Posts Tagged ‘aircraft insurance’

Cygnet Amphibious Trike Insurance

Tuesday, May 17th, 2016

Nothing can compare to the adrenaline rush of flying a weight shift amphibious trike over clear blue water and sandy beaches. The Airtime Aircraft Cygnet, a Special Light Sport Aircraft (SLSA), is the ultimate all terrain aerial vehicle. Unlike many weight shift trikes, the tandem, two seat design allows a passenger to share in the adventure, too! Check out Evelyne’s first Cygnet flight below:

Pilots find the Cygnet to be a budget friendly aircraft due to low maintenance costs and the 4.2 gallons per hour average fuel burn. Furthermore, the 100 horsepower Rotax engine offers a 4-hour endurance cruising at 50 miles per hour. If you are eager to get the most out of your flying day, the Cygnet takes as little as 20 minutes to remove from its custom trailer and set up. In addition, the ability to depart from land or sea increases the pilot’s flexibility of departure point.

For years, Cygnet owners have faced dead ends when trying to obtain hull insurance on their aircraft, but not anymore! Thanks to the diligent work of Aviation Insurance Resources (AIR) an affordable policy is now available. AIR shops all of the major aviation insurance carriers to obtain the best rate and broadest coverage on your aircraft insurance. The ability to work with all the markets allows AIR to insure unique and adventurous aircraft such as the Cygnet.

AIR President Jon Harden flew weight shift trikes for many years. “The experience of flying a weight shift trike can’t be beat,” he explained. “I’m thrilled that we can finally assist Cygnet owners with a policy that provides full coverage as well as liability only options at reasonable rates­.”

To learn more about how Aviation Insurance Resources can assist you with your Cygnet insurance, please call 301-682-6200 today! You may also visit AIR PROS.com and request your insurance quote online!

14 Year Old to Build BushCat Aircraft

Wednesday, May 4th, 2016
Rachel feels right at home in the BushCat

Rachel feels right at home in the BushCat

Rachel St. Louis’s first flight in a small aircraft was in her father’s Cessna 172 at 9 years old. Upon taking the controls, she knew she belonged in the air. Last year she received a seaplane lesson and as the floats of the Piper Cub touched the glassy waters on 8 different lakes, her love for aviation was sealed. Rachel took this passion a step further and became determined to build her own aircraft. At EAA AirVenture 2016, Rachel will take delivery of a BushCat aircraft kit. She is only 14 years old and paid for it with the earnings from her jewelry business, Rachel’s Jewelry.

Rachel has always demonstrated creativity and determination through designing jewelry. Starting with plastic bead and cords, she soon upgraded her earrings and necklaces to metal and found herself managing a small table at a local Christmas fair. Six years later, Rachel now attends 21 craft fairs annually with her mobile showroom. Rachel’s business success helped pave the way for diving head first into the aviation industry. She plans to learn to fly in the BushCat she builds and hopes to attend college at Embry Riddle Aeronautical University. When asked what her dream aviation job would be, her answer was to fly the F22.
With the help of her family, Rachel did extensive research on which kit aircraft to purchase. Much to her dismay, not many people took her goal of building her own aircraft seriously.

Rachel prepares a custom jewelry piece at Sun 'n Fun

Rachel prepares a custom jewelry piece at Sun ‘n Fun

That was until she met the people at AeroSport, a Wisconsin based dealer of BushCat and Sling aircraft. The SkyReach BushCat comes in several options: experimental amateur built (EAB), and experimental light sport (ELSA), and a certified light sport (SLSA). All three models are available in conventional gear or tri-gear configuration. The Sling 2 claims to be the “highest quality, high performance LSA on the market”. Its big brother, the Sling 4, is the 4-seat experimental version of the aircraft featuring a 115hp turbocharged Rotax engine.

Aviation Insurance Resources (AIR) is the official insurer of AeroSport and BushCat and Sling Aircraft. At Sun ‘n Fun 2016 AIR agents met Rachel at the AeroSport booth and were delighted to learn her story. All of the agents at AIR are pilots and have an immense passion for the industry they serve. So much so that they are offering a scholarship to further the aviation goals of future pilots like Rachel. The ‘Get into the Air‘ scholarship will be awarded at EAA AirVenture to the pilot or student pilot who best describes their motivation to be involved in the aviation industry. Applications are available online here.

No matter their background, each pilot (and future pilot) has a story to share just like Rachel. With persistence and determination there are no limits to what she may achieve. Whether you are a BushCat or Sling aircraft owner or builder, AIR looks forward to hearing your own story and assisting you with your aircraft insurance needs!

Take the Work out of Aviation Workers’ Compensation

Thursday, April 21st, 2016

refuelingIn many states workers’ compensation insurance is required by law. While these policies are essential to protecting a business and its employees in the case of an injury, many aviation companies run into exclusions related to their type of business. An aviation workers’ compensation policy from an aviation insurance broker can ensure corporate flight departments, flight schools, maintenance shops and other aviation businesses are properly protected at a fair rate.

