Posts Tagged ‘AirVenture’

Aircraft Insurance Broker Welcomes 19th Year of Continuously Insured Pilots

Monday, January 8th, 2018

Working for you

As many new business owners do, Jon Harden was working around the clock and weekends his first few years at AIR. It was one Sunday in February when Pete called. Pete has owned eight aircraft and currently is the proud owner of a Beechcraft Baron. Each year Pete participates in the Bonanzas to Oshkosh (B2Osh) formation migration from Rockford, Illinois to Oshkosh, Wisconsin.

“I was expecting to have to leave a message after dialing a couple of options. Instead, Jon picked up, on a Sunday nonetheless! I immediately switched to him and haven’t looked back!” Pete explained.

After each flight to EAA AirVenture/Oshkosh, Pete makes a point to stop by and catch up with Jon at the AIR booth in Hangar A. While Jon does not have to work weekends quite as often these days, he still operates at the same level of prompt customer service.

Unique Aircraft

Another Beechcraft has found its home at AIR over 18 years ago. Ingrid is often found at Frederick Municipal Airport flying her Bonanza or enjoying AIR’s summer cookouts. But her true pride and joy has been covered through AIR for 17 years now, a newly restored J3 Lenape Papoose. This 1939 Piper Cub is equipped with a 3-cylindar radial engine and is one of only three flying in the United States! This very Cub once held the world record for aircraft time aloft. Ingrid’s Cub graces many of AIR’s marketing materials!

Ray was AIR’s 32nd client and he still insures through us today! Besides his Cessna 172, AIR also protects Ray’s 1977 Varga. Known for its reliability and simplicity, Varga pilots could spend the whole day boasting about their aircraft. However, not all insurance markets readily write this make and model aircraft. Since 1999, AIR agent Chris Wolbert shops all the major aviation insurance markets for Ray’s Cessna and Varga each year before renewal. Chris has earned Ray’s business year after year by providing competitive rates for both aircraft and by keeping them on one policy for increased convenience.

“I really appreciate what the agents at AIR do because they are pilots, not just insurance agents!” airline pilot Curtis exclaimed. All insurance agents at AIR are pilots and are passionate about the aviation industry they serve. Each pilot has a different background and a diverse blend of aeronautical experience.

Curtis is approaching his 19th renewal with AIR. He prefers to keep all five of his aircraft on one convenient policy as well. He currently owns a Cessna 140, Cessna 150, a Piper J3 Cub, an RV-8 and a multi-engine amateur built aircraft, the Wickham B. The Wickham B is the only aircraft of its kind, designed by Jim Wickham, an engineer with Boeing in the late 1960’s. It sat in storage for several decades before being restored in 2002 and later purchased and flown by Curtis.

Bob’s 1950 Beech 35 Bonanza is a show stopper. In fact, it has made it to the centerfold of an aviation magazine! Featuring a IO 470 D’Shannon engine upgrade, an advanced avionics suite, and superior paint and interior, his number one priority was properly insuring the aircraft he invested so much into. When shopping for aircraft insurance, Bob encountered the issue that the stated Bluebook Value of the aircraft was much less than the value due to its extensive upgrades. That’s when he connected with Jon Harden, the founder of AIR. In June, he will be trusting AIR with his aircraft insurance renewal for the 19th year straight! His Bonanza is, of course, still in impeccable shape.

Access to all the markets

Flying out of NJ, Joseph owns a Piper Arrow. 18 years ago, Joseph connected with AIR’s regional office in Bradford, PA, then run by agent Lee McKinley. Since Lee’s passing, Joseph has worked with Victoria Neuville out of AIR’s Frederick, MD headquarters. Despite the years that have passed and the office transition, AIR has been able to ensure Joseph a steady premium and he is now paying less than several years ago! This is because AIR shops all the aviation markets to obtain the best rate. Thanks to a competitive market, Joseph has not seen that much fluctuation in his insurance rates over the years. Having access to multiple insurance carriers also provides flexibility when customizing the right policy before committing to one insurance company’s guidelines.

