When was the first time you fell in love with aviation? For many, it’s on a warm summer day, in the middle of the crowd with the smell of popcorn in the air. There’s an announcer over the loudspeaker and everyone is looking up at the sky and listening to the hum of an airplane. You are at your hometown airport. It’s an airshow.
Each year, airshows draw in 11-13 million spectators to airports across the United States. Attracted by thrilling military formation teams and daring individual aerobatic performers, airshows bring in needed revenue to local airports and are great advertising for small towns and big cities. Often, airport general liability policies exclude coverage for fly-ins and air shows. Whether running a small fly-in event to a large airshow such as EAA AirVenture, it is important that the show host is properly protected.
To get started, there are a few things the agent will need to know:
- Event dates
- Rain date (if applicable)
- Any additional insureds
- Estimate total attendance
- Planned crowd control
Airshow insurance coverages include:
- Bodily injury & property damage
- Medical payments
With options to protect:
- Personal/advertising injury
- Volunteer accident
- Food & Beverage
- Non-owned vehicle or aircraft
Don’t let liability worries top you from bringing a great fly-in or airshow to your community. The insurance experts and pilots at Aviation Insurance Resources (AIR) will guide you through the details of insuring your aviation event. To prepare for your aviation event, please contact Aviation Insurance Resources by calling 877-247-7767~
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