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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.


Aviation Insurance Resources Flight Award

Thursday, September 27th, 2012

“My mom is taking flying lessons. I’m so impressed,” said Erik Michaelson.

His mother, Toni, had earned the flight award sponsored by Aviation Insurance Resources through the Fly it Forward event that introduced 244 girls and women to aviation this March. Enrolled at Frederick Flight Center, her first lesson was Monday.

Teaming up with a female flight instructor, Toni says her lesson was “awesome” and that her flight instructor, “immediately made me feel right at ease in the cockpit and after take-off had me flying the airplane in no time.”

Toni met many challenges common with student pilots, “The hardest part was taxiing out to the runway – my feet and legs were not cooperating with my brain, namely trying to stay on top of the yellow line.”

flight lessonsToni will be continuing lessons throughout the year and is excited to share her journey with us. Toni’s son proudly displayed a photo on Facebook after her lesson. Many friends quickly commented:

“Most people do not realize that Toni has a really adventurous spirit and can do absolutely anything she sets her mind to.” and “I am impressed and want to fly with her some time!!!”

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