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Hypocrisy at the highest level! Airport Insurance –

By Kirk Allen & John Kraft

On May 23, 2013


Hypocrisy at the highest level, but that shouldn’t surprise anyone in this county when we’re dealing with people that don’t know what being honest or doing the right thing means.

I think most are fully aware of the underhanded actions by several of the current and past Airport Board members to include Chris Patrick as it relates to RSB Aviation and his insurance.

As Chris continues to manipulate and posture his efforts to get rid of RSB, we continue to gather information to present the bigger picture.  If liability to the county was honestly the concern as it relates to the Airport, may I suggest the following be removed from public office and county employment:  Jimmy Wells, Chis Patrick, Ben Jenness, Adonna Bennett, Mike Helstely.

Jimmy Wells for lies and deception on more fronts than I can track, to include fabrication of documents.

Chris Patrick for total disregard for the liability the county is facing because of his total lack of ensuring the County Airport is properly insured.

Ben Jenness for failing to ensure the County Airport has proper insurance coverage as he is the Chairman of the County Insurance committee.

Adonna Bennett for demanding and implying RSB needs several million dollars of coverage for his business, yet no such coverage is in place for themselves.

Mike Helstely for his failure to get the insurance information for the airport to see what liability they have before attacking RSB about his coverage.

Ben Jenness relied on Rita Goodman with Diamond Brothers to provide her interpretation (not in writing of course – so who knows what was actually said or not) of RSB insurances, which was later proven wrong as can be seen in the video.   Ironically, while staying focused on trying to prove something is wrong with RSB and using the insurance agent to assist them in that witch hunt, they forget a few key things, primarily a Mirror!

I received a copy of the County Airport Insurance Declaration today and OHH is it quite telling!  MAXIMUM coverage for key components is $1,000,000.00, which is half of the minimum they are demanding RSB have, but that’s not the best part of this.

Fire Damage Limit Any One Fire – Coverage= $oo.oo  


That’s right, NO COVERAGE at all for a fire! 

So all this crap about a plane catching fire and attacking Rusty on those topics we now see that the very people in charge spewing this garbage have  absolutely no coverage for such an event, yet they claim they are concerned about liability to the county?

Lies! Nothing but Lies!

Non-Owned Aircraft Liability Limit Any One Occurrence?  = $00.00


No insurance coverage for non-owned aircraft liability.  So when that total stranger flies into the airport with no insurance of his own and takes out a building or God forbid kills someone, your county leaders have no insurance coverage for the airport!

 Medical Expense Limit Any One Person?  = $3,000.00! 

Three Thousand Dollars of coverage wouldn’t cover the Ambulance transport and Emergency room bill, yet they want to attack RSB about his business acumen?

Hangerkeepers Limit Any one Aircraft? = $500,000.00

You will hear Ben Jenness imply as much as $10,000,000.00 in insurance might be needed, and even attacks RSB with a comment of ; “Dollar amount is not very much” 1:03:20 mark. 


What do you call 3K of coverage for Medical Expense or no coverage at all for fire? 

Ben Jenness – “I will give you Insurance facts” 

Here is some Insurance Facts for you Ben!  The Edgar County Airport insurance policy was received and the information on it tells me that you, Chairman of the County Insurance committee and Chris Patrick, former Airport Board Chairman and current county board chairman have been operating the Edgar County Airport without key insurance that the most basic business owner would know about, and in many of those cases it was the very thing used to attack RSB.  From not being insured for key items to under insured by their own standard they are throwing at RSB.

Why would it be necessary for Rusty to carry more insurance on the airport as additionally insured than they carry on themselves when they have a larger risk than he does?  Does everyone else smell the skunk yet?

Now we know the truth! 

Insurance had nothing to do with what is going on out at the airport with RSB.  It’s clearly a personal agenda orchestrated by Chris Patrick and this proves that yet again. His unfounded attacks to a man’s character over insurance, all while allowing the airport to operate without even the most basic of insurance, fire coverage, proves who has the real Character issue!

The very pot calling the kettle black is now exposed and by all appearances, that pot keeps rusting out from under itself as the Truth has no Agenda!

Click HERE for the video where Ben Jenness talk the “insurance facts.”

See for yourself!

