RunRyder RC
 18  Topic Subscribe
WATCH
 7 pages [ <<    <     3      4     ( 5 )     6      7     NEXT    >> ] 11093 views
HelicopterAerial Photography and Video › Photography Insurance
09-01-2003 10:32 PM  14 years agoPost 81
dgxco

rrApprentice

Greenville, SC

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

Another Zero

Well just for fun I tried United Ageny in CA. Hey guess what the said after 3 weeks of research thaht there is no insurance to get even at a $5,000 minimum premium anymore. They handle motion picture and production as well as other "risky" insurance. Glad didn't invest too much in this venture. Fun as a hobby but bad business. Wish I could find better news!

Dark Angel

PM  EMAIL  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
09-02-2003 12:00 AM  14 years agoPost 82
dgxco

rrApprentice

Greenville, SC

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

Finder Fee

OK, that would be great. Tell you what. I'll pay you a finder fee if you can find me insurance coverage in the State of Florida....

Dark Angel

PM  EMAIL  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
09-02-2003 02:36 AM  14 years agoPost 83
lowandslow

rrKey Veteran

Spring Hill, TN

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

Insurance? Yes, it's out there if you want to spend five grand a year. Affordable insurance for this type of work? Bull, it aint there.

PM  EMAIL  HOMEPAGE  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
09-02-2003 06:29 AM  14 years agoPost 84
daggit

rrElite Veteran

Claremont, MN

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

There goes SENECA stirring again

PM  EMAIL  HOMEPAGE  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
09-02-2003 12:23 PM  14 years agoPost 85
MPA

rrElite Veteran

Australia

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

PM  EMAIL  HOMEPAGE  Attn:RR  Quote
09-02-2003 01:46 PM  14 years agoPost 86
dgxco

rrApprentice

Greenville, SC

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

Isn't so...................

Sorry I just dont believe its out there I told my agents that there were no set limits on premium cost and that I needed coverage to sign some new contracts with commercial customers. I sent them my previous insurance information as well as complete data on the machines and samples of my proposed contract, photos of the units and sample shots showing photos in totally isolated areas. Well it was just a bunch of bananas to the insurance company. I even sent them photos of my airfoil unit as is is so much smaller than my Bergen Industrial, I was afraid that the sight of that unit would scare them off by the mass of it.
I even added info that we added auto-pilot back up servos and betteries and it just didn't matter. They sent me to the AMA which we all know is another dead end.
So I have had business insurance and only canceled because I sold the racing business and I still cant get coverage?

I have my car insured with Geico, my house with Allstate and my Bikes with Rider, my business was with Travelers.... no secrets!

Dark Angel

PM  EMAIL  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
09-02-2003 02:03 PM  14 years agoPost 87
Angelos

rrKey Veteran

nr Oxford, OX11, UK

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

John,

I see a picture of the Angel of the North on your website (forth picture on this page http://www.airfoilhelicam.com/pics.html ). Did you take that one yourself? Just wondering because the Angel is located in United Kingdom.

PM  EMAIL  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
09-02-2003 03:03 PM  14 years agoPost 88
Angelos

rrKey Veteran

nr Oxford, OX11, UK

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

Aerial Photography Network

I just started this thread. Please respond if you are interestead.

http://www.runryder.com/helicopter/t61626p1/

Another benefit would be that when the database grows some insurance company may see that it worth investigating the issue and give us a quote.

PM  EMAIL  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
09-02-2003 04:08 PM  14 years agoPost 89
MPA

rrElite Veteran

Australia

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

JO

Yes all back together, with all the new mods.

PM  EMAIL  HOMEPAGE  Attn:RR  Quote
09-02-2003 09:45 PM  14 years agoPost 90
cmartin

rrVeteran

Kouts IN

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

timber

You might as well forget it . Hes not going to risk loosing his insurance by telling anyone. But some day what goes around comes around and it might just happen anyway. Its a lost cause

Chad

PM  EMAIL  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
09-03-2003 12:27 AM  14 years agoPost 91
cmartin

rrVeteran

Kouts IN

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

Thats right , I bet alot of us have a problem seeing your big picture.

PM  EMAIL  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
09-03-2003 01:50 AM  14 years agoPost 92
Smithprod

rrVeteran

Oklahoma

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

I had no trouble at all finding insurance. The key was I alread have an established video production business. I didn't approach insurance companies and tell them I wanted insurance for my aerial photography business, I told them I wanted insurance for my video production business. The helicopter just happens to be another one of my tools for shooting video and they had no problem with it.

Brad

PM  EMAIL  HOMEPAGE  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
09-03-2003 02:57 AM  14 years agoPost 93
dgxco

rrApprentice

Greenville, SC

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

Bad Idea

Well that is a really bad idea. In the best scenario if you kill someone your company will not pay any claims, in the worst your company will pay and sue you for everything you've got and wil ever get. Full disclosure must be made to maintain coverage. Hiding things under the rug will bite you in the butt.

