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The Best Brokers in Aviation Insurance Since 1963

Hope Aviation Insurance is a trusted partner for aviation insurance and risk management to business aviation clients throughout the United States and beyond. Learn more about us in this short video, "Our Path to Excellence."

The Hope Difference

Hope Aviation provides a fresh, comprehensive review of exposures and helps customize risk management strategies for our clients. Learn more in this short video, "Our Strengths."

More Than Just a Policy

Hope Aviation provides much more than just a policy. We provide a relationship that helps keep you moving forward. Learn more about one of our primary strengths in this short video, "Our People."

HOPE for the Future!

We are proud to be a 50+year, third generation company. But we know that to be successful another 50 years, we can't rest on our laurels. Learn more about our new "2020 Vision" in this short video, "Our Future."


"I thought someone was speaking ugly of my buddy Stuart Hope in this month's World Aircraft Sales, by calling you a PUNC. Well instead I found you were sharing with the world what you have done for us for a long time. I am glad I have you in my corner to keep Pat and me straight. I do rely on you and I want to say 'Thank You'!"

Don Bell
Bell Aviation, Inc.

"Whew, thank you for the good news, and the super prompt response! You will always have my business. You wouldn't believe the number of calls I get from other outfits trying to solicit my insurance business from you! I have been so well treated by you and your company, though, that they will never have a chance!"

Dr Albert S Lee

Peregrine Aviation

"Shannon Hope balanced the best coverage with the best price for us by getting to know our business and operations to identify areas of potential risk. Best of all, he is very easy to do business with and very quick to respond, truly providing outstanding client service. Hope Aviation has my highest recommendation."

Christopher Leonard
Velocity Solutions, Inc.

"Hope Aviation has been a valuable partner to our company in managing our aviation insurance needs. Their friendly and professional approach has allowed us to make informed decisions that fit our requirements."

Stuart Weidie
President & CEO
Blossman Gas

"The service provided by Hope Aviation has been the most important factor for us. Whether it is on a difficult claim, reviewing a contract or a normal renewal, Hope has always provided the kind of service and assistance that we needed."

Larry Whatley
Corporate Risk Manager
Southern Company

"My sincere thanks for your 'Over & Above' efforts of this past Friday evening. I was so excited that there are still individuals that truly know the meaning of customer service. This shows me the level of service at Hope Aviation Insurance is something that is practiced and not just talked about."

Webster Swicegood

Richard Childress Racing

"We couldn't have asked for better service throughout this entire transaction - thank you for everything!"

Bill Amick
Amick Equipment Company, Inc.

"The team at Hope Aviation always goes above and beyond the call of duty to meet our ever changing needs."

John Mellette
Corporate Insurance
SCANA Corporation

"As much as I hate to pay for insurance I owe my peace of mind to the crew at Hope Aviation Insurance. They try their best to keep me protected and for this I say thanks. The care given is above the best!"

Jim Garst
Sevier County Choppers

"It is very reassuring to know that, whatever the situation, Hope Aviation will quickly and very satisfactorily resolve it."

Curt Dockter
Blue Cross Blue Shield of SC

"I am a very satisfied customer and wish to express my appreciation for the professionalism, courtesy, and promptness with which you handled my circumstance. You lived up to every expectation that Hope Insurance has assured me of."

Bill Altenpohl
Computerway Food Systems

"I am very thankful that I was dealing with quality people and a quality insurance company."

Dave Ames
Airpict, Inc.

"Hope Aviation makes buying insurance a pleasant experience!"

John Mason
Valcom, Inc.

"Eric Barfield is a thorough and dedicated professional. No doubt Eric cares about others which leads us to the conclusion that Hope Aviation cares about clients. We are proud to have these guys on our team!"

Jim Alexander
Special Services Corporation

"You and your entire staff at Hope Aviation have been great to work with. I never worried about anything because I knew you guys had our best interest at heart and, in this day and time, that is an exception and not the rule."

Carolyn Waltrip

Darrell Waltrip Motorsports

The Power of Hope


Stuart Hope, CPCU CAIP
Stuart earned a BS degree in Insurance and Economic Security from the University of South Carolina's Moore School of Business. He is a frequent speaker and author on insurance and risk ... Read more


Marion Hope, CAIP
Marion graduated Cum Laude from the University of South Carolina with BS degrees in both Accounting and Insurance. He is a nationally known aviation insurance speaker and author ... Read more


Eric Barfield, CAIP ARM
In addition, Eric is Director of Operations responsible for a variety of company functions to include administration, strategic planning, continuing education, and flight operations safety... Read more


Shannon Hope
Shannon Hope joined Hope Aviation Insurance as a producer in 2004. He is a graduate of James Madison University's College of Business with a B.B.A. degree in Management ... Read more


Kathy Kenyon, CAIP CIC
A graduate of the University of South Carolina, Kathy has worked with the firm since 1980. Kathy has achieved the Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC) and the Certified Aviation... Read more


Mena Gardiner, CAIP CIC
Mena, attended Clemson University and graduated with a BS degree in Insurance from the University of South Carolina and has served as Secretary/Treasurer of the Corporation since 1980.... Read more