Aircraft Insurance: How do I calculate flying hours?
Logged flying hours are a key consideration for insurers when assessing pilot experience. There are two types of flying hours to consider when arranging aircraft insurance, total hours and hours on model:
This relates to the total hours a named pilot has logged on this category of aircraft (e.g. helicopter, aeroplane etc.) Note that unpowered glider hours are not to be included when calculating total aeroplane hours but powered glider and microlight hours may be included.
Hours On Make / Model
This relates to the total hours a named pilot has logged on this make and model (e.g. Piper PA28 is a make and model, Cessna 150 is a different make and model etc). Note that hours spent on variants of a model can be included (e.g. Piper PA28 is a model and would include hours on a PA28 140, PA28 160 etc).