An Aviation Workers’ Compensation policy from Aviation Insurance Resources (AIR) can provide the protection your business needs in a simple and straight forward process. All you need to get started is estimated annual salaries of your employees broken down into part and full time as well as their work assignments. With convenient benefits such as pay as you go, your audits will become easier and more predictable.

The insurance carrier can provide safety recommendations that can lead to a safer work environment that over time may lower your premium. Other options may include: foreign voluntary workers’ compensation, emergency international medical assistance, employers’ legal liability and extensions to include first responders.

AIR strives to take the hard work out of your aviation workers’ compensation insurance. With agents averaging over 30 years in the aviation insurance industry, business owners can take comfort that their risks are handled professionally by aviation insurance experts. Providing a full range of aircraft insurance and aviation insurance products to fit each client’s needs, AIR is ready to serve you! To request an aviation insurance workers’ compensation or another aviation insurance quote call 877-247-7767 today!

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 www.AIR-PROS.com/scholarship.php.

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!

Summer Flight Safety Leads to Aviation Insurance Discounts

Thursday, March 10th, 2016

As the snow melts, more and more pilots are taking to the sky to spread their wings in the warmer weather. While worries of ice and snowstorms may seem like a thing of the past, spring and downlow2summer weather brings about a new set of safety concerns. It is important to remember our personal limitations and to not feel pressured to meet timelines when facing this season’s unpredictable weather. Keeping safe also has a convenient side effect, it may help your insurance premiums!

Safe flying practices 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 or 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 providing your member number you can gain access to special perks and discounts on your insurance policy.

The easiest way to save money on your aircraft insurance is to call the pilots and agents at Aviation Insurance Resources (AIR). AIR shops all of the major aviation insurance markets to ensure that you are receiving the best rate and broadest coverage on your aircraft insurance. From Cessna 150 to King Air insurance and flying club insurance or coverage for corporate aircraft, AIR has a competitive policy to serve all of your needs.

To find out more about discounts on your aircraft insurance, please contact Aviation Insurance Resources by calling 877-247-7767 or visit AIR-PROS.com today! You can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, and Google+. Keep flying safe, we’ll see you at the airport!

Aircraft Insurance and the Adventurous AirCam

Friday, February 26th, 2016

There is one type of flight that every pilot yearns for: low and slow with the wind kissing your face. Originally designed for aerial photography in the Ndoki rain forest in Congo for National Geographic, the Lockwood AirCam is an agile, open cockpit, tandem seat, multi-engine aircraft. As the pilots and agents at Aviation Insurance Resources (AIR) can attest to, the AirCam is a plane built for adventure!

Pilots mouths drop when they read the specs on AirCam aircraft. It can take off in as little as 100 feet and land in under 500. Burning as few as 3.5 gallons per hour, the two Rotax 912 engines provide the AirCam with a cruising speed of anywhere from 50 to 100 miles per hour all with a stall speed of only 39 miles per hour. With up to a 2,000 feet per minute rate of climb, the AirCam is the best aircraft for small backcountry strips and remote areas. But the AirCam is not limited to only departing from the ground, it can be equipped with floats as well!

AirCam Insurance

Testimonials about Aviation Insurance Resources (AIR) rave about the ease of obtaining a competitive aircraft insurance quote. With one phone call to AIR, our agents will work diligently to market all the major aircraft insurance companies competitive for the Lockwood AirCam and the type of flying you do. AIR can also protect an AirCam project during the building stage, with economical rates regardless of pilot experience with our builders’ risk program.

To find out more about how AIR can assist with your AirCam insurance, please contact Aviation Insurance Resources by calling 877-247-7767 or visit AIR-PROS.com today and request your aircraft insurance quote! You can also follow us on FacebookTwitterLinkedIn, and Google+.

 

Mooney Aircraft Insurance – Revisited

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016

In June of 2013, we published one of our most popular blogs on Mooney Aircraft insurance. Since the original posting, Aviation Insurance Resources (AIR) has continued to provide prospective and current Mooney owners with superior customer service while obtaining the best insurance rates and the broadest coverage available. Read on to find out why Mooney Aircraft has become a quick pilot favorite over the years.

June 24, 2013 – Christopher Wolbert, Regional Vice President of AIR completed his instrument rating in a Mooney twenty years ago. Despite the time that has passed, Mooney aircraft remain one of his favorite Mooney-Aircraft-Insurance-300x225aircraft manufacturers.

“Until that point, I had completed most of my pilot training in Cessna Aircraft. The Mooney was a new and exciting experience. The aircraft’s additional speed combined with instrument training made my training challenging, but rewarding.” Chris remembers.

