Archive for the ‘Cessna Aircraft Insurance’ Category

Insuring your Cessna 180 Skywagon

Wednesday, November 19th, 2014

With the flexibility to be equipped on wheels, floats or skis and perfect for bush adventures or just cruising with friends and family, the Cessna 180 is one of the most versatile tail wheel aircraft. Introduced in 1953 and later dubbed the C180“Skywagon” the Cessna 180 has been soaring through the skies as a pilot favorite for over 50 years.

If anyone doubts the capabilities of the Cessna 180, just let them know that the first woman to fly solo around the world did it in a Cessna 180. Geraldine “Jerrie” Mock departed in N1538C, The Spirit of Columbus, from Columbus, OH in April of 1964. Jerrie flew into the history books after 29 days of flying a total of 22,860 miles. The aircraft now hangs in the National Air and Space Museum.

“The Cessna 180 Skywagon is one of the best planes that Cessna has ever produced. Of all the aircraft I have owned over the years, the Cessna 180 is one of my favorites,” says Jon Harden, President of Aviation Insurance Resources (AIR) and member of the International 180/185 Club.

Aviation Insurance Resources (AIR) specializes in aircraft insurance. With over 34 years of aircraft insurance expertise, AIR will save you time and money on your Cessna 180 insurance. Just check out or ad in the Skywagon newsletter, or fill out an online quote request here!

To learn more about how Aviation Insurance Resources can assist you with your Cessna 180 Skywagon insurance please call 877-247-7767 or visit AIR today and receive your insurance quote! You can also follow AIR on FacebookTwitterLinkedIn, and Google+.

AIR-Pros Tips for Transitioning to an Advanced Aircraft

Wednesday, September 10th, 2014

Have you graduated from your trainer piston single aircraft and are ready to transport you and your family to farther horizons? As you scroll through aircraft listings for a new aircraft that best fit your needs, insurance should be a consideration as well. What should you expect when transitioning into a more advanced aircraft?

  1. Talk to your aircraft insurance professional prior to your purchase.  Specialists like those at Aviation Insurance Resources (AIR) are knowledgeable in what the aviation insurance underwriters are looking for in a transition pilot. Our pilots and agents can advise you as to what is best to do before you commit to a new purchase.
  2. Anything is insurable for a price. However, for an easier transition for your flight training and your pocketbook, aircraft insurance underwriters prefer to see the following:
    1. Instrument rating
    2. Retractable gear experience
    3. Multi-engine time (as applicable to the aircraft being purchased)
    4. Turbine time (as applicable to the aircraft being purchased)
  3. Most aircraft insurance policies for cabin class twin or turbine aircraft require initial and recurrent training from a formal school. Developing your own plan for training and discussing with your aviation insurance specialist can help you secure the best terms for your transition and insurance pricing.  AIR connects with  a wide range of insurance companies for your individual situation  and the transition plan can vary from company to company.

Since AIR represents all of the major markets in the aircraft insurance industry, it is a bit easier to approve a transition pilot than it has been in the past due to a more competitive industry. If you are exploring moving from your piston single to one of the following examples the tips above will be beneficial to you:

Mooney M20 Series

Beech Bonanza

Cessna 210


TBM 850 / TBM 900

Piper Meridian

Piper Malibu

Cessna Caravan

Quest Kodiak

Beech Baron

King Air

Piper Seneca

Piper Navajo

Piper Comanche

Cessna 310

Cessna 402

Cessna 421

Cessna Citation

Phenom 100



To find out more about obtaining the best rate when transitioning into a more advanced aircraft, please contact Aviation Insurance Resources by calling 877-247-7767 or visit today to receive your free aircraft insurance quote!

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Cardinal Flyers Online Migrates South

Friday, April 11th, 2014

Joe Ruck (Native Floridian) recently returned home from Los Angeles back to the Sunshine State.  The highlight of the trip was an evening with the folks from Cardinal Flyers Online (CFO), which is a group of Cessna Cardinal owners and pilots approximately 3,500 members strong.  The evening event was held at the home of a CFO member in Winter Haven, Florida.  This same CFO member has hosted this annual event for the past several years.  This year approximately 50 Cardinal owners attended.

