Archive for the ‘EAA AirVenture’ Category

Winners Tied: Two Aviation Scholarships Awarded

Monday, July 24th, 2017

Oshkosh, WI June 24, 2017 – Leading aircraft insurance broker, Aviation Insurance Resources (AIR), announced today the results of the 2nd annual “Get into the AIR” aviation scholarship. AIR received applications from pilots and student pilots from all walks of life, each with remarkable stories. Only one scholarship was slated for 2017, however, two very deserving individuals stood out prompting AIR to reward two scholarships this year.

Fascinated by aircraft from the World War II era since an early age, student pilot Heather Geer plans to follow in the footsteps of her idols, the WASP (Women Airforce Service Pilots). To reach her dream of becoming a warbird pilot, she plans to gain hours and experience by becoming a tailwheel instructor. Heather plans to complete her private pilot certificate by this October. In her spare time she can be found volunteering with the Bravo 369 Foundation, a non-profit focused on STEM education, aviation history and aircraft preservation.

Heather Geer

Get into the AIR Scholarship – Heather Geer

For the last decade, Chelsea Dorman could be found at the oldest continuously operating airport in the world, College Park Airport, guiding future young aviators on the history of aviation. As the College Park Airport Museum’s program coordinator, she has overseen many aviation centric events from lecture programs, to happy hours and community outreach. With the help of the Get into the AIR scholarship and saving her earnings as a figure skating coach in the winter, Chelsea will soon be on her way to becoming a pilot herself!

Chelsea Dorman

Get into the Air Scholarship – Chelsea Dorman

Applicants were judged on essays and recommendations letters that best portrayed the pilot’s goals, drive, and commitment to the aviation industry. While competition was fierce, AIR could not be happier with rewarding these two dedicated individuals. The Get into the AIR aviation scholarship will be available again in 2018.

About Aviation Insurance Resources (AIR)

Since 1999, AIR has remained closely connected to the industry they serve, many of their customers are friends and some are even family. This is because all of the agents at AIR are pilots and understand the needs and challenges in owning or renting an aircraft and aviation related businesses. No matter your involvement in aviation, AIR can provide a comprehensive yet economical solution for your needs. For updates on future scholarships or an aircraft insurance quote call 877-247-7767 or fill out a quote request online today!

Aviation Insurance Resources (AIR) Lands at EAA AirVenture

Wednesday, July 30th, 2014

BoothFor 51 weeks a year, EAA is an international community of more than 160,000 aviation enthusiasts that share their passions for flying, building, and restoring of recreational aircraft. But for one week each summer, EAA members and aviation enthusiasts totaling more than 500,000 from more than 60 countries attend EAA AirVenture at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.

It’s that time of year again! EAA AirVenture 2014 – The World’s Greatest Aviation Celebration – features more than 10,000 aircraft; daily air shows; nightly entertainers,; forums and hands-on workshops, and so much more.

As usual, Aviation Insurance Resources (AIR) is attending all week at booth #1141 in Building A. 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, Piper Cubs, and Corporate Aircraft.

We are always happy to meet our customers and pilot friends. Stop by for a quote; get answers to your insurance questions or just to tell us your favorite flying stories!

We are excited to meet you. Safe flying!

To find out more about EAA AirVenture 2014 in Oshkosh or Aircraft Insurance, please contact Aviation Insurance Resources by calling 877-247-7767 or visit AIR-PROS.com today to receive your free Aircraft insurance quote! You can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Google+. 

EAA AirVenture is almost here! Are you ready?

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014

Soon, thousands of pilots and aviation enthusiasts will gather on the grounds of Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh, WI for the 2014 EAA AirVenture. Featuring over 10,000 aircraft and a daily airshow, Oshkosh is theOSH place to be in July! Are you ready?

Your Oshkosh 2014 Checklist:

With an event spanning an entire week, weather and plans can be quick to change! Whether staying for one day or the entire week, it’s best to be prepared. Are you ready?

  • NOTAMS for flying in
  • Camping equipment/hotel reservations (make these EARLY!)
  • Airplane tie downs, covers and extra oil
  • Backpack
  • Sunglasses, hat and sunblock
  • Camera with extra batteries
  • Folding chairs
  • Poncho
  • Good walking shoes
  • Cash for food tents
  • Business cards (Oshkosh is great for networking!)

Looking to purchase an aircraft?

Oshkosh is the perfect venue to scope out a new pair of wings. To compile a proper estimate of flight costs, you’ll need an insurance quote. Are you ready?

