brain, namely trying to stay on top of the yellow line.”

flight lessonsToni will be continuing lessons throughout the year and is excited to share her journey with us. Toni’s son proudly displayed a photo on Facebook after her lesson. Many friends quickly commented:

“Most people do not realize that Toni has a really adventurous spirit and can do absolutely anything she sets her mind to.” and “I am impressed and want to fly with her some time!!!”

Aviation Insurance Resource specializes in a full range of aircraft, airplane & airport insurance to clients of all sizes. We are licensed in all 50 states. Get a free Aircraft insurance quote or contact us at 877-247-7767 for more information.

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Are Pilots Texting? :: The Dangers of using Cellphones when Flying

Sunday, September 23rd, 2012

The Transportation Safety Board believes a pilot’s cell phone use could be partially to blame for a fatal 2011 plane crash near the airport in Fort St. John, B.C. The TSB report noted that the pilot spent approximately 28 minutes on his phone on what was only a 65 minute flight from Peace River, Alta., to Fort St. John, B.C.

“The aircraft had experienced several large altitude deviations while the pilot was using his cellphone,” the report stated. In fact, the Cessna 185 E dipped from a low of 3,500 feet to a high of 4,600 feet three times during the flight, which could correspond with 3 text messages the pilot received during the flight.

“This distraction was prevalent throughout the flight and in conjunction with the night conditions encountered, may have contributed to the (crash),” the report stated.

The last of these messages was received 11 minutes before the fatal crash.

The Dangers of Texting and Flying

According to the TSB report, “There have been no comprehensive studies regarding the use of cellphones as a distraction in an aviation context. The phenomenon has, however, been extensively studied in the automotive sector.”

The TSB recommends that pilots avoid using cellphones during flight unless there is an emergency.

“Pilots who engage in non-essential text and voice cell phone communications while conduction flight operations may be distracted from flying the aircraft, placing crew and passengers at risk,” the report concluded.

Other Factors that could have contributed to the Crash

The TSB noted several other factors which could have affected the pilot’s performance, including:

  • Time Crunch: The pilot was operating on day visual flight rules (Canada) and was required to be back to the Fort St. John airport before nightfall.
  • Situational Awareness: The TSB report states that the pilot may have lost situational awareness, also referred to as the black-hole effect. This occurs during a visual approach when the only visual stimuli are lights on or near the airport. Without visual references, the pilot’s depth perception may have been off.

The report said there was no indication of an aircraft system malfunction or that the pilot was unwell.

If you have any questions, please contact Aviation Insurance Resources by calling 877-247-7767 or visit AIR-PROS.com today!

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Pilot’s cellphone use may have been partial cause of fatal 2011 plane crash in B.C.

Aircraft Hangar Insurance :: Aviation Insurance Resources

Friday, September 14th, 2012

Hangar property insurance policies are designed to protect your building and contents. This would include damage from fire, wind, snow, etc. Did you know coverage is available for loss of business income, electronic equipment, tools, mobile equipment, fuel tanks, and business personal property?

Hangarkeeper liability protects you from liability for damage to aircraft under your care. This coverage will reimburse an aircraft owner for any damages to their aircraft while it is in your care. Premises liability is also available.

Hangar Insurance from Aviation Insurance Resources

At Aviation Insurance Resources, we not only provide coverage for your aircraft, but we specialize in hangar insurance, as well. So if you are looking for physical coverage of your hangar(s), including hail and wind coverage, and liability coverage, then Air Pros is the choice for you.

If you have any questions, please contact Aviation Insurance Resources by calling 877-247-7767 or visit AIR-PROS.com today!

Aviation Insurance Resource specializes in a full range of aircraft, airplane & airport insurance to clients of all sizes. We are licensed in all 50 states. Get a free Aircraft insurance quote or contact us at 877-247-7767 for more information.

Licensed in all 50 states with regional offices throughout the country to serve you better!

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AIR Insurance Policies at Fourth Annual Midwest LSA Expo

Thursday, September 6th, 2012

This September, from Thursday the 6th through Saturday, the 8th, Aviation Insurance Resources’s (AIR’s) very own Gregg Ellsworth, our Regional Representative, will be attending the 4th Annual Midwest LSA Expo in Mt. Vernon, Illinois – an event organized to sell Light Sport Aircraft, LSA Ancillary Services, and LSA related services.

Ellsworth will be available at the event to talk with clients about LSA insurance, and to provide comprehensive run-downs on what AIR’s policies include.

Here at AIR, we know that building and restoring aircrafts is a substantial investment of time, dedication, and labor. Plane construction enthusiasts as well as pilot hobbyists rightfully derive immense gratification from their work and yearn to start their engines and take off into the great blue abyss with their newly completed aircraft. In the excitement of so doing, practical matters like insurance coverage are often tossed to the wayside.

Many aircraft construction projects begin at home, but they are not covered by homeowner’s insurance. Stored in hangars during assembly, they may be susceptible to flood and storm damage. Ground risk hull insurance – for when your plane is not in motion – protects your aircraft from the aforementioned liabilities, in addition to fire, theft, animal damage, wind damage, hangar collapse, and more.

Aviation Insurance Resources (AIR) recently launched a builders and restorers insurance policy. Customized with the builder’s needs in mind, the new insurance plan through AIR offers flexible liability and hull coverage options. The policy is designed to protect the aircraft during the building or restoring stage regardless of pilot experience and qualifications.

If you’re attending this week’s Midwest LSA Expo, don’t forget to stop off and meet Gregg Ellsworth and learn more about AIR’s services to pilots and those with a passion for flight. We’ll be sure to help you take wing.

If you have any questions, please contact Aviation Insurance Resources by calling 877-247-7767 or visit AIR-PROS.com today!

Aviation Insurance Resource specializes in a full range of aircraft, airplane & airport insurance to clients of all sizes. We are licensed in all 50 states. Get a free Aircraft insurance quote or contact us at 877-247-7767 for more information.

You can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Google+.