Posts Tagged ‘aircraft insurance discounts’

How One Pilot Saved Over 50% on Aircraft Insurance

Tuesday, March 13th, 2018

The popular aviator saying explains that if you want to make a small fortune in aviation, you need to start with a large one. We all know aviation expenses can quickly add up, so why pay more than you must on your aircraft insurance? Living off their legacy, Avemco insurance continues to sell insurance at a higher premium on an outdated policy.

The proof is in the numbers.

Earlier this month, Aviation Insurance Resources (AIR) established a policy for a Bonanza owner who had two pilots on his policy. This individual was looking to add a third, lower time pilot who was not instrument rated. At $150,000 hull coverage Avemco had quoted their current insured just over $5,000 annually. AIR’s quotation was LESS THAN HALF that at only $2,285.

Where do these savings come from?

Avemco is a direct writer, meaning that they set the premiums and discounts that are quoted. When you call Avemco, you are working with one underwriter and receive just a single quote. AIR is an aviation insurance broker, meaning they shop all the other major aviation insurance markets for your aircraft insurance. In most cases, AIR will receive multiple insurance quotes for your aircraft insurance. More options equal more savings, with competition within the market driving the rates down.

Who offers the better policy?

It is always important to read through your policy and review any questions with your insurance agent. However, the main and most important difference between Avemco and all the other markets is in one simple word. An Avemco policy is written with a per person sub-limit whereas most other policies are written as a per passenger form. The Avemco policy could be leave you short on coverage if an accident were to injure an individual outside of the aircraft. To remain competitive, insurance carriers are often increasing policy benefits while Avemco continue to use their outdated form.

Pilots protecting pilots.

All the agents at AIR are pilots and understand the ins and outs of the aircraft insurance industry. When the Bonanza owner called in for a quote he spoke directly with a pilot, not just an insurance agent. A pilot calling into AIR will speak with an individual who knows the nervousness of a first solo or a check ride and understands what it’s like to transition to a new aircraft. AIR’s headquarters and branch offices are full of pilots from all walks of life, to include CFIs, rotor pilots and balloon pilots!

At the beginning of this month, a Bonanza pilot saved over $2,715 simply by calling AIR. Why pay more for your aircraft insurance? Call 877-247-7767 or request a quote online today!

How to get the best rate on your aircraft insurance in one easy step!

Monday, January 25th, 2016

Before purchasing an aircraft, most pilots complete a cost analysis to determine the annual expenses and sustainability of aircraft ownership. Lower aircraft expenses generally mean more time in the air for the Over Brunswick 2010-01-31pilot and ways to safely cut these costs are often pursued. While aircraft insurance is a smaller percentage of annual aircraft expenses, it is an area that is worth the extra research to reduce rates. One company takes the challenge out of finding the lowest rate for your aircraft insurance while maintaining the broadest package of protection.

Founded by two pilots in 1999, Aviation Insurance Resources (AIR) solicits quotations from the major underwriters that would be the most competitive for the type of flying you do and the coverages you require. AIR has since continued to grow and prides itself in the tagline “Pilots Protecting Pilots” as all our agents are also pilots and share a great passion for the aviation industry. AIR also has four locations across the United States to better serve you!

AIR specializes only in aviation insurance and can provide aviation insurance policies for:

Owners Aircraft Insurance (airplanes, rotorcraft, gyrocopters, gliders, light sport aircraft (LSA), seaplane, turbine, jet, very light jet (VLJ), experimental and standard category)

Renters Aircraft Insurance

Sport Pilot Insurance

Fixed Base Operator (FBO) Insurance

Flight School Insurance

Aircraft Charter Insurance

Aviation Premises Insurance

Aviation Products Insurance

Hangar Keepers Insurance

Workers’ Compensation

Hangar Insurance

UAV/UAS Insurance

Aerial Photography Insurance

Flying Club Insurance

Skydiving Insurance

…and more!


Serving our fellow pilots for over 17 years, AIR understands the budgeting needs of aircraft owners and aviation business operators. Call Aviation Insurance Resources (AIR) at 301-682-6200 or complete an online request to start saving today! You can also follow us on FacebookTwitterLinkedIn, and Google+.

