Veteran Alaskan pilot shares the lessons he’s learned


For John Davis, his storied career in Alaska as a Big Game Hunting Guide and bush pilot began when he was a sophomore in high school in his hometown of Quincy, Wash.

The natural-born storyteller, who just completed a book about his life called “My Memories,” recalls seeing a Piper Cub landing on a narrow gravel road on his family’s ranch. “I was impressed,” he says.

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Top 10 aviation insurance myths, Alaska edition

Avemco President JJ Greenway with his Bellanca Decathalon

Avemco Insurance Co. President Jonathan “JJ” Greenway was a featured speaker at the 2012 Great Alaska Aviation Gathering, May 5-6, at the Anchorage International Airport. Greenway spoke about separating fact from fiction in his seminar “Top 10 Aviation Insurance Myths.”

“You know it’s possible to have too little aviation insurance, but can you have too much? Is it true your insurance company will refuse to pay a claim if you violate a FAR? Of course you’re covered if you’re a named pilot on a friend’s policy . . . or are you? Those are the kind of questions most pilots think they know the answers to but may be surprised by some of the facts about aviation insurance coverages, especially when flying in the conditions faced by Alaskan aviators,” said Greenway.

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