March 30, 2012
By Alyssa J. Miller
Proof-of-insurance cards tucked in glove boxes in vehicles across the country contain key information that drivers can use in the event of an accident: Aside from the policy number, they also include contact information and a handy checklist to follow after an accident.
Most cockpits are likely lacking similar insurance information. Starr Aviation, a division of Starr Indemnity & Liability Company, announced its iPhone app March 30 at Sun ‘n Fun to make that information available at a pilot’s fingertips.
The free app, available to Starr Aviation customers and non-customers alike, lets users locate a Starr Aviation agent and includes an after-the-accident checklist. Customers can view and email their policy, submit a claim, access discounts, and contact their agent or a Starr Aviation office. For those who prefer to call, contact information is included on the home page. Pilots can take images of the accident and damage to send with the claim. The app also includes links to the NTSB and NASA Aviation Safety Reporting System.
AOPA Director of eMedia and Online Managing Editor Alyssa J. Miller has worked at AOPA since 2004 and is an active flight instructor.
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AOPA President Mark Baker reiterated his position that the FAA must respond to the association’s request for action on the long-dormant third class medical reform petition.
Over the past several years, the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) developed its digital flight planning tools into a suite of products that put flight planning capability, airport directory information and aviation weather in pilots’ hands. AOPA partnered with Seattle Avionics to create FlyQ EFB, an electronic flight bag (EFB) iPad application, and FlyQ Pocket, a smartphone application.
AOPA is exiting the electronic flight bag (EFB) market, and the association’s existing products will transition to Seattle Avionics.
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