You Might Need Professional Liability if…

23. February, 2018 • 0 Comments

As aviators, we occasionally receive a funny look when we use aviation-speak. I was recently on the phone with a customer service rep who seemed a bit confused when I reported my account number as YANKEE–ZULU–3–2–2–9er-FOXTROT. The insurance world tends to be no different!   If it’s not confusing enough when we use similar terms [...]


New at LLJohns – Automatic Policy Renewal

31. January, 2018 • 0 Comments

Automatic Renewal of my Policy? How Convenient! Some time ago a good friend and client said to me, “Steve, why is it so complicated to renew my aviation policy every year?   My business and auto policies are so much easier!”   His comment made me think and prompted me to spend some time evaluating our process. [...]


FANS 1A – What is it and Why is it Important?

14. June, 2017 • 0 Comments

Aircraft that are flown internationally need to be sufficiently equipped to allow them to fly within airspace allocated to Future Air Navigation Systems (FANS). The most highly used FANS airspace is over the North Atlantic Ocean between North America and Europe. Currently there are approximately 1400 flights per day that use the North Atlantic Tracks [...]


New bill pending on third-class medical for pilots

22. February, 2016 • 0 Comments

A bill is currently awaiting approval from the House that will change the FAA’s third class medical requirements. The proposed bill will affect pilots flying smaller general aviation aircraft in both VFR and IFR conditions. If passed, the bill will require pilots who have not held a valid medical certificate in the past 10 years [...]


Remember to send your update and pilot record forms

27. January, 2016 • 0 Comments

Back in the early days of television many of the shows signed off the air with the statement “Keep those cards and letters coming folks”. We don’t need your cards and letters so much, (do people still write cards or letters?) but before your policy expires we do need your completed update and pilot record [...]


Understanding the Pilots Requirements Clause

22. October, 2015 • 0 Comments

By John Gostinger Every aircraft policy has a “Pilots” requirement clause that spells out exactly who can fly the aircraft in order for coverage to apply should a loss occur. There are two ways for a pilot to be approved under the policy. The first is under the Open Pilot Warranty (OPW), which states that any [...]


Sound advice for pilots from over 100 years ago

14. July, 2015 • 0 Comments

By John Gostinger In a recently published book, The Wright Brothers, historian David McCullough examines the challenges faced by the brothers not only in the invention and construction of their aircraft, but also in the challenges they had in teaching themselves to fly it. At a time when Wilbur was the most experienced pilot in [...]


The FARs and Your Insurance Policy

29. April, 2015 • 0 Comments

Among the questions on the pilot history form that we send to you each year is one that asks for the date of each pilot’s last Instrument Proficiency Check (IPC).  In answer to that question, one of our insured recently wrote “IFR Current”.  From this response we assumed that he had not had an IPC [...]


Honda Aircraft Installing First HondaJet Simulator

10. March, 2015 • 0 Comments

Honda Aircraft took delivery of and is installing the first HondaJet simulator at its headquarters campus in Greensboro, N.C. Developed through a partnership with FlightSafety International, the full-motion, FAA level-D simulator will be housed at the HondaJet Training Center.


Bell Helicopter Adds Second Jet Ranger X to Test Fleet

10. March, 2015 • 0 Comments

The second Bell 505 Jet Ranger X flight-test vehicle (FTV) achieved its first flight on Monday at Bell Helicopter’s Mirabel, Québec manufacturing facility, some three months after the first 505 FTV made its maiden flight there. “This puts us one step closer to certification and production,” said Bell 505 Jet Ranger X program director David [...]