At Sutton James, aviation insurance is all we do. We draw upon our experience as former aviation underwriters, pilots, and over 20 years of brokerage experience to negotiate the best insurance deals for our customers.

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National Agricultural Aviation Association Convention

 Dec 5-8- Las Vegas, NV. Stop by to see us!

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25th Anniversary Celebration- September 23, 2011

 We are proud to be celebrating 25 years of service in the aviation insurance industry. We invite you to join us on September 23, 2011 at the Connecticut Science Center  in Hartford CT. The event is being held immediately following the AOPA Summit, next door at the Convention Center.

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VLJ Insurance? Yes, With Lots of Training (April 2008)

The long-awaited age of the VLJ has begun. The Eclipse 500 and the Cessna 510 Mustang are the vanguard of the new movement.

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Robinson Helicopter Program (February 2008)

Sutton James announces new insurance carrier.

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Price Tumble Down: It’s a Buyer’s World (April 2007)

The days of used aircraft appreciation may be gone forever. Buyers have plenty of models to pick from and sellers may have to upgrade to move their airplanes.

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Pilot Life Insurance: Low Rates from PIC (February 2007)

Pilot Insurance Center has convinced some underwriters that most pilots needn’t pay higher life premiums just because they fly.

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What a Gear-up Costs (June 2006)

Even for a modest single, the bidding starts at $40,000 or 20 years worth of premiums. Insurers always pay but so will you in higher rates, betterment and hidden damage.

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The Over Under Game (February 2005)

After the wreck, it’ll be too late to consider whether your hull value is too high or too low. Here’s how to get it just right.

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Geezer Coverage (January 2003)

Insurance for older pilots is a touchy issue. Recurrent training or adding a rating will make you a more attractive risk.

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What the Heck is a TRIA? (January 2003)

It’s terrorism risk insurance and you’ll soon have to decide whether you want it or not. Our advice: Pass.

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Insurance Post September 11 (November 2001)

While most aviation insurers will survive the largest claims in history, expect rising premiums to cover the losses.

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Rates on the Rise (March 2001)

Big losses and spotty competition have brought back a hard market. Modest singles are the winners, twins and turbines the losers.

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Keep Me Covered (December 2000)

An instrument rating usually saves you money on insurance premiums but not always and probably not as much as you think.

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Insurance (August 2000)

Plan on Doubling Your Premium With Lower Limits.

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Roll Your Own Data (January 2000)

Jeppesen's SkyWriter takes some of the sting out of GPS data revisions, although it requires some computer savvy.

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Keep Me Covered (December 1999)

Lots of pilots can afford expensive upgrades but insuring them at any price is proving difficult.

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Insurance Myths Exploded (August 1999)

Plenty of "known facts" about aviation insurance are flat out wrong.

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