Originally Posted by tridge
Can you give us an update on insurance for the S&R challenge? One of the sites we want to use for long range testing is in a national park. The parks people are quite happy for us to fly there, but the rules are that we have to have $10m of public liability insurance. If the OBC insurance will be available soon then we'd like to use that, otherwise we'll start calling around insurers to see if we can find one that doesn't laugh at the idea of insuring us :-)
The insurers of the UAV Challenge are now in a position to obtain quotes for the event only cover and the annual development and event cover. In past years the event only cover has been half the cost of the annual cover + event cover. The insurers need to know roughly how many teams will require both types of insurance in order to obtain quotes. The UAV Challenge organisers will be in touch with all teams in the next few days asking if teams require insurance and if so, of which type.