Archive for October, 2016

FBO Spotlight: Rider Jet Center

Thursday, October 20th, 2016

Over ten years ago, a father and son team set out to create a fixed based operation (FBO) that had one focus: the customer experience. Both natives to Hagerstown, MD, Dave and Ben rider-jetRider established Rider Jet Center, a 50,000 square foot state-of-the-art aviation facility. Both ATPs and avid aviation enthusiasts, the Riders have fulfilled their mission ten-fold.

Although officially open from 5:00AM to 10:00PM daily, the Riders pride themselves in offering around the clock service as needed. Further fulfilling the customer experience is 10,000 square feet of office space to include a pilot lounge, snooze rooms, conference rooms, a pilot shop, and catering, hotel and rental car arrangements. Pilots from all over the nation depend on Rider Jet Center’s pristine facilities for superior services and comfort, exceeding expectations when compared to well-known chain FBOs. All levels of the aviation community receive top-notch attention, not just corporate flights.

“The customer is number one,” Dave says. “Our mission is to provide pilots, passengers and their aircraft with the highest level of safe and professional service in the industry. I have flown for over 40 years and have been to all kinds of FBOs, and while they all vary, I know what I expect when I go to an FBO. I think that’s what we’ve been able to provide here in Hagerstown.”

When the Riders aren’t hard at work, you will still find them at the airport flying in their airplanes or hangar flying with fellow pilots at local aviation events. The same goes for the agents and pilots of Aviation Insurance Resources (AIR), whom the Riders have entrusted their insurance needs to since their inception. AIR specializes in aviation and can assist with any aviation-related risk, including FBO’s, no matter their size. To get started on your FBO insurance quote visit us online or call 877-247-7767 today!


Aircraft Insurance – Why You Need the Middle Man

Wednesday, October 12th, 2016

The Avemco Insurance Company has a simple advertisement stating “Talk to a decision-maker, not a middle man.” While the ad is catchy, it can be costly for you! Let’s look at why you need an agent working for you.

Avemco is a direct writer insurance company and sets their own rates. While the employee on the phone has the ability to make simple decisions based on their level of authority, they can only provide their company quotation and policy terms.

Aviation Insurance Resources (AIR) serves you – not the insurance company. You will speak with a pilot and knowledgeable insurance agent who has access to all the major aviation insurance markets and will find you the best rates and broadest coverage available. Competition fuels industry rates, and it benefits aircraft owners to take advantage of this. Having access to multiple insurance carriers also provides flexibility when customizing the right policy before committing to one insurance company’s guidelines.

AIR can offer significant savings on your aircraft insurance. What are you waiting for? Get your quote today! Call our agent and pilots at 877-247-7767 or click here to request a quote online. To learn more about AIR you can find us at, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn!


Flight School Spotlight: Bravo Flight Training

Thursday, October 6th, 2016

In 2001, Brenda Tibbs signed up for an introductory flight at an airshow at the Frederick Municipal Airport in Frederick, MD. Little did she know how one quick flight would quickly change her life. “I was hooked ever since!” she exclaimed.

Brenda began flight instruction immediately and would later become a flight instructor herself. After serving as a chief instructor at a local flight school, Brenda decided it was time to start her own school, Bravo Flight Training at the very airport where she first fell in love with aviation. Based out of the Signature FBO, Bravo Flight Training offers all levels of flight instruction including flight reviews and instrument proficiency checks. A Designated Pilot Examiner (DPE) is also available on field. You should then also consider the most realistic flight simulator experience if you are looking to learn piloting an aircraft, as that is the best experience currently available. However, it’s then also possible to buy an aviation business, for example in Florida you can use a page like to see the aviation businesses that are currently for sale in Florida.

Bravo’s growing fleet currently includes a Cessna 150 and Cessna 172. Within the next few weeks a Piper Arrow will be coming on board and there are plans to add a Cirrus in brendathe future. Online scheduling is available for ease of access to Bravo instructor and aircraft schedules. The Frederick Municipal Airport is located in Frederick, MD just outside of Washington D.C.’s Special Flight Rules Area (SFRA) where Bravo offers superior training in this complex airspace.

The local pilot community benefits from the addition of Bravo Flight Training on their field. Recently, Bravo offered a free Aviation Jeopardy educational event and pilots have a “Meet the DPE” forum to look forward to on October 13th. To learn more about Bravo Flight Training visit or like their page on Facebook!

It all starts with flight schools in the general aviation industry. Whether you manage a start-up or established flight school, Aviation Insurance Resources (AIR) can obtain flight school, flight instructor and flight simulator insurance at a competitive rate for you. To find out more please contact Aviation Insurance Resources by calling 877-247-7767 or complete our quick and easy flight school quote request today.