Annual STEM-Focused Team Drone Challenge – more info!
REGISTER NOW for our second season challenge, FOREST FURY,
April 7, 2019 at SUNY Polytechnic Institute in Utica, NY. We’re set for a 2-field, 16-team competition. Spots will fill fast! School teams, after-school programs, clubs, families & community-based teams are invited to participate. Our program currently targets middle & high school aged students. We encourage college groups to contact us as interest develops for a second college level event.
Experience FPV Introductory Flying Sessions – an indoor program using our FPV goggles, controller & drone. Age 11+, groups of 4 to 12, 2 hours of hands-on instruction. Participant to mentor ratio: 2 to 1 and often 1 to 1. Our sessions get the technology in the hands of students, allowing them the freedom to explore with guidance from experienced AMA recreational pilots. Participants are provided connection to our mentors for further questions as well as information on safety, purchasing drones, our workshops, tech meets, & races as well as our Team Drone Competition.
Build, Fly & Take Home Workshop – for those who are serious about getting started with drones – we’ll get you building so you’ll know how to make repairs & understanding the programming so you can add to your drone collection. You’ll go home with a complete flying kit that can easily be added to as you grow into the sport, along with access to our participant resource folder & mentors for any follow-up questions you have along the way. Age 11+ , groups of 4 to 12, 4-6 hrs of guided building & flying. Participants from this program have started teams for annual Team Drone Competition and have become mentors for CNY Drones.
We partner with teacher groups, community organizations & companies to bring recreational drones & safety knowledge to interested groups via contracted presentation &/or individualized program development. We have a flying curriculum to train teachers and help bring drones into the classroom. We also assist individual teachers looking to connect with others developing drone tech programs within their schools.
New Workshop Modules In The Works!
Tech Meets are events where we all chip in to have a get-together for area drone enthusiasts. We discuss, learn, build, repair, fly & share information & ideas. It’s a less formal event for new friends to learn more about us & old friends to catch up & work on their drones with the help of their peers. No real agenda – totally dictated by who shows up & what we all feel like accomplishing. Some have morphed into discussion & planning nights, others have become strictly flying events, & others become total build nights. We’re flexible! Tech meets offer follow-up opportunities with our mentors as well as a starting point for those wishing to get started.
Hands-on Interactive Exhibits & Blended Programs – for large groups
Contact Us about creating a program to meet your needs with multiple interactive stations for ages 11+.
- Flight Simulator Zone
- FPV – First Person Viewing Zone
- Drone Display & Clinic Zone
- Safety Quiz Zone
- Drag Race Zone
- Obstacle Course Zone
- 3D Printing & CAD Zone
We plan far in advance – typically 2-4 months. More on our operations
We appreciate every contribution, every minute of volunteerism & every kind word of encouragement! It keeps us motivated to do more!
- Fast-paced, exciting, STEM-filled race days and Tech Meets entice interest in drone technology & provide access to the World of drone racing!
Teachers – We can help get you started & give you access to counterparts in other districts working with drone technology!
Sound Interesting to You?
- Program costs vary based on location (distance we need to travel), number of participants & equipment required
- Contact us to discuss how our programs