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Aircraft Type/Model insurance

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Im pretty sure I know the answer to this, but figured I'd ask anyways, in hopes of saving me some time.

I have a friend with a Piper PA-28-235 (Cherokee Dakota) but his insurance required 5 hours in make/model before acting as PIC. I have plenty of hours in a PA-28-140 (Cherokee). In the eyes of the FAA, I would assume these are different types, but in the eyes of insurance, are they different 'models'

I'm very unfamiliar with insurance lingo.




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  1. Lucas on Apr 09, 2013

    Dear Chris
    Both the FAA and insurance treat make and model the same way, so all the hours you have on the cherokee are null for make and model insurance purposes. Also keep in mind that the Dakota is a high performance airplane (more than 200 HP) so you will also need at least 1 hour of ground and 1 hour of flight time in it given by a certified flight instructor who will also put an endorsement in your logbook.
    Finally check again with the insurance because they usually require more than five hours in that make/model when the aircraft is a high performance (for example 500 hours total and 25 in make and model)

    Fly safe


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  2. Matthew Waugh on Apr 10, 2013

    There is no time requirement for the HP endorsement – it’s train to proficiency.

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