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1albee
 Post subject: insurance
PostPosted: Thu Mar 10, 2016 6:03 am 
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Is there a preferred insurance carrier that folks are using ? I have been using Avemco for many years for my other plane but got a quote on the Thorp for $1.250.00 1M liability 15K hull in flight, got a quote from Falcon for $770.00 for the same coverage. I have approximately 2800 PIC and 800+ tail wheel. Any advice? Additionally, I am still looking for a Ken Brock backing plate and spinner for a constant speed Hartzell, anybody know of one that is airworthy and available?


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Bill Williams
 Post subject: Re: insurance
PostPosted: Thu Mar 10, 2016 6:57 am 
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There are only a few "under writers" of experimental insurance. So, the final cost is what the broker marks it up. I used Falcon for 20 years and was quite pleased with them until about two years ago they quoted me a price that was what I thought high. I checked with some of my RV friends and they were using Gallagher. I insured with them as there quote was about what Falcon previously charged. Falcon called and ask what I had not insured with them and when told there price was high and that I had insured with Gallagher , their comment was why did you not call them for another quote, I don't play that game, give me the best going in. Again, it's up to the broker for the final cost as they all use the same under writers.


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Ryan Allen
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 10, 2016 7:25 am 
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I use:
Gregg Ellsworth
Aviation Insurance Resources
P.O. Box 32
Frederick, MD 21705
Toll Free: 1-877-247-7767
Ph 301-682-6200
fax: 1-301-682-9793
www.AIR-PROS.com

I am skeptical of all of them, this guy included, but I have used him for about 5 years now.


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Rich Brazell
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 10, 2016 9:20 am 
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Have to agree with Bill . As a related story when I got married in 1974 we had State Farm auto insurance in the Los Angeles area , joined the Navy and went to Pensacola , Meridian MS , then back to California . Each time we changed State Farm agents when we moved we were told our premiums would go up because we were in a HIGH risk accident area ? Los Angeles I could understand , but Meridian , MS ? Changed to USAA 39 years ago . Started out with one aviation carrier (don't remember the name) when I completed the S-18 , but a few months later went with AVEMCO because they had a lower rate for more coverage . ???

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James Grahn
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 10, 2016 9:27 am 
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This is all very interesting. I use USAA as my broker. They have come up with Falcon for the last several years.
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bfinney
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 10, 2016 12:32 pm 
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I'm using Scott "Sky" Smith for my broker and every year the lowest quote has been from AIG/Chartis for 1M liability and 30K hull in flight. Not every carrier has given a quote as I'm "low time" 470 PIC with 360 tail wheel. So far I'm happy with the service I've gotten from SkySmith Agency.

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mattst18
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 10, 2016 6:19 pm 
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Sky Smith for me also. He is in Ankeny iowa.

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fytrplt
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 10, 2016 9:24 pm 
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Falcon for me. Right here in Lakeland.

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