CFO typically gathers at Lakeland each spring for Sun N Fun, then Oshkosh, Wisconsin the last week of July, and a Cardinal fly-in somewhere in the USA each year.  Past fly-ins have included destinations such as Santa Maria, California (Wine Country), Death Valley, Bowling Green, Kentucky (Corvette Museum), Williamsport, PA (Lycoming factory), and Wichita, KS to visit the Cessna factory and celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Cessna Cardinal.

More about Cardinal Flyers Online

Started simply as an email digest in 1997 which went online in 1998, CFO quickly grew in size becoming an incredible resource sharing all sorts of subjects of  Cardinal wisdom with fellow Cessna Cardinal owners. CFO fly-ins began in 1999 and in 2000 they became an official organization which you can join for a $34 per year membership.

CFO is managed by Keith and Debbie Peterson.  Paul Milner runs the CFO digest.  CFO membership information can be obtained by contacting Debbie Peterson at

CFO and Aviation Insurance Resources

Aviation Insurance Resources (AIR) is the official insurance broker for Cardinal Flyers Online. The CFO founders own aircraft are insured through AIR as well as the organization policies. AIR Regional Representative and CFI Joe Ruck heads the CFO insurance program for AIR.

The CFO website declares that they are thrilled with their partnership with AIR, “We have found the service to be excellent, the prices as good as possible and the support, both before and after the policy, to be outstanding. We have been walking this talk, and it has worked well for us.”

More about AIR

As fellow aircraft owners, AIR understands your needs and challenges in owning an aircraft.  AIR offers a wide range of aircraft insurance options for aircraft of all makes and models, including the Cessna Cardinal. We represent all of the major aviation insurance markets so we can offer you the broadest package of protection at the best available rates.

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To find out more about Cardinal Flyers Online or Cessna Cardinal Insurance, please contact Aviation Insurance Resources by calling 877-247-7767 or visit today to receive your free Aircraft insurance quote!

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Cessna Aircraft Insurance from Aviation Insurance Resources

Friday, May 10th, 2013

In June 1911, Clyde Cessna test flew an aircraft he built, becoming the first person to fly between the Rocky Mountains and the Mississippi River. Cessna Aircraft was later formed in 1927 and since then has grown to be one of the most well-known general aviation aircraft.

Many pilots get their start in a Cessna 150, Cessna 172, or Cessna 182. They make great trainers as well as family planes.  Cessna has a very expansive market, offering a light sport option in the Cessna 162, cargo hauling in the Cessna Caravan, multi-engine aircraft such as the Cessna 400 series, and their popular business jet, the Cessna Citation.

In the fall of 2007 Cessna took Columbia Aircraft under their wing and started manufacturing the low wing, Cessna 350 and Cessna 400 that have a maximum cruising speed of 235 knots.

Cessna Aircraft Company has been manufacturing aircraft for nearly 100 years producing more than 190,000 aircraft.  Per the Cessna website, more than half the aircraft flying today are Cessnas.  Aviation Insurance Resources is proud to insure and protect the Cessna fleet flying today. Without the proper coverage, the cost to repair or replace your Cessna would fall solely on you if it is ever damaged.  You could be held liable for any damages you cause to other aircraft, property, or people.

Cessna Aircraft Insurance

  1. Liability Insurance: Liability coverage insures you for damage done to property or people.
  2. Hull Insurance: Hull coverage insures you for damage done to your own aircraft.

So how can you be sure you are receiving the best possible Aircraft Insurance coverage for the best possible price? Call Aviation Insurance Resources (AIR). Because we represent all of the major aviation insurance markets, we are able to offer you the broadest package of protection at the best available rates.

Cessna Aircraft Insurance from AIR

At AIR, we provide insurance options for aircraft of all types and uses, from large jets to Cessna Aircraft and everything in between. Let us save you both time and money by finding the right aircraft insurance solution for you. Our aircraft insurance professionals will help guide you through the insurance process so you can better understand the ins and outs of your policy and how it will perform.

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To find out more about Cessna 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+.