Franz Smit

How it all began

Pilotinsure is an independent financial advisory practice focused specifically on the aviation industry. We advise clients on the best insurance solutions, taking a personal approach to business, both ours and yours.

Above all else, we are independent – our loyalty is to you as the client, not with insurance companies. Loadings and exclusions can involve many “fineprint” clauses, sections and subsections, our aim is to remove or minimize them. It’s important to have someone in your corner who understands your needs (think of us as your insurance navigator), and the best insurance options available, for pilots and aviation companies alike. We aim to accommodate you, and your requirements, without any unexpected or hidden extras.

We like to keep insurance simple and believe in full disclosure.

This ensures a happy open relationship and makes the claims process uncomplicated. As professionals within the industry, we’ll be able to save you money on your insurance package, or offer you better, more insightful products suited to your exact needs.

Our Promise to you

Our first priority is always you. We’re here to help you through every step of the way.


Excellent advice

You’ll find no cookie-cutter approach here, as we believe in each assessing each client’s individual requirements. We go above and beyond to ensure our clients have the best cover to suit their needs and pocket.

Top notch service

We pride ourselves on keeping our clients’ insurance cover relevant over time to make sure they’re never paying for something which is outdated. We make the claim process hassle-free.

World-class options

Our insurance options are on par with the best in the world. We make sure to stay up to date with new trends and products so we can deliver the best to our clients.

The Team

Franz Smit

Franz Smit


Franz Smit is the founder and owner of PilotInsure. After noting how his pilot friends and clients were struggling with exclusions or loadings on their insurance policies, he decided to tackle the market for pilots’ long term personal insurance and started focusing exclusively on pilots. Franz has successfully and consistently made new inroads into the aviation and insurance industries when it comes to risk cover for pilots.

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Copyright 2017. Franz Smit is the owner of PilotInsure and a representative of Netco Risk Management FSP no: 40265