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Rogue drones can pose a significant threat to people and property, which is why it’s always a smart call to add insurance to your pre-flight checklist. (Photo: iStock)

This year, potentially millions of drones are expected to land under Christmas trees this year, according to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Piloting a drone might sound like child’s play, but before you take flight, be sure to contact your insurance professional.

Recently, the FAA has mandated registration for most drones and has issued guidelines on their use. But what happens in the event of unplanned equipment failure, or pilot error? (After all, most drone and model aircraft operators start out with little or no aviation experience.) Also, with some models tipping the scales at up to 55 pounds, rogue drones can pose a significant threat to people and property, which is why it’s always a smart call to add insurance to your pre-flight checklist.

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