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Aviation Insurance Resources Agents to attend the AOPA Aviation Summit

Wednesday, September 25th, 2013

AOPA Aviation SummitIndulge your passion for flying and general aviation for three great days each year.

Aviation Insurance Resources (AIR) agents are scheduled to attend the 2013 AOPA Aviation Summit from October 10-12 in Fort Worth, Texas. The Summit is designed to provide pilots with new resources, new relationships, and ready-to-use expertise. Oh yea, and fun! We can’t forget about the fun.

2013 AOPA Aviation Summit

  1. Ready-to-use Expertise: The AOPA Aviation Summit provides pilots with the knowledge and tools to help them retain and recall critical information when needed the most.

  2. New Resources: The AOPA Aviation Summit boasts more than 400 exhibits, featuring the latest and greatest products that general aviation has to offer.

  3. New Relationships: The AOPA Aviation Summit allows you to connect with fellow aircraft owners and pilots, as well as general aviation’s best experts.

  4. Fun: Each night, the AOPA Aviation Summit offers an activity that allows the fun to continue long after the exhibit hall closes.

Aviation Insurance Resources: All of our Agents are AOPA Members

AIR agents are proud supporters of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, better known as AOPA, the largest and most influential aviation association in the world. Incorporated on May 15, 1939, AOPA, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to general aviation, constantly fights to protect the freedom to fly while keeping general aviation safe, fun, and affordable. AOPA provides member services ranging from representation at the federal, state, and local levels to legal services, advice, and other assistance.

AOPA has built a service organization that far exceeds any other in the aviation community!

To find out more about the 2013 AOPA Aviation Summit or Aviation Insurance, please contact Aviation Insurance Resources by calling 877-247-7767 or visit AIR-PROS.com today to receive your free Aircraft insurance quote!

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Flying with Pets

Friday, August 9th, 2013

Flying with PetsYou already know that Aviation Insurance Resources (AIR) offers a wide range of aircraft insurance options for aircraft of all makes and models, from Cessna Aircraft, Beechcraft, and Cirrus Aircraft to Robinson Helicopters, Piper Cubs, and Corporate Aircraft. But did you also know we are aviation enthusiasts ourselves? The AIR family enjoys getting out there and soaring the open skies. Sometimes we even bring our favorite four-legged friends along for the ride!

AIR’s own Victoria Neuville has been seen flying on several occasions with her spaniel mix, Turbo, and pet hedgehog, Quillson. Below are Victoria’s accounts of two of those flights.

Turbo’s Big Day

“The flight started out of Frederick around 12:30,” remembered Victoria. “We had a 38 knot direct headwind most of the way. Crossing over the mountains we could see lenticular clouds to our west and experienced many updrafts and it became quite choppy. It was clear most of the flight until we encountered some snow about 20 miles out from our destination. We were quickly through it, however, and landed at Braxton County Airport (48I) in West Virginia.”

It was at this airport that Victoria first laid eyes on her new puppy. Victoria was greeted by two male puppies, one brown and one white, from Dustin’s Angels pet rescue. As Victoria remembers, the people from Dustin’s Angels thought it was “so cool” that one of their puppies was being rescued by plane.

After picking her puppy, a dog that would soon be named Turbo, and signing the contract it was time to take some photos and head back to Turbo’s new home.

“My first intention when adopting a puppy was to slowly get them used to the aircraft, but to avoid a 3 1/2 hour drive, the flight was worth it,” explained Victoria. “As it turns out, Turbo did fantastic. He perked up and looked around when the plane started but slept a majority of the time.”

After several more flights with Turbo, Victoria designed her very own “Emergency Bag,” with everything she would need in case of an animal accident in the aircraft. To build your own emergency bag, read Victoria’s personal blog, “’Emergency Bags’ for Flying Fidos.”

Flying with PetsA Hedgehog Takes Flight

During the weekend of Victoria’s Uncle Tom’s 60th birthday, the family took a quick, half hour flight to Smoketown, Pennsylvania. Uncle Tom and his family were insistent that Victoria bring her pet hedgehog, Quillson. Victoria agreed to bring her prickly pet along and, much to her surprise, Quillson really enjoyed flying.

“He did not roll up into a protective ball, he did not huff to scare the airplane away,” remembered Victoria. “In fact, he explored and enjoyed being out of the box and feeling the gentle vibrations of the plane.”

Both of Victoria’s pets have flown in Cessna and Glasair aircraft insured by AIR.

To find out more about Flying with Pets 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+. 

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The Flying Hedgehog

A Puppy Pick Up Flight

“Emergency Bags” for Flying Fidos

Are you a Certified Flight Instructor? You need CFI Insurance from AIR!

