Archive for the ‘UAS/UAV’ Category

Simple Online Insurance Portal Now Available for Drone Operators

Tuesday, June 27th, 2017

In partnership with Global Aerospace, leading aircraft insurance broker Aviation Insurance Resources (AIR) recently launched their online UAS/Drone insurance portal. With multiple liability options as well as hull coverage and worldwide territory, the Global Aerospace policy offers flexibility and options for the commercial drone operator.

Sean Berry a commercial UAV pilot and Mavic Pro owner proclaimed that the online portal is “Super easy! Once I received my quote, I started coverage and paid for my policy on my cell phone; all while waiting for take-out on my lunch break.”

Berry continued by emphasizing the need for insuring his unmanned business, “The liability risk on UAV operators is not trivial! These are literally flying Cuisinarts. In a commercial setting you absolutely need drone insurance. In fact, the insurance pays for itself after a job or two.”

Always involved in the ever-changing aviation industry, AIR was one of the first aviation brokers to provide commercial drone insurance. All the agents at AIR are pilots and some are also Part 107 certified. Simply visit: to submit your online quote or call 301-682-6200 to speak to an Unmanned Aerial Systems Insurance Specialist today!

About Global Aerospace

Global Aerospace is a leading provider of aerospace insurance with a worldwide portfolio of clients who are engaged in every aspect of the aviation and space industries. Headquartered in London, Global has offices in Canada, Cologne, Paris, Zurich and throughout the United States. With experience dating back to the 1920s, the company’s underwriting is backed by a pool of high quality insurance companies representing some of the most respected names in the business. For additional information about Global Aerospace, please visit

About Aviation Insurance Resources (AIR)

Aviation Insurance Resources (AIR) provides a full range of aircraft insurance and aviation insurance products to clients of all sizes. They represent all of the major aviation insurance markets so they can offer you the broadest package of protection at the best available rates. For more information visit: or call 301-682-6200.

UAV Liability Coverage for Flight Instructors Now Available

Friday, September 23rd, 2016

With the UAV/UAS industry skyrocketing, drone operators are quickly finding themselves in need of liability coverage. While many insurance companies have developed policies to protect this ever-growing commercial industry, there has been lack in coverage for those providing UAV instruction…until now.

The Society of Aviation and Flight Educators, or SAFE, focuses on “fostering professionalism and excellence in aviation through continuing education, professional standards, and accreditation.” Through their exclusive partnership with Starr Aviation and Aviation Insurance Resources (AIR), the SAFE Certified Flight Instructor (CFI) policy now extends coverage to the liability for negligent instruction, property damage, bodily injury and use of a non-owned drone.

The SAFE CFI policy includes coverage for piston powered single and multi-engine land or sea aircraft having a standard, experimental, restricted or light sport aircraft certificate. The recent extension to include UAVs makes the SAFE CFI policy the most extensive flight instruction policy on the market!

As the UAV industry continues to flourish, AIR will keep up to date with the latest industry trends and operator needs. To apply for a SAFE CFI policy click here today! If you own a UAV business, you may also request a UAV insurance quote online! To speak with one of our aviation insurance experts, please call us toll free at 877-247-7767.


Smartphone App Seeks to Improve UAV/UAS Safety

Tuesday, January 19th, 2016

The FAA estimates that over 30,000 unmanned aerial vehicles could be flying within the next ten years. With increased traffic in the skies, it is important that UAV/UAS operators remain vigilant and safe. B4UFLYWedding videographers and real estate agents are just two fields where drone use has become quite prevalent and where incidents have occurred. Line patrol, surveillance, agriculture and conservation add to the list of trades enhancing their businesses with UAV/UAS use. Without safety measures in place, a company’s future can be severely jeopardized if a suit were to be filed against them. Luckily, a smart phone app developed by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is now available to assist in safely operating your UAV or UAS.

B4UFLY is a simple application to help point the user to any restrictions within their area. B4UFLY contains a flight status indicator that pulls publicly available information from the FAA and alerts the user the status of the current location. For example, at the time of writing this blog in our headquarters in Frederick, MD the status alert was yellow: Use Caution and Check Restrictions. If you click the “other guidance button” the app alerts you to: Restricted airspace, airports within 5 miles, upcoming restrictions and any national parks that may be nearby. All this can be found by using the first tab, labeled “status”. Other indication colors are green and red to help determine your go/no-go deicison.

