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Fly A Drone? You Need Insurance

More and more businesses are beginning to use drones in the US, and if you fly one commercially, you will need drone insurance coverage. To give you an idea of the expansion of drones, at the beginning of 2015 only around a dozen companies were working in the drone industry. Today that figure is 3,500 and climbing fast. In fact, each request to fly drones on a commercial basis, today, is looked at individually by the FAA and if you complete all the necessary paperwork and file it today you can expect to wait some 5 or 6 months before receiving your exemption. The queue is growing by the hour.

Key Industries Embracing Drones: Real Estate, Filming, and Agriculture

Drone InsuranceMany of the businesses applying to use drones commercially are involved in real estate and the film industry, but other applications include agricultural use and inspection of utility infrastructures. (At this time, recreational use is exempt but those drones are significantly less advanced in a technological sense). Safety guidelines have to be followed, whether a drone is being used in a commercial or non-commercial capacity. For non commercial use of drones, these restrictions include the fact that you must fly in daylight and under 400 feet, you are not allowed to fly in national parks nor directly over people, and there are some additional guidelines as well. Photo credit: wahousegop via Foter.com / CC BY-NDAmong the more common uses of drones are:

  • Real Estate. Using drones to get aerial photography of larger properties, ranches, and other types of real estate wherein photography or videos can be used for sales.
  • Agriculture. Many agricultural uses are in difficult-to-get-to locations, and drones allow aerial surveillance of terrain, livestock, crops, etc. In combination with GPS and advanced imaging, drones can really make a big boost to the technology of agriculture.
  • Filming. Any type of filming that might require an aerial vantage point.

Of course the mainstream media has made a big deal about the use of drones to deliver packages, but this isn't happening (yet) on a commercial basis. If you are already in the drone industry, or thinking about getting in, there is not just the technology or industry application, there is also the insurance needed.

Anything that Flies Can Cause Problems; Hence the Need for Insurance

However, drones of both commercial and non-commercial use can create risk and liability problems. For example, you may be flying over what you think is an empty field, yet a hiker has decided to use it as a shortcut. Your drone is not like flying a light aircraft: if the power fails in an aircraft you may be able to glide it down to land safely. If the power fails in your drone it is going to drop out of the sky and there is nothing that you can do about it. Should it hit the aforementioned hiker, the consequences will be disastrous. You need drone insurance! Of course, if you are flying drones commercially you need drone insurance in any case.

 

ZANETTE Aviation: the Leader in Drone Insurance

 

Fortunately for you, ZANETTE aviation can provide the insurance you need at a price you can afford. We deal only with top-rated insurance companies who offer drone insurance on a worldwide basis – aka anywhere in the world – which means exactly what it says. You can opt for basic liability limits with or without physical damage, and you also have the option of increased liability limits. Whether you fly your drone commercially or privately, to talk about drone insurance call 650-593-3030 and talk to Joe Zanette who is our drone specialist.

Leaders in Emerging Drone Insurance Industry, ZANETTE Aviation, Announces New Interview with North Bay Business Journal

San Francisco, California – June 1, 2016. ZANETTE Aviation, expert brokers of aviation insurance at http://ZANETTEaviation.com/, is proud to announce that Joe Zanette of the company has been featured in an important article on the emerging drone insurance industry. Drone Insurance - Insurance for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV)The rising popularity of drones for business and hobbyists has increased questions about drone insurance, and ZANETTE has taken a leadership role in this evolving area. “Every day there are new questions about drone insurance coverage,” commented Chris Zanette, owner of ZANETTE Insurance. “It is a quickly changing industry and we want to stay ahead of the curve. To do that, we’ve added a new informational web pages and mico website. It’s our goal to be the leader in drone insurance in the United States. Having Joe featured in this important article is validation of the importance of drone insurance and our specific knowledge.” To read the full article about the emerging drone market and Joe Zanette's interview, go here. To learn more details about drone insurance coverage for business or personal use is available, here. Persons with specific questions on drones are urged to reach out to the company, specifically Joe Zanette.

Experts in Dynamic Drone Insurance Industry Lead the Way for Great Coverage

The use of drones for commercial and personal use has skyrocketed. Each week new owners discover new uses for UAV’s. Businesses have begun to use drones in agriculture, real estate, and aerial photography. Police, firefighters and other first response groups have found drones helpful at work. Various industries continue to discover creative and interesting uses for drones. People may not be aware that all groups, including hobbyists, must follow the current FAA guidelines for drone use. Securing smart drone insurance coverage is part of that requirement. ZANETTE Aviation, experts in flight insurance, have become trailblazers in the emerging drone insurance industry. Being featured in this important article points to the growing UAV industry, and its acceleration faster than that of new regulations and guidelines. That means drone liability coverage and insurance must be current and meet evolving standards. ZANETTE has made a commitment to stay at the forefront of new FAA guidelines and rules that affect drone coverage. ZANETTE is blazing a new trail for drone insurance on the West Coast.

