We have a few simple requirements everyone must meet in order to rent our aircraft. For experienced aviators there is nothing new–pretty much the same requirements that all companies have…
- Firstly, anyone can rent our aircraft so long as one of our instructors is providing you flight instruction!
When flying solo or otherwise without one of our staff on board:
- You must hold a valid FAA pilots certificate applicable to the aircraft and type of flights you make.
- Must hold a current FAA medical certificate.
- Before renting from us the first time, you should also expect to fly with one of our instructors for 1-2 hours for a checkout ride and to answer any questions you may have about the advanced equipment in the airplane.
- You must meet FAA recency of experience requirements if you intend to carry passengers.
- In order to fly our aircraft solo or carrying passengers we require every renter to carry some non-owned aircraft liability insurance. This requirement is to protect yours and our interests both. You can purchase renters insurance from a number of sources for less than two hundred dollars per year. Our customers have reported overwhelming satisfaction when using the AOPA Insurance agency (no we don’t get any spiffs) We recommend them to all our customers because of the value, simplicity, and service they provide.
Here is some additional information on obtaining renters insurance through the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association:
- The typical student pilot should strongly consider the purchase of a 25/250/250 ($25,000 bodily injury/ $250,000 injury to people and non-owned property/$250,000 aircraft damage) policy. Such coverage provides a level of protection for students and covers the minimum insurance requirements to meet state regulations, with $5000 extra coverage for physical damage to the non-owned aircraft. Above rates $175 as an AOPA member. $185 as a non-member rate.
- While non-owned coverage will usually cover any deductible payments, this is not its principal function. Non-owned coverage is designed to protect the renter and help insulate the commercial operator from losses. Additionally, such coverage helps keep you and your FBO from developing an adversarial relationship if the FBO’s airplane is wrecked or damaged.
Visit the AOPA Insurance Agency Web site to apply and purchase renters insurance, or call 800/622-2672 for more information.