Exclusive Insurance Benefits for Cirrus Owners

Wednesday, March 4th, 2015

Cirrus 2015.3.4The Cirrus SR20 received a type certificate in October 1998 and the Cirrus SR 22 followed in November of 2000. The Cirrus brand was quickly on the minds of pilots looking for the latest in advanced aviation technology and safety featuring the Cirrus Airframe Parachute System (CAPS) and an all glass cockpit with Synthetic Vision Technology (SVT). However, these safety features are only as good as the pilot behind the stick. With the new COPA Insurance Program offered by Aviation Insurance Resources (AIR) through Starr Aviation, Cirrus owners that are members of the Cirrus Owners and Pilots Association (COPA) will be rewarded for safe flying.

Aviation Insurance Discounts

Through the COPA Insurance Program, Cirrus owners who are claim free will receive a return on a portion of their hull premium upon renewal! Other discounts include 20% off for completing annual training and a 5% credit for attending Cirrus Critical Decision Making seminars.

Further Benefits

Aviation insurance discounts are not the only benefit of having a COPA Insurance Program policy. Additional program benefits include:

-An increase to $10,000 Medical Pay

-Expanded policy territory in include Central and South America

-Accident Forgiveness

-Gold Level Expanded Coverage Endorsement (includes rental to named pilots, aircraft value appreciation coverage, premises coverage and more!)

-Guaranteed renewal as long as the pilot is a COPA member in good standing and is current with CPPP.

Program Qualifications

To qualify for the COPA Insurance Program, Cirrus owners must be a current COPA member and be a private pilot with an instrument rating between the ages of 25 and 70. In addition, pilots must have at least 500 hours total time and 250 hours in Cirrus aircraft. Annual recurrent training with the Cirrus Pilot Proficiency Program (CPPP) must be completed within last 12 months of policy inception or prior to policy inception.

Get your Cirrus Aircraft Insurance Quote today!

Aviation Insurance Resources (AIR) represents all of the major aviation insurance markets, offering the broadest package of protection at the best available rates. We build relationships with our pilot clients and aviation insurance companies that result in premier policies like the COPA Insurance Program. To get started on your insurance quote today, call an AIR aircraft insurance specialist at 301-682-6200 or complete a quote request form online today!

About Starr Aviation

With each team member, on average, enjoying over 15 years of aviation insurance experience, Starr Aviation is highly competent, allowing them 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 their experienced underwriters develop programs tailored to each of these specific risks, including fixed and rotor wing aircraft for both commercial and corporate operations. To learn more about Starr Companies, visit them online at:

About Aviation Insurance Resources (AIR)

All of the agents at Aviation Insurance Resources are pilots so they understand the aviation industry’s needs. Aviation is not just an industry they work in; it is a passion they live every day. They strive to provide the best policy at the best premium in every situation. Talk to an AIR pilot today! For more information on Aviation Insurance Resources, visit them online at:

Fly Safe this Winter and Earn Aircraft Insurance Discounts

Wednesday, November 27th, 2013

As the holiday travel season approaches, the Aviation Insurance Resources (AIR) family would like to wish yours a safe and happy Thanksgiving. Many of us will be travelling via general aviation to visit our loved ones, let’s remind one another of our personal limitations and to not feel pressured to meet typical holiday timelines when facing wintery weather.

Flying safe can often lead to helpful discounts on your aircraft insurance! For example, some carriers offer up to 5% off non-owned coverage for those that complete a WINGS – Pilot Proficiency Program phase prior to their renewal. Others offer discounts on owned aircraft policies when a WINGS phase or annual recognized training is completed. Aircraft organizations such as EAA and AOPA offer many training materials for a pilot to keep refreshed. By simply being a member of these organizations you can gain access to special perks and discounts on your insurance policy.

Thanks to an exclusive partnership with Starr Aviation, Aviation Insurance Resources (AIR) now offers members of the OpenAirplane Network up to 10% in savings on their renters insurance!  A 5% discount is available for pilots who have completed the OpenAirplane Universal Pilot Checkout. Simply provide your insurance agent with a copy of the OpenAirplane Universal Pilot Checkout prior to binding coverage to receive your discount. Pilots that are claim free will receive an additional 5% discount resulting in a total of 10% in savings!

This Thanksgiving, we are thankful for the gift of general aviation to transport us to those we love, as well as the gift of pilot training that keeps us safe. Happy Thanksgiving from AIR!

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, builders risk insurance, and Corporate Aircraft.

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

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