Posts Tagged ‘aircraft’

Enhancing Lives at Orlandi Flight Center

Wednesday, January 7th, 2015

Founded by Geoff Orlandi in the fall of 2012 with the mission to enhance other’s lives through aviation, the Orlandi Flight Center offers flight instruction, aircraft rental and scenic tours in the Blairstown, NJ area.Orlandi Flight

In 2013 and 2014, the Orlandi Flight Center received the AOPA Flight Training Excellence award for providing superior instruction. Orlandi Flight Center was the only school in the northeast region where both the flight school and an individual instructor (Geoff Orlandi) received this honor. The flight school offers any training a pilot would need, from introductory flights or sport pilot or private pilot certification to commercial pilots and ATPs. If you are looking for an instrument rating, multi-engine rating, tail wheel endorsement, or just a flight review, Orlandi has you covered.

The Orlandi fleet consists of 1947 Piper J3 Cub as well as a 1969 Cessna 172. Adding to the Orlandi repertoire is a Redbird JAY Flight simulator available for the budget pilot in mind or for when weather conditions are less than ideal for training. The Redbird simulator is available at an hourly rate or an annual fee for unlimited use.

The Orlandi Flight Center entrusts Aviation Insurance Resources (AIR) for their flight school insurance and flight simulator insurance needs. Each aircraft insurance expert at AIR shops all of the major markets to provide your flight school with the broadest policy coverage at the best rates. This saves both money and time, leaving your school to do what it does best…instruct and inspire future pilots.

Geoff Orlandi’s pledge is to “do everything I can to deliver the most rewarding flying experience available.” Just as AIR’s pledge to him was to provide service with integrity from aviation insurance experts.

It all starts with flight schools in the general aviation industry. At Aviation Insurance Resources (AIR), we provide a full range of aircraft insurance and aviation insurance products, including flight school and flight simulator insurance. To find out more about insuring your flight school or simulator, please contact Aviation Insurance Resources by calling 877-247-7767 or visit our website and fill out our quick and easy flight school quote request today.

Is Your Company Protected when Flying on Business?

Wednesday, November 12th, 2014

General aviation plays a vital role in the corporate world. Business jets, turboprop aircraft and small single engine aircraft offer businesses flexibility in departure times and destinations that airlines lack. From a high level executive attending a board meeting to a salesman making a house call the next state over, general aviation offers efficient business trips without the hassle of extreme security, layovers and boarding times. In the case of an accident or bodily injury upon a business flight, is your company protected?

 

If a pilot flying his own personal aircraft on business and were to cause bodily injury or property damage, not only the pilot, but his company he works for, could be held liable. Large corporations charter jet and turboprop aircraft often for country-wide business meetings. If an accident were to occur, the victims and their families may hold your corporation accountable. Corporate non-owned aircraft insurance is a policy built to protect a corporation where employees may operate and/or be a passenger in an aircraft on company business. Corporate non-owned aircraft insurance offers businesses piece of mind when their employees and leaders travel via general aviation. Business owners have enough to worry about, so leave the non-owned corporate insurance to Aviation Insurance Resources (AIR).

 

Aviation Insurance Resources provides a full range of aircraft insurance and aviation insurance products to fit your corporation’s needs. 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 corporate non-owned aircraft insurance please call 877-247-7767 or visit AIR-PROS.com today and receive your insurance quote! You can also follow AIR on FacebookTwitterLinkedIn, and Google+.

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.

Helicopter Flight SchoolsVictoria Heli

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 AIR-PROS.com today and receive your aircraft insurance quote! You can also follow AIR on FacebookTwitterLinkedIn, and Google+.

Aircraft Renter’s Insurance Made Easier

Tuesday, October 14th, 2014

Renting an aircraft or borrowing one from a friend comes with a lot of responsibility. A thorough pre-flight is important to ensure the previous pilot did not leave any damage. Maybe you need to get the aircraft back on time before the next pilot has signed up for it. Perhaps, the rule is to top the tank off after you land. Have you thought about if you are actually protected by the owner’s aircraft insurance?

