Drone sales have taken off over the past couple of years, creating a dedicated cult of enthusiasts and a new breed of photographer.
Despite the success of the gadget in South Africa, however, many people overlook insurance – strange when one considers that some drones cost more than a new car.
As toys or recreational gadgets, says Ronelle Taylor of MUA Insurance Acceptance, drones should be added to an owner’s existing personal insurance policy.
While some insurers may cover drones as part of a household contents policy, however, this won’t necessarily apply when the drone is in use.
Drone-specific insurance is a different beast altogether. Most insurers, notes Taylor, will require commercial and corporate drone owners and operators to present a valid Remote Pilot License when applying…