Posts Tagged ‘UAS insurance’

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+.

A Simple Path to UAV/UAS Insurance

Thursday, June 11th, 2015

Unmanned aircraft is a fast growing segment of aviation. Remote aerial photography used for weddings or real estate videos, line patrol, surveillance, agriculture and conservation are just a few of trades that are successfully broadening their business with UAV/UAS use. But with this growth comes an increased risk of liability.

Unfortunately, there has been no simple way to get liability insurance for your drone…until now. Previously, operators of smaller UAVs like those used for aerial photography, have had to fill out volumes of paperwork before obtaining a UAV insurance quote. Now thanks to the ingenuity of the aviation insurance agents at Aviation Insurance Resources (AIR), there is a quick and easy way to apply for drone liability insurance!

As the UAV and UAS industry grows, AIR will keep abreast of the latest industry developments and operator needs, making sure you are properly insured for the future. To learn more about unmanned aircraft insurance through AIR, please call us at 877-247-7769 or download our UAV and UAS application today! You can also follow us on FacebookTwitterLinkedIn, and Google+.