When you rent or borrow an aircraft you may not be protected by the owner’s aircraft insurance policy (including your local FBO). If there is an accident you may be held legally liable for damages to the aircraft, or even worse, injuries to others out of your own pocket.

NEW: Easy Quote & Purchase Online

Aviation Insurance Resources (AIR) provides a full range of aircraft insurance, including non-owned insurance for aircraft renters. AIR prides itself in being a one stop shop for all things aviation insurance and now has just made purchasing non-owned aircraft insurance even easier!

AIR is excited to announce that non-owned aircraft insurance is now available to be purchased online directly through our website! Through a premier partnership with Starr Aviation, AIR offers personal non-owned aircraft liability protection in standard, experimental, multi-engine and helicopter aircraft! Pilots can now sign up and pay for insurance in an easy and secure policy porthole, receiving instant binder confirmation. To start coverage, simply visit our website and click on “non-owner” or follow this direct link.

Flight Instructors

Certified Flight Instructors (CFI) providing instruction in someone else’s aircraft could also be liable for the instruction they provide. CFI non-owned aircraft policies and the exclusive SAFE CFI member policies are now available to start coverage online as well!

Insurance Discounts

Flying safe can often lead to helpful discounts on your aircraft insurance and these are available online with just a click of a button! Discounts are available for pilots who are claim free, pilots who complete a phase in the WINGS pilot proficiency program prior to beginning coverage, and those who have completed the OpenAirplane Universal Pilot Checkout.

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, please call 877-247-7767 or visit AIR-PROS.com today and receive your aircraft insurance quote! You can also follow AIR on FacebookTwitterLinkedIn, and Google+.

Insuring a Corporate Flight Department: Turbo Props & Jets

Wednesday, September 17th, 2014

Many businesses depend on general aviation to get their owners and employees from point A to point B. An integral part of their business is based on an efficiently and safely run corporate flight department. That safety can have a positive effect on the insurance rates for their corporate aircraft, a key factor to consider when starting a flight department.

Safety First

Whether owner flown or professionally flown, one criterion for a corporate flight department is developing an initial and recurrent training program in house, or obtaining one from a formal school.  Discussing your plan for training with your aviation insurance specialist can help you secure the best terms for your department. Often your insurance agent can visit your department and introduce you to those underwriting your policy, providing them with an in person evaluation. In addition, an International Business Aviation Council (IS-BAO) certification is recommended.  According to the IS-BAO website, it “is designed to promote use of high quality operating practices for international business aircraft operations. It provides baseline requirements for structuring flight departments and planning and conducting their operations”.

Corporate Flight Operations

Common aircraft flown in corporate flight departments include the Cessna Citation, Embrear Phenom, the Bombardier Global, Learjet and Challenger series, the Dassault Falcon and Gulfstream 550 and Gulfstream 650.  When consulting your aircraft insurance specialist, they will ask a few questions about each aircraft’s flight operations.

  • How many hours will the aircraft fly annually?
  • What is the average passenger load?
  • Where does the aircraft usually fly? Does it fly internationally?
  • Where is the aircraft maintenance done and who will perform it?

Workers Compensation

Other insurance concerns besides just aircraft coverage should be considered in protecting an aviation business. An employee injury on the job can lead to costly in medical expenses and loss of work. Aviation businesses such as flight schools, FBO’s and corporate flight departments depend on aviation workers compensation insurance to properly safeguard the aviation related exposures of their business.

About AIR

Aviation Insurance Resources (AIR) is licensed in all 50 states and provides a wide range of insurance options for flight departments of all sizes, covering business jets to helicopters.  AIR represents all of the major aviation insurance markets, therefore offering you the broadest package of protection at the best available rates.

To insure your corporate flight department, please contact Aviation Insurance Resources by calling 877-247-7767 or visit AIR-PROS.com today! You can also follow us 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

Pilatus

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

Beechjet

 

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 AIR-PROS.com today to receive your free aircraft insurance quote!

