Aviation Insurance for 2019 – What you should know.
Insurance premiums and underwriting practices began changing in 2018 and more changes are expected. Don’t get caught by surprise. Let’s discuss the changes and how these changes may impact your renewal quote or new purchase.
Gregg Ellsworth’s first general aviation flight was in a seaplane as a young boy. His eyes have been fixed to the sky since that day and he doesn’t see it changing anytime soon. Gregg has a BS in Aviation Management from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. Following graduation, he worked for Midstate Airlines out of Milwaukee, WI as a customer service representative. Eventually he would get a call from Avemco Insurance Company from an application he’d submitted years before! Working there eventually led to his move to Aviation Insurance Resources (AIR) in 2003.
“I’m experienced in all types of aviation insurance from non-commercial pleasure and business piston and turbine fixed wing aircraft and rotorcraft to all types of commercial risks such as flight schools, maintenance shops, flying clubs, airport liability and airport property and more. However, I have an interest in light sport aircraft and have been attending several light sport aircraft shows each year for many years, so you could say I have a niche for light sport aircraft,” said Gregg.
One of Gregg’s most interesting policies is a fleet of aircraft insured for charter, instruction, sightseeing, banner tow and buoy drops! He aims to help with their insurance needs and understand that sometimes the best choice in policy may not be the lowest premium.