- Talk to your aircraft insurance professional prior to your purchase. Specialists like those at Aviation Insurance Resources (AIR) are knowledgeable in what the aviation insurance underwriters are looking for in a transition pilot. Our pilots and agents can advise you as to what is best to do before you commit to a new purchase.
- Anything is insurable for a price. However, for an easier transition for your flight training and your pocketbook, aircraft insurance underwriters prefer to see the following:
- Instrument rating
- Retractable gear experience
- Multi-engine time (as applicable to the aircraft being purchased)
- Turbine time (as applicable to the aircraft being purchased)
- Most aircraft insurance policies for cabin class twin or turbine aircraft require initial and recurrent training from a formal school. Developing your own plan for training and discussing with your aviation insurance specialist can help you secure the best terms for your transition and insurance pricing. AIR connects with a wide range of insurance companies for your individual situation and the transition plan can vary from company to company.
Since AIR represents all of the major markets in the aircraft insurance industry, it is a bit easier to approve a transition pilot than it has been in the past due to a more competitive industry. If you are exploring moving from your piston single to one of the following examples the tips above will be beneficial to you:
Mooney M20 Series
TBM 850 / TBM 900
To find out more about obtaining the best rate when transitioning into a more advanced aircraft, please contact Aviation Insurance Resources by calling 877-247-7767 or visit AIR-PROS.com today to receive your free aircraft insurance quote!
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