After years of soft premiums, the insurance market is turning harder. That means higher rates and insurability issues for aging pilots. Plus, your choice of aircraft can have serious ramifications for the cost and type of insurance coverage you can get—if you can even get the coverage you need. In this long-form video, Aviation Consumer’s Larry Anglisano discusses the issues with three insurance professionals.

Larry Anglisano
Larry Anglisano is a regular AVweb contributor and the Editor in Chief of sister publication Aviation Consumer magazine. He's an active land, sea and glider pilot, and has over 30 years experience as an avionics tech.


  1. Does it make more sense to insure the pilots. I see owners and clubs being effected by pilots that have an accident or incident. They might pay a deductible then walk away and they are done.

    The owner or club gets stuck paying the higher premiums that is now passed on to pilots that never had an accident or incident. The industry is penalizing pilots that continue to train and are safe pilots.

  2. A maintenance induced failure causing a forced landing will be classified as a pilot incident when, in actuality, the culpability lies with the AP. The pilot will then be plagued with higher insurance rates and the mechanic gets off without any consequence.