Adding another pilot to your policy
“An airplane is not like a car where your son or daughter is automatically covered,” says James Oliphant, a veteran Account Manager at the AOPA Insurance Agency. “Each pilot must be named and approved or meet the Open Pilot Warranty clause, if present on a given policy,” he adds.
If someone is going to be flying your airplane regularly, that pilot should be added as a named pilot on the policy as a best practice. James says he often encounters aircraft owners who want to add a pilot to their policy and do not realize they need to provide some detailed information on the pilot being added.
In terms of the information you must provide, your best bet is to go to www.aopaia.com and click on the Pilot History Form. That form will give you a guideline for the necessary information. Get the answers from the about–to–be–added pilot and then when you call AOPA Insurance Agency, you’ll have all the answers at your fingertips and the transaction will go quickly.
James sums up: “To provide you with the best service and the best quote possible, be prepared with accurate information.”
July 6, 2010