Welcome to the CNY Drones Info Hub!

“We encourage building, flying & problem solving using drone technology.”

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!  

STEM Focused.  Community Supported.  Volunteer Driven.  

What’s New?

Keep watching as we grow our community!  We’re planning collaborative events with educators & students from Mohawk Valley Community College’s Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems program!  

Interested in a formal degree in drone technology?  Check out MVCC!

Learn About Us!

The FARM-i-GEDDON & Metro Meltdown Northeast Team Drone Challenges are postponed until it is safe for teams to once again participate at a live, in-person events.   We are anticipating a re-boot Kick-off of FARM-i-GEDDON in October 2021 with a competition in April 2022.  All of our hands-on events are subject to changes in public health guidelines.  We are committed to preserving the spirit & excitement of our original format & will continue to work on improvements throughout 2021.  

As always, we value input!   Contact us anytime!

Curious about our Team Drone Challenge?

Take a look at Season 2:  2019 FOREST FURY!  

Annual Consent & Release Form – 2021

Planning on participating in one of our events for 2021?  Take a moment to fill out our  2021 Consent & Release form!  Just a one time form for the calendar year – saves you time & saves us paper!  Thanks!

  Heads Up!

FAA Aeronautical Knowledge & Safety Test Updates

Registering Your Drone & Where You Can Fly

Questions?  Contact Us!

Last site update: Mar 31, 2021 @ 10:38 am

Administrator – Lisa Marie Payne

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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 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.

Serving Central New York State Since 2016