Flock announced that they have teamed up with ICARUS, an industry renowned commercial drone flight school. Working together, the two companies are lowering the barriers to entry for pilots entering the UK’s growing drone sector by providing free training insurance.
An industry first
ICARUS host commercial drone training courses all across the country, with more than 1,000 students having passed through its doors over the last three years. ICARUS offer two training courses: ICARUS Standard and ICARUS Pro. Both courses are made up of two days of theory learning, with the Pro course offering an additional night flying module and bespoke Operations Manualreview in association with a third party provider. This is then followed by a practical Flight Assessment (set on a mutually convenient date), where it’s required that training pilots fly with insurance.
The new partnership has unlocked an exclusive discount to pilots on the Pro course: free Flock insurance for 5 training flights. This offer is the first of its kind in the drone industry, and it will enable pilots to prepare for their Flight Assessment safely and with peace of mind. Pilots on the Standard course will also receive free insurance for their Flight Assessment, removing the need for pilots to source and pay for insurance ahead of their test (Pro pilots can also save a policy for their Flight Assessment).
The insurance is provided through Flock’s pay-as-you-fly drone insurance app, Flock Cover. With just a few taps on their mobile phone, training pilots can redeem their free insurance, and fly with both equipment and Public Liability cover. Flock’s micro-duration insurance offering has proven to be a popular choice for newly qualified commercial drone pilots, as it provides a flexible and cost-effective alternative to annual insurance premiums. Flock recently revealed that the Flock Cover app is currently being used by 25% of the UK commercial drone market.
Matt Williams, ICARUS Managing Director said of the partnership: ‘We’re thrilled to be working closely with the Team at Flock — There’s a great synergy between the level of service their product provides and that delivered by our own ICARUS Courses. The simplicity that the partnership adds to the customer journey continues to help set both companies apart from the competition, and we’re proud to be delivering ever increasing value to new members of the ICARUS family’.
Ed Leon Klinger, Flock CEO commented: ‘ICARUS are a critically acclaimed drone flight school in the UK, and the ICARUS team shares Flock’s mission of promoting safety in the industry. We’re thrilled to have joined forces to provide smarter drone insurance to all ICARUS trainees, and we look forward to welcoming them all to the growing Flock community.’
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.
ICARUS provide industry leading professional drone training courses. The ICARUS team have clocked up hundreds of drone flying hours, and their unique experiences have created the most trusted drone education in the UK.
For more information, visit www.flyicarus.co.uk or call 01491 526 700.