March Mash Up!  Experience FPV & Friday Night Flights – all in one night!

Join us March 2nd for an evening of drones!  It’s Experience FPV 7-9pm ($45) – our beginner flying session, followed by flying for the rest of us –  Friday Night Flights 9-11pm (varied admission based on participation).  This mash up of events happens for March 2nd only!  Pre-registration required.  Experience FPV attendees welcome to stay for the 2nd event.  Whoop it up with us!


RIG RESCUE is here!  Sign Up Today!

Our low-cost, STEM-based Team Drone Challenge is now open to teams of 2-5, ages 11+!  School teams, neighborhood teams, family teams, sports teams – we’re open to any groups who want to get involved!

Sunday, April 15, 2018 @ SUNY Poly Campus Center Gym

FREE Information & Practice Session March 16, 7-9pm at the Utica Jewish Community Center.  Now is the time to gather your team, REGISTER and start strategizing!  The field of 10 teams is filling fast!   Questions?  Contact us any time!

More Rig Rescue Info


1st Annual NEON Night Race @ SUNY Poly!

Saturday, April 21, 2018 @ SUNY Poly Wildcat Field

Event opens at 7:00pm with races starting at dusk!        More Info


Looking for something different?

Consider a drone birthday party, team building session or just a group event this summer!  6-12 participants.  Ages 11+ only.    Contact us  to discuss your ideas!


We Need You!

Help us prepare for the newest wave of drone owners!

  • general event staff – for all size events – no experience needed – learn as you help us!
  • technical mentors for students & adults

There’s a clear benefit of working with us to promote STEM and drone safety.   It’s access to other local hobbyists & tech professionals!   We have yet to hold an event that hasn’t included a mini-meeting and sharing between everyone involved.  You give, you learn.  It’s pretty special.   More Info


Paperwork Reduction!

Our NEW online form cuts down on paperwork for everyone!  Please fill out once to attend our 2018 programs.    2018 Consent & Release 


Questions?  Contact Us!

Last site update: Feb 21, 2018 @ 2:08 pm

Lisa Marie Payne, Administrator

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This site, social media accounts and the many great programs planned by CNY Drones are made possible by a great group of dedicated members of 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.