STEM – Science, Technology, Engineering & Math – drives the advancement of Central New York industry.  Mentorship & hands-on activities provide key mechanisms for encouraging & sustaining student involvement in STEM.  CNY Drones’ experienced & enthusiastic volunteers provide the link between sparked interest & Central New York’s drone education & employment pipeline – year-round!     Learn More About CNY Drones!

U.S. Drone Soccer

AMA Region II Affiliate 

NY/NJ League & Technical Support Hub

Contact CNY Drones or U.S.Drone Soccer with questions – any time!


  • Revitalize STEM interest In Your School!
  • Easy-entry, full-team hands-on involvement! 
  • Building & flying skills linked to drone education & employment!
  • No purchasing annually themed field elements!
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CNY Drones Event Participation  

2022 Annual Participant Consent & Release Form   – all pilots at events & meets

Academy of Model Aeronautics Membership    

Safety Info  We adhere to health & safety requirements of meeting & event host locations. 

Outdoor Recreational Drone Pilot Safety

Recreational UAS Safety Test (TRUST) (AMA administered)

FAA Drone Registration – Register Your Drone!

STEM Focused.  Community Supported.  Volunteer Driven. 

This site, social media accounts and the many great programs planned by CNY Drones are made possible by a great group of dedicated volunteers from the drone community in Central New York State!   CNY Drones exists fiscally under the Griffiss Institute‘s 501(c)(3) & through the generosity of organizations and individuals who believe in our mission.  Since 2016, we’ve been here for students & educators.  We were NY’s first AMA Model Aviation Student Club & are proud to be the US Drone Soccer New York State / AMA District II Affiliate.    All events are planned & run by members of the Academy of Model Aeronautics, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the promotion of model aviation as a recognized sport as well as a recreational activity.  We adhere to all AMA Guidelines in addition to FAA Regulations to promote a safe flying community.

Last site update: Aug 12, 2022 @ 7:20 am  

Administrator – Lisa Marie Payne

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