Founded in 1929 by Al Mooney in Wichita, Kansas, the Mooney Airplane Company has carved its place in aviation history because of its dedication to performance and innovation. Mooney has always focused on producing the highest-performing, safest and most efficient aircraft on the market. It is this focus that has allowed Mooney to set several aviation records, including:

  1. First pressurized single-engine, piston-powered aircraft (M22 Mustang).
  1. Fastest transcontinental flight in a single-engine, piston-powered production aircraft (M20K 231).
  2. First production aircraft to achieve 200 mph on 200HP (M20J 201).
  3. Several altitude records (M20K 231).
  4. First single-engine, power-control certified (FADEC) in the U.S. (M20L Porsche).
  5. Fastest piston-powered aircraft currently in production (M20M DX single).
  6. First single-engine aircraft certified for flight into known icing conditions (M20M DX w/TKS anti-icing system).
  7. More than 130 world speed records.
  8. First single-engine retractable to achieve 237 KTS (M20).
  9. And More!

Mooney aircraft combine legendary speed, robust rate-of-climb, rock-solid safety and security, innovative technology, hand-built precision craftsmanship, and unmatched value.

The Mooney Airplane Company – which has delivered more than 11,000 aircraft worldwide, a fleet that has amassed more than 40 million hours of flight – currently sells three models of the M20: Ovation2 GX, Ovation3 and Acclaim.

Mooney Aircraft Insurance from Aviation Insurance Resources

Aviation Insurance Resources, also known by the acronym AIR, represents all of the major aviation insurance markets, which allows us to offer the broadest package of protection at the best available rates. AIR provides a wide range of aircraft insurance options for aircraft of all makes and models, from Cessna Aircraft to Robinson Helicopters to Piper Cubs to, of course, Mooney aircraft, like the Ovation2 GX, Ovation3 and Acclaim.

AIR is licensed in all 50 states. Click Here for a FREE Aircraft Insurance Quote!

To find out more about Mooney 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+.

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+.

Aviation Manufacturer Product Liability

Monday, January 4th, 2016

While a majority of aircraft accidents are result of pilot error, occasionally a product defect is deemed the probable cause behind an aircraft accident or incident. Aircraft are intricate machines madeEngine up of thousands of parts, both stationary and moving. Besides large components such as the engine or landing gear, many small parts such as switches, valves, caps and even bolts can play a role in aircraft safety. If you supply or manufacture a component used in an aircraft, you may be held legally liable in the event of a claim. An aviation manufacturer product liability policy can protect your business’s financial interests.

Who may need product liability coverage?

Aircraft manufacturers, STC modification builders, avionics, instrument and interior manufactures are all at risk for product liability. If your company distributes or builds aircraft propellers, sheet metal, brakes, tires, lights, etc., it is important to look into product liability. Any business that is responsible for a component that ends up in an aircraft could be held liable in the event of a lawsuit.

Three types of risk

Not all aircraft products or manufacturers are alike. However, each share three types of risk in regards to their product:

Design defect – The complete line of products is inherently dangerous.

Manufacturing defect – The component falls short in being produced appropriately.

Failure to warn – The manufacture of the product did not provide substantial instructions and warnings on the correct use of the part.

Product Protection

An aviation manufacturer product liability policy will provide a defense in the case of property damage, bodily injury or the grounding of a fleet due to a product hazard. The aviation insurance specialists at Aviation Insurance Resources (AIR) are dedicated to protecting your business and its future. AIR will guide you through the insurance process to provide you with peace of mind as your company serves the aviation industry. To learn more about aviation manufacturer product liability policies through Aviation Insurance Resources call 877-247-7767 or visit us online at www.AIR-PROS.com today!

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

Aerial Advertising Insurance

Wednesday, November 25th, 2015
Aerial Adv

Skyspot Advertising Cessna 172 with Electric Sign

Aerial advertising is an extremely powerful form of marketing. Not everyone will think twice when they see a plane fly by, but a banner trailing behind it or an electrically lit sign in the night will surely demand a crowd’s attention. The message is large, it turns heads, and most importantly, it is memorable. According to Skyspot Advertising, aerial advertising grabs 88% of an audience’s attention and 79% of those recall what was being promoted. Whether they chose banner towing or an aircraft equipped with an electric sign, for marketers aerial advertising just makes sense. For pilots, it’s a grand business opportunity and a lot of fun!

A pivotal aspect of every successful business is the budget, even more so when it comes to commercial aviation operations. There are plenty of expenses to consider, especially when it comes to protecting your operation with aerial advertising insurance. Not all insurance policies are the same and not all insurance agents are either. All of the agents at Aviation Insurance Resources (AIR) are pilots and understand the proper questions that need to be asked about your business. Our goal is to provide you with a policy package to protect your assets in the event you were to be held legally liable for property damage or bodily injury. Coverage can also extend to physical damage of your aircraft and equipment.

AIR will provide you with not only the broadest coverage available, but at a rate that does not upset your company budget. We shop all of the major aviation insurance markets that are competitive for aerial advertising and banner towing, therefore offering flexibility when it comes to choosing an insurance policy that meets your specific needs. In addition, we are licensed nationwide in all 50 states to serve you better!

If you are looking to start up an aerial advertising firm, tow banners from time to time, or just wish to take a new look at your insurance rates, give the aviation experts at Aviation Insurance Resources (AIR) a call at 301-682-6200. You can also complete and online quote request today! To learn more about AIR you can find us at www.AIR-PROS.com, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn!