Posts Tagged ‘CFI Insurance’

Your Sun ‘n Fun Packing Checklist

Wednesday, April 15th, 2015

Each year, thousands of pilots and aviation enthusiasts descend upon Lakeland, Florida for a week of fun, sun and of course, aviation! This year’s international fly-in is Tuesday, April 21st through Sunday, April 26th. Guest performers includsun n fun 2e  the USAF Thunderbirds, the Breitling Jet Team, the Patriot Jump Team, Rob Holland, Jacquie Warda, Mike Goulian, Greg Koontz, Melissa Pemberton and many more! Are you ready?

For the Flight Line

The excitement of the airshow starts on the flight line. To ensure the most enjoyable experience, make sure you pack a few helpful items:




-Chair, cushion or blanket


-Extra batteries/SD card



Aircraft Camping

Camping with your aircraft is a great way to fully immerse yourself in the Sun ‘n Fun experience. Don’t forget to pack: Sun n fun 1

 -Sun ‘n Fun NOTAMS

-Window sign designating which camping area you are going to:

GAC General Aircraft Camping

GAP General Aircraft Parking

HB/HBC Homebuilt/Homebuilt Camping

HC Handicapped

ONC Overnight Aircraft Camping

SP Seaplane Parking

VAC Vintage Aircraft Camping/Parking

-Aircraft tie downs

-Aircraft sun shades and/or covers

-Toiletry items, towels and flip flops for showering areas

-Power strips for charging phones, tablets, etc.


Shopping for an aircraft:

Sun ‘n Fun offers the perfect opportunity to scope out a new aircraft with a plethora of dealers offering anything from experimental to certified aircraft. It helps to come prepared:

 -Know what you need: Light sport? Fixed wing? Rotor wing? Amphibious?

-What is important to you? Aircraft size? Efficiency? Performance? Speed?

-Money: know your financing options and decide on a budget

-Have a list of questions ready. Meet and discuss these with aircraft dealers

-Insurance: call your aircraft insurance specialist at Aviation Insurance Resources (AIR) for an insurance quote!


Every year Sun ‘n Fun brings the pilot community together for a week to celebrate aviation and the team at Aviation Insurance Resources always looks forward to it! Are you ready?

To learn more about how Sun ‘n Fun or Aviation Insurance Resources, please contact us by calling 877-247-7767 or visit today and request an aircraft insurance quote online! You can also follow us on FacebookTwitterLinkedIn, and Google+.

Aero News Network: SAFE CFI Insurance Now Quoted, Bound Instantly

Thursday, October 30th, 2014

SAFE CFI Insurance Now Quoted, Bound Instantly

Covers Instructors Teaching In Non-Owned Aircraft

For the first time, Society of Aviation and Flight Educators (SAFE) aircraft liability insurance for CFIs is available almost instantly, without the long, drawn-out paper applications required for most other CFI policies.

“SAFE members can now buy SAFE CFI insurance online, pay with a credit card and get confirmation of their new policy almost instantly, usually not more than five minutes,” said Jim Anderson, Senior Vice President of Starr Aviation in Arizona, which underwrites the special CFI insurance. “Previously, flight instructors could have to wait weeks for protection when instructing in a non-owned aircraft, such as one owned by a new student eager to learn to start flying.” The no-delay liability insurance from Starr Aviation is available through Aviation Insurance Resources (AIR) of Maryland.

The unique SAFE insurance provides liability coverage up to $1 million dollars for flight instructors, with sub-limits of $200,000 per passenger and up to $200,000 for damage to the aircraft. Coverage for “negligent instruction” is extended to CFIs for aircraft damage during any dual flight instruction, flight review or checkride the CFI performs.

SAFE membership is required to buy the coverage. The SAFE CFI coverage has many features not offered by competing CFI insurance policies, including multi-engine and seaplane coverage at no additional premium. Other features include a discount for proficiency training and a claim-free history, runway foaming, search and rescue and leased hangar damage.

The special SAFE CFI insurance was first offered in 2010, and unlike some other CFI policies covers an instructor in not only standard category aircraft but also in experimental or restricted category aircraft, in Light Sport aircraft and both single and multiengine seaplanes.

SAFE’s instant CFI protection through AIR is now available in 49 states, with approval pending for Alaska.


Aircraft Insurance: Medical Payments Explained

Wednesday, September 24th, 2014

While insurance needs can vary depending on the aircraft use and pilot experience, the structure of the insurance quote and policy is usually divided up into three sections: Liability, Physical Damage and Medical Payments. A common question the insurance specialists at Aviation Insurance Resources (AIR) receive is “What are medical payments? Isn’t bodily injury included in my liability coverage?”

Medical payment coverage in an aircraft insurance policy is the limit that can be paid out when someone is injured in your aircraft, regardless of fault. This medical coverage is usually included in your policy ranging from $1,000 to $5,000 each occupant, including the pilot, but a higher limit can be purchased for an additional premium.  The intent is payment to take care of the smaller expenses without going through the process of determining who is legally liable to pay.   If there is legal liability, then the limit for Bodily Injury and Property Damage shown in your Policy applies.