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  • Joe Frigge
    Posted at 13:49h, 23 May

    We need to get rid of these Idiots..Keep Bruner he has the guts to stand up to the Board. Heltsley admits he doesn’t read half the “Stuff” he signs. Thats the way to go RETARD

  • Joe Frigge
    Posted at 14:09h, 23 May

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  • Dodie Arbuckle
    Posted at 14:09h, 23 May

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  • retarded little Hitler's
    Posted at 17:18h, 23 May

    These people can’t be this stupid right??? Lets spend 6 months attacking Somebody’s else insurance and not look into what we have for coverage! Wow, they just keep digging a deeper whole! Good work dogs!

  • Blake Stiff
    Posted at 19:24h, 23 May

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  • Del
    Posted at 21:42h, 23 May

    Just spent a little time reviewing the last 2 weeks of WD. Patrick on 5/20. It’s more than the s or d word. He called our laws, the very laws he swore to uphold when taking office as “more legal s_ _ _ that has to be done”. MORE LEGAL S_ _ _ THAT HAS TO BE DONE….
    Pretty much describes his attitude sitting on his throne at the County Board meetings. This can only be described as “arrogance of power”. He and his little entourage on the County Board need to be fired immediately. As for Wells, he’s just a Jim Baker wannabe. He’ll probably just crawl under his desk.

  • Cheryl Gill
    Posted at 22:54h, 23 May

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  • Al Schneider
    Posted at 00:10h, 24 May

    I keep a “complete imbecile list” ( I ordinarily use another descriptive word—-these words in this case are somewhat complementary) At this time I have no one on the list. Patrick would need a 50 ft ladder to get up to the bottom of the list, Jenness, Heltsley, Wells and Bennett would need a somewhat shorter ladder?????
    I have almost twice as much insurance on my hobby shop as there seems to be on the EDGAR COUNTY AIRPORT. UNBELIEVABLE!!!! I absolutely cannot believe the whole county is not about to wring someones neck. As I understand it—-our county board CHAIRMAN was chairman of the airport boad for 25 YEARS????? and he with all his ridiculous observations about how he was and still is trying to do his best for the county?????and would allow the county to be liable for about anything that might happen. Anyone with an ounce of brains would SURELY occasionally check the in insurance coverage.I understand Jenness is supposed to be in charge of the county insurance coverage. What kind of mess do you suppose this might be?? I watched the above video this evening. I would suggest everyone take a few moments for this comedy. I guess it is really too sickening to be a comedy???I would guess the next airport board meeting will be most interesting.

  • jmkraft
    Posted at 06:06h, 24 May

    I accidentally deleted somebody’s comment. If you don’t see yours here, please repost it.

  • Rural Woman
    Posted at 09:22h, 24 May

    Does the Airport Board have a written policy regarding proof of insurance before they rent space, or do they have a procedure for ensuring that everyone who rents has current coverage? What’s the process and requirements for everyone else who rents there? What’s the rental contract look like? Is there a written policy or procedure for terminating a lease? These are very basic foundations for any business. If these exist, you may find them worth posting. Thanks for all you do –

    • jmkraft
      Posted at 10:16h, 24 May

      Well, Jimmy Wells said there is no way to ensure anyone is compliant on insurance – so contrary to what the rest of the nations in the Western World think, Chris, I mean Jimmy, says there is no way to be sure so we should all listen to him.

      I’ll request a copy of all the leases and post them here…

  • Edgar County Airport Shareholder
    Posted at 09:26h, 24 May

    Completely incompetent is the only way I can think of to describe Chris Patrick, Jimmy Wells, and all of their other “puppets”. If both had used their time to do their jobs instead of trying to undermine RSB they might have made sure our airport had the insurance protection needed to protect taxpayers’ investment.
    I am still wondering where the CD $s are? It looks like they didn’t buy insurance with them. Thank you Watch Dogs for getting the truth to the people. I pray good will prevail over those with selfish personal interests.

  • Sandy Richey Hissem
    Posted at 16:10h, 24 May

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  • naomi gates
    Posted at 11:56h, 25 May

    I usually say to a stranger in a somewhat embarrassed tone that I am from Illinois because of the corruption and history here. Now I must bee embarrassed to say I am from Edgar County? There are people in the politics in Paris that I love and respect, surely the good people here can save us from this very very wrong going on. Thank God I never voted for any of these idiots!
    God I never jumped voted for any of thess