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Success is Cleared for Takeoff at Vermont Flight Academy

Wednesday, February 25th, 2015

Scenically tucked in between Lake Champlain and the Winooski River, Burlington International Airport (KBTV) is the home of the Vermont Flight Academy (VFA). The Vermont Flight Academy Facebook page announces each new pilot as they earn their wings, showing the success and pride of this nonprofit 501(c)(3) flight school.

The School

The Vermont Flight Academy is the sole flight school in the state to instruct under FAA approved Part 141 rules and also instructs under Part 61. The facility has 16 aircraft from single piston trainers to tailwheel instruction. Also provided is seaplane instruction including the multi-engine seaplane rating in their Twin Sea Bee. For the bad weather days and for the aviator on a budget, the academy also has four FAA approved simulators on site, to include the full motion Redbird Simulator.

The Degree

Vermont Flight Academy has partnered up with Vermont Technical College to offer a Bachelor of Science (BS) in professional pilot technology. Upon completing this four year degree, students will have  logged around 250 hours of flight time and have become Certified Flight Instructors (CFI).  Started in 2012, the partnership between Vermont Flight Academy and Vermont Technical College has prepared many pilots for takeoff into a career in aviation.

Aircraft Rental

The instructors and Vermont Flight Academy will provide a check out in each new make and model aircraft a pilot may rent. Along with this routine check out, non-owned aircraft insurance, also known as renters insurance, is required. VFA recommends the minimum coverage listed below:

  • $250,000 for Non-Owned Bodily Injury and Property Damage Excluding Loss of Use of Non-Owned Aircraft
  • $1,000 for medical
  • $25,000 for Non-Owned Physical Damage Liability Including Loss of Use of Non-Owned AircraftFlight School InsuranceAbout Vermont Flight AcademyTo find out more about insuring your aircraft or flight school please contact Aviation Insurance Resources by calling 301-682-6200 or visit today to request your aviation insurance quote online!
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  • As a student or renter at Vermont Flight Academy you will experience firsthand that their dedication to their students’ success is sky high. They are located in Burlington, VT and open seven days a week from 9AM to 5PM and by appointment. You can visit them online at or call (802) 863-5988.
  • Since the inception of Vermont Flight Academy, Aviation Insurance Resources (AIR) has been dedicated to providing VFA with the broadest insurance coverage at the best rates available. Airport General Liability Insurance, Hangar and Contents Insurance, Workers Compensation Insurance, D&O Insurance and maybe even Airshow Insurance are just some of the needs a flight school have on their list. Before the list gets too overwhelming, give the aviation insurance experts at Aviation Insurances Resources (AIR) a call.
  • This insurance policy can be purchased quickly and easily online at a premium of only $314 annually. Insurance discounts are available for claim free individuals as well as for those that have completed a Wings level or the OpenAirplane checkout.

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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