Check your auto insurance policy and you will find exactly the same type of coverage, listed as Medical Payments.

An example is a passenger stepping out of your Piper Cherokee and slips on the wing requiring a few stiches at the local clinic.  Who knows who was actually at fault here but your Medical coverage will take care of your passenger regardless.

The aircraft liability portion of insurance policy specifies the limits paid should you be found liable for bodily injury. Liability can be purchased excluding or including passengers. The majority of insurance companies today write their policies on a “per passenger” policy form versus the “per person” form which is not as broad.  Be sure to check if your policy is up to industry standards by seeing if it is written on a per person or per passenger basis.

Aviation Insurance Resources is an industry leading aviation insurance agency that has access to all the major aviation insurance markets.  All of our agents are pilots so we understand the aviation industry’s needs. We strive to provide the best policy at the best premium in every situation.

To learn more about the medical payments on your policy, please contact Aviation Insurance Resources by calling 877-247-7767 or visit today and receive a free 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 today to receive your free Aircraft insurance quote! You can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Google+. 

SUN ‘n FUN and Insurance, too!

Friday, April 4th, 2014

Aviation Insurance Resources (AIR) agents have landed in SUN ‘n FUN ready to take in the sights and sounds of all things aviation. President Jon Harden and Regional Vice President Joe Cacho are on the grounds at Lakeland-Linder Airport interacting with clients and aviation friends alike. If you are presently attending the 40th annual SUN ‘n FUN, be sure to tell them “hi”.

Yesterday morning, AIR sponsored the Society of Aviation and Flight Educators (S.A.F.E) breakfast. S.A.F.E is an organization of aviation educators, formed to ensure that the individuals teaching future aviators are exceeding professional and industry standards. Many industry leaders attended the breakfast, getting their SUN ‘n FUN day off to the right start.

Together with S.A.F.E., AIR created a new comprehensive insurance plan for flight instructors exclusive to S.A.F.E members. Coverage is extended for “negligent instruction” for an occurrence during the policy including any dual flight instruction, flight review or checkride you perform. “Negligent instruction” also applies to ground instruction given by you. Insurance premiums through the S.A.F.E program are surprisingly affordable and special cumulative aviation insurance discounts up to 20% are available for qualified applicants!

Jon and Joe spent the remainder of the day at the SUN ‘n FUN Splash-In at Fantasy of Flight on Lake Agnes. There, they congratulated a flight school that AIR has insured since its inception, Vermont Flight Academy, on their newly donated Twin Bee.

The Vermont Flight Academy has a partnership with the Vermont Technical College, offering a four-year bachelor degree in aviation. With the Twin Bee, the flight school now has 17 aircraft in their fleet along with 15 certified flight instructors. President of AIR, Jon Harden earned his seaplane rating through the Vermont Flight Academy and plans to travel back to get his multi-seaplane rating in the new Twin Bee.

AIR offers a wide range of aircraft insurance options for aircraft of all makes and models, from seaplanes to helicopters. AIR fulfills the needs of those who rent aircraft as well through non-owned aircraft insurance and covers Certified Flight Instructors through polices like the S.A.F.E CFI program.

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To find out more about Aircraft Insurance Discounts, Seaplane Insurance and CFI Insurance, please contact Aviation Insurance Resources by calling 877-247-7767 or visit today to receive your free Aircraft insurance quote!

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Are you a Certified Flight Instructor? You need CFI Insurance from AIR!

Friday, March 15th, 2013

Are you a Certified Flight Instructor (CFI) providing instruction in someone else’s aircraft? If so, you could be liable for the instruction that you provide? For this reason you need CFI insurance from SAFE and Aviation Insurance Resources.

SAFE CFI Insurance from Aviation Insurance Resources

The Society of Aviation and Flight Educators, better known as SAFE, provides its member-flight instructors with the best protection available in the industry at competitive rates. Why are we telling you this? The SAFE Insurance program is offered exclusively through Aviation Insurance Resources and underwritten through STARR Aviation (Starr Idemnity) at a discounted rate with additional policy benefits. Aviation Insurance Resources also provides quality Certified Flight Instructor policies for those who are not members of SAFE.

Features and Benefits of SAFE CFI Insurance

  1. Provides liability coverage for flight instruction, flight review, flight examinations, personal flying, and even ground instruction.
  2. Previous instruction liability
  3. Professional liability
  4. Bodily injury coverage
  5. Coverage for personal use of a non-owned aircraft
  6. Covers aircraft damage
  7. Covers legal fees
  8. Covers medical fees
  9. And so much more!

Click Here for a full rundown of features and benefits of SAFE CFI insurance.

At Aviation Insurance Resources (AIR), we provide a full range of aircraft insurance and aviation insurance products, including CFI Insurance. And because we are licensed in all 50 states (with regional offices throughout the country) and represent all of the major aviation insurance markets, we can offer you the broadest package of protection at the best available rates.

To find out more about CFI Insurance, please contact Aviation Insurance Resources by calling 877-247-7767 or visit today and receive a free Aircraft insurance quote! You can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, and Google+.