Wings Question

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JJ Campbell
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Wings Question

Postby JJ Campbell » Sun Feb 02, 2020 12:25 pm

I'm a new Sport Pilot ASEL and will start working on my gyro endorsement next week.

I've been advised that Sport Pilots should stick with Basic Wings and that you can keep earning levels indefinitely. True?

Also, do the insurance underwriters take notice of what kind of aircraft you do the flying portion of the Wings level? For example, if I purchase a gyro and have it insured and due to lack of gyro CFIs, do the Wings flight portion in a fixed-wing, will the insurer not lower my premium because I didn't use a gyro?
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Re: Wings Question

Postby Sling 2 Pilot » Sun Feb 02, 2020 1:15 pm

Sorry for the thread drift, I don’t have an answer to your Wings question, but can tell you, with or without Wings points, GYROPLANE insurance for a newly minted pilot will be extremely expensive. For that matter, it will be expensive even for a SP or PP with hours.

I contemplated purchasing a AutoGyro USA, Calidus. Me, with SEL/MEL, Instrument airplane and 2000 hrs, I was quoted an astronomical number AND that was before the market hardened. Just sayin...

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