Guest post by Sarah Rovner, Owner: FullThrottle Aviation
Since a young age, aviation was the unattainable goal that I often thought about while looking up to the skies and seeing airplanes pass overhead on invisible roads.
It wasn’t until I was 21 and fresh off of active duty in the Army that I decided to take my first step toward the skies. After an unplanned discovery flight, I fell in love with aviation and decided to pursue all of my licenses and ratings. By the time I was 22, I had obtained my private pilot’s license and by the time I was 25, I had started my own aviation business in my relentless pursuit of passion.
When I first started FullThrottle Aviation in November 2013, I was a new flight instructor looking to bring custom flight training to eager students all over the country. Over time I experimented with many facets of aviation, from instructing to flying vintage airplanes without an electrical system. As I gained more experience, I realized that what I loved most was adventure. As fate would have it, my aviation path changed after a few years in business when I was first approached to ferry aircraft. My 1st was in a Citabria from Houston to Las Vegas, my 2nd was in a Cessna 175 from Show Low, AZ to Houston, TX, and my 3rd was my first big break when I was asked to ferry a Cessna 188 Ag Truck, a crop duster, from Canada to the small country of Belize. As a result, I started on a spiritual journey and fell in love with the Belizean culture and it became a second home for me. My spirit had now tasted adventure and triumph over challenges, and I knew this was the path I was meant to take.
Throughout all of my adventures, I knew that safety and security needed to be a priority. My insurance journey started with a flight instructor non-owned policy. I first worked with Victoria at Aviation Insurance Resources (AIR) on the insurance policy for my 3rd ferry and a challenging one, the Ag Truck. Despite challenges due to the nature of the flight, the type of aircraft, and foreign registration, I soon discovered that AIR could take care of almost anything, no matter how challenging. The agents at AIR are the most knowledgeable and experienced I have ever met. Not long after that big break with ferrying, I realized that my business was growing and I wanted to bring on more pilots. To protect myself and my pilots I went to Victoria for solutions. She was able to find an insurance policy for my business that was comprehensive and affordable and allowed me to truly reach for the stars.
When I bought my beloved Super Cub, Patches, I went to her to take care of my biggest investment. I have worked with AIR countless times to obtain coverage for my clients, friends, and colleagues. I have found that there is no situation too challenging or difficult for them, and they even welcome the tricky issues and hard questions. Victoria and the team have earned my trust, respect, and confidence for life, and I rest well knowing that I have an exceptional team who is always prepared to take on life’s risks. FullThrottle Aviation now has 26 pilots moving planes all over the world, and with Victoria and AIR at the helm, I know I’m always in good hands.
To learn more about FullThrottle Aviation you visit fullthrottleaviationllc.com or call Sarah at 832-510-4673. To discuss your aviation insurance needs, contact the experts at AIR at 301-682-6200 or submit a quote request online today!