December 1, 2006
The cost of aircraft renters insurance has just been reduced for AOPA members, thanks to the efforts of AOPA and the AOPA Insurance Agency. "AOPA members will now receive a 5-percent discount on new renters insurance policies," says Greg Sterling, the insurance agency's executive vice president and general manager. The new AOPA member discount allows members to carry a nonowned policy for as little as $90.
"As the largest light-aircraft insurance agency in the country, we were able to work with a major A-rated underwriter to offer this exclusive AOPA member discount," said Sterling. The member discount will apply to new and renewing policyholders. Members who renew their non-owned policy can obtain an additional 10-percent discount if they were violation and accident free in the previous policy year.
Visit the Web site to apply and purchase renters insurance or call 800/622-2672 for more information.
Flying general aviation is especially helpful during the holidays when airline travel can make a Scrooge out of the most jolly holiday traveler. If you are planning a trip this holiday season with your family and friends, visit AOPA Online for tips and solutions to the myriad problems and/or situations you and your passengers may encounter:
Articles on these topics and many others from AOPA Pilot, AOPA Flight Training, and other AOPA publications, including those published by the Air Safety Foundation, are available on AOPA Online.
Winter flying brings the potential for encountering icing conditions in flight. Do you know how to anticipate areas of probable icing? Is your aircraft's anti-icing equipment enough to provide safe flight through ice-laden air? How can you know if your aircraft is accumulating ice on areas you can't see-such as the propeller or the tail? The AOPA Air Safety Foundation's Aircraft Icing Safety Advisor discusses icing and provides tips on how to avoid this potentially deadly foe. The Aircraft Icing Safety Advisor features:
The AOPA Air Safety Foundation's Safety Advisors describe aviation-specific topics in areas ranging from weather to operations and proficiency. These publications are available to pilots free of charge.
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Among the very first lessons a pilot learns is that a control yoke is not a steering wheel. Research underway in Europe could change that.
AOPA President Mark Baker and AOPA Foundation Executive Director Jim Minow are challenging one another to see who can recruit the most Hat in the Ring Society members for the foundation before the end of the year.
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