SkyWatch.AI Announces Partnership with Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University to Develop Drone Education

SkyWatch.AI Drone Insurance, a leading risk-assessment and InsurTech platform for the drone industry announced today its educational partnership with Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. Embry-Riddle is the world’s largest, fully accredited university specializing in aviation and aerospace. It is responsible for quality training and education within the commercial UAS industry. Through this established partnership, SkyWatch.AI and Embry-Riddle will develop educational and marketing resources for drone pilots enrolled in UAS courses. Embry-Riddle students and graduates will also receive lower rates on SkyWatch.AI insurance plans based on their advanced educational level and professional experience.

“Our partnership with Embry-Riddle helps us advocate for educational and safety measures within the drone industry,” said SkyWatch.AI CEO and Co-Founder, Tomer Kashi. “We’re proud to reward pilots for taking extra safety measures and enrolling in advanced drone training courses. We’re even more excited to use our safety and risk analysis to advance Embry-Riddle’s curriculum with industry-specific knowledge. SkyWatch.AI looks forward to working alongside the new graduates and drone pilots that enter the commercial drone industry each year.”

“We’re excited to introduce Skywatch.AI in our courses,” said David Thirtyacre, chair of Embry-Riddle Worldwide’s College of Aeronautics Department of Flight. “Insurance for drone operations is an interesting topic; it didn’t exist on a large scale until recently, and there is still a lot of misunderstanding. Working with a knowledgeable provider like Skywatch.AI that understands the risks of unmanned systems while balancing cost and liability is great to introduce to our students. Most insurance providers treat sUAS pilots the same regardless of experience. Skywatch.AI offers discounted premiums for safer pilots, like our students, flexibility with hourly, monthly, and yearly policies, and an extremely simple mobile interface. Skywatch.AI is a great addition to our drone programs.”

About Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Reporters worldwide contact Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University for content experts in all aspects of aviation, aerospace, engineering and STEM-related fields. Our faculty experts specialize in unmanned and autonomous systems, security and intelligence, air traffic and airport management, astronomy, human factors psychology, meteorology, spaceflight operations, urban air mobility and much more. Visit the Embry-Riddle Newsroom for story ideas.

Embry-Riddle educates 33,500 students at its residential campuses in Daytona Beach, Florida and Prescott, Arizona, at approximately 125 Worldwide Campus locations and through online degree programs ranked by U.S. News & World Report as being among the Nation’s Top 5.

About SkyWatch.AI

SkyWatch.AI is the world’s first on-demand, [5] telematics-based insurance platform for the drone industry. The SkyWatch.AI platform leverages the power of machine learning to assess and mitigate risks and provide tailor-made hourly, monthly and annual coverage for drone pilots across the United States and Canada. Since 2018, SkyWatch.AI has provided thousands of commercial and recreational drone pilots with flexible insurance coverage. 

Drone insurance is provided by SkyWatch Insurance Services, Inc. a licensed insurance broker in 50 US states and Canada. SkyWatch.AI’s policies are underwritten by STARR Indemnity & Liability Company, the largest aviation insurer in North America. (“A”, excellent rating by A.M. best).

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