About ZANETTE AVIATION

ZANETTE Aviation Insurance brings decades of experience writing policies for the top-rated aviation insurance companies in the business. Whether a person is in the market for aircraft insurance of any type, commercial airplane insurance or private airplane insurance, or specific policies such as helicopter insurance, DRONE (UAS / UAV) insurance or even a airplane charter jet company seeking coverage, ZANETTE can help. The company's friendly agents are among the best brokers in the USA, experienced giving affordable aircraft insurance quotes at the best rates available for corporate or business uses, or just private airplane insurance. Tel. 650-593-3030 Web. http://ZANETTEaviation.com

ZANETTE Aviation Announces Drone Insurance (UAS / UAV Insurance) Information Page Update

San Francisco, CA – April 30, 2016. ZANETTE Aviation, a leading broker of aviation insurance, is proud to announce an important update to its informational page on drone insurance. Drones, officially called UAS (Unmanned Aircraft Systems) or UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles), are a rapidly growing segment of the aviation industry and the insurance needs are growing accordingly. "Our long history as a top provider of aviation insurance means that our clients look to us for leadership in the insurance sector," explained Chris Zanette, owner of ZANETTE Insurance. "The reality is that drone insurance is being increasingly requested, yet UAS / UAV insurance can be complicated as there are many possible uses and scenarios. By updating our information page and the new drone insurance website, we hope to help our online customers pre-educate themselves on options and issues." To view the updated information page on drone insurance (UAS / UAV insurance), please visit the website. There, in addition, to basic information on the scenarios and issues surrounding drone insurance, one can also reach out to ZANETTE for a competitive quote or just reach out with questions. The company prides itself on customer service: providing detailed assistance to potential customers before, during, and after the writing of an insurance policy. Interested parties can also reach out by telephone to 650-593-3030. While located in the San Francisco Bay Area, the company writes policies all over the United States.Drone Insurance - Insurance for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV)

More on the New Information Page on Drone Insurance

The newly updated page begins with an overview to drones and drone insurance, in general. With official names used including both UAS (Unmanned Aircraft System) and UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle), the first possible confusion is in the different names used to describe essentially the same thing: an unmanned aircraft. Second, different use scenarios are defined and discussed. Among the more common uses of drones, today, are agriculture, aerial photography, news, and videography. Even real estate and construction sites are using drones as a way to survey works-in-progress and/or take photos for marketing purposes. Finally, the page concludes with a very brief discussion of possible scenarios and liability exposure. It is important to work with an experienced aviation insurance agency, given the newness of this exciting new field of aviation.

About ZANETTE AVIATION

ZANETTE Aviation Insurance brings decades of experience writing policies for the top-rated aviation insurance companies in the business. Whether a person is in the market for aircraft insurance of any type, commercial airplane insurance or private airplane insurance, or specific policies such as helicopter insurance, DRONE (UAS / UAV) insurance or even a airplane charter jet company seeking coverage, ZANETTE can help. The company's friendly agents are among the best brokers in the USA, experienced giving affordable aircraft insurance quotes at the best rates available for corporate or business uses, or just private airplane insurance. Tel. 650-593-3030 Web. http://ZANETTEaviation.com

New Drone Insurance Website Launched by ZANETTE Aviation for UAS / UAV Insurance Needs

San Francisco, CA – April 25, 2016. ZANETTE Aviation, a leading broker of aviation insurance, has announced an important step in its leadership in the drone insurance industry: ZANETTE Aviation is proud to announce a new area of service. The launch of a dedicated website at http://zanettedroneinsurance.com/, with a focus specific on UAS (Unmanned Aircraft System) often called Drones and UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) insurance issues and needs. Drones are being used increasingly in industries as diverse as agriculture and surveying with an according rise in risk exposure.

"Being an eyewitness to the birth a new aviation industry is very exciting," explained Chris Zanette, owner of ZANETTE Insurance. "Drone issues are so important that we are launching a microsite specific to the segment, and populating it with unique content on drones, UAS, and UAV insurance issues. Plus the technology is just plain fun and exciting." Drone Insurance - Insurance for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV)

For more information on drone insurance, visit http://zanettedroneinsurance.com/. In addition, persons more familiar with ZANETTE aviation directly can go to the drone-specific page on that corporate website at http://zanetteaviation.com/drone/. The website is a more "deep dive" into the issues of drone insurance, but in either case, interested parties are urged to not only peruse the available information but also reach out to a ZANETTE aviation insurance specialist to discuss their specific needs.

A New Website for a New Industry: Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

The aviation industry has a long history of innovation. Starting with the first Wright brothers flight in 1903, aviation has been an industry noticeable for rapid improvements. The 1930 invention of the jet engine is but one example. Modern drones are the next step in the evolution of aviation; today's relatively modest commercial drones will no doubt be replaced by drones with capabilities that today's aviation enthusiasts can hardly imagine. With a new expansion, however, comes risk, and with risk, comes the need for insurance.

With drones expanding rapidly into different industrial sectors such as agriculture, aero photography, and even videography from the air, it takes disciplined knowledge, experience, and imagination to chart out possible risks. The new website is a first step towards putting some of this information on the Internet; ZANETTE aviation's experienced staff combines this Internet information with a unique one-on-one approach to help identify risks and write the most effective insurance policies for this new industry segment.

About ZANETTE AVIATION

ZANETTE Aviation Insurance brings decades of experience writing policies for the top-rated aviation insurance companies in the business. Whether a person is in the market for aircraft insurance of any type, commercial airplane insurance or private airplane insurance, or specific policies such as helicopter insurance, DRONE (UAS / UAV) insurance or even a airplane charter jet company seeking coverage, ZANETTE can help. The company's friendly agents are among the best brokers in the USA, experienced giving affordable aircraft insurance quotes at the best rates available for corporate or business uses, or just private airplane insurance. Tel. 650-593-3030 Web. http://ZANETTEaviation.com