would you fly w/out insurance?

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would you fly w/out insurance?

Postby busted » Mon Sep 16, 2013 9:49 pm

I guess this question wouldn't be for Bob, anyway, Just looking at the quicksilver at uflyit in Florida. In the FAQ section the last one is "Can I get insurance for my ultralight?" answere is.... "At this time we don't know of any U.S. companies that will insure your aircraft"
Not haveing any hull insurance I could live with, but not any liability for for crashing into a mall? Just wondering how many fly with out it. thank you. Also, the quicksilver dealer that I took a demo ride in said he didn't have insurance on any of his a/c.
Kinda weird if you think about it in that he didn't even ask that I sign a waiver or something. thank you

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Re: would you fly w/out insurance?

Postby busted » Mon Sep 16, 2013 10:14 pm

Gosh, I really want to fly floats (amphips) and that might be my only option. Can an airport keep you out if they find out you don't have insurance?

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Re: would you fly w/out insurance?

Postby drseti » Tue Sep 17, 2013 2:46 am

Airports and FBOs routinely require their renter pilots, based aircraft, and hangar tenants to have some sort of insurance. But I have never heard of one requiring insurance of itinerant pilots, or even having a way of knowing whether you have any. A public use airport is open to the public, and many choose to self-insure. (Whether or not this is wise is a separate discussion.)
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Re: would you fly w/out insurance?

Postby CTLSi » Tue Sep 17, 2013 10:34 am

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