Archive for November, 2014

Flying is a Family Affair for Wisconsin Flight School

Wednesday, 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!

You can also follow AIR on FacebookTwitterLinkedIn, and Google+.

Insuring your Cessna 180 Skywagon

Wednesday, November 19th, 2014

With the flexibility to be equipped on wheels, floats or skis and perfect for bush adventures or just cruising with friends and family, the Cessna 180 is one of the most versatile tail wheel aircraft. Introduced in 1953 and later dubbed the C180“Skywagon” the Cessna 180 has been soaring through the skies as a pilot favorite for over 50 years.

If anyone doubts the capabilities of the Cessna 180, just let them know that the first woman to fly solo around the world did it in a Cessna 180. Geraldine “Jerrie” Mock departed in N1538C, The Spirit of Columbus, from Columbus, OH in April of 1964. Jerrie flew into the history books after 29 days of flying a total of 22,860 miles. The aircraft now hangs in the National Air and Space Museum.

“The Cessna 180 Skywagon is one of the best planes that Cessna has ever produced. Of all the aircraft I have owned over the years, the Cessna 180 is one of my favorites,” says Jon Harden, President of Aviation Insurance Resources (AIR) and member of the International 180/185 Club.

Aviation Insurance Resources (AIR) specializes in aircraft insurance. With over 34 years of aircraft insurance expertise, AIR will save you time and money on your Cessna 180 insurance. Just check out or ad in the Skywagon newsletter, or fill out an online quote request here!

To learn more about how Aviation Insurance Resources can assist you with your Cessna 180 Skywagon 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+.

Is Your Company Protected when Flying on Business?

Wednesday, November 12th, 2014

General aviation plays a vital role in the corporate world. Business jets, turboprop aircraft and small single engine aircraft offer businesses flexibility in departure times and destinations that airlines lack. From a high level executive attending a board meeting to a salesman making a house call the next state over, general aviation offers efficient business trips without the hassle of extreme security, layovers and boarding times. In the case of an accident or bodily injury upon a business flight, is your company protected?

 

If a pilot flying his own personal aircraft on business and were to cause bodily injury or property damage, not only the pilot, but his company he works for, could be held liable. Large corporations charter jet and turboprop aircraft often for country-wide business meetings. If an accident were to occur, the victims and their families may hold your corporation accountable. Corporate non-owned aircraft insurance is a policy built to protect a corporation where employees may operate and/or be a passenger in an aircraft on company business. Corporate non-owned aircraft insurance offers businesses piece of mind when their employees and leaders travel via general aviation. Business owners have enough to worry about, so leave the non-owned corporate insurance to Aviation Insurance Resources (AIR).

 

Aviation Insurance Resources provides a full range of aircraft insurance and aviation insurance products to fit your corporation’s needs. AIR represents all of the major insurance markets and offers the broadest package of protection and the best available rates. To learn more about the Aviation Insurance Resources and corporate non-owned aircraft 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+.

Aviation Insurance: Workers Compensation Explained

Wednesday, November 5th, 2014

Business owners maintain a high level of responsibility. Deadlines must be met, customer satisfaction is a priority and employees need to be kept safe. An important aspect of a thorough business plan is ensuring that the company and employees are protected in the case of an injury from an on-the-job hazard.

Most states require Fixed Base Operators (FBOs), corporate flight departments, flight schools, and maintenance shops to acquire workers compensation insurance to safeguard its assets and employees. The first part of workers compensation policy covers direct work related employee injury, regardless of fault. This segment of the insurance provides medical payments and loss of pay to the incapacitated party. There are no limits set on employee injury liability.

Employers’ legal liability is the next portion of workers compensation insurance, where various limits can be purchased. This covers the legal defense of the business as well as negligence pay.

When speaking to your agent about aviation workers compensation insurance, it is best to have the estimated annual salaries of all the individuals in your company prepared, the number of individuals employed part time and full time, and their work assignments.

Workers compensation insurance is a necessity for aviation businesses and non-aviation related businesses alike. A non-aviation employer who uses general aviation aircraft for business should confirm that their workers compensation policy includes an employee flying a general aviation aircraft as a crewmember.

Workers compensation is as important to a business as choosing an insurance agent who understands your specific needs. Aviation Insurance Resources (AIR) has been providing aviation corporations with workers compensation insurance for over 15 years. With agents that average more than 30 years experience in the aviation industry, business owners can take comfort in the fact that they are properly protected by aviation insurance experts.

Aviation Insurance Resources provides a full range of aircraft insurance and aviation insurance products to fit each client’s needs. From workers compensation to aircraft insurance, AIR represents all of the major insurance markets and offers the broadest package of protection and the best available rates. To learn more about the Aviation Insurance Resources and aviation workers compensation 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+.