Commercial aviation insurance

All the previously mentioned clients are aircraft owned for pleasure and business use. AIR’s expertise also extends to workers compensation, FBOs, maintenance facilities, flight schools, charter, flying clubs and more! The oldest aviation sales company still in operation in Oklahoma City also happens to be one of AIR’s oldest clients as well! Southern Wings Aircraft Sales is a very successful family owned business specializing in selling corporate twin and turbine aircraft. Cycling through many aircraft throughout the year, Southern Wings insurance policy allows for sales and demonstration of the aircraft. The ease of adding and deleting newly acquired or sold aircraft can be attributed to AIR’s prompt service and organization.

Airshows

AIR is well equipped to insure your airshow or aviation event. But what’s more fun than insuring airshows is attending them! 2018 will mark the 19th consecutive year AIR has had a booth at EAA AirVenture, commonly known as Oshkosh, the world’s busiest airport for one week each July. Each year you can find us in booth 1120, next to Trade-A-Plane. Oshkosh is comparable to a family reunion, but for pilots. This is often where we meet our customers in person.

“I’ve been attending AirVenture since I was 10 years old. What’s great about being an exhibitor is all the new people you meet and finally putting a face to the name or voice of our customers,” said AIR agent Victoria Neuville.

As AIR’s 19th anniversary approaches much remains the same. AIR continues to provide service with integrity from a group of knowledgeable insurance agents and pilots. The proof is in the numbers, over 80 clients have had coverage with us for 18 consecutive years! To begin creating a life-long relationship with an aviation insurance broker that shops all the markets to provide you with the best rates and the broadest coverage call 301-682-6200 or visit www.AIR-PROS.com today!AIR logo 2016.2.26 WEB

Winners Tied: Two Aviation Scholarships Awarded

Monday, July 24th, 2017

Oshkosh, WI June 24, 2017 – Leading aircraft insurance broker, Aviation Insurance Resources (AIR), announced today the results of the 2nd annual “Get into the AIR” aviation scholarship. AIR received applications from pilots and student pilots from all walks of life, each with remarkable stories. Only one scholarship was slated for 2017, however, two very deserving individuals stood out prompting AIR to reward two scholarships this year.

Fascinated by aircraft from the World War II era since an early age, student pilot Heather Geer plans to follow in the footsteps of her idols, the WASP (Women Airforce Service Pilots). To reach her dream of becoming a warbird pilot, she plans to gain hours and experience by becoming a tailwheel instructor. Heather plans to complete her private pilot certificate by this October. In her spare time she can be found volunteering with the Bravo 369 Foundation, a non-profit focused on STEM education, aviation history and aircraft preservation.

Heather Geer

Get into the AIR Scholarship – Heather Geer

For the last decade, Chelsea Dorman could be found at the oldest continuously operating airport in the world, College Park Airport, guiding future young aviators on the history of aviation. As the College Park Airport Museum’s program coordinator, she has overseen many aviation centric events from lecture programs, to happy hours and community outreach. With the help of the Get into the AIR scholarship and saving her earnings as a figure skating coach in the winter, Chelsea will soon be on her way to becoming a pilot herself!

Chelsea Dorman

Get into the Air Scholarship – Chelsea Dorman

Applicants were judged on essays and recommendations letters that best portrayed the pilot’s goals, drive, and commitment to the aviation industry. While competition was fierce, AIR could not be happier with rewarding these two dedicated individuals. The Get into the AIR aviation scholarship will be available again in 2018.

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 updates on future scholarships or an aircraft insurance quote call 877-247-7767 or fill out a quote request online today!

Oshkosh Offer: Discounted Aviation Children’s Book with Insurance Quote

Wednesday, July 1st, 2015

Soon, thousands of pilots and aviation enthusiasts will gather on the grounds of Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh, WI for the 2015 EAA AirVenture. Featuring over 10,000 aircraft and a daily airshow, Oshkosh is the place toTurbo with Book be in July! Are you ready for all that it has to offer?

The pilots and agents at Aviation Insurance Resources (AIR) are getting excited to meet current and new clients at friends at the world’s largest airshow. Visit our booth in Building A, #1120 to receive the best aviation insurance rate and an Oshkosh-only special offer!

