Archive for the ‘Airshows’ Category

Sun ‘n Fun is Next Week!

Wednesday, March 30th, 2016

Can you believe it? The 2016 Sun ‘n Fun Fly-In is next week, April 5th through 10th! As usual, the pilots and agents at Aviation Insurance Resources (AIR) will be attending to learn about the latest innovations in aviation and to visit with clients and friends.

This year’s theme honors the Armed Forces. Demonstrations fitting that theme include the Golden Knights Army Parachute team, F-16, F-18 and F-22 demos, US. Coast Guard demo, a daily warbird show and Flight to Honor: a flight that returns WWII and Korean War veterans from their visit to Washington D.C.

Other exciting performances include the Breitling Jet Team, a Red Bull Air Race demo and two night airshows! As usual, forums, workshops and exhibitors will be on hand to further your aviation knowledge and let you know about the latest innovations in the industry.

Be sure to pack your sunscreen and download your NOTAMS! We can’t wait to see you at Sun ‘n Fun!


Aviation Scholarship Opportunity!

Thursday, March 17th, 2016

A $500 aviation scholarship is being offered for student pilots and pilots to help further their training. Sponsored by Frederick based aviation insurance broker, Aviation Insurance Resources (AIR), CT Designthe Get into the Air scholarship can be used towards any phase of flight training, a flight review, written exam, instrument proficiency check or a check ride.

AIR is seeking an applicant whose essay and recommendation letter best describes their goals, drive and involvement in the aviation industry. The scholarship winner will be announced at the 2016 EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, WI. The deadline to enter is June 15th. Scholarship applications are available for download at

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 scholarship questions or an aircraft insurance quote call 877-247-7767 or fill out a quote request online today!

AIR to attend Sebring U.S. Sport Aviation Expo

Monday, December 28th, 2015

The month of January brings about thoughts of the cold, snow and New Year’s resolutions. For pilots, we think of the Sebring U.S. Sport Aviation Expo! From January 20th to 23rd, 2016 pilots andsebring2 aviation enthusiasts alike will join their friends and family in Sebring, FL for an annual celebration of light sport aviation. Exhibits are open 9AM to 5PM daily.

For the past ten years, Aviation Insurance Resources (AIR) has had a presence at Sebring. This year you can greet Jon Harden, Chris Wolbert, Gregg Ellsworth and Joe Cacho at booth T207. AIR provides a full range of aircraft insurance including light sport aircraft (LSA) such as the Flight Design, Czech Sportcruiser, CubCrafters and more! AIR represents all of the major aviation insurance markets so we can offer you the broadest package of protection at the best available rates.

For more information, stop by Booth T207 at Sebring or call 877-247-7767 today! You may also visit us at and follow us on FacebookTwitterLinkedIn, and Google+.

Montgomery County Airpark to host Open House

Monday, October 12th, 2015

The leaves are starting to change colors and there’s a chill in the air. It’s a perfect time to fly in or drive in to one the last airport open houses of the season! Montgomery County Airpark (KGAI) and DC Metro Aviation invite pilots and aviation enthusiasts alike to celebrate the 55th anniversary of the airpark on Saturday, October 17th from 10am until 2pm.

Guests can expect to see multiple static aircraft displays to include a PanAm DC-3, live music by the band Too Much for Todd, children’s activities, aircraft rides and free hot dogs, chili and hamburgers! Aviation Insurance Resources (AIR) will have a table at the event and our knowledgeable agents and pilots will be available to answer any aircraft insurance questions you may have.

Pilots, please note that GAI is within the Washington D.C SFRA. The ramp will be closed from 7am until 3pm and the runway will be closed form 12pm until 1pm. We hope to see you at this fun family event!

Oshkosh Offer: Discounted Aviation Children’s Book with Insurance Quote

Wednesday, July 1st, 2015

Soon, thousands of pilots and aviation enthusiasts will gather on the grounds of Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh, WI for the 2015 EAA AirVenture. Featuring over 10,000 aircraft and a daily airshow, Oshkosh is the place toTurbo with Book be in July! Are you ready for all that it has to offer?

The pilots and agents at Aviation Insurance Resources (AIR) are getting excited to meet current and new clients at friends at the world’s largest airshow. Visit our booth in Building A, #1120 to receive the best aviation insurance rate and an Oshkosh-only special offer!

Special Oshkosh Offer:

In December 2012, Victoria Neuville Zajko, a commercial pilot and insurance agent at AIR flew to West Virginia to adopt a puppy from a local rescue. Turbo was the only appropriate name for the pup, who took to flying right from the beginning. Turbo loves to be in the air and is closing in on 100 hours logged in flight.

