Archive for April, 2016

Take the Work out of Aviation Workers’ Compensation

Thursday, April 21st, 2016

refuelingIn many states workers’ compensation insurance is required by law. While these policies are essential to protecting a business and its employees in the case of an injury, many aviation companies run into exclusions related to their type of business. An aviation workers’ compensation policy from an aviation insurance broker can ensure corporate flight departments, flight schools, maintenance shops and other aviation businesses are properly protected at a fair rate.

An Aviation Workers’ Compensation policy from Aviation Insurance Resources (AIR) can provide the protection your business needs in a simple and straight forward process. All you need to get started is estimated annual salaries of your employees broken down into part and full time as well as their work assignments. With convenient benefits such as pay as you go, your audits will become easier and more predictable.

The insurance carrier can provide safety recommendations that can lead to a safer work environment that over time may lower your premium. Other options may include: foreign voluntary workers’ compensation, emergency international medical assistance, employers’ legal liability and extensions to include first responders. And for employees addressing a premature employment departure, there are employment lawyers that can help protect your rights.

AIR strives to take the hard work out of your aviation workers’ compensation insurance. With agents averaging over 30 years in the aviation insurance industry, business owners can take comfort that their risks are handled professionally by aviation insurance experts. Providing a full range of aircraft insurance and aviation insurance products to fit each client’s needs, AIR is ready to serve you! To request an aviation insurance workers’ compensation or another aviation insurance quote call 877-247-7767 today!

What You Need to Know about the New Student Pilot Requirements

Monday, April 4th, 2016

Last week, the FAA put forth new rules in order to receive a student pilot license. While the student still must visit an Aviation Medical Examiner (AME) for their medical, they must visit a Flight Services District Office (FSDO), Part 141 flight school or a flight instructor to apply. The application will then be vetted by the TSA through their anti-terrorism program. After a few weeks, the student will receive a plastic student pilot certificate in the mail. Unlike previous student pilot certificates, the new format has no expiration date. There is no cost for this certificate.

How does this affect me?

While the new procedure takes a little more effort, the main concern with the new rule-making is the turn-around time receiving the student pilot certificate. Many accelerated pilot training programs would have to wait for the certificate to arrive prior to allowing the student to solo. The current estimated wait time is three weeks, although other sources estimate longer.

There is another issue with the new certification process that is causing some backlash. The applicant must be at least 16 years of age in order to apply for a student pilot certificate. Therefore, the long-celebrated 16th birthday solo may be a tradition of the past. Currently, work is being done to allow young students to apply prior to their 16th birthday.

About Aviation Insurance Resources (AIR)

Aviation Insurance Resources (AIR) is not just an office full of insurance experts, it’s an office of pilots with a passion for the community they serve. That’s why we strive to keep you up to date on the latest developments in both the aviation insurance and aviation industry. AIR shops all of the major aviation insurance markets to obtain the best rates and broadest coverage. To receive aircraft insurance your quote today, apply online at or call 877-247-7767! You can also follow us on FacebookTwitterLinkedIn, and Google+.