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Drone Insurance For UAV Australia

UAV Drone Insurance in Australia

Drones are taking the world by storm. Also called Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, or UAVs, drones are essentially very powerful remote-controlled planes or helicopters that are used militarily, recreationally and even commercially. They offer a cheap way to get a bird’s eye view of any situation on the ground since most drones come built-in with a camera or make it very easy to attach a camera to them. They can range anywhere from below $100 to over $15,000 and are manufactured in many different shapes and sizes. Unless being used commercially, they don’t require a license to operate and don’t even require the operator to insure them, though getting UAV insurance in Australia is a smart idea.

The Danger Posed by UAVs

Drones pose a real threat to the safety of those standing underneath or around them. Operator or machine error can result in a crash that could cost thousands in property damage or even prove fatal, and there’s no denying the fact that they have the potential to make things go wrong very quickly. Many UAVs cost a lot of money to purchase and repair, so there’s no denying that a crash can also lose you a lot of money. Luckily, special insurance companies exist specifically for aircraft, and as the popularity of drone operation increases, a lot of these companies have created specific UAV policies.

Why Get Insurance for a UAV?

Let’s say it’s a beautiful day out and you’re flying your drone at the local park, and you’ve drawn a crowd of onlookers. Suddenly, your UAV starts to wobble, and then disaster strikes – you lose control, the rotors stop spinning, and gravity takes hold of the drone as it hurtles downward. It slams into a car, bounces off, and strikes a pedestrian, giving them a nasty gash in the leg before smashing to bits on the pavement.

If your drone is uninsured, you’re now responsible for fixing the damage to the car, paying the hospital bills of the injured pedestrian, and repairing your destroyed UAV.

If you do have a good insurance policy, though, you’re not going to have to worry about a thing. A comprehensive insurance plan for your drone will cover property damage and personal injury caused by a drone crash in addition to paying to fix the damage done to the drone itself.

Use AVcover for UAV Drone Insurance in Australia

While the above scenario is unlikely, the unthinkable does occur every day. Give yourself peace of mind by knowing that any accident will be covered when you get a UAV insurance policy from AVcover. We have over twenty years of aviation insurance industry experience, and we’re committed to providing the highest quality services at the fairest prices. If you have any questions about what we can do for you or would like a free quote on a UAV insurance policy, don’t hesitate to give us a call or check out our website today.

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    Comments (2)

    • Brenton Merchant

      I would like a quote on liability insurance to an amount $10,000,000 and $20,000,000 please.
      I do not need device insurance.
      I have 2 drones DJI Ph III and DJI PH IV. I am fully qualified RePL, ReOC.
      Most of my work will be done in NSW around the coffs harbour area.

    • I already have public liability and public indemnity insurance.
      All I want is insurance to cover my drone in the event of a crash, bird strike , theft and cover myself against injury to other persons and property.
      I have been flying commercially for over 2 years and am registerdd with CASA with an ARN. Im regist registered to fly in northern NSW, New England Tablelands, SE Queensland, Darling Downs, Maranoa, West QLD and central QLD.
      I have 2 UAVs. One is curretly insured elsewhere for damage only in the event of a crash; I have had reason to make claim. It is a DJI Phantom 4.
      I have just taken delivery of a new DJI Phantom 4 Pro; value of $4,600 inclusive of the UAV, 11 inch Samsung tablet, 3 extra batteries, revised new model silent props, a 400 watt pure sine inverter to keep batteries charged and transmission improvers that connect to the antenna.

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