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Aviation Insurance Resources Agents to attend the AOPA Aviation Summit

Wednesday, September 25th, 2013

AOPA Aviation SummitIndulge your passion for flying and general aviation for three great days each year.

Aviation Insurance Resources (AIR) agents are scheduled to attend the 2013 AOPA Aviation Summit from October 10-12 in Fort Worth, Texas. The Summit is designed to provide pilots with new resources, new relationships, and ready-to-use expertise. Oh yea, and fun! We can’t forget about the fun.

2013 AOPA Aviation Summit

  1. Ready-to-use Expertise: The AOPA Aviation Summit provides pilots with the knowledge and tools to help them retain and recall critical information when needed the most.

  2. New Resources: The AOPA Aviation Summit boasts more than 400 exhibits, featuring the latest and greatest products that general aviation has to offer.

  3. New Relationships: The AOPA Aviation Summit allows you to connect with fellow aircraft owners and pilots, as well as general aviation’s best experts.

  4. Fun: Each night, the AOPA Aviation Summit offers an activity that allows the fun to continue long after the exhibit hall closes.

Aviation Insurance Resources: All of our Agents are AOPA Members

AIR agents are proud supporters of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, better known as AOPA, the largest and most influential aviation association in the world. Incorporated on May 15, 1939, AOPA, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to general aviation, constantly fights to protect the freedom to fly while keeping general aviation safe, fun, and affordable. AOPA provides member services ranging from representation at the federal, state, and local levels to legal services, advice, and other assistance.

AOPA has built a service organization that far exceeds any other in the aviation community!

To find out more about the 2013 AOPA Aviation Summit 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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Aviation Insurance Resources (AIR) Agent attends Greenwood Lake Air Show

Wednesday, August 28th, 2013

Greenwood Lake Air ShowAviation Insurance Resources (AIR) agent Jon Shimer recently attended the fifth annual Greenwood Lake Air Show in West Milford, New Jersey. Shimer was one of nearly 21,000 attendees, the highest attendance ever for the three-day event. The previous record for the Greenwood Lake Air Show was roughly 17,000, back when the event was only a two-day affair.

“The show definitely topped those in years past,” said Greenwood Lake Airport manager Tim Wagner. “We had such a variety [and] all of the performers were so interactive with the attendees. We had so much stuff on the ground too. It was just tremendous.”

The Greenwood Lake Air Show featured a car show, kids carnival, live music, and, of course, numerous aircraft and nationally recognized performers, such as five-time U.S. National Aerobatic Champion and two-time Red Bull Air Race World Champion Kirby Chambliss – 2012’s headliner- Jerry McCart and his F-5 fighter jet-engine-powered funny car, Justin Lewis and the world’s smallest jet – the 860-pound FLS Microjet –the Commemorative Air Force brought a rare P51-C model Mustang, the Iron Eagle Aerobatics team, and Greg Koontz’s Alabama Boys Comedy Team.

The Alabama Boys include Fred Masterson as Uncle Fred, Walter Harvey as Grandpa, and Jason Hankins as Instructor Bob, with AIR agent Jon Shimer doing the narration.

“He (Koontz) invited me to help be a “Grunt” after the Lock Haven, Pennsylvania, Sentimental Journey Piper Cub Fly-In Show,” explained Jon. “I have been announcing as Forrest Cleaver when Greg does the flying farmer act in the Piper Cub and lands on the truck.”

Jon was in Oshkosh, Wisconsin for EAA Airventure, the Grand Daddy of Airshows, and then the Greenwood Lake Airshow in West Milford, New Jersey. His next appearance is in Memphis, Tennessee September 26-30.

Greg Koontz Alabama Boys Airshow Comedy Routine


Greg Koontz’s Alabama Boys Comedy Team has already signed up to return to the Greenwood Lake Air Show in 2014.

To find out more about the Greenwood Lake Air Show 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! 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.

