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AIR FAQ – Helicopter Non-Owned Coverage

Tuesday, November 17th, 2015

Q: My friend told me that I need insurance for renting an aircraft. Aren’t I covered under my flight school’s policy?

A: Although flight schools carry protection for their aircraft, this protection does not necessarily extend to the renter pilot. Often the flight school agreement holds the renter responsible for any and all damage if a loss were to occur. In addition, an insurance carrier may seek to recover their losses by subrogating against the renter responsible for an accident.

Q: I rent a helicopter from a flight school. I know there is fixed wing non-owned insurance, but can I get covered for rotorcraft rental?

A: For years, helicopter renters have been greatly exposed due to the lack of non-owned rotorcraft coverage in the aviation insurance market. Aviation Insurance Resources (AIR) has worked diligently to fill this need and now offers helicopter renters insurance! All of the agents at AIR are aircraft renters or owners themselves, so they understand that while most pilots never plan on having an accident, they can occur. This coverage can certainly bring “peace of mind” in the unlikely event that was to happen.

Q: I’m on a budget, is buying a renter policy really worth it?

A: Often pilots are unaware that their defense costs are also covered in a renter policy. In the event that a suit were to be brought against the renter pilot after an accident by an injured party (bodily injury or property damage or damage to a helicopter), a legal defense is provided by the insurance company and they will try and settle the suit within the limits of coverage purchased. Without coverage, just an initial consultation with an attorney for a couple of hours today would cost in excess of $500 alone. A non-owned rotorcraft insurance policy can start at as low as $304 annually for liability only! Discounts are also available if you are claims free or if you have completed a FAAST Wings phase within the last 12 months.

Q: I’m juggling a full time job along with helicopter flight training several times a week. How much paperwork is involved in securing non-owned helicopter coverage?

A: Good news! Starting helicopter renters insurance has never been easier! With one visit to our website, you can start coverage in under ten minutes and receive binder confirmation almost instantly! Simply click here to get started! Prefer to talk to an aviation insurance professional prior to starting coverage? Our agents and pilots are standing by to assist you with any questions and insurance needs. Simply call 877-247-7767 today!

New & Easy Insurance for Rotorcraft Renters

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014

From survey to rescue uses, to just being able to land in your own backyard, helicopters are useful and enjoyable aerial vehicles. However, it is important that the pilot and their family are properly protected. Helicopter renter pilots can now have peace of mind with simple, easy to start insurance coverage.

What’s Covered

The Starr Aviation non-owned helicopter insurance policy covers your pleasure and business related flying in non-owned, fixed wing and rotor aircraft. The policy provides coverage for non-pressurized land aircraft having a piston powered single engine no more than 450 rated horsepower and no more than 7 total seats. The airplane or helicopter can be certified as standard, experimental, restricted, or light sport! From a Robinson helicopter to a Rotorway, or a Bell, Hughes or Safari, this policy has you covered.

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Generally, helicopter flight schools have large deductibles. Therefore, it is beneficial for a helicopter flight school to require non-owned rotorcraft insurance of its student and renter pilots. This insurance not only protects the renter pilot, but also the flight school’s deductible and loss of use.

Instant Quote and Coverage

Aviation Insurance Resources (AIR) understands how busy life can be. Items such as helicopter renter’s insurance often get buried deep in to-do lists, which may become forgotten until it’s too late. That is why AIR, along with Starr Aviation, is happy to offer an instant quote and ability to purchase coverage online. After purchasing, a copy of your payment and binder confirmation will arrive in your inbox giving you a piece of mind the next time you fly. Simply click here to get started.


About Starr Aviation

With each team member, on average, enjoying over 15 years of aviation insurance experience, Starr Aviation is highly competent, allowing us to be a major provider of insurance for varying aircraft hull & liability risks. Starr offers comprehensive coverage for an extensive range of aircraft hull and liability exposure and our experienced underwriters develop programs tailored to each of these specific risks, including fixed and rotor wing aircraft for both commercial and corporate operations.

About Aviation Insurance Resources

Aviation Insurance Resources 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 and non-owned rotorcraft insurance please call 877-247-7767 or visit today and receive your aircraft insurance quote! You can also follow AIR on FacebookTwitterLinkedIn, and Google+.

Get into the AIR with gyroplane insurance from Aviation Insurance Resources

Tuesday, March 11th, 2014

The gyroplane, also known as an autogyro or gyrocopter made its mark early in aviation history, first flown in January of 1923. Since then, gyroplanes have been catching the hearts of pilots around the world. Amelia Earhart even had to get in on the action, breaking a women’s world altitude record in a gyroplane in 1931. With the ability to fly as a helicopter including STOL (short take-off and landing) and float capabilities, the gyroplane is a unique class of aircraft offered in the aviation market that includes that “rotor wing flying” experience. To properly protect a gyroplane, an insurance agency knowledgeable in the rotor wing industry is a must. That company is Aviation Insurance Resources (AIR).

