October 13th, 2016
After passing the FAA test, I’ve developed even more questions about drones and using them:
- What’s a reasonable amount of liability to carry for drone photography?
- Any thoughts on good insurance companies for this coverage?
- Are the drones themselves worth insuring ? Or is self insuring the equipment the more economical option?
Just the week before Felix’s question Ethan Tweedie was telling me about his great new insurance guy (Chuck Eagleston) that he had found via ASMP. Ethan wanted me to pass this contact to everyone. So I called up Chuck and talked to him about insurance for real estate photographers and drones, etc. I got three important take away’s from the conversation with Chuck:
- The same insurance solution doesn’t fit everyone. Chuck and his partners tailor coverage for each photographer.
- With liability insurance, the difference between $500k and $1M coverage is just $35 a year so there’s no reason to skimp on coverage.
- Chuck and his partners specialize in small studio and home-based photographers.
- You can start the process by going through their website: nationalphotographersinsurance.com.
This service is for US residents only. Go to their website and check them out! And thanks to Ethan for giving us this reference.