Posts Tagged ‘Cirrus Insurance’

The Top 9 Easiest Aircraft to Insure

Tuesday, March 20th, 2018

Aircraft insurance is in a class of its own. A great diversity between pilot backgrounds and category and class of aircraft factor into the policy’s final premium. The main influence in setting these rates will be the hull value of the aircraft and the pilot experience. Let’s look at the top 9 easiest aircraft to insure:

New Pilots – Many of your typical trainer aircraft receive preferred rates. These aircraft are vast in numbers, have easy access to parts, and are sturdy enough to handle consistent hard landings from a student pilot.

  1. Cessna 150/152

The Cessna 150 series is a staple for beginning aviators. These 2-seat aircraft are cheaper to rent and even easier to insure. The Cessna 150 is a budget friendly choice for any pilot when comparing their hull value and annual insurance rates.

  1. Cessna 172

A lot roomier than its little brother the Cessna 150, the Cessna 172 is a 4-seat reliable trainer and personal plane. For older model Cessnas it is quite easy to obtain Cessna aircraft insurance for under $1,000 annually.

  1. Cessna 182

For over 60 years the Cessna 182 Skylane has been a top choice for aircraft owners. Featuring a 230-horsepower engine the Cessna 182 provides everything pilots love about the Cessna 172 with a bit more bark.

  1. Piper PA28-140, 150, 151, 160, 161, 180, 181

Where Cessna has their 150s and 172s, Piper Aircraft created the PA28 series. Cherokee, Warrior and Archer insurance rates have remained low and prove to be an affordable aircraft to insure.

  1. Piper PA32

Essentially a six-seat version of a PA28, underwriters usually prefer to see an instrument rating and more time for this aircraft. However, even without an instrument rating Piper Cherokee Sixes have quite competitive insurance rates.

Advanced Pilots – Pilots with a bit more time in their logbook and an instrument rating out of their way may be looking for a more cross-country-friendly, all weather aircraft.

  1. Mooney

The popular Mooney M20 aircraft series was developed in the 1950’s. This fast, affordable, 4-seat, retractable gear aircraft is a must-have among pilots making frequent long trips.

  1. Beech Bonanza

Beech Bonanza insurance is a frequent request. Ranging from 4 to 6 seats the single engine Bonanza has been made in many varieties but maintains its place as one of the best-selling aircraft for pilots looking for a little bit more.

  1. Piper Arrow

The Piper Arrow is a retractable gear version of the PA28 series and frequently found as a commercial pilot trainer. While insurance rates are commonly higher on retractable gear aircraft when compared to fixed gear, pilots find Piper Arrow insurance premiums to be very reasonable.

  1. Cirrus

This one may shock most people, as Cirrus got a bad rap insurance-wise for quite some time. While they remain high value aircraft, competition in the industry and improved training programs have brought Cirrus insurance rates down.

Aircraft insurance is not one size fits all. Many pilots purchase a more advanced aircraft as student pilots versus going through the transition period. A low time or student pilot often can obtain insurance for advanced aircraft; it just may be at a higher rate with specific training stipulations. The list leaves out many popular certified aircraft such as the retractable gear Skylane, the Cessna Cardinal, the Piper Lance and does not begin to cover the many varieties of homebuilt aircraft! This is a general list of the most common planes that result in a quick and competitive aircraft insurance quotation.

The key is to purchase your aircraft insurance from a pilot and aviation insurance agent you trust like those at Aviation Insurance Resources (AIR). No matter the make and model of aircraft to be insured, AIR shops all the major aviation insurance markets to obtain the best rates with the broadest coverage available. Call 877-247-7767 or request a quote online to obtain an aircraft insurance quote from AIR today!


Exclusive Insurance Benefits for Cirrus Owners

Wednesday, March 4th, 2015

Cirrus 2015.3.4The Cirrus SR20 received a type certificate in October 1998 and the Cirrus SR 22 followed in November of 2000. The Cirrus brand was quickly on the minds of pilots looking for the latest in advanced aviation technology and safety featuring the Cirrus Airframe Parachute System (CAPS) and an all glass cockpit with Synthetic Vision Technology (SVT). However, these safety features are only as good as the pilot behind the stick. With the new COPA Insurance Program offered by Aviation Insurance Resources (AIR) through Starr Aviation, Cirrus owners that are members of the Cirrus Owners and Pilots Association (COPA) will be rewarded for safe flying.

Aviation Insurance Discounts

Through the COPA Insurance Program, Cirrus owners who are claim free will receive a return on a portion of their hull premium upon renewal! Other discounts include 20% off for completing annual training and a 5% credit for attending Cirrus Critical Decision Making seminars.

Further Benefits

Aviation insurance discounts are not the only benefit of having a COPA Insurance Program policy. Additional program benefits include:

-An increase to $10,000 Medical Pay

-Expanded policy territory in include Central and South America

-Accident Forgiveness

-Gold Level Expanded Coverage Endorsement (includes rental to named pilots, aircraft value appreciation coverage, premises coverage and more!)

-Guaranteed renewal as long as the pilot is a COPA member in good standing and is current with CPPP.

Program Qualifications

To qualify for the COPA Insurance Program, Cirrus owners must be a current COPA member and be a private pilot with an instrument rating between the ages of 25 and 70. In addition, pilots must have at least 500 hours total time and 250 hours in Cirrus aircraft. Annual recurrent training with the Cirrus Pilot Proficiency Program (CPPP) must be completed within last 12 months of policy inception or prior to policy inception.

Get your Cirrus Aircraft Insurance Quote today!

Aviation Insurance Resources (AIR) represents all of the major aviation insurance markets, offering the broadest package of protection at the best available rates. We build relationships with our pilot clients and aviation insurance companies that result in premier policies like the COPA Insurance Program. To get started on your insurance quote today, call an AIR aircraft insurance specialist at 301-682-6200 or complete a quote request form online today!

About Starr Aviation

With each team member, on average, enjoying over 15 years of aviation insurance experience, Starr Aviation is highly competent, allowing them 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 their experienced underwriters develop programs tailored to each of these specific risks, including fixed and rotor wing aircraft for both commercial and corporate operations. To learn more about Starr Companies, visit them online at:

About Aviation Insurance Resources (AIR)

All of the agents at Aviation Insurance Resources are pilots so they understand the aviation industry’s needs. Aviation is not just an industry they work in; it is a passion they live every day. They strive to provide the best policy at the best premium in every situation. Talk to an AIR pilot today! For more information on Aviation Insurance Resources, visit them online at: