Are You Flying Naked?
By Bob Mackey
The EAA WSC Trike and Powered Parachute Insurance Plan is administered by Falcon Insurance Agency Inc. In the insurance industry, when someone decides not to buy insurance, or go self-insured, that’s usually referred to as going naked. The purpose of this short article is to touch on some of the reasons, and how the EAA WSC Trike and Powered Parachute Insurance Plan might be a good alternative to going naked. People sometimes take their clothes off, but I’m not going there. Why do people sometimes choose not to at least explore insurance for flying their weight-shift-control trike or powered parachute? Here are a few reasons I’ve run into:
Don’t like insurance.
Don’t trust insurance or insurance people.
Don’t understand insurance.
Insurance is too expensive for what I believe I’m getting in return.
I tried, but I can’t find insurance. It’s not available.
EAA and Falcon Insurance Agency have worked together to create a way for EAA members to have an aircraft insurance option. The EAA WSC Trike and Powered Parachute Insurance Plan includes the following advantages:
Approved uses – personal, flight instruction, and sales demonstration
Approved pilots – students to airline pilots
Security of a U.S.-based aviation insurance (not some foreign insurance company)
26 different makes and 43 different models insurable
Liability insurance only, or
Liability insurance and ground aircraft physical damage insurance, or
Liability insurance and all risks (flight, taxi, trailering, and ground) aircraft physical damage insurance
No minimum runway length (paved or unpaved runways approved).
The EAA WSC Trike and Powered Parachute Insurance Plan is going into its fourth year of providing EAA members with an exclusive insurance plan that is designed specifically for EAA members. There are a few states where the EAA plan isn’t yet available. Overall the more EAA members who participate in the EAA plan, the stronger the plan will get.
So put your clothes back on and check out what EAA and Falcon have put together for your protection…Happy flying!
If you would like to know more about the EAA WSC Trike and Powered Parachute Insurance Plan, call 866-647-4EAA (4322), or go online at www.EAAInsurance.org and complete the online quote request form. When you insure your airplane through the EAA Insurance Plan, you’re helping support EAA member safety programs and EAA youth education.