Dark Angel

PM  EMAIL  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
09-03-2003 03:09 AM  14 years agoPost 94
lowandslow

rrKey Veteran

Spring Hill, TN

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

Tell your insurance company that you use UAV's for your video work and watch how fast they run.

PM  EMAIL  HOMEPAGE  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
09-03-2003 05:13 AM  14 years agoPost 95
Dr. Fibinotchi

rrKey Veteran

Sioux Falls SD

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

Insurance a scape goat

John,

First John I am happy you are going somewhere and things are looking up for you. The buisness looks like its going somwhere. The people, climate, and your system seem to be working.


Some of the people on this thread are really frustrated. They have poured their heart and soal into learning developing their skills in helis as well as the photography side (if needed) in possiblly making money at. Doing reserch they pour many many man hours and time into jumping the final hurdle. I have seen and heard of doing write ups on the heli, all the safety features is has..etc etc with insur companies. Kind of like dressing up and preping for an important interview.

The bottom line is no one outside of the heli circle has a clue what these machines can and will do. They forcast their own opinions like the news reporter that wrote a bad article about these 'uav bomb machines' which could have impacted every insurance would be for us after 9-11. Everyone on this thread has tried tireleslly at finding insurance with outside help even, laywers etc.. Some wise up and fly full scale because it is cheaper, and others sell their gear and enjoy the hobby.

You may sell the best product in the world for a new person getting into it. What a wonderfull thing if you had support on insur for your product. It would mean that you stood behind it right???

PM  EMAIL  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
09-03-2003 10:27 AM  14 years agoPost 96
Angelos

rrKey Veteran

nr Oxford, OX11, UK

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

I feel the same with Janek. I live in UK so it makes no difference for me which insurance provide cover in US. Over here BMFA provides insurance for commercial flying. However, I can't believe that that everyone on this thread is an idiot and can't find insurance. The numbers of people who failed to get a cover show that it is simply not available which makes me wonder if anyone is really insured for this type of activity!

PM  EMAIL  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
09-03-2003 10:43 AM  14 years agoPost 97
Angelos

rrKey Veteran

nr Oxford, OX11, UK

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

I never even looked for insurance but I can guarantee that all these "idiots" here, as you call them, have looked plenty and if they cant find legitimate insurance then it is most likely not available.
That's exectly what I meant!... I am on your side

PM  EMAIL  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
09-03-2003 10:46 AM  14 years agoPost 98
Angelos

rrKey Veteran

nr Oxford, OX11, UK

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

Guys, what I meant is that you can't all (apart from John) be idiots. Perhaps I didn't word it right. Is that clear now? I didn't mean to call anyone an idiot.

PM  EMAIL  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
09-03-2003 11:10 AM  14 years agoPost 99
AirShot

rrNovice

Blairsville, GA.

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

Easy Now!

Seneca,

I for one appreciate the input that you give on this forum. However, I resent the fact that you feel anyone who thinks they can make a buck with a helicam an idiot! Now I don't think you really meant it, because if you felt that way it seems that this thread would be worthless to you and a waste of time. Now either you have some concerns or you really don't give a crap and just want to piss people off.

All others,

Nobody's is going to get anywhere if all we are doing is bashing each other. I am not some kind of therapist or any of that BS, I am a guy that has invested alot of dang money in equipment that is making good money part-time. I can make a dollar doing this right now without insurance, but am I that stupid.....no, but I am not an idiot either. I know that I can make a "decent buck" if giving the opportunity, and that opportunity is with insurance.

I refuse to go to these companies trying to hide things under the rug as someone has mentioned. If it aint legit, whats the point. I have not given up, nor should any of you. I have written my state Insurance representatives to find out why I can not get insurance. I have also written others. The point is I am not giving up.

If I do find it on my OWN, without any help, I will not have a bit of problem sharing any and all information that I can. If for some reason I have help finding it, and it is legit, I will respect the one who offered the info.

Remember me, I am the "idiot" that is still looking for 20-30 guys so we can hopefully put this puppy to bed!

AirShot

PM  EMAIL  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
09-03-2003 03:01 PM  14 years agoPost 100
Smithprod

rrVeteran

Oklahoma

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

"The helicopter just happens to be another one of my tools for shooting video and they had no problem with it."

What part of this can you not understand??!! I didn't hide anything from my insurance company, I own a video productions business that also shoots aerial. It's very simple and I'm not "hiding anything under the rug."

Brad

PM  EMAIL  HOMEPAGE  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
WATCH
 7 pages [ <<    <     3      4     ( 5 )     6      7     NEXT    >> ] 11093 views
HelicopterAerial Photography and Video › Photography Insurance
 Print TOPIC  Make Suggestion 

 18  Topic Subscribe

Sunday, December 17 - 1:59 pm - Copyright © 2000-2017 RunRyder   EMAILEnable Cookies

Login Here
 New Subscriptions 
 Buddies Online