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Sources:

Meet the Grunts Air & Space Magazine

Greenwood Lake Air Show hit new heights in West Milford NorthJersey.com

Recapping EAA AirVenture 2013 from Oshkosh, Wisconsin

Thursday, August 15th, 2013

EAA AirVentureAnother year has come and gone and another successful EAA AirVenture is in the books. More than 500,000 attendees and more than 10,000 aircraft from more than 60 countries flocked to Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh, Wisconsin to gaze upon the 2,341 show planes, visit the record 821 commercial exhibitors, and enjoy the numerous shows.

“People come to Oshkosh for their own individual reasons, and there was a nearly unlimited supply of unique experiences throughout the grounds,” said EAA Chairman Jack Pelton. “We also received reports that many exhibitors had record sales, showing renewed optimism and enthusiasm in the aviation community.”

As one of those exhibitors, we can assure you that we had a great time in Oshkosh!

“This year’s Oshkosh had the best weather ever,” said Chris Wolbert, Aviation Insurance Resources (AIR) vice president. “It was great to get out and view the latest products and services available.”

The AIR crew even got to sit down and reminisce with Herbie from Herbie’s Acee Deucee Bar, a historic neighbor bar in Oshkosh now in its 3rd generation of ownership. Acee Deucee has hosted Jimmy Leeward, Danny Clisham and the other Airshow performers for over 30 years.

Herbie recalled the first time he met Jimmy. The performer called down at 1 am for some pizza and drinks to be sent up to the Pioneer Inn. Everything else in town was closed, but Herbie hooked Jimmy up with some pizza and beverages. The following year, Jimmy and the other Airshow performers started coming to the Acee Duecee. Herbie would keep the bar open for them every night during EAA AirVenture.

A legend was born.

And that was just the beginning or AIR’s adventures in Oshkosh. AIR regional manager Jon Shimer had the opportunity to perform with Greg Koontz, who has been performing in airshows since 1974.

“I was privileged to perform in the comedy routine with Greg Koontz on Thursday,” recalled Jon.

It gets harder and harder to leave Oshkosh every year. Now we have to wait almost an entire year for EAA AirVenture 2014. We can’t wait!

“There are some big aviation anniversaries next year, including the 100th anniversary of the start of World War I and the 75th anniversary of the jet engine,” said Pelton. “In addition, volunteers will build an airplane in seven days with the ‘One-Week Wonder’ project in which attendees can participate. And, of course, there will be plenty of additions for activities that can happen only at Oshkosh.”

To find out more about EAA AirVenture 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, Pinterest, and Google+. 

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.

Aviation Insurance Resources (AIR) hosts AIR-Bros Autograph Session at Oshkosh

Wednesday, July 24th, 2013

Contact: Chris Wolbert

cwolbert@air-pros.com

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Oshkosh, WI – July 24, 2013 – Year after year, friends come back to EAA AirVenture to share their love for aviation. Some friends have just started in this new tradition and others have been doing it since AirVenture’s inception.

Our friends Jeff “Rocco” Emanuel and Jeff Barrette have been a staple at Oshkosh for many years and never leave without paying a visit to Aviation Insurance Resources (AIR) in Building A, Booth 1141. Dubbed the “AIR-Bros” by their friends at AIR, the hangar chat quickly turned to a lasting friendship. Later, the two best friends would become AIR’s favorite ad on the back cover of Aviators Hot Line.

EAA AirVenture

While discussing how many insurance companies often focus on free hats and giveaways instead of quality customer service, AIR remembered one of their favorite photos of the AIR-Bros wearing hats donned with collectable windsocks and pins. This fun photo quickly became a new backdrop at their Oshkosh booth and a new ad.

AIR will host an AIR-Bros autograph session on Monday, July 29th at 11:30AM at their booth in Building A, #1141. Everyone is welcome to bring their copy of Aviators Hot Line for the Bros to sign.

To find out more about EAA AirVenture 2013 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 FacebookTwitterLinkedInPinterest, and Google+. 

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