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ACRO E-mail Archive Thread: [Acro] Re: Hull Insurance


Thread: [Acro] Re: Hull Insurance

Message: [Acro] Re: Hull Insurance

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From: "Pete & Farrell Rouse" <rousep at>

Date: Sat, 23 Feb 2002 01:54:35 UTC


  To All,

I had the same experience with AVEMCO (National Insurance).  I was insured
on a Piper Comanche, PA24-260B and my first years premium was $1800.  My
renewal with AVEMCO, since they cancelled the National Insurance program,
was $2400.  Their quote was 'At that price, we can't keep the lights on and
the doors open'.  This was in 1998.  I recently could have saved $400 by
going through AVEMCO instead of my current agent; my agent even said he
understood if I went to AVEMCO.  I elected to PAY MORE and not go to AVEMCO
because I had a feeling that they would buy in low, then crank the rates on
the second year.

My current policy is with AIG and my agent is Jon Harden at Aviation
Insurance Resources.  Jon has treated my very well and I do not shop around;
that says something about the service and satisfaction I have received.  I
don't work for Jon, nor do I have any financial interest in his agency, I am
just that pleased with my service.  As a side note, I would be paying more
with AVEMCO this year than I am currently paying.

Here is Jon's information, if anyone is interested:

Aviation Insurance Resources
P.O. Box 32
Frederick Muni A/P
Frederick, MD
Toll Free: 877-247-7767
Fax: 301-682-9793
email: sales at

I hope this is of benefit to the group as I feel the sting of insurance.  I
think my 'Vitamin G' habit is more expensive than a crack habit.

Pete Rouse
Pitts S-2A N92PR
----- Original Message -----
From: "Gil & Phyl Tellier" <giltel at>
To: <acro at>
Sent: Friday, February 22, 2002 5:10 PM
Subject: [Acro] Hull Insurance

> Hey Troops,
> Is hull insurance worth it? Having switched from Forrest to Avemco last
year it is
> now the time to again review the cost of hull that seems to be reaching
for the moon.
> I just got my Avemco bill for homebuilt S-1S for 50K hull and 1M
liability. Hull is
> 2089, liability is 283 (2416 total) compared with 1457 and 283 (1740
total) last
> year. My logs show about 800 hours taildragger and 350 in Pitts. Never had
> accident in 16 years of flying. Avemco says they are losing on homebuilts
which is
> the reason homebuilts have been hit the hardest. Unfortunately, Avemco
does not
> discriminate within the category like State Farm auto does with low rates
for being
> good. I am tired of paying for lost canopies and prop strikes due to runup
> OK I've ranted but I guess it is time to self insure unless anybody's got
a better
> idea.
> Gil Tellier, IAC Ch. 49, IAC #11908


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