Let’s face it, drone accidents can happen to good pilots. Pilots practice good flying techniques, service their equipment regularly and work to mitigate risks wherever possible. Even still, an equipment failure, an attack from a bird or simple human error can cause a crash.
While many pilots have service agreements to repair crashed drones, few have insurance to protect what is really important – the people and the property on the ground. If you have hired a drone pilot who has few assets and is uninsured, your business might be left holding the bag if there is a crash.
If you are hiring a pilot to take aerial photos or video, ask about liability insurance. It’s not unusual for us to be asked to provide copies of our policy or other proof of coverage. After all, we are flying over your property; we are happy show you that we are covered should an accident occur.