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Aviation Insurance Resources to Attend Midwest LSA Expo

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014

For three days each year, Mt. Vernon Outland Airport (MVN) in Mt. Vernon, IL becomes the mecca for light sport aircraft (LSA). September 4th through 6th marks the dates for the 6th annual Plane & Pilot Midwest LSA Expo inviting sport pilots, LSA manufacturers and aviation enthusiasts alike to enjoy informative workshops, light sport related exhibitors and enjoyable airport nightlife! Most of all, the entire event is FREE to attend and parking for cars and aircraft are free as well!

Aviation Insurance Resources (AIR) is delighted to attend this small but mighty expo again. You can meet AIR agent and pilot Gregg Ellsworth inside the expo exhibitor area.

“I enjoy exhibiting at the Midwest LSA Expo in Mt Vernon, IL.  I was the first exhibitor to register for this event and I have attended every year. The Airport Manager, Staff, Volunteers, and community are GREAT!   If you haven’t attended this show, I encourage you to attend. You won’t find a better place or opportunity to spend quality time with the aircraft dealers and exhibitors. If you’re thinking of buying a light sport aircraft or just curious….this is the event to attend.”

For more information on attending the Plane & Pilot Midwest LSA Expo, please visit their website at: MidwestLSAShow.com.

Light Sport Aircraft (LSA) Insurance from Aviation Insurance Resources

From the inception of light sport certification, AIR has been providing sport and more advanced rated pilots with light sport aircraft insurance policies with broad terms and at competitive premiums. AIR covers the insured every step of the way, offering builders risk policies during the constructions process regardless of pilot experience.

To see how AIR can help you with your LSA insurance needs, please call 877-247-7767 or visit AIR-PROS.com today and receive your aircraft insurance quote! You can also follow us on FacebookTwitterLinkedIn, and Google+.

Standard vs Experimental Aircraft: The Insurance Facts

Thursday, August 28th, 2014

Since the dawn of aviation in the early 1900’s, many new and innovative aircraft have taken to the skies. With goals of safety, speed and endurance on the minds of designers and engineers, regulations were soon developed tostandard vs exp control the quality and safety behind each aircraft. Aircraft soon became structured under two categories: standard or special.

A standard certified aircraft and its parts are factory built and go through many procedures to ensure the design adheres to FAA standards. Standard certified aircraft include the following categories:

  • Normal
  • Utility
  • Acrobatic
  • Commuter
  • Transport
  • Manned free balloons
  • Special classes

The popular fixed wing training aircraft fall into the normal and utility standard category such as the Cessna 150, Cessna 182 or the Piper Cherokee get preferred rates from insurance carriers. These are rates that the insurance underwriter will offer at lower premium amounts than other aircraft due to ease of parts availability and a long and stable safety record.

Aircraft can also be certified under a Special Airworthiness certificate. These categories include:

  • Primary
  • Restricted
  • Multiple
  • Limited
  • Light Sport
  • Experimental
  • Special Flight Permit
  • Provisional

Although still regulated by the FAA, experimental (amateur built or kit-built aircraft) are very popular because they offer owners & builders more flexibility in the technology and parts that can be utilized in their airplanes and helicopters. However, since these aircraft are not factory built, many models are more unique and not standardized; therefore the cost of repair for these experimental aircraft can be more expensive than a standard aircraft.

No matter the category your aircraft may be registered in, agents at Aviation Insurance Resources (AIR) are ready to shop all the major insurance markets that are most competitive for your type of aircraft insurance risk.

To find out more about obtaining the best rate for your 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!

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AIR to Z: Zenith Aircraft Insurance

Wednesday, August 13th, 2014

zenithWith a resume that includes work on the Concorde jetliner and the Dash 7 commuter, aircraft designer Chris Heintz spent his time outside of work developing original kit aircraft of his own in his garage. These designs soon broke through into the aviation world as the Zenith Aircraft Company, offering diverse experimental and light sport (LSA) aircraft. To date, over 2,000 Zenith Aircraft kits have been sold and delivered.

