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Insurance company requirements during test flight process

PostPosted: Sun May 04, 2014 10:17 pm
by Chief
Guys,

I'm getting close to first flight for my Highlander, likely within 30 to 45 days. During the test flight process, I'm wondering how much variation, if any, their is among insurance companies relevant to rules for flights. For example, do all have the same requirements for taildragger time for test pilots?What other variations could there be? Any recommendations on how to proceed?

Chief

Re: Insurance company requirements during test flight proces

PostPosted: Mon May 05, 2014 6:22 am
by gkremers
My timing for first flight is pretty close to yours. I have virtually no tail wheel time (5 hours with a friend 20 years ago) and will be getting my tailwheel endorsement this month. My insurance requires 10 hours in type before first flight. I spoke with Billy and will be going down to his place in early June to get the required 10+ hours.

I'm sure my first 25 hours or so will be in calm winds, early morning or evening.

Gary

Re: Insurance company requirements during test flight proces

PostPosted: Mon May 05, 2014 7:39 am
by Chief
Thanks Gary. I have about 10 hours taildragger time as PIC, and i'll have the enforcement in a Super Cub soon. I'll need to look up the definition of "in type". Don't want to get into you personal business, but can you tell me which insurance company you used, and were they easy to work with?

Chief

Re: Insurance company requirements during test flight proces

PostPosted: Mon May 05, 2014 7:42 am
by Chief
Gary,

I forgot to ask, who and where is Bob.

Chief

Re: Insurance company requirements during test flight proces

PostPosted: Mon May 05, 2014 8:02 am
by gkremers
Chief,
No problem....

I have used Nation Air for many years on my RV7A. They provided the best quote and would cover my first flight as long as I had 10 hours in type.

Nation Air
Jennifer Cummins
877-475-5860

Billy Payne is in Brasstown, NC.
Plane Fun Aircraft


Take care
Gary