Three more tabs complete the B4UFLY app. The map tab shows airspace, much like a sectional chart and contains icons for airports and heliports in the area. There is also a flight planner tab where the user can enter a future location and/or date to receive information on an upcoming UAV launch. Finally, the “more” tab provides helpful links as well as lists of US airports, national parks and current Temporary Flight Restrictions (TFRs).

B4UFLY is currently available for iPhone devises and a Beta version went into testing for Android users on January 6th. Android users are encouraged to opt-in to participate in the beta test through the first quarter of 2016.

Aviation Insurance Resources (AIR) entered the UAV/UAS insurance market early, immediately ready to serve the needs of drone operators. UAV and UAS owners have been depending on AIR for superior customer service, insurance and aviation knowledge. With liability insurance from AIR and the help of the FAA’s B4UFLY smart phone application, UAV operators can invest in a safer future!

B4UFLY can be downloaded through the iOS app store and the beta version for Android users is available in Google Play. For more information on B4UFLY visit the FAA webpage on the application at: To learn more about unmanned aircraft insurance through AIR, please call us at 301-682-6200 or download our UAV and UAS application today! You can also follow us on FacebookTwitterLinkedIn, and Google+.

Remote Aerial Photography Insurance

Wednesday, October 28th, 2015

Real estate agents, event videographers and photographers, news teams, and other professionals are taking their businesses to new heights thanks to new and affordable UAVs (unmanned aerial UAVvehicles). Many individuals are finding that drones provide them with an extra edge against their competitors, creating unique footage from a bird’s vantage point. Quadcopters and fixed-wing drones are quickly filling the air and sometimes problems arise that the owner and/or operator may be liable for. They need remote aerial photography insurance through Aviation Insurance Resources (AIR).

Until recently, UAV owners and operators have been finding themselves lost between insurance needs and federal aviation regulations. A new insurance program customized with the drone user in mind has made the process that much easier. In fact, in just a few minutes you can request an UAV liability insurance quotation online!

AIR has been monitoring the growth of the UAV market and keeps up to date with all the industry’s insurance needs, protecting your investment and business’s future. To learn more about unmanned aircraft insurance through AIR, please call us at 301-682-6200 or download our UAV and UAS application today! You can also follow us on FacebookTwitterLinkedIn, and Google+.

AIR Enters the UAS/UAV Insurance Market

Wednesday, June 18th, 2014

UAVA variety of airplanes and rotorcraft soar through sky daily, piloted by individuals travelling from point A to point B. In the past decade, an increasing number of these aircraft are being controlled from the ground. They are Unmanned Aircraft Systems, also known as UAS or UAVs, and are the latest technology utilized in varying industries ranging from agriculture to surveillance. According to the FAA, within 10 years, the sky could be home to over 30,000 unmanned aircraft. As the popularity and list of uses for UAS and UAVs grow, so does the need to properly insure the aircraft for physical damage as well as the risk of liability.

For over 15 years, Aviation Insurance Resources (AIR) has been at the forefront of aircraft insurance. When sport pilot certificates were first introduced by the FAA, AIR was one of the first brokers to embrace light sport aircraft insurance market. Their proactive approach continues with the dawn of a new aviation age in the UAS and UAV industry.

Common UAS/UAV Uses:

  • Remote Sensing
  • Photography and Videography
  • Power line and Pipeline Patrol
  • Aerial Mapping and Survey
  • Border Patrol
  • Search and Rescue
  • Livestock protection
  • Agricultural mapping
  • Disaster Relief
  • Conservation
  • Forest Fire Protection

Insurance coverage for UAS/UAVs:

  • Manufacturer product liability
  • Aircraft physical damage
  • UAS/UAV equipment damage
  • Medical payments
  • Fire legal liability
  • Personal injury
  • Advertising injury
  • Terrorism coverage
  • Non-owned UAS/UAV coverage

Whatever your use for unmanned aircraft systems or unmanned aerial vehicles may be, your investment and legal liability needs to be protected. Trust the insurance broker that has made aviation their specialty, Aviation Insurance Resources.

To find out more about UAV and UAS insurance from Aviation Insurance Resources and to receive a free UAV insurance quote, please contact AIR by calling 877-247-7767 or visit today. You can also follow us on FacebookTwitterLinkedIn, and Google+.