Archive for April, 2014

Depart for a Seaplane Adventure with the Jones Brothers and AIR

Tuesday, 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

Friday, 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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SUN ‘n FUN and Insurance, too!

Friday, April 4th, 2014

Aviation Insurance Resources (AIR) agents have landed in SUN ‘n FUN ready to take in the sights and sounds of all things aviation. President Jon Harden and Regional Vice President Joe Cacho are on the grounds at Lakeland-Linder Airport interacting with clients and aviation friends alike. If you are presently attending the 40th annual SUN ‘n FUN, be sure to tell them “hi”.

Yesterday morning, AIR sponsored the Society of Aviation and Flight Educators (S.A.F.E) breakfast. S.A.F.E is an organization of aviation educators, formed to ensure that the individuals teaching future aviators are exceeding professional and industry standards. Many industry leaders attended the breakfast, getting their SUN ‘n FUN day off to the right start.

Together with S.A.F.E., AIR created a new comprehensive insurance plan for flight instructors exclusive to S.A.F.E members. Coverage is extended for “negligent instruction” for an occurrence during the policy including any dual flight instruction, flight review or checkride you perform. “Negligent instruction” also applies to ground instruction given by you. Insurance premiums through the S.A.F.E program are surprisingly affordable and special cumulative aviation insurance discounts up to 20% are available for qualified applicants!

Jon and Joe spent the remainder of the day at the SUN ‘n FUN Splash-In at Fantasy of Flight on Lake Agnes. There, they congratulated a flight school that AIR has insured since its inception, Vermont Flight Academy, on their newly donated Twin Bee.

The Vermont Flight Academy has a partnership with the Vermont Technical College, offering a four-year bachelor degree in aviation. With the Twin Bee, the flight school now has 17 aircraft in their fleet along with 15 certified flight instructors. President of AIR, Jon Harden earned his seaplane rating through the Vermont Flight Academy and plans to travel back to get his multi-seaplane rating in the new Twin Bee.

AIR offers a wide range of aircraft insurance options for aircraft of all makes and models, from seaplanes to helicopters. AIR fulfills the needs of those who rent aircraft as well through non-owned aircraft insurance and covers Certified Flight Instructors through polices like the S.A.F.E CFI program.

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To find out more about Aircraft Insurance Discounts, Seaplane Insurance and CFI 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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Announcing Collaborative Aircraft Rental Insurance

Thursday, April 3rd, 2014

This week at Sun N’ Fun, OpenAirplane announced their newest program: Collaborative Aircraft Rental. With the tagline “put your aircraft to work” OpenAirplane is offering just that-putting your aircraft to use when you are not using it. OpenAirplane is making it easy to make some extra cash by offering your airplane as a rental aircraft to qualified OpenAirplane users.

Operated completely through an easy to navigate website, the aircraft owner sets the wet rental rate and OpenAirplane connects users to the rental. Owners will be able to breathe easy knowing all pilots must complete the required Universal Pilot Checkout before they rent. Detailed information on that pilot will be available online for the owner to approve prior to approving the rental and following the flight, both pilots and aircraft owners are invited to rate the experience. All payments will be handled through the OpenAirplane system making for less paperwork and no processing fees for the aircraft owner.

The Open Airplane Network and Proper Coverage from Aviation Insurance Resources (AIR)

With a revolutionary new way to make an aircraft available to renters, this new use must also be properly insured. Aviation Insurance Resources (AIR) and Starr Aviation have been steadfast supporters of OpenAirplane since its creation, assisting OpenAirplane on the insurance side of their program. AIR works with Starr Aviation on renters insurance, pleasure and business policies and on commercial insurance. We are premier partners with Starr Aviation and have been able to create insurance options for those using the OpenAirplane network, making insurance coverage readily available and competitive. Because of this unique partnership, our two companies are the most familiar with OpenAirplane requirements in the aviation insurance market.

Premier Partnerships Offers Non-Owned Aircraft Insurance Discounts

All pilots renting aircraft through the OpenAirplane program must obtain a minimum amount of non-owned aircraft coverage. Due to a premier partnership with Starr Aviation, Aviation Insurance Resources (AIR) now offers members of the OpenAirplane Network up to 10% in savings on their renters insurance!  A 5% discount is available for pilots who have completed the OpenAirplane Universal Pilot Checkout. Simply provide your insurance agent with a copy of the OpenAirplane Universal Pilot Checkout prior to binding coverage to receive your discount. Pilots that are claim free will receive an additional 5% discount resulting in a total of 10% in savings!

When looking to rent aircraft around the country, there is only one website you need to visit: OpenAirplane. Likewise, when obtaining insurance coverage before flying with or making your aircraft available for rental with OpenAirplane, there is only one place you need to call: Aviation Insurance Resources.

AIR offers a wide range of aircraft insurance options for aircraft of all makes and models, from experimental aircraft to standard aircraft, such as Cessna Aircraft, Beechcraft, and Cirrus Aircraft to Robinson Helicopters, builders risk insurance, and Corporate Aircraft.

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To find out more about Aircraft Insurance Discounts, the OpenAirplane Network and Aviation 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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