I have gotten lots of questions about insurance over the years and there has never really been a decent option until now. I just read about this new company offering drone insurance by the hour. I read through a sample policy and it seems like a great option. The price is estimated to be around $10 an hour for $1,000,000 in coverage for bodily injury and property damage. It also has $10,000 coverage for privacy violations. It does not appear to cover the drone itself in case of a crash. That would sure be nice for my flying out at the cliff above Pe'ahi.
Here is a link to Verifly: verifly.com
I like this drone insurance because it is a cost effective way to have coverage for the casual aerial photography semi-professional. This works out well even for someone doing 5+ jobs a month because the monthly insurance premiums I have priced are all fairly pricey. Here is a link to the sample policy to skim through.
I wanted to put together some of my favorite pictures from Pe'ahi this last winter. I got away every chance I could to go fly my drone at jaws. One time I went, it seemed like the wave was working perfectly and every nice ride had a rainbow or double rainbow that went along with it. The sun was out and shining which makes the water super blue but it also reflects off the huge amount of white water so sometimes the pictures would be washed out.
Another time it was very overcast so almost no color came out. I cropped and edited a bit on these to try and make them look better than what comes out of the DJI Inspire X3 camera. It isn't too bad but I am always wishing for more clarity, speed, aperature. I have not found a way to justify the X5 camera, but I sure do wish I had it for those magical days.
Anyway, I hope you like this gallery. If you are interested in licencing any these, let me know.