Archive for February, 2016

Aircraft Insurance and the Adventurous AirCam

Friday, February 26th, 2016

There is one type of flight that every pilot yearns for: low and slow with the wind kissing your face. Originally designed for aerial photography in the Ndoki rain forest in Congo for National Geographic, the Lockwood AirCam is an agile, open cockpit, tandem seat, multi-engine aircraft. As the pilots and agents at Aviation Insurance Resources (AIR) can attest to, the AirCam is a plane built for adventure!

Pilots mouths drop when they read the specs on AirCam aircraft. It can take off in as little as 100 feet and land in under 500. Burning as few as 3.5 gallons per hour, the two Rotax 912 engines provide the AirCam with a cruising speed of anywhere from 50 to 100 miles per hour all with a stall speed of only 39 miles per hour. With up to a 2,000 feet per minute rate of climb, the AirCam is the best aircraft for small backcountry strips and remote areas. But the AirCam is not limited to only departing from the ground, it can be equipped with floats as well!

AirCam Insurance

Testimonials about Aviation Insurance Resources (AIR) rave about the ease of obtaining a competitive aircraft insurance quote. With one phone call to AIR, our agents will work diligently to market all the major aircraft insurance companies competitive for the Lockwood AirCam and the type of flying you do. AIR can also protect an AirCam project during the building stage, with economical rates regardless of pilot experience with our builders’ risk program.

To find out more about how AIR can assist with your AirCam insurance, please contact Aviation Insurance Resources by calling 877-247-7767 or visit today and request your aircraft insurance quote! You can also follow us on FacebookTwitterLinkedIn, and Google+.


Aircraft Spotlight: Rockwell Commander Aircraft Insurance

Tuesday, February 16th, 2016
Photo from the Gallery of the COG 2015 Fly-in

Photo from the Gallery of the COG 2015 Fly-in

Certain aircraft create a loyal following and pilots will agree that there aren’t many high performance piston singles quite like the Rockwell Commander. This four seat, low wing aircraft was developed by Rockwell International in the early 70s. The rights were sold to Gulfstream American and later to Commander Aircraft in 1988. Although production ended in 2002, Commander 112s and 114s remain a greatly beloved aircraft.

The Commander 112

When Rockwell was designing the Commander Aircraft they started with a fixed gear version, the 111 as well as the retract version, the 112. Ultimately, the Commander 112 was the aircraft that made it to production with a 200hp I0-360 engine. Other models would follow, the 112A, 112B and the 112TC and 112TCA versions each with excellent tweaks to include increasing maximum takeoff weight and adding a turbocharged engine on the TC and TCA models.

The Commander 114

In 1976 the Commander 114 was introduced featuring a 260 horsepower engine. Three additional models followed: the 114A increased takeoff weight, the 114B featured a new propeller and updated cowling while the 114TC was turbocharged. The 114 hit cruise speeds of around 157 knots, almost 20 knots faster than its predecessor.

The Commander Owners Group

Rockwell Commander fans can join other enthusiasts with a membership to The Commander Owners Group (COG). COG sponsors an annual fly in and the website hosts a wealth of commander information in their news section and in their member forums. Membership is just $75 a year. To join, visit

Insuring Your Commander

Commander aircraft owners place their trust in Aviation Insurance Resources (AIR). AIR shops all of the major aircraft insurance markets therefore providing the broadest coverage at the best rates available. Furthermore, all of our agents are pilots. Aviation is not just an industry we work in, it’s a passion we share with our clients every day. To obtain a Commander Aircraft insurance quote call 301-682-6200 or complete an online application today!

AIR FAQ – Aviation Premises Insurance

Monday, February 8th, 2016

Q: Does my aircraft insurance policy include aviation premises coverage? I don’t own my hangar, I rent it from the local airport authority. If someone injures themselves inside the hangar, could I be held hangar 1responsible?

A: Aviation premises insurance comes into play if a person becomes liable for property damage or bodily injury in connection with the hangaring of an aircraft.  Aviation Insurance Resources (AIR) works with all of the major aviation insurance markets and a majority of them include premises liability automatically in their policy’s expansion endorsement. If it is not included, don’t worry! Aviation premises liability coverage can be added for as little as $500 a year with limits of up to $5 million liability!

If you are a hangar owner, a hangar insurance policy protects the building, contents and provides bodily injury liability coverage. Loss of business income, electronic equipment, tools, mobile equipment, fuel tanks and business personal property are additional coverages that can also be added. Coverage can even be issued even when the hangar is in the building stage!

If you are unsure of what coverage you require, ask the pilots and agents at AIR by calling 877-247-7767 or visiting today! You have a hangar to protect your aircraft, and you have AIR to protect YOU!

Mooney Aircraft Insurance – Revisited

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016

In June of 2013, we published one of our most popular blogs on Mooney Aircraft insurance. Since the original posting, Aviation Insurance Resources (AIR) has continued to provide prospective and current Mooney owners with superior customer service while obtaining the best insurance rates and the broadest coverage available. Read on to find out why Mooney Aircraft has become a quick pilot favorite over the years.

June 24, 2013 – Christopher Wolbert, Regional Vice President of AIR completed his instrument rating in a Mooney twenty years ago. Despite the time that has passed, Mooney aircraft remain one of his favorite Mooney-Aircraft-Insurance-300x225aircraft manufacturers.

“Until that point, I had completed most of my pilot training in Cessna Aircraft. The Mooney was a new and exciting experience. The aircraft’s additional speed combined with instrument training made my training challenging, but rewarding.” Chris remembers.

Founded in 1929 by Al Mooney in Wichita, Kansas, the Mooney Airplane Company has carved its place in aviation history because of its dedication to performance and innovation. Mooney has always focused on producing the highest-performing, safest and most efficient aircraft on the market. It is this focus that has allowed Mooney to set several aviation records, including:

  1. First pressurized single-engine, piston-powered aircraft (M22 Mustang).
  1. Fastest transcontinental flight in a single-engine, piston-powered production aircraft (M20K 231).
  2. First production aircraft to achieve 200 mph on 200HP (M20J 201).
  3. Several altitude records (M20K 231).
  4. First single-engine, power-control certified (FADEC) in the U.S. (M20L Porsche).
  5. Fastest piston-powered aircraft currently in production (M20M DX single).
  6. First single-engine aircraft certified for flight into known icing conditions (M20M DX w/TKS anti-icing system).
  7. More than 130 world speed records.
  8. First single-engine retractable to achieve 237 KTS (M20).
  9. And More!

Mooney aircraft combine legendary speed, robust rate-of-climb, rock-solid safety and security, innovative technology, hand-built precision craftsmanship, and unmatched value.

The Mooney Airplane Company – which has delivered more than 11,000 aircraft worldwide, a fleet that has amassed more than 40 million hours of flight – currently sells three models of the M20: Ovation2 GX, Ovation3 and Acclaim.

Mooney Aircraft Insurance from Aviation Insurance Resources

Aviation Insurance Resources, also known by the acronym AIR, represents all of the major aviation insurance markets, which allows us to offer the broadest package of protection at the best available rates. AIR provides a wide range of aircraft insurance options for aircraft of all makes and models, from Cessna Aircraft to Robinson Helicopters to Piper Cubs to, of course, Mooney aircraft, like the Ovation2 GX, Ovation3 and Acclaim.

AIR is licensed in all 50 states. Click Here for a FREE Aircraft Insurance Quote!

To find out more about Mooney Aircraft Insurance, please contact Aviation Insurance Resources by calling 877-247-7767 or visit today to receive your free Aircraft insurance quote! You can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, and Google+.