Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Oops, seems I jumped the gun. Here's an ex cathedra statement on insurance cover from Bob Skinner

I can categorically confirm, that every SAMAA member, irrespective of membership category, skill or proficiency level, or type of activity, is covered for insurance purposes. Trying to enforce a solo rating on all SAMAA members is probably like saying: “You can’t go into the pool unless you’ve learned to swim”!

The literature that was circulated in the last few months mentions that those members who are not yet solo, ought to be assisted by a more experienced flier when flying in the presence of spectators. It makes no mention of how experienced the assistant has to be, and gives no definition of a spectator. Steve Filby, the broker of the SAMAA insurance Policy with Admiral (re-insured with Lloyds) has on many occasions confirmed that no minimum proficiency level is required for a member to be covered by insurance.

Johan Sieling did ask in a previous communication for club administrators to advise which of their members are considered to be solo status, so that they can be recognised without having to formally go through a testing procedure. The response has been very poor.


1 comment:

Piet Le Roux said...

This is excellent news. Now we must get the broker to give every SAMAA member insurance wherever they fly as long as they adhear to regulation 94.06.11 (b) of the civil aviation regulations. This should help to increase our membership.

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