Zenith Aircraft Models

STOL CH750 – Light Sport Utility

A side by side tri-gear aircraft featuring wrap around visibility and bush aircraft capabilities

Zenith CH750 Cruzer

The all metal “on airport” version of the STOL CH750 and an economical choice for cross country flights.

STOL CH701

A light sport short take-off and landing (STOL) machine! Rotating speed can begin and 25mph and depart in only 90 feet.

Zenith 601 and Zenith CH650

A low wing in LSA in the Zodiac line of Zenith Aircraft, the CH601s and CH650s appeals to sport pilots looking for an affordable and sleek aircraft.

Zenith CH801-HD

A four seat “heavy duty” utility model of Zenith Aircraft featuring and 180 horsepower engine. The CH801-HD has been nicknamed the “Sky Jeep”.

The Zenith Aircraft Factory

Zenith kits have been known to be completed within only 400 hours. Builders looking to learn all about constructing their own Zenith can stop by the factory in Mexico, Missouri to learn all about building the STOL CH750, CH750 Cruzer, CH701 and CH650 aircraft. The factory also opens its doors for the annual Open Hangar Day and Zenith/Zodiac fly-in.

For more about the Zenith Aircraft Company visit their website at Zenithair.com.

Zenith Aircraft Insurance

Light sport aircraft are relatively new to the aviation industry. When it came time to insuring these aircraft, Aviation Insurance Resources (AIR) was at the forefront and one of the first in the industry to offer insurance on many LSA makes and models, from Czech Sportcruiser to Cubcrafters Carbon Cub to Flight Design CT, Evektor, Tecnam, Bristell, Cessna Skycatcher 162, BushCat, and of course, Zenith Aircraft. We offer several different insurance policies to help protect you and your aircraft.

Each year, AIR agent and pilot Gregg Ellsworth enjoys talking with sport pilots and Zenith airplane owners at the Midwest LSA expo in Mt. Vernon, IL and the U.S Sport Aviation Expo in Sebring, FL.

“While I insure most aviation risks, I like working with Zenith Aircraft builders and owners as well as other experimental kit aircraft makes and models.   I enjoy working with each builder/owner because every risk is unique and I take the time to ensure I understand their individual coverage needs from the start of construction, to first flight and beyond.  I work hard to provide the best premium and best coverage terms available.   I always l ask what engine they have installed in their bird along with if they have had any major modifications completed, such as the wing mod.”

Builders Risk Insurance

AIR also offers a builders and restorers insurance program, designed to protect the aircraft during the building or restoring stage regardless of pilot experience and qualifications. Customized with your needs in mind, this new insurance plan offers flexible liability and hull coverage options.

“As a friend of many aircraft builders and as a homebuilt owner myself, I cannot imagine the devastation of losing an aircraft mid-build,” said Jon Harden, president and founder of AIR. “Our affordable program is worth it just for the peace of mind.”

To discover more about insuring your Zenith Aircraft, please contact Aviation Insurance Resources by calling 877-247-7767 or visit AIR-PROS.com today to receive an aircraft insurance quote! You can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Google+

Aviation Insurance Resources (AIR) Lands at EAA AirVenture

Wednesday, July 30th, 2014

BoothFor 51 weeks a year, EAA is an international community of more than 160,000 aviation enthusiasts that share their passions for flying, building, and restoring of recreational aircraft. But for one week each summer, EAA members and aviation enthusiasts totaling more than 500,000 from more than 60 countries attend EAA AirVenture at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.

It’s that time of year again! EAA AirVenture 2014 – The World’s Greatest Aviation Celebration – features more than 10,000 aircraft; daily air shows; nightly entertainers,; forums and hands-on workshops, and so much more.

As usual, Aviation Insurance Resources (AIR) is attending all week at booth #1141 in Building A. 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, Piper Cubs, and Corporate Aircraft.

We are always happy to meet our customers and pilot friends. Stop by for a quote; get answers to your insurance questions or just to tell us your favorite flying stories!

We are excited to meet you. Safe flying!

To find out more about EAA AirVenture 2014 in Oshkosh 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, and Google+.