In response to member requests, the GlaStar & Sportsman Association International is proud to introduce the GSAI owner group endorsed program. Insurance will be brokered through SkySmith Insurance. SkySmith has been in the aviation insurance business since 1985. In addition to managing the GSAI insurance program, they also manage the Skymaster program and the Van’s RV program. SkySmith has access to all the markets (but Avemco). Be sure to ask what discounts and benefits are available.
About Scott Sky Smith
You can look forward to quarterly columns on aviation insurance and financial issues in upcoming GlaStar & Sportsman Flyer newsletters written by Scott Sky Smith, one of the principals in SkySmith. Scott Sky Smith writes articles for Pilot Getaway Magazine and has written for the Cessna and Pipers Owners magazines, Private Pilot, Custom Planes and Aerotrader magazines. He hosts forums at major airshows including: Sun ‘n Fun, AOPA’s Annual Convention, NW EAA Fly-in Arlington, WA and AirVenture Oshkosh discussing aircraft buying, selling and other ownership issues.
As you can tell, SkySmith Insurance is deeply involved and committed to aviation. They attend airshows, educate clients and provide a level of service that goes beyond any other aviation insurance agency. They act as a consultant helping to locate mechanics, instructors and products that can benefit members of GlaStar Association International.
GlaStar and Sportsman Insurance
The GlaStar and Sportsman Insurance is providing very competitive quotes on all levels of insurance. The following coverage’s are available for a GlaStar or Sportsman aircraft or building project:
- Builder’s risk coverage is for the project located at your home or airport. This insurance covers liability (if required) and hull coverage as the value increases through the building process.
- Completed aircraft coverage can be purchased as:
- Liability only
- Liability and Hull coverage GNIM (ground not-in-motion)
- Liability and Hull coverage G&T (ground and taxi)
- Liability and Hull coverage G&F (ground and flight).
The buyer has the option of bodily injury and property damage liability of $500,000 per occurrence or $1,000,000 per occurrence. Both levels have a sub-limit of $100,000 per passenger NOT per person. Per passenger sub-limits do not limit anyone that is not a passenger. Family members are treated as a passenger with the same limits as non-family.
Additionally, first flight is covered for qualified pilots when purchasing ground and flight coverage.
The policy includes or you can can purchase extra coverage’s such: as non-owned liability, non-owned hull coverage, hangar premise liability and Mexican coverage. The aviation insurance industry consists of only nine companies, and SkySmith will shop all the aviation insurance markets for you except Avemco.