Welcome to the CNY Drones Info Hub!

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

STEM Focused.  Community Supported.  Volunteer Driven.  

Learn About Us!      MARCH-APRIL 2020 NEWSLETTER      Previous Newsletters


The April 5, 2020 FARM-i-GEDDON Competition Day at SUNY Polytechnic Institute in Utica, NY has been postponed due to community health concerns.

The CNY Drones Planning Committee is taking this temporary pause to update some ancillary programs, reconnect with volunteers & meet virtually with those looking for assistance.  We’ve already been updating our files, inventory & equipment sources.  


  • Day/Date:   April TBA
  • Time:  4:00pm  
  • Building, Repair, Discussion
  • Admitted Groups:   Registered FARM-i-GEDDON team coaches & guests with technical questions regarding a build or repair issue
  • Info:  Email us if interested. Confirmation email from us will contain instructions.
  • Location:  Google Hangout

Curious about our Team Drone Challenge?

Take a look at Season 2:  2019 FOREST FURY!  

It’s never too early to prepare for 2021 METRO MELTDOWN!  Contact us to get started!

TEACHERS – Interested in Collaborating on Drone Tech Curriculum?

We’re testing out our PLC with Team Drone Challenge Teams using Google Classroom!   More info here

Annual Consent & Release Form – 2020

Planning on participating in one of our events this year or next?  Take a moment to fill out our  2020 Consent & Release form!  Just a one time form for the whole year – saves you time & saves us paper!  Thanks!


Questions?  Contact Us!

Last site update: Mar 26, 2020 @ 10:40 am

Administrator – Lisa Marie Payne

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Recent Changes to Recreational Drone Piloting (FAA.gov, May 2019) 

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 our local drone community!  

CNY Drones exists fiscally under the Griffiss Institute‘s 501(c)(3) & through the generosity of organizations and individuals who believe in our mission.

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