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Great 180/185 Insurance Agent - Ladd Gardner
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I'd like to make a pitch for a great insurance agent and my friend, Ladd Gardner. Ladd is the son of legendary Air Race pilot Lefty Gardner - best known for owning and flying the P-38 called White Lightnin'.

Ladd is an honest, hardworking pilot's pilot who has owned/operated a variety of airplanes to include a Twin Comanche, Stearman, T-6 Texan, and F-1 Rocket.

I've used him for the past few years and have been nothing but pleased. In 2011 I'm covered for $85,000 hull with NO OFF AIRPORT EXCLUSIONS (i.e. you can land wherever so long as you have book distance available for takeoff and landing) for $1400. The coverage is through LAU (London Aviation Underwriters out of Seattle). I also used LAU while I lived in Alaska. They're used to bush operators -- note: I'm in AZ now... $1400 is a "Lower 48" rate -- it was three times that in Alaska on wheels and skis.

My rate was also based on the aircraft being hangared, 4500 hrs total time, 1200 hrs tailwheel, and 500 hrs in the 180.

If you'd like to contact Ladd, his info is below:

Ladd Gardner
Ladd Gardner Aviation Insurance Agency, Inc.
PO Box 295094
Kerrville, TX 78029
830-257-3701 - Fax

Paul Brown
'56 180 N6503A
Ryan Field, AZ