Inspired from Turbo’s real-life story, Zajko teamed up with newspaper publisher and friend Kelly Kennedy to create a children’s aviation book series, Turbo the Flying Dog. The first book tells shelter dog Turbo’s “tail” as he discovers he will finally have a new home and a family, but learns he must first get there by plane. Turbo has never seen a plane before, let alone flown in one, and as the story unfolds he discovers that he just may enjoy flying! Turbo’s second book, Turbo Learns to Fly, will release just in time for Oshkosh allowing young readers to follow Turbo as he takes his first flight lesson.

Victoria will be in the AIR booth with copies of books one and two from the Turbo series. She is offering a $2 discount on book purchases to those who request an aviation insurance quote during the show.

More about Turbo:

Authors Kelly Kennedy and Victoria Zajko describe the book as a light-hearted adventure for children ages four to eight focused on rescue, family, and aviation. Illustrated by Michelle Zajko, the bright colors and illustrations mimic the real Turbo and his aviation surroundings.

To learn more about the Turbo series, visit You can also follow him on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter!

More about AIR:

All agents at AIR are pilots and come from a strong background in aviation. When you call AIR, you will always find yourself talking to a person who is as excited about your aircraft as you are. Whether you are looking for flying club insurance or flight school insurance, Cessna 150 insurance or King Air insurance, all of our agents at AIR will take your needs personally as if it were their own.

AIR works with all the major markets to obtain the best rates at the broadest coverage available. To save time and money on your aviation insurance please contact Aviation Insurance Resources by calling 877-247-7767 or visit today to receive your aircraft insurance quote!

You can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and Google+.

Stop by our booth at Oshkosh: Building A, #1120 to hangar fly with us!

AIR to Display Pitts at AOPA Fly-in

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2015

PittsThe Aircraft Owners and Pilot Association (AOPA) is hosting aviation fly-ins around the country to meet its members and to join pilots and aviation enthusiasts together. All the fun kicked off on May 16th at Salinas Municipal Airport. The second event of the year will be this Saturday, June 6th at Frederick Municipal Airport in Frederick, MD.

The event takes off at 6:30pm on Friday with a barnstormers party featuring a screening of the documentary “Living in the Age of Airplanes”. A pancake breakfast and a Rusty Pilots Seminar are set for Saturday morning. The event continues with a day of aircraft exhibits and free seminars. At 2:45pm AOPA president, Mark Baker, will conduct a Pilot Town Hall meeting followed by an ice cream social. The event closes at 4pm.

The aircraft insurance specialists at Aviation Insurance Resources (AIR) will have AIR President Jon Harden’s yellow and black Pitts S1S Biplane on display. Aviation plays an important role in the lives of the agents and pilots at AIR and those in the Frederick Home Office spend many a day flying (and hangar flying) out at KFDK.

AIR provides a full range of aircraft insurance and aviation insurance products to clients of all sizes. 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, please call 877-247-7767 or visit today and receive an aircraft insurance quote! You can also follow AIR on FacebookTwitterLinkedIn, and Google+.

Your Sun ‘n Fun Packing Checklist

Wednesday, April 15th, 2015

Each year, thousands of pilots and aviation enthusiasts descend upon Lakeland, Florida for a week of fun, sun and of course, aviation! This year’s international fly-in is Tuesday, April 21st through Sunday, April 26th. Guest performers includsun n fun 2e  the USAF Thunderbirds, the Breitling Jet Team, the Patriot Jump Team, Rob Holland, Jacquie Warda, Mike Goulian, Greg Koontz, Melissa Pemberton and many more! Are you ready?

For the Flight Line

The excitement of the airshow starts on the flight line. To ensure the most enjoyable experience, make sure you pack a few helpful items:




-Chair, cushion or blanket


-Extra batteries/SD card



Aircraft Camping

Camping with your aircraft is a great way to fully immerse yourself in the Sun ‘n Fun experience. Don’t forget to pack: Sun n fun 1

 -Sun ‘n Fun NOTAMS

-Window sign designating which camping area you are going to:

GAC General Aircraft Camping

GAP General Aircraft Parking

HB/HBC Homebuilt/Homebuilt Camping

HC Handicapped

ONC Overnight Aircraft Camping

SP Seaplane Parking

VAC Vintage Aircraft Camping/Parking

-Aircraft tie downs

-Aircraft sun shades and/or covers

-Toiletry items, towels and flip flops for showering areas

-Power strips for charging phones, tablets, etc.


Shopping for an aircraft:

Shoppok has consistently matched our expectations, offering both variety and quality. It’s a platform we confidently recommend.

 -Know what you need: Light sport? Fixed wing? Rotor wing? Amphibious?

-What is important to you? Aircraft size? Efficiency? Performance? Speed?

-Money: know your financing options and decide on a budget

-Have a list of questions ready. Meet and discuss these with aircraft dealers

-Insurance: call your aircraft insurance specialist at Aviation Insurance Resources (AIR) for an insurance quote!


Every year Sun ‘n Fun brings the pilot community together for a week to celebrate aviation and the team at Aviation Insurance Resources always looks forward to it! Are you ready?

