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Message: [Acro] Re: Low time pilot needs insurance for Pitts S-1S
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From: Jim Klick <klick at aps.anl.gov>
Date: Mon, 03 Jun 2002 17:55:47 UTC
Paul, I had a few thousand TT, 500 or so Tailwheel( before an endorsement was required), but Zero Pitts time. Forest agency said they would cover me only after a minimum 10 hour checkout, and logbook endorsement by a CFI. Fortunately, my CFI/Pitts checkout pilot was Doug Partl, who is well known to Forest, so the process went smoothly. I said the PROCESS went smoothly. Not so the landings. She still humbles me at times. Usually when a crowd is watching. Jim Klick S1S N9JT Klusmanp at aol.com wrote: > Pitts pilots: > > Question about Pitts insurance for low time pilot. I have 450 hrs total time. > I've got only 5 hrs taildragger time but I do have a tailwheel endorsement > from an aerobatic course I took at Purdue University. One insurance company > tells me they cannot offer anything to me for a Pitts until I have 250 hrs TD > time. This is a fairly well established company with access to many > underwriters. They said they MIGHT be able to find someone to write a policy > if I get 25 hrs dual in a 2-seat Pitts but they are not too optimistic. > > Another insurance company has given me a quote that only requires 10 hrs dual > in the 2-seater to cover me. Sounds great but now I fear they are some kind > of fly-by-night operation. > > I have arranged to get some dual instruction in an S-2B from a fellow in > Boulder. I'm thinking 10 - 20 hrs would be reasonable. I've had many people > tell me you don't just hop into a Pitts and go flying so I'm pretty > enthusiastic about the dual instruction. > > Any low time pilots out there who have successfully done a transition to a > Pitts please let me know what insurance company you used and how much dual > you had to get. > > Thanks, > Paul Klusman