Remember when we were in school and we studied about drones? You know, the male bees in a hive that don’t have to do anything except eat and mate with the queen bee? To do their mating they would fly 200 or 300 feet in the air to meet up with their queen and do their best to help perpetuate the species! Today, however, the drones that you see at 300 feet may have nothing to do with pro-creation or honey. Rather, they may be keeping track of your every movement. And, if you and your company happen to be one of those that are utilizing drones, you definitely need to make sure that you are aware of DRONES AND YOUR PEORIA, ARIZONA BUSINESS INSURANCE.
“The FAA is constantly making changes in the rules that control the use of Commercial Drones, as are cities and states,” Jim Bivona of Bivona Insurance Group, LLC, an Independent Insurance Agency that services the Phoenix Metro area regarding insurance including Phoenix, Scottsdale, Glendale, and Peoria Arizona to name just a few, shared.
Bivona is absolutely right. According to Thomas Gemmell, former U.S. Air Force fighter pilot and co-leader of the drone team for Husch Blackwell, a law firm in Chicago, there are several specific rules for unmanned aircraft weighing less than fifty-five pounds and flying no more than 400 feet above the ground that include, but are not necessarily limited to:
- Drones must stay within visual line of the pilot
- Remote pilots are required to have a Remote Pilot Airman Certificate
“Gemmell went on to share,” Bivona noted, “that as a commercial drone operator, or even just a hobbyist, he would make sure that he had Insurance.”
Items that a Drone Policy should cover include, but are not limited to:
- Personal Property Damage
- Damage to the Drone itself
As you can see, being aware of DRONES AND YOUR PEORIA, ARIZONA BUSINESS INSURANCE certainly is not something you want to ignore if you do, in fact, own a Drone or intend to purchase and use one in the near future! As a result, you should contact Jim Bivona at 623-256-1000 with any questions, and he will be happy to discuss this concept with you in greater detail, and suggest some ways you may be able to improve your Business Coverage.
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