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7.2 How to Obtain UAV Insurance

You could hurt someone (including yourself) or seriously damage property with a drone. In this lesson we will examine the process of qualifying for UAV Aviation Insurance.

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Drone Project Uses
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2.Equipment and Setup
2 lessons, 09:33

2.1
Technical Specs
05:29

2.2
Cameras and Gear
04:04

3.Cinematography
1 lesson, 04:46

3.1
Shooting Techniques
04:46

4.Outdoor Factors
2 lessons, 07:29

4.1
Weather Factors
03:35

4.2
Timing and Time of Day
03:54

5.Camera Setup
2 lessons, 12:46

5.1
Camera Settings
07:00

5.2
DJI GO App
05:46

6.Maintenance and Preparation
2 lessons, 11:23

6.1
Routine Maintenance
03:38

6.2
Planning for a Shoot
07:45

7.Legalities
2 lessons, 07:30

7.1
What Is Legal?
05:05

7.2
How to Obtain UAV Insurance
02:25

8.Drone Services
1 lesson, 02:36

8.1
Service Ideas
02:36

9.Conclusion
1 lesson, 02:05

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Conclusion
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7.2 How to Obtain UAV Insurance

In this lesson we'll examine the process of qualifying and applying for UAV Aviation Insurance. Even if you're going to be flying your UAV recreationally, or if your going to be flying it often, it's a good idea to acquire liability insurance to be covered if your drone is in an accident, damages property, or causes injury to a person. Traditional liability insurance does not cover UAVs so your going to need aviation insurance. Your free to choose an aviation insurance broker that suits your needs, but I'm going to go over the process I use using the aviation insurance broker called Transport Risk Management. Transport Risk Management requires you AUV pilots to meet two different criteria before they can apply for aviation insurance. The first is having completed 100 to 200 successful flights with the drone you are planning on applying on insurance with. You'll need to keep what is called a flight log either written or on a computer spreadsheet. And it's a good to always log the flight number, location of the flight, the time of the day, weather conditions, and the specific drone you used. The second criteria is completing an online insurance qualification class. This is an online class offered by a company called Unmanned Experts that has teamed up with Transport Risk Management. This class is roughly 20 hours long and has quizzes to help test your aviation knowledge. Topics covered during the class include aeronautical background information, radio communication procedures, human factors, basic small UAV aerodynamics, weather factors, decision making, and safe operating procedures. The class is roughly $100, but I highly suggest you contact your aviation insurance broker first, before you take any online qualification classes, just because you wanna make sure that those classes meet your broker's criteria. I also believe that the government's UAV licensing program, once it's established, it's gonna follow a very similar format to that of the Unmanned Experts training class. So people who take courses like that should have a head start on knowing what's required to obtain a UAV pilot's license. Once you've met these two criteria, you're gonna need to fill out some forms and send those to your aviation insurance broker, informing them of how often you plan on flying your UAV, the purpose of your flights, and other specifics regarding your drone. They will then send you a coverage comparison proposal showing the yearly rates from different aviation insurance carriers. A rough estimate you can expect to pay to insure your drone with a million dollar liability policy is around $800 to $1000 a year. In the next lesson, we're gonna examine a variety of different service ideas you can offer with your new drone skills set.

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