To learn more about how Sun ‘n Fun or Aviation Insurance Resources, please contact us by calling 877-247-7767 or visit today and request an aircraft insurance quote online! You can also follow us on FacebookTwitterLinkedIn, and Google+.

Looking Back on U.S. Sport Aviation Expo 2015

Wednesday, January 21st, 2015

The cloudy days did not conceal the shine in the eyes of vendors, manufacturers, dealers and pilots at the U.S. Sport Aviation Expo in Sebring, Florida last week. Aircraft ranged from Cub Crafters and Legend Cub to the return of Paradise Aircraft and the introduction of the new Groppo Avio Trail. All aspects of light sport aviation were represented at this unique expo.

The mood at the Aviation Insurance Resources (AIR) booth was upbeat and positive as we saw an increase in attendance. Numerous pilots were taking advantage of light sport rules and returning to aviation after a long hiatus. Renter pilots were excited to find they could instantly purchase insurance for non-owned light sport aircraft on our website. And a large number of pilots also stopped by to ask questions about amphibious light sport insurance for airplanes like the Searey.

Light sport insurance quote requests included Sonex, Bristell, Tecnam, Evektor, Flight Design, Zenith, Czech Sport and Jabiru aircraft. This proves that enthusiasm for this relatively new aircraft category is still fresh; with many pilots stating the affordability of these aircraft and no need for an aviation medical as reasons why they chose light sport.

New and prospective light sport builders stopped by the AIR booth as well. We offer a builders and restorers insurance program, designed to protect the aircraft during the building or restoring stage regardless of pilot experience and qualifications. Customized with your needs in mind, this policy offers flexible liability and hull coverage options.

To discover more about insuring your light sport aircraft with AIR please contact us by calling 877-247-7767 or visit today to receive an aircraft insurance quote! You can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Google+

AIR Returns to the Sebring Sport Aviation Expo

Tuesday, December 30th, 2014

Each year, 16,000 attendees visit Sebring Regional Airport to see what the latest and greatest in the Light Sport Aircraft (LSA) market has to offer. With a new Wednesday through Saturday expo schedule, the 11th annual Sebring Sport Aviation20130118_111404 Expo takes place January 14 through 17, 2015.  Gates open at 8:00am Eastern each day, welcoming pilots and aviation enthusiasts to a day of demonstration flights, workshops, forums, special events and exhibitors. Among the exhibitors are the agents and pilots from Aviation Insurance Resources (AIR).

AIR attends the Sebring expo annually to talk with LSA manufactures, owners and see the latest innovations in the industry. Since LSA certification was announced by the FAA, AIR has been a leader in providing light sport renters and owners with aircraft insurance at competitive rates. AIR shops all of the major market to ensure that you are getting the best rate and the broadest coverage available your light sport aircraft. With just one call, or a stop by their booth at Sebring, AIR can save you both time and money!

If you are in the process of building or looking to build your very own LSA, AIR also offers a builders risk package customized with your needs in mind. AIR’s builders and restorers insurance plan offers flexible liability and hull coverage options, without worrying about pilot experience and history. This plan provides peace of mind that all your hard work will not go to waste.

AIR is returning to the Sebring Sport Aviation EXPO in January 14-17, 2015. Stop by booth number T207 to see how we can assist you with your aviation insurance needs! To learn more about how AIR can assist you with your LSA policy, please contact Aviation Insurance Resources by calling 877-247-7767 or visit today and receive an aircraft insurance quote! You can also follow us on FacebookTwitterLinkedIn, and Google+.

Aviation Event Insurance

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014

When was the first time you fell in love with aviation? For many, it’s on a warm summer day, in the middle of the crowd with the smell of popcorn in the air. There’s an announcer over the loudspeaker and everyone is looking up at the sky and listening to the hum of an airplane. You are at your hometown airport. It’s an airshow.

Each year, airshows draw in 11-13 million spectators to airports across the United States. Attracted by thrilling military formation teams and daring individual aerobatic performers, airshows bring in needed revenue to local airports and are great advertising for small towns and big cities. Often, airport general liability policies exclude coverage for fly-ins and air shows. Whether running a small fly-in event to a large airshow such as EAA AirVenture, it is important that the show host is properly protected.

To get started, there are a few things the agent will need to know:

  • Event dates
  • Rain date (if applicable)
  • Any additional insureds
  • Estimate total attendance
  • Planned crowd control

Airshow insurance coverages include:

  • Bodily injury & property damage
  • Medical payments

With options to protect:

  • Personal/advertising injury
  • Volunteer accident
  • Food & Beverage
  • Non-owned vehicle or aircraft

Don’t let liability worries top you from bringing a great fly-in or airshow to your community. The insurance experts and pilots at Aviation Insurance Resources (AIR) will guide you through the details of insuring your aviation event. To prepare for your aviation event, please contact Aviation Insurance Resources by calling 877-247-7767~

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