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 NY/NJ Support Hub

In Region II (NY/NJ)?  Contact  CNY Drones

Outside our region?  Contact  U.S.Drone Soccer 

Next Meet:  TBC Sun, Oct. 24, 2022, 4:00pm Eastern

Region II Participants – join us virtually – individually or host your own satellite meeting!   We welcome in-person participants  – just give us a heads up & we’ll send you directions. We will also do our best to join your own meetings on other dates & times.  

Virtual Meeting Participation

Access will only be provided to email addresses in our database for security purposes.  

For more information, contact Lisa

Students!  Join us at the MOST!

Saturday, October 15, 2022

TACNY Jr. Cafe Presentation – arena demo,  

Museum of Science & Technology, Syracuse, NY 

Pre-registration required.  Space is limited.


UpdateWant to know the latest?  

Check out our Quarterly Update and our Events Calendar!


CNY Drones Event Participation  

2022 Annual Participant Consent & Release Form   – all pilots at Tech Meets & Competitions

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: Sep 25, 2022 @ 9:14 am  

Administrator – Lisa Marie Payne

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