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Old 03-25-2010, 06:18 PM
Charles in SC Charles in SC is offline
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Default Build insurance question

Where is the best way or place to get insurance for my project while building. Can I do this before I have an N number for it?
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Old 03-25-2010, 06:34 PM
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Default Same thing


I'm looking at the same thing right now. I just ordered the engine and can't imagine loosing the whole project in an accident. If you come up with a good source, let me know.

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Old 03-25-2010, 06:58 PM
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Originally Posted by Charles in SC View Post
Where is the best way or place to get insurance for my project while building. Can I do this before I have an N number for it?
You don't have to have an N number. When I finally did pick an N number, I just reserved it for three years at 10.00 per year. Didn't make it formal until about ready to fly.

L.Adamson --- RV6A
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Old 03-25-2010, 07:02 PM
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I am interested in the answer also, I cant leave the garage at knight with out thinking what if. I called and left messages with the insurance company's listed to the left and never got a call back.
Matt Smith
IO-360 A1A
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Reno, NV
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Old 03-25-2010, 07:02 PM
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I got builder insurance from Nationair when I had over $50K invested in the project. I bumped up the value once or twice during the build.

I did have an N number when I got my insurance. I'm not sure if it's a requirement.
Rick Aronow,
Flying 7A Slider;
Jacksonville, FL
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Old 03-25-2010, 07:15 PM
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I went through the EAA program and the policy is with Falcon/Global Aerospace.
Todd "I drink and know things" Stovall
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The Continental Engine AD threads shouldn't have been deleted.

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Old 03-25-2010, 08:01 PM
BillSchlatterer BillSchlatterer is offline
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Default 100k builders risk $648

Just renewed with AIG through Nationair with Jenny Estes. Have been with them for several years with no rate changes. This also covered transport to the airport.

Bill S

>>>>> Renewal below >>>>

Thank you for the opportunity to offering you a renewal quotation on the above captioned policy your policy expires on 4/7/2010. After carefully reviewing the marketplace on your behalf, we have found that your current carrier AIG/Chartis Insurance has still offered the most competitive terms for this risk.

Insurance Company:
AIG-Chartis Insurance Same carrier as last year

RV-7A N796TS

Physical Damage:
$100,000 Ground Not in Motion Coverage ? Builders

Liability Limit:
$250,000 combined single limit bodily injury and property damage Excluding Passengers

Medical Payments:
$1,000 Each passenger, including the crew

$100.00 not in Motion

Purpose of Use:
Pleasure and Business

Named Pilots:
None ? Builders Risk

Special Pilot Requirements:

Open Pilot Warranty:

Additional Training Requirements:

Annual Premium:
$658.00 this is the same as last year.

Please contact our office with renewal instructions prior to the policy expiration date as aviation insurance policies do not automatically renew. We look forward to continuing our broker relationship and thank you for your business.


Jenny Estes

Vans Program Manager ? Light Aircraft Branch

NationAir Aviation Insurance

PO Box 3800

Chesterfield, MO 63006-3800

Toll Free (877) 475-5860

Fax (636) 532-3646

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Old 03-25-2010, 08:33 PM
Mike Coady Mike Coady is offline
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Default insurance

Originally Posted by Charles in SC View Post
Where is the best way or place to get insurance for my project while building. Can I do this before I have an N number for it?
I got my insurance through NATIONAIR. 595 Bell Ave. Spirit of St. Louis Airport, Chesterfield MO. 63005 1-877-475-5860 agent: Jenny Estes. or
I am building a 7A. my premium covers anything on the ground @379.00 for the first yr. It includes an advancing value throughout the build. It started at $30,000.00 and expands to $50,000.00 by the end of the first year. If I had a total loss say do to fire etc...The value would be computed by $eqip. and hrs. of labor thus far. I think you would be satisfied with this.
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Old 03-25-2010, 09:07 PM
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Default Build insurance question

Guys: I purchased builders insurance thru USAA with Falcon. I insured it for what replacement costs would be and kept increasing as more things were added. The bonus was when I needed airplane insurance they offered, since I have builders insurance, to insure the airplane(RV-9A, O-360, FP Sensenich, and dual Dynons) at zero hours. I purchased $1mil liability, $100K in flight/ground for $1400 the first year. I'm on my third year and the premium is approaching $1200/yr. Dan
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Old 03-04-2023, 05:39 AM
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Default Build Insurance info

I am building an RV-9. I have the airframe, engine, most avionics, and a lot of miscellaneous artifacts. I requested a quote for $120K builders insurance through EAA (via Falcon).

The cost was $970. That seems high. My flying RV-6 is $1204.

I mainly wanted coverage for theft or damage (fire, tornado, &c). Are there other contingencies I need to insure for? Why would I need liability coverage?

I tried to contact Falcon through the website dialog box but the website ate my response and suggested I try again later. Cut/paste is your friend.

I will reach out again.
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RV-9 QB under construction
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