Posts Tagged ‘Aviation Insurance’

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!

Aircraft Insurance – Call that Middleman!

Wednesday, March 1st, 2017

The Avemco Insurance Company has released a new advertisement in AOPA Pilot depicting a man in a suit falling out of the sky. The text reads “We got rid of the middleman” and correctly states that Avemco is the only direct aircraft insurer. This silly ad creates quite the visual, however, there are several reasons why it’s important to have that insurance middleman in your life!

Competition

Why contact a direct insurance underwriter when you can have over 18 carriers competing for your business-all with one call? The ultimate benefit of this competition is the price. You are more likely to obtain a lower premium when requesting quotations from 18 companies versus just one. Avemco sets their own rates. While the employee you speak to has the simple authority to provide a quotation, they can only supply one quote. An aviation insurance broker does the work for you-obtaining competitive rates from multiple insurance carriers. More options equal more savings!

Choices

As stated above, Avemco can supply only one quote and therefore one set of policy terms. Access to multiple carriers creates more flexibility in policy conditions. For example, most pilots transitioning into new aircraft are required to complete some dual instruction or formal manufacturer training which can be costly. Training requirements vary by underwriter and the pilot can pick the policy that has the training requirements that best fits his or her needs. Other options that vary from carrier to carrier would be available liability limits or the open pilot warranty.

Change

The aviation industry is ever-changing and it is important to have an insurance policy that changes with it. Most insurance carriers have adapted a “per passenger” policy form. Meaning the sub-limits on the liability portion of your policy are limited to passengers only. Avemco still uses a below standard policy form, their sub-limits are written on a “per person” basis. Therefore, anyone injured inside or outside of the aircraft are limited to only $100,000! In addition, thanks to the many aviation insurance carriers in the market, it is possible to obtain a policy without a sub-limit, also known as “smooth limits”.

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We challenge you to see the results a middleman can provide! At Aviation Insurance Resources (AIR) all our agents are pilots so we understand your needs as a pilot and aircraft owner. The graphics below say it all-our efforts will save you both time and money. Call our agent and pilots at 877-247-7767 or click here to request a quote online to start saving today!

 

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Fall Flying at the DeLand Sport Aviation Village

Tuesday, November 1st, 2016

Summer may be over, but the best flying weather is still to come. For those looking to escape the chilly weather and spend time with aviation enthusiasts, the Deland Sport deland-savas-logo-color-low-res-web-06-06-16Aviation Showcase in DeLand, FL is THE place to be this November! The inaugural event aims to showcase all aspects of light sport aviation through DeLand’s “Sport Aviation Village” featuring a plethora of forums and exhibitors.

Booth #308 in the showcase will have some familiar faces! Those of Chris Wolbert, Gregg Ellsworth, Joe Ruck, Joe Cacho and Jon Harden, aviation insurance specialists at Aviation Insurance Resources (AIR). As pilots themselves, the agents of AIR love to get into the heart of the industry and meet personally with the pilots and business owners they serve. Stop by the AIR booth to discuss your aircraft insurance or just “hangar fly”.

Chris Wolbert and Gregg Ellsworth will be sharing their expertise Friday the 4th with their presentation “The Aviation Insurance Market Place Today: Always Changing”. Guests are encouraged to stop by Forum 2 at 3:30pm to learn the basics of aviation insurance and how industry changes are affecting you.

Just 40 miles north of Orlando, the DeLand Sport Aviation Village and Showcase runs November 3rd through 5th following the NBAA convention. Camping is available on the airport and shuttles are available to nearby hotels. To learn more about this great event visit: sportaviationvillage.com.

 

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+.

AIR to Attend Aviation Homecoming

Monday, September 29th, 2014

New for this year, the Aircraft Owners and Pilot Association (AOPA) is hosting aviation fly-ins around the country to meet its members and to join pilots and aviation enthusiasts together. On Saturday, October 4th AOPA will have a homecoming celebration, bringing the fly-in back to Frederick Municipal Airport (KFDK) for the first time in five years.

The event takes off at 8:30am with a pancake breakfast (register here) and continues with a day of aircraft exhibits and free seminars. At 2:30pm AOPA president, Mark Baker, will conduct a Pilot Town Hall meeting. Other activities include flights in the EAA’s B-17 Flying Fortress (sign up here) and an aerobatic performance by Red Bull Air Race Champion pilot Michael Goulian. The event closes at 4pm.

Fun with Aviation Insurance Resources (AIR)

The aircraft insurance specialists at Aviation Insurance Resources (AIR) will have a booth and a cookout at the AOPA homecoming. Aviation plays an important role in the lives of the agents and pilots at AIR and those in the Frederick Home Office spend many a day flying (and hangar flying) out at KFDK.

All agents from the Frederick Home Office will be in attendance as well as Melissa McKinley, who manages the Bradford, Pennsylvania location. You can greet the agents at Booth #21 in the exhibitor tent next to AOPA headquarters from 9am to 4pm. AIR is also hosting a free cookout for new and prospective clients and friends at Hangar E7 from 11am to 2:30pm!

Make a weekend out of it

AIR and AOPA are based in the beautiful city of Frederick, MD. Historic downtown Frederick offers fantastic shopping, restaurants offering various culinary experiences and a strolls along a scenic creek and park. Frederick is also just under a 50 mile drive from Baltimore and Washington D.C. as well as only 20 miles from Harpers Ferry National Historical Park.

Flying in – Washington DC Special Flight Rules Area

Among the clouds there are many invisible boundaries that pilots must adhere to. Established for security concerns, special events, or even defining the rules of flight for airspace surrounding an airport, these boundaries are important to know about before each flight. One of the most widely known types of airspace is the Special Flight Rules Area, or SFRA, around the nation’s capital of Washington D.C. which plays a role when flying in the vicinity of FDK. You can learn more about the Washington D.C. SFRA here.

About AOPA

AOPA is the largest general aviation association in the world dedicated to protecting its members’ freedom to fly. AOPA member services include legal services, advice, educational events and advocacy work with the U.S. government. You may learn more about AOPA at www.AOPA.org.

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 an Aircraft insurance quote! You can also follow AIR on FacebookTwitterLinkedIn, and Google+.

 

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+.

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+.

Aviation Insurance Resources to attend the NBAA 2013 in Las Vegas

Thursday, October 17th, 2013

NBAA 2013 From October 22nd to the 24th, Aviation Insurance Resources (AIR) President Jon Harden is scheduled to attend NBAA 2013: Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition in Las Vegas, Nevada. The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA), founded in 1947 and based in Washington DC, is the “leading organization for companies that rely on general aviation aircraft to help make their businesses more efficient, productive and successful.”

NBAA 2013, the sixth largest tradeshow in the United States, is touted as the can’t-miss business aviation event of the year. With an expected 25,000+ attendees, including key operators and industry leaders, NBAA 2013 will showcase the world’s finest business aircraft, services and products.

Download the NBAA 2013 Advanced Program

Aviation Insurance Resources is an NBAA Member

You know that 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, and Piper Cubs, but did you know that we also offer Business Aircraft Insurance? As a member of NBAA, AIR can guide you through the details of insuring a business aircraft. AIR boasts the broadest package of protection at the best available rates. All of the insurance companies we represent are A.M. Best rated “A” or better. Best of all, AIR is licensed in all 50 states.

To find out more about the NBAA 2013 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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