COPTRZ and Flock partner to make commercial drone training a breeze
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COPTRZ and Flock partner to make commercial drone training a breeze

Hayley

8:33 am GMT •

October 24, 2018

Commercial drone experts COPTRZ are happy to announce a strategic partnership with one of Europe’s first “pay as you fly” drone insurance providers, Flock.

Flock and COPTRZ will be collaborating in a number of ways in the coming months, making it even easier for aspiring pilots to ‘go pro’ as commercial operators.

Drone Insurance: now included

Every month, COPTRZ train over seventy-five pilots across the UK to become professional drone operators. COPTRZ comprehensive training consists of two days of Ground School, where key drone safety practices are taught. This is then followed by another two days which involve an Operations Manual review, and a Flight Assessment. As it is the case with the majority of training schools in the UK, it’s required that all COPTRZ students take out drone insurance for their Flight Assessment.

As part of the newly announced partnership, all COPTRZ students will receive free Flock insurance policies for their Flight Assessment. Insurance will be provided through the Flock Cover mobile app, which pilots can use to book their cover in under 30 seconds. Flock’s policies provide both Public Liability and equipment insurance and are underwritten by Allianz, the world’s leading aviation underwriter. This means that COPTRZ pilots will no longer need to purchase expensive insurance policies in advance of their course. Instead, all they have to do is download the Flock Cover app, and set up their pilot profile. This will then unlock free insurance, thanks to the strategic partnership between the two firms.

With the Flock Cover app, training pilots can get insured from the palm of their hand.

Safety first

The Flock Cover app also functions as a safety tool, providing instant, real-time risk assessments to pilots before take-off. All COPTRZ students will have access to this feature, helping them to identify and mitigate risks (consequently reducing the probability of an insurance claim arising).

The Flock Cover app alerts pilots to real-time flight risks, such as restricted airspaces and ground hazards.

In the coming months, Flock and COPTRZ will be releasing more news about their budding partnership. Watch this space!

Quotes on the partnership

Steve Coulson, COPTRZ Managing Director said of the partnership: ‘At COPTRZ we look to provide the most comprehensive service possible for our trainee pilots. By partnering with Flock, we’ve made it even easier for new pilots to see COPTRZ as a ‘one stop shop’ for all things drone-related. Flock have built an incredibly innovative product which makes lives far easier for our pilots. Gone are the days of inflexible annual insurance policies. We’re excited to see where this can go!’

Flock CEO, Ed Leon Klinger commented: ‘COPTRZ are at the forefront of drone training here in the UK. We’re delighted to have joined forces to help cut the upfront insurance costs for new drone pilots entering the industry, whilst also helping them to fly safely with peace of mind’.

About

Flock is a London-based, VC and Government backed insurtech startup, who have partnered with Allianz to launch Europe’s first pay-as-you-fly drone insurance app, Flock Cover. The app is free to download on both iOS and Android devices.

Our NQE qualified PfCO drone training courses are industry leading and CAA approved. For more information on our training courses and drone insurance, contact us on 0330 111 7177.

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