Aviation

Aviation

Our aviation insurance division is an integral part of the agency, servicing both general aviation and corporate client needs. In the early 1980s, we created a niche market for seaplanes & aerobatics. Today, we are considered an industry leader in corporate aircraft, airports, FBOs, general aviation aircraft, seaplanes and experiementals.

It all began when Henry "Cab" Utley, who was one of the principal owners of our company at the time as well as a championship aerobatic pilot, merged his interests in flying and insurance and began specializing in aviation insurance. Cab developed national association programs for seaplanes and aerobatic planes.

Following Cab's retirement from the agency in 1995, Mike Sherrard has managed the aviation department. Mike has over 30 years of insurance experience having been involved in loss control, sales, & management. He holds the designation of Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC) from the society of Professional Insurance Agents.

In 2012, airline pilot and aviation insurance specialist Mike Pratt joined our aviation team. Mike is an MD-11 pilot and brings over twenty-five years of aviation experience and 9,000 hours of flying experience to Epic.  Mike is CFII & MEII and is an ATP rated in SES, SEL, MES and MEL with an MD-11 Type rating.  Mike owns and operates the oldest flight school in Louisville, Kentucky and flies his Cessna 310R and Cessna 195 in his free time.  Mike is an active member in AOPA, NAFI, EAA, CPA, NBAA, SPA, International 195 Club and AIA. Mike also serves as a board member for the Institute for Aerospace Education (IAE) in Frankfort, Kentucky.  Mike's aviation industry experience and his airline experience have generated solid relationships with all of the aviation carriers and underwriters in the industry.

 

AVIATION MARKETS SERVED

ACE
Aerospace
Allianz*
Beacon National
Berkley Aviation
Chartis (AIG)
C.V. Starr*
Global Aerospace
Great American Insurance
Houston Casualty (HCC)
London Aviation Underwriters*
Meadowbrook
National Hangar Insurance Program (NHIP) / Travelers
Phoenix Aviation Managers
Preferred Aviation Underwriters
QBE Aviation
Specialty Aviation Underwriters (SAU)
Swiss RE:
US Specialty Insurance Co. (USSIC)
USAIG
W. Brown & Associates
XL Specialty

AVIATION COVERAGES WRITTEN

Aerial Photography / Mapping
Aerial Surveying
Aerospace Products / Product Liability
Air Ambulance
Aviation Workers’ Compensation
Charter / Cargo Operators
Commercial Airports
Corporate Aircraft & Fleets
Crop Dusting / Spraying
Excess Aircraft Liability
Fixed Base Operators (FBOs)
Flight Schools (Instruction & Rental)
Flying Clubs
General Liability:
    Products Liability
    Products Completed Liability
    Hangarkeepers Legal Liability
Helicopters
Municipal Airports
Non-owned Liability:
    Personal & Corporate
Pleasure & Business Aircraft (P&B)
Private Airstrip
Repair & Service Operations
Sales & Demo Coverage
Seaplanes
Traffic Watch
Transition Pilots
UAVs
Vintage Military Aircraft
Warbirds 

 *Access to carrier through wholesaler or broker

 

GET A QUOTE

We thank you for trusting Epic Insurance Solutions to help you find the best available coverage at the most affordable premium by choosing the appropriate link below for a no obligation quote.  Please note that we cannot approach the marketplace more than 90 days prior to renewal if you already have coverage in place.  If this is a new purchase or within the 90-day renewal period, please complete the requested information and we will process your quote request immediately. 

 

EXISTING EPIC CLIENTS

In an effort to make adding an additional pilot to your aircraft insurance policy or to make the renewal process easier, we have provided you with the links below.  Please choose the appropriate link and complete the requested information and submit for our staff to process your request or renewal.

 

If you have any questions or need any help completing these forms or should you have any coverage questions, please call us direct and our aviation staff will be happy to help.

 

Epic Insurance Solutions – Aviation Division

Mike Pratt – Sr. Account Executive Aviation
Direct:  502-357-0569
Cell:  502-905-8747
mpratt@epicinsurancesolutions.com

Maggie Anderson – Aviation Account Manager
Direct:  502-493-7970
manderson@epicinsurancesolutions.com

 

Testimonial

““Without much time to look around, I handed everything over to Mike Pratt and his team at Epic Insurance Solutions. I have to say it has been a great experience. Mike has been able to save me over 20% on certain policies, and even saved on some policies that I thought were already at the lowest premium available. I am beyond ecstatic about my choice of representation.” Dodd Stretch, President, Airtex Aircraft Interiors, PA ”
—Dodd Stretch

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