Microlight Insurance (Full Hull)

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Microlight Insurance (Full Hull)

Post by DonalMW » Mon Sep 25, 2006 6:56 pm

Hello guys.....
My aircraft insurance is due very shortly. I'm currently insured with a British company, Towergate Hall & Clarke (Bartlets)
I have full hull cover. I'm just wondering if there is any Irish company that I could gete a quote off?? The only other company doing microlight insurance is H.R. Jennings, which is also British.
If anyone has any relevant information for me it would really help me out,
Thanks guys.......

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Post by jonkil » Tue Sep 26, 2006 6:35 pm

I also tried to get cover for my aircraft and only a couple of companies would cover me for full hull,3rd party and passenger. I too got full cover from towergate hall and clarke. One of the few companies who cover aircraft based outside the UK.
I probably will seek other quotes when renewal is due as it cost me ?1700 STG to cover the C42 for the next year.
Seems to be a problem when it comes to insuring the hull.
Let us know how you get on.

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Post by YoYo » Wed Sep 27, 2006 2:03 pm

I pay just under ?1,500 for fully comp on a Zenair Zodiac CH601xl thru Traffords

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Post by DonalMW » Wed Sep 27, 2006 6:39 pm

Hi Yoyo, any contact details for me?? I'll price them and see what they'll offer me. The Zenair Zodiac is a microlight also??

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Post by DonalMW » Tue Oct 03, 2006 6:33 pm

Thanks for your help Yoyo, your suggestion saved me a few Euro!! I got a better quote of trafords then my re-newal quote from Towergate Hall and Clarke. But I used it as a bargining chip to get a reduction from Towergate hall and Clarke and they matched (Give or take a few Euro) the quote Traffords gave me.
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Post by Chaos » Thu Oct 05, 2006 1:51 pm

Hey Zephyr,

Why on earth go back to an insurer who initially over priced your renewal premium, only to chop their premium on hearing of a more competitive quote elsewhere.

Reward the guy that gives the best initial quote - give him your business!

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Post by DonalMW » Thu Oct 05, 2006 6:12 pm

Good point Chaos, but for the sake of a few euros I decided to stick with the devil I know rather than the devil I don't!!
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Post by jonkil » Thu Oct 05, 2006 8:32 pm

Hey Zephyr,

Why on earth go back to an insurer who initially over priced your renewal premium, only to chop their premium on hearing of a more competitive quote elsewhere.

Reward the guy that gives the best initial quote - give him your business!


Yeah,
Tend to agree...... they will go along with their quote expecting you not to price around and when you do they drop their premium like a brick..... the only thing is to make sure your new quote is "like for like" as you need to be sure that the level of cover is greater or at least equal to your existing requirements.
It pays to shop around

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Post by YoYo » Fri Oct 06, 2006 11:03 am

I have used Trafford for the past 15 years and found them to be very courteous and professional. I have made 2 claims in that time both of which were paid out without question. The odd time I've check the premiums I have found Traffords to be within 5% of the lowest I could find. EI-DGV you say you prefer the devil you know .... I'll stick with Traffords as I know there is no 'devil' in them - from experience

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Post by DonalMW » Fri Oct 06, 2006 6:16 pm

Thanks for all your help yoyo, i really appriciate it, I'll recomend traffords to mates of mine with aircraft.
As I said previously I only stuck with my original insurer becase up untill you contacted me i'd never even heard of traffords and they as good as matched Traffords price.
Thanks again.

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Post by DonalMW » Mon Sep 29, 2008 5:11 pm

Has anyone noticed their premiums going up significantly??

€400 rise for me.....

Gonna trash it out with them tomorrow, but looks like a switch to Traffords is on the cards....

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Post by damienair » Tue Sep 30, 2008 12:10 am

Hello Donal,
Try Onrisk, they are very good to deal with, I have my aircraft insured with them since last year and this year I got a 10% discount for no claim. Also you will get further discount if your a member of the NMAI. www.onrisk.co.uk

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Post by DonalMW » Tue Sep 30, 2008 12:25 am

Perfect, i'll give them a shout

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Post by DonalMW » Tue Sep 30, 2008 6:40 pm

And my new Insurance company is......onrisk....

Saved €400.......

Traffords wouldn't offer me full hull......... Strange, they did the last 3 quotes I got from them.....

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Post by StrikeCommand » Tue Sep 30, 2008 10:20 pm

Would be interested in knowing how many people have the pilots seat insured. The standard aircraft insurance policy (for a 2 seater) seems to cover the passenger seat only - in terms of personal injury insurance.

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