Warning: You may have to stop to catch your breath when reading Jon Shimer’s list of aviation accomplishments. He is a licensed A&P mechanic and a private pilot with airplane single and multi engine and instrument ratings. He has flown over 65 different models of aircraft including a B-17. He’s owned a Pitts Special S1E, a J-3 Cub and performs comedy with the “Alabama Boys” airshow act.
After 15 years at Avemco and three at Falcon Insurance, Jon has been with Aviation Insurance Resources (AIR) for over a decade. From gyrocopters to airports to jets, he has insured them all. Jon’s favorite account is insuring an AutoGryro for police aerial survey and patrol.
Aviation has made an impact on Jon since the age of 14. “My father being killed in a One Design landing accident, has had the biggest impact in aviation in my life and my future life. As a risk manager I take very personally your safety and your business,” Jon explains. “All our agents are pilots. I am willing to bet we have more aviation insurance experience than most of the competition.”