Insurance article
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A pilot I spoke to today told me he read something from AOPA recently about the insurance rate increases many owners are seeing.  He said the article spoke of added requirements for pilots over 70 years of age.  I had read recently that 80 was the age that these more strict requirements became common.

Does anyone remember this article and can they tell me where to locate it?
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Thanks.  The person who told me about the article thought it said pilots over age 70 were being subjected to more strict underwriting.  I had always thought age 80 was a more common line for insurance companies.  I didn’t see any specific age in the article, just a reference to “older pilots”.  Did I miss something?
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I see the age reference now.  It’s in the sidebar.
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Yep, you got it.  Tip # 3 in that sidebar.
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I also saw the article about insurance rates going up, and would hope that AOPA as an organization representing the General Aviation community is at least taking a stand on the matter, as opposed to just turning a blind eye.  I just received a 35% increase to cover my Bonanza for the next year ....after 30 years of zero claims ...incidents or accidents.  The insurance companies have had their way with the GA community, consolidate at will and sadly no one seems to be able to stop them.  Sorry for the rant ....after a while this s*** just gets old!
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I am looking at purchasing a newer fixed gear, over $400k plane.  With only 140 hours and high performance endorsement does anyone have a favorite insurance company to get a quote from for such a situation?