Friday, March 15th, 2013

Are you a Certified Flight Instructor (CFI) providing instruction in someone else’s aircraft? If so, you could be liable for the instruction that you provide? For this reason you need CFI insurance from SAFE and Aviation Insurance Resources.

SAFE CFI Insurance from Aviation Insurance Resources

The Society of Aviation and Flight Educators, better known as SAFE, provides its member-flight instructors with the best protection available in the industry at competitive rates. Why are we telling you this? The SAFE Insurance program is offered exclusively through Aviation Insurance Resources and underwritten through STARR Aviation (Starr Idemnity) at a discounted rate with additional policy benefits. Aviation Insurance Resources also provides quality Certified Flight Instructor policies for those who are not members of SAFE.

Features and Benefits of SAFE CFI Insurance

  1. Provides liability coverage for flight instruction, flight review, flight examinations, personal flying, and even ground instruction.
  2. Previous instruction liability
  3. Professional liability
  4. Bodily injury coverage
  5. Coverage for personal use of a non-owned aircraft
  6. Covers aircraft damage
  7. Covers legal fees
  8. Covers medical fees
  9. And so much more!

Click Here for a full rundown of features and benefits of SAFE CFI insurance.

At Aviation Insurance Resources (AIR), we provide a full range of aircraft insurance and aviation insurance products, including CFI Insurance. And because we are licensed in all 50 states (with regional offices throughout the country) and represent all of the major aviation insurance markets, we can offer you the broadest package of protection at the best available rates.

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

Purchasing a New Aircraft? How do you know how much Insurance to purchase?

Thursday, February 14th, 2013

Are you interested in purchasing a new aircraft? It can be one of the best investments of your life. There is nothing quite like owning your own aircraft. However, purchasing an aircraft is just the beginning. It is also incredibly important to protect your investment with the right Aviation Insurance Policy. But how do you know how much insurance to purchase? How can you correctly calculate the value of an aircraft?

Free Aircraft Valuation from Aviation Insurance Resources (AIR)

As fellow aircraft owners, AIR understands your needs and challenges in purchasing and owning an aircraft. That is why we offer a free and easy way to calculate an estimated hull value for your plane. Our aircraft valuation package helps you avoid the following two issues:

  1. Under-insuring your Aircraft: It is important to ensure that you have the right amount of coverage for your aircraft. Otherwise, if your aircraft becomes damaged, you may face “constructive total loss,” when the cost to repair the aircraft plus potential salvage value exceeds its insured hull value.
  2. Over-Insuring your Aircraft: On the opposite end of the spectrum, you do not want to over-insure your aircraft either. In this economy, who can afford to pay more for their coverage than they need to?

With AIR’s aircraft valuation package you will receive a free Bluebook basic valuation for standard aircraft, 20% off title search and filing services, and quotations solicited from all the major underwriters that would be most competitive for the type of flying you do.

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

Helicopter Insurance from Aviation Insurance Resources

Friday, January 18th, 2013

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, cargo hauling, and so much more. Because of this, you need an insurance policy designed to cover your unique needs as a helicopter owner / pilot.

Helicopter Insurance from Aviation Insurance Resources

It doesn’t matter what type of helicopter you fly – whether it is a Robinson R22, Europcopter AS350, Bell 206, Sikorsky, or homebuilt and experimental helicopter, such as a Rotorway – or why you fly- whether it is for work or for fun – you need Helicopter Insurance. And you need Aviation Insurance Resources (AIR). We are licensed in all 50 states and provide a wide range of aircraft insurance options for aircraft of all shapes and sizes, from large jets to helicopters. Plus, AIR represents all of the major aviation underwriting companies to give you comprehensive options.

Click Here for a FREE Helicopter Insurance Quote!

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 AIR-PROS.com today and receive a free Aircraft insurance quote!

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AIR is a founding member of the Institute for Women of Aviation Worldwide

Friday, November 9th, 2012

Aviation Insurance Resources (AIR) is proud to announce that we are a founding member of the new not-for-profit, the Institute for Women of Aviation Worldwide. But not only that, AIR’s very own Victoria Neuville Zajko is on the board of directors.

About the Institute for Women of Aviation Worldwide

Incorporated in September of this year, the Institute for Women in Aviation Worldwide (iWOAW) is a not-for-profit association seeking to foster diversity and thus growth in the air and space industry. iWOAW accomplishes this through with research and creative, innovative, and rewarding education programs aimed at facilitating the integration of women in what has been a historically male dominated industry.

“While the air and space industry is a technological leader, it has fallen behind most other industries when it comes to social advancements. It is iWOAW’s mission to lead the industry to not only catch up but also surpass other industries in that sector,” said Mireille Goyer, Founder of the Institute for Women Of Aviation Worldwide.

