Aircraft covered under the Owner Pilot category are general aviation aircraft piloted by the owner or an owner-associate, and typically used for a combination of pleasure and business flying, officials with the insurance agency explained. [Read more…]
By BOB MACKEY
The designated pilot examiner (DPE) and student pilot were conducting a private pilot check ride. The DPE reported that, during climb-out, he retarded the throttle to simulate an engine failure. The student attempted to recover the airplane by lowering its nose to maintain controlled flight. However, the airplane descended.
The DPE terminated the simulated engine failure, took control of the airplane, and attempted to recover full engine power, but the engine remained at idle power, and the airplane descended into trees.
A post-accident examination of the airframe and engine revealed no mechanical malfunctions or failures, and the engine was test run with no anomalies noted. The reason for the engine’s failure to regain full power could not be determined. [Read more…]
By BOB MACKEY
Whether you are building or flying, there are a few things you should know about aircraft insurance so you aren’t wasting your money and you have the insurance protection you paid for.
During the building phase you have essentially two risks: Someone gets hurt while working on the project and the project is damaged or destroyed. [Read more…]
By BOB MACKEY
Wouldn’t it be nice if you could just call up any aviation insurance broker and simply tell them how much you want to spend and then they would arrange aircraft insurance for that amount?
It would be simple, easy, and you could go on about the more important things in life and stop wasting your time trying to make sure you have the right aircraft insurance at the best price. [Read more…]
Do you know what to do if you have an accident?
Most flight training revolves around safety, but accidents do happen.
A recent blog post from the AOPA Insurance Services outlines the six steps you need to take to ensure that everyone is safe, no regulations have been violated, and that insurance matters have been handled properly.
Here’s a quick rundown of what you want to do in the event of an aircraft accident: [Read more…]
NEW YORK — United States Aviation Underwriters (USAU), the manager of the United States Aircraft Insurance Group (USAIG), revealed that David McKay, Chairman and CEO, plans to retire after nearly 40 years with the company. McKay’s retirement will be effective April 3, 2017. At that time, John Brogan will become President and CEO. [Read more…]
The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) has appointed Bill Snead president of AOPA Insurance Services.