"Insurable" What does it take?????

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I had some clown bragging about how he's rated and "Insurable" in P-51 today.
What does it take? A rating? How many hours?
 

svcta

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Money. Plain and simple. As with most things the insurance companies these days are more restrictive in what they will allow than the Feds are, but being "insurable" is nothing that more $$ won't buy. Either in the form of buying a bunch of T-6 time or just more costly insurance.

Requirements for the rating are pretty simple. 500TT 50 complex (I think this is blanket for any warbird type rating) and a sign off from an instructor. If you're competent and have good warbird experience this may take 5 minutes. Single-seat warbird training is really a matter of getting signed off to go solo in the thing and then demonstrating the maneuners to an examiner on the ground.
 
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moonlight

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Money. Plain and simple. As with most things the insurance companies these days are more restrictive in what they will allow than the Feds are, but being "insurable" is nothing that more $$ won't buy. Either in the form of buying a bunch of T-6 time or just more costly insurance.

Requirements for the rating are pretty simple. 500TT 50 complex (I think this is blanket for any warbird type rating) and a sign off from an instructor. If you're competent and have good warbird experience this may take 5 minutes. Single-seat warbird training is really a matter of getting signed off to go solo in the thing and then demonstrating the maneuners to an examiner on the ground.
The exception being turbine warbirds, they require 1000TT, and an experimental aircraft authorization (think type rating for an experimental aircraft).
 

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The generally accepted insurance numbers for the P-51 are 200 hours of T-6 time on top of the "mins", plus a checkout in the airplane.

That's the word from both Cannon Aviation and Air Capital Insurance -- the two most prominent insurers of warbird pilots.

Remember, there are only two underwriters in the US for warbirds. Regardless of who actually sells you the insurance, those underwriters have basically the same mins.
 
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