  • Stop by the Aviation Insurance Resources (AIR) booth in Building A Booth #1141 for an aircraft insurance quote
  • Be sure to have an estimate of your current hours, including those of other pilots who may be flying the aircraft
  • Have a list of any questions you may think of (so you don’t forget in the excitement) to ask our insurance experts
  • Provide us with your cell phone or email so we can get in touch with you as soon as your best quote options come in

The agents at AIR are pilots and aviation enthusiasts who look forward to attending AirVenture each and every year. We hope that with proper preparation, you enjoy it as much as we do! Who knows, maybe you’ll be arriving in 2015 with your new pair of wings! Are you ready? We are!

To get ready ahead of time for an aircraft insurance quote, please contact Aviation Insurance Resources by calling 877-247-7767 or visit AIR-PROS.com today to fill out an online application. You can also follow us on FacebookTwitterLinkedIn, and Google+.

Recapping EAA AirVenture 2013 from Oshkosh, Wisconsin

Thursday, August 15th, 2013

EAA AirVentureAnother year has come and gone and another successful EAA AirVenture is in the books. More than 500,000 attendees and more than 10,000 aircraft from more than 60 countries flocked to Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh, Wisconsin to gaze upon the 2,341 show planes, visit the record 821 commercial exhibitors, and enjoy the numerous shows.

“People come to Oshkosh for their own individual reasons, and there was a nearly unlimited supply of unique experiences throughout the grounds,” said EAA Chairman Jack Pelton. “We also received reports that many exhibitors had record sales, showing renewed optimism and enthusiasm in the aviation community.”

As one of those exhibitors, we can assure you that we had a great time in Oshkosh!

“This year’s Oshkosh had the best weather ever,” said Chris Wolbert, Aviation Insurance Resources (AIR) vice president. “It was great to get out and view the latest products and services available.”

The AIR crew even got to sit down and reminisce with Herbie from Herbie’s Acee Deucee Bar, a historic neighbor bar in Oshkosh now in its 3rd generation of ownership. Acee Deucee has hosted Jimmy Leeward, Danny Clisham and the other Airshow performers for over 30 years.

Herbie recalled the first time he met Jimmy. The performer called down at 1 am for some pizza and drinks to be sent up to the Pioneer Inn. Everything else in town was closed, but Herbie hooked Jimmy up with some pizza and beverages. The following year, Jimmy and the other Airshow performers started coming to the Acee Duecee. Herbie would keep the bar open for them every night during EAA AirVenture.

A legend was born.

And that was just the beginning or AIR’s adventures in Oshkosh. AIR regional manager Jon Shimer had the opportunity to perform with Greg Koontz, who has been performing in airshows since 1974.

“I was privileged to perform in the comedy routine with Greg Koontz on Thursday,” recalled Jon.

It gets harder and harder to leave Oshkosh every year. Now we have to wait almost an entire year for EAA AirVenture 2014. We can’t wait!

“There are some big aviation anniversaries next year, including the 100th anniversary of the start of World War I and the 75th anniversary of the jet engine,” said Pelton. “In addition, volunteers will build an airplane in seven days with the ‘One-Week Wonder’ project in which attendees can participate. And, of course, there will be plenty of additions for activities that can happen only at Oshkosh.”

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

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, Piper Cubs, and Corporate Aircraft.

Aviation Insurance Resources (AIR) hosts AIR-Bros Autograph Session at Oshkosh

Wednesday, July 24th, 2013

Contact: Chris Wolbert

cwolbert@air-pros.com

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Oshkosh, WI – July 24, 2013 – Year after year, friends come back to EAA AirVenture to share their love for aviation. Some friends have just started in this new tradition and others have been doing it since AirVenture’s inception.

Our friends Jeff “Rocco” Emanuel and Jeff Barrette have been a staple at Oshkosh for many years and never leave without paying a visit to Aviation Insurance Resources (AIR) in Building A, Booth 1141. Dubbed the “AIR-Bros” by their friends at AIR, the hangar chat quickly turned to a lasting friendship. Later, the two best friends would become AIR’s favorite ad on the back cover of Aviators Hot Line.

EAA AirVenture

While discussing how many insurance companies often focus on free hats and giveaways instead of quality customer service, AIR remembered one of their favorite photos of the AIR-Bros wearing hats donned with collectable windsocks and pins. This fun photo quickly became a new backdrop at their Oshkosh booth and a new ad.

AIR will host an AIR-Bros autograph session on Monday, July 29th at 11:30AM at their booth in Building A, #1141. Everyone is welcome to bring their copy of Aviators Hot Line for the Bros to sign.

To find out more about EAA AirVenture 2013 in Oshkosh or Aircraft Insurance, please contact Aviation Insurance Resources by calling 877-247-7767 or visit AIR-PROS.com today to receive your free Aircraft insurance quote! You can also follow us on FacebookTwitterLinkedInPinterest, and Google+. 

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