Special Oshkosh Offer:

In December 2012, Victoria Neuville Zajko, a commercial pilot and insurance agent at AIR flew to West Virginia to adopt a puppy from a local rescue. Turbo was the only appropriate name for the pup, who took to flying right from the beginning. Turbo loves to be in the air and is closing in on 100 hours logged in flight.

Inspired from Turbo’s real-life story, Zajko teamed up with newspaper publisher and friend Kelly Kennedy to create a children’s aviation book series, Turbo the Flying Dog. The first book tells shelter dog Turbo’s “tail” as he discovers he will finally have a new home and a family, but learns he must first get there by plane. Turbo has never seen a plane before, let alone flown in one, and as the story unfolds he discovers that he just may enjoy flying! Turbo’s second book, Turbo Learns to Fly, will release just in time for Oshkosh allowing young readers to follow Turbo as he takes his first flight lesson.

Victoria will be in the AIR booth with copies of books one and two from the Turbo series. She is offering a $2 discount on book purchases to those who request an aviation insurance quote during the show.

More about Turbo:

Authors Kelly Kennedy and Victoria Zajko describe the book as a light-hearted adventure for children ages four to eight focused on rescue, family, and aviation. Illustrated by Michelle Zajko, the bright colors and illustrations mimic the real Turbo and his aviation surroundings.

To learn more about the Turbo series, visit www.turbotheflyingdog.com. You can also follow him on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter!

More about AIR:

All agents at AIR are pilots and come from a strong background in aviation. When you call AIR, you will always find yourself talking to a person who is as excited about your aircraft as you are. Whether you are looking for flying club insurance or flight school insurance, Cessna 150 insurance or King Air insurance, all of our agents at AIR will take your needs personally as if it were their own.

AIR works with all the major markets to obtain the best rates at the broadest coverage available. To save time and money on your aviation insurance please contact Aviation Insurance Resources by calling 877-247-7767 or visit AIR-PROS.com today to receive your aircraft insurance quote!

You can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and Google+.

Stop by our booth at Oshkosh: Building A, #1120 to hangar fly with us!

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+. 

EAA AirVenture is almost here! Are you ready?

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014

Soon, thousands of pilots and aviation enthusiasts will gather on the grounds of Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh, WI for the 2014 EAA AirVenture. Featuring over 10,000 aircraft and a daily airshow, Oshkosh is theOSH place to be in July! Are you ready?

Your Oshkosh 2014 Checklist:

With an event spanning an entire week, weather and plans can be quick to change! Whether staying for one day or the entire week, it’s best to be prepared. Are you ready?

  • NOTAMS for flying in
  • Camping equipment/hotel reservations (make these EARLY!)
  • Airplane tie downs, covers and extra oil
  • Backpack
  • Sunglasses, hat and sunblock
  • Camera with extra batteries
  • Folding chairs
  • Poncho
  • Good walking shoes
  • Cash for food tents
  • Business cards (Oshkosh is great for networking!)

Looking to purchase an aircraft?

Oshkosh is the perfect venue to scope out a new pair of wings. To compile a proper estimate of flight costs, you’ll need an insurance quote. Are you ready?

  • Stop by the Aviation Insurance Resources (AIR) booth in Building A Booth #1141 for an aircraft insurance quote
  • Be sure to have an estimate of your current hours, including those of other pilots who may be flying the aircraft
  • Have a list of any questions you may think of (so you don’t forget in the excitement) to ask our insurance experts
  • Provide us with your cell phone or email so we can get in touch with you as soon as your best quote options come in

The agents at AIR are pilots and aviation enthusiasts who look forward to attending AirVenture each and every year. We hope that with proper preparation, you enjoy it as much as we do! Who knows, maybe you’ll be arriving in 2015 with your new pair of wings! Are you ready? We are!

To get ready ahead of time for an aircraft insurance quote, please contact Aviation Insurance Resources by calling 877-247-7767 or visit AIR-PROS.com today to fill out an online application. You can also follow us on FacebookTwitterLinkedIn, and Google+.