I have another question from a non-pilot. As I understand it, when you insure your plane you must list its home base.() So if the information from all the insurance companies were pooled one could get a pretty complete list of based planes at any airport. This information typically seems to be kept under lock and key and not public.(**)
Southwest Aviation: southwestaviation.com/aircraft_insurance.php
(**)National Based Aircraft Inventory Program: basedaircraft.com/public/Fre … tions.aspx
My questions are:
- are there regions of the country where any one insurance company would have a large enough market share to know most of the planes at some airport?
- who regulates these insurance companies? most insurers are regulated at the state-level but I am not sure if this also happens in aviation
PS I know these questions might sound a bit off the wall, and I would be glad to fill in the details of why I am interested (for some academic work).