As pilots themselves, AIR agents understand the unique nature of obtaining rotor wing insurance. In fact, they recently invited aviation insurance underwriters to join them on some gyroplane flights so that they could experience first-hand how safely and easily gyroplane aircraft are handled. The fact that AIR is willing to go the extra mile (or fly it!) ensures they are meeting their aviation insurance customers’ needs. Making the customers’ needs priority one is what ranks them among the most respected aviation insurance brokers in the industry.

Do you own or are looking at purchasing a Vortex, Lightning or the new Sportcopter II gyroplane? Perhaps an AutoGyroUSA MTO Sport, Calidus, or Cavalon or a Magni Gyro? Regardless of the brand of the gyrocopter, AIR agents are here to assist you with your gyroplane insurance every step of the way. AIR will get you covered so you are on your way to experiencing “rotor wing flying” in your very own gyrocopter.

Founded in 1999, Aviation Insurance Resources is licensed in all 50 states and has regional offices throughout the country to serve you better! If you are interested in learning more about gyrocopter insurance, helicopter insurance, or aircraft insurance discounts, please contact Aviation Insurance Resources by calling 877-247-7767 or visit today to receive your free Aircraft insurance quote!

The HAI Heli-Expo 2014 is almost here!

Monday, February 24th, 2014

In just a few days, rotor pilots and aviation enthusiasts alike will gather in Anaheim, California for the HAI (Helicopter Association International) Heli-Expo 2014. From February 25th-27th, the HAI Heli Expo includes the annual membership meeting, a welcome reception, job fair, silent auction, golf tournaments, many aviation exhibits and more!

As attendees of the Heli-Expo will see, helicopters are some of the hardest working aircraft out there, taking part in everything from recreational flight to charters, emergency medical services (EMS), traffic and law enforcement, firefighting and cargo hauling. Because of this, you need an insurance policy designed to cover your unique needs as a helicopter owner / pilot.

Aviation Insurance Resources (AIR) agents are experienced at placing coverage for certified helicopters such as Robinson, Eurocopter and Sikorsky helicopters to experimental helicopters like Rotorway and the Mosquito helicopter. We are licensed in all 50 states and provide a wide range of aircraft insurance options for both fixed wing and rotor wing aircraft. Plus, AIR represents all of the major aviation underwriting companies to give you comprehensive options. Regional Representative Joe Ruck, from California, will be happy to speak with you about your helicopter insurance at the Heli-Expo.

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Let AIR fit you with the right helicopter insurance coverage today so you will be protected tomorrow and beyond!

To find out more about Helicopter Insurance or if you have any questions, please contact Aviation Insurance Resources by calling 877-247-7767 or visit today and receive a free Aircraft insurance quote!

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Robinson Helicopter Insurance from Aviation Insurance Resources

Thursday, May 16th, 2013

Frank Robinson founded the Robinson Helicopter Company in 1973. Today, thanks to Robinson’s emphasis on research, development and quality, the company has grown to become the world’s leading manufacturer of civil helicopters. Each of the company’s exceptional aircraft – the R66 Turbine, R44 Series, and R22 Beta II – was designed to perform as well or better than its competitors, but for significantly less money.

  1. Robinson R66 Turbine: FAA certified on October 25, 2010, the R66 Turbine, Robinson’s latest model, is the company’s largest and most powerful helicopter to date.
  2. Robinson R44 Series: The R44 Series is offered in several configurations, including the Clipper, the Police Helicopter, and the Newscopter. Each configuration is equipped with features to allow for its many unique uses.
  3. Robinson R22 Beta II: The Robinson R22 seats two adults and features a powerful engine, a lightweight steel-tube airframe, and aerodynamic shape. The helicopter is flown for a number of different applications, including flight training, livestock mustering, patrolling pipelines, and much more.

No matter which exceptional Robinson Helicopter you fly, the R66, R44, or R22, you need to ensure your aircraft is fully insured.

Robinson Helicopter Insurance from Aviation Insurance Resources

Aviation Insurance Resources (AIR) is licensed in all 50 states and provides a wide range of aircraft insurance options for aircraft of all shapes and sizes, from large jets to Cessna aircraft to helicopters, like the Robinson R66, R44, and R22. And because AIR represents all of the major aviation insurance markets, we can offer you the broadest package of protection at the best available rates.

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To find out more about Robinson Helicopter 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+.