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The Company

Aviation Specialty Insurance is built on a solid foundation of over 80 combined years of experience in both general aviation and in commercial insurance. Our team consists of knowledgeable professionals whose individual specialties and experience combine to form one of the broadest and most capable insurance firms in the business.

The Mission

The mission for Aviation Specialty Insurance is simple: provide access to the best products on the market at the most competitive premiums available with unparalleled client service. It is because of our extensive market coverage and our courteous and professional staff that you can expect that from us. We hold ourselves to the highest possible standards in all facets of the business and you will find that is what separates us from everyone else.

The People

In addition to the majority of our staff being pilots, Aviation Specialty Insurance is comprised of established, qualified agents whose veteran experience in the industry is something you will find reassuring. We understand the value and importance you place on your aircraft and we therefore do our best to make the process of protecting your assets as easy and as seamless as possible.

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About the Owner

Chuck Surack, owner of Aviation Specialty Insurance, is an aviation enthusiast in every sense of the word. He’s a helicopter pilot and the founder/owner of multiple other aviation industry companies, including Indiana Helicopters, a Northern Indiana-based helicopter charter company; Sweet Aviation, a Fort Wayne, Indiana-based flight training and aircraft rental company; and Helimotion, a Chicagoland-based helicopter production and charter company. He is also the owner and president of music retailer Sweetwater Sound, the luxury car dealership SweetCars, and several other companies, all of which are based around a common theme: do the right thing, every time – for the customers, for the employees, and for the community. This passion for exceptional customer service is a major key to each business’s success. Chuck has also been passionate about aircraft since childhood, inspired by his aviator father. His first experiences with flight were in his dad’s Aeronca Chief, and Chuck can often be found at the helm of his own helicopter.

Our Team

  • Matt Drummelsmith

    President

    matt@aviationspecialtyinsurance.com

    Matt’s aviation experience extends over 30 years. From being raised in a family of private aviators to eventually founding Aviation Specialty Insurance, Matt has been involved in aviation his entire life. Having flown aircraft ranging from a 152 to an S76, Matt understands the risks facing pilots and how best to address them and his understanding of these risks combined with his insurance expertise makes him and Aviation Specialty Insurance an invaluable asset to all his clients. Matt routinely travels the country representing Aviation Specialty Insurance at various trade shows and industry symposiums and is consistently on the forefront of industry developments and trends.