Experimental Pilots, How do you handle insurance? (Especially for non-certified engines)


Active Member
Jun 20, 2018
Las Vegas, NV
I have been shopping for an experimental with the intention of flying it until I can build my own plane, but when I attempted to quote insurance on 3 of the planes I looked at, I was told they were not insurable.

Ideally, I want full coverage, but I am hesitant to fly without at least liability. I was explicitly told the engines were the problem, 2 of the planes had HKS700E engines, and one was a VW conversion.

I am guessing others have run into similar insurance considerations, how do you handle the insurance challenges of flying a plane with a non-certified engine or a rare airframe?