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The Hope Difference


Hope Aviation Insurance is an aviation insurance broker that represents a wide range of clients, offering a variety of insurance and risk management solutions.

  • Corporate & Business Aircraft Operators
  • Aircraft Charter & Management Companies
  • Airports & Fixed Base Operators
  • Maintenance, Repair & Overhaul Facilities
  • Aerospace Products Manufacturers
  • Commercial Drones / UAS & Special Mission Aircraft
  • Aerial Applicators
  • Flight Schools
  • Aviation Workers Compensation
  • Risk Management & Consulting

In business since 1963, Hope Aviation has a worldwide reputation for excellence. Most insurance brokers offer a wide range of insurance products. At Hope Aviation, we specialize in one thing - Aviation Insurance. And we do it better than anyone else.

We possess a deep understanding of risk management and draw on our experiences as pilots, aircraft owners, insurance brokers and underwriters to negotiate the best insurance packages for our clients.

We create custom tailored policies for high performance aircraft, fixed base operators, and other aviation service providers.

As one of the largest aviation insurance brokers, we receive preferred rates and leverage more buying power on your behalf by the volume of policies we write.

Underwriting Experience Helps Provide Maximum Coverage for a Minimum Premium

Unlike other insurance, most aviation insurance is negotiated. Your rate isn't read off a chart; rather, it is determined by what your broker can negotiate on your behalf. We have an underwriting background, and this gives us special insight into the process. This works to your advantage because we understand the underwriter's point of view, including how much latitude they actually have on any given issue. We spend hours every week talking with the major aviation insurance underwriters. We're not only abreast of the latest developments in aviation insurance, but we've also built relationships with the people behind them. Underwriters trust us, which ultimately benefits you.

As Pilots, We Share Your Concerns

When you own or fly an aircraft, you see the world a little differently. It's not the altitude, it's the attitude. We know this is because every one of our brokers is a pilot and flying enthusiast. Several have even had the good fortune to own their own airplanes. As pilots ourselves, we know what it's like to need excellent coverage. We also understand the contingencies and probabilities you face. We've all been where you are and speak your language. You should never have to educate your insurance agent about aviation, and unlike general insurance brokers, we actually understand your unique concerns. Take a moment to get to know your brokers.

24-Hour Claims Service

We certainly hope you'll never need to file a claim; but if you do, you'll really see the HOPE difference because mishaps don't wait for normal office hours. You can call (800) 342-4673 or (803) 771-7766 for emergency claims notification as we have someone on-call seven days a week, 24-hours a day, 365 days a year!

Meet the real power behind the Power of HOPE!

Senior Account Executive Kelli Feathers joined our firm in 2005 and heads up our light aircraft division. She holds the Associate in Insurance Account Management (AIAM) designation. Another ten-year industry veteran, Tami Davis, also serves as Senior Account Executive and is a graduate of the University of South Carolina. With over twenty years of experience, Bernadette Manglaris joined us in 2015 as Senior Account Executive. Carmen Kennedy is a CPA and our office accountant. Kathleen Naramore has a property and casualty license and serves as Assistant Account Executive. Stephanie Adkins-Parrott is a Coastal Carolina University graduate who joined us in 2016 and also serves as Assistant Account Executive.

We'd love to hear from you!

If you would like additional information, please call us at 1-800-342-4673.


Stuart Hope, CPCU CAIP
Stuart is a licensed Airline Transport Pilot (ATP) and is a frequent speaker and...
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Marion Hope, CAIP
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Eric Barfield, CAIP ARM
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Shannon Hope
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Kathy Kenyon, CAIP CIC
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Mena Gardiner, CAIP CIC 
Mena, a licensed private pilot, attended Clemson University and graduated with
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