Today, in an era where the percentage of female doctors, lawyers, and police officers is on the rise, around 25%, the percentage of female pilots remains relatively low, around 6%. iWOAW is leading the shift to a more diverse air and space industry where men and women will thrive in harmony and parity!

Interested in joining iWOAW? Membership is available to businesses, associations, and foundations interested in furthering the Institute for Women of Aviation’s purposes.

If you have any questions, please contact Aviation Insurance Resources by calling 877-247-7767 or visit AIR-PROS.com today and receive a free Aircraft insurance quote!

Aviation Insurance Resource specializes in a full range of aircraft, airplane & airport insurance to clients of all sizes. And we are licensed in all 50 states.

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The Flying Circus Airshow: Biplanes, WWI Replicas, & Antique Aircraft

Friday, October 26th, 2012

Aviation Insurance Resources’ (AIR Pros) own Jon Shimer recently attended the legendary Flying Circus Airshow in Bealeton, Virginia. This historic airshow, which was originally formed in 1970, features demonstrations of the “Golden Years of Flight,” characterized by the “barnstorming” activities of the post WWI era.

The Flying Circus Airshow

The Flying Circus Airshow in performs every Sunday from May through October. The Airshow starts at 2:30pm and runs for approximately 90 minutes.

The only thing that has changed since the 1970s is the number of members and aircraft in the Flying Circus’ inventory. And with the exception of the Flying Circus silver and black 450 hp Stearman, all of the other aircraft are privately owned.

Antique Plane and Biplane Insurance from AIR Pros!

Aviation Insurance Resources provides a full range of aircraft insurance and aviation insurance products, including antique plane and biplane insurance. Whether you need aircraft insurance for an airplane you own or are planning to buy, Aviation Insurance Resources can make sure you have the right insurance at the best price.

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If you are in need of protection for your corporate aircraft, hangar or anything else, you can receive a free Aircraft Insurance quote by contacting Aviation Insurance Resources at 877-247-7767 or AIR-PROS.com.

Aviation Insurance Resource specializes in a full range of aircraft, airplane & airport insurance to clients of all sizes. We are licensed in all 50 states with regional offices throughout the country to serve you better!

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It's Almost Time for Oshkosh!

Monday, July 16th, 2012

EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, WI is just around the corner! Pilots and aviation enthusiasts from around the world will be flying in to share their passion for flight. Among these aviators are the pilots and insurance agents at Aviation Insurance Resources. While we are here on official business, we still have a lot of fun! Please stop by our booth in building A, booth 1141. We’d love to hear your favorite flying stories and provide you with a free aircraft insurance quote while you are there.

What else will we have to offer at Oshkosh?

  • Our free aircraft valuation service
  • Aircraft builders and restorers insurance
  • Certified Flight Instructor (CFI) insurance
  • Renter’s (non-owned) aircraft insurance
  • …and much more

We look forward to meeting you!

Hangar Cookouts with AIR

Friday, May 18th, 2012

Jon preparing the grill

“The airport runway is the most important main street in any town.” Norm Crabtree

The weather is warm and for those who love aviation, it means we are spending more and more time at the airport! One group of individuals you will often see swapping stories with their hangar neighbors and other flying friends is the agents at Aviation Insurance Resources (AIR). Each agent has a second “home” and that is located at Frederick Municipal Airport (KFDK) in Frederick, MD. Every Friday when the skies are bright AIR president, Jon Harden, can be seen pulling out the grill for a weekly cookout at the hangar.

AIR hangar cookouts welcome many friends old and new. One gentleman flew two urs for the opportunity to eat and chat with fellow pilots at the inaugural cookout for this year. Recently, a new air traffic control tower came into service at FDK, and the controllers became quite anxious to finish their shifts and join the party themselves. At the AIR cookouts, everyone is welcome and people quickly become part of the pilot family.

Looking for a new airport to visit? Interested in a $100 hamburger with your favorite insurance agent? Just give AIR a call toll free at 877-247-7767 and ask when the next hangar cookout is, we’d be happy to have you!

 

 

AIR Enjoys Maryland Fly In

Tuesday, May 8th, 2012

Agents at Aviation Insurance Resources live and breathe aviation every day. That’s why three of our agents attended the Maryland Regional Festival Flight at Hagerstown Regional Airport. The second annual festival offered several interesting safety seminars, static displays and raffle drawings.

The moment everyone was waiting for was the Explore Maryland By Air Awards, presented by MAMA the Maryland Airports Association, for which AIR was one of the proud sponsors. Those who had accepted the challenge to visit the 26 public airports and 4 museums in the state of Maryland received awards. Congratulations to all those who received bragging rights and their new leather jackets!