November 8, 2007
AOPA ePublishing staff
By AOPA ePublishing staff
When the general aviation accident numbers decline, as it has in the past year, you know that pilots and the aviation industry are working together to make flying safe. Key aviation insurer AIG Aviation is rewarding those efforts with a donation to the AOPA Air Safety Foundation.
"The Air Safety Foundation's work plays a key role in the improving GA accident rate, and we're pleased to support them," said AIG Aviation President Dave Hupp as he presented a $5,000 check to AOPA President Phil Boyer. "Fewer accidents mean fewer insurance claims, and that translates into lower insurance rates for GA pilots."
And the donation, presented at AOPA Expo 2007, is only one way that AIG is rewarding the GA community for flying safely. Pilots who purchase select AIG insurance policies through the AOPA Insurance Agency can receive accident forgiveness just by taking at least one approved course from the AOPA Air Safety Foundation every six months.
The free courses may be taken online or in person, and pilots who participate in the program won't face higher insurance rates as a result of most accidents, regardless of who was at fault. Participating pilots can also save up to $100 off their deductible.
November 8, 2007
GA Safety and Accidents,
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SocialFlight users can now publish events via Facebook and Twitter.
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AOPA thanks our members for their continued support in protecting the freedom to fly.