AMA Drone Report 11.09.17: Commercial Drone Insurance, FAI Drone Racing, DJI Quiz

Also: AR Drone Flight Sim, San Diego State Drone Lab, SkyPixel Photo Competition, AMA Regulatory Efforts

More benefits are in the works for AMA members! This comes through the offering of new membership benefits for those who fly for business, allowing AMA members to purchase commercial drone insurance at a special low rate. “For more than 40 years, AMA has provided its members with liability insurance for recreational flying. Our new commercial drone insurance is a natural extension of our member benefits and comes at a time when the commercial drone industry is growing fast. Many of our members are flying drones commercially, or plan to do so soon, and have been asking AMA to provide commercial drone insurance as a membership benefit,” noted Rich Hanson, AMA President. FAI, the World Air Sports Federation, has chosen Shenzhen, China to host the 1st FAI World Drone Racing Championships in the first half of November 2018. The FAI Executive Board decided to award the event to Shenzhen after a specially appointed committee evaluated the three qualifying bids from Albuquerque (USA), Barcelona (Spain) and Shenzhen (People’s Republic of China). DJI has requested the help of Transport Canada to improve Canadian drone safety by working with DJI to develop a mandatory Knowledge Quiz for people before they fly a DJI drone for the first time. The DJI Knowledge Quiz will require drone pilots to correctly answer a series of basic questions about safe drone use before their first flights. All this — and MORE in today’s episode of the AMA Drone Report!!!

AMA Drone Report 11.09.17 is chock full of info in this Weekly News Episode, Thursday, November 9th, 2017… Presented by Aero-TV veteran videographer and Airborne Hosts Brianne Cross, Christopher Odom, and Laura Hutson, and is supported by ANN CEO/Editor-In-Chief Jim Campbell, Chief Videographer Nathan Cremisino, and Aero-Journalists Tom Patton, and Earl Downs, this episode covers:

AMA Adds Commercial Drone Insurance to Member Benefits
First FAI World Drone Racing Championships Awarded To Shenzhen
DJI Seeks Transport Canada’s Help For Safety Quiz For New Drone Pilots
First AR Drone Flight Sim App Optimized For Smart Glasses Launched
San Diego State Opens ‘Drone Lab’
SkyPixel And DJI Launch The 2017 SkyPixel Photo Story Competition
AMA Works the Regulatory World

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  1. Flyboy63 on October 19, 2020 at 1:09 pm

    Well done!

  2. FPVREVIEWS on October 19, 2020 at 1:32 pm

    AMA is the only viable way of regulating successfully. Direct government regulation is proven to fail. Good to see them involved.

  3. Ray Foster on October 19, 2020 at 1:36 pm

    Way to go DJI for stepping in to help us Canadians. Our Transportation Minister is a former Astronaut, you would think he would be embracing this technology instead of making it harder for everyone to use. They are clamping down harder on professional users when we all know that these are, for the most part, not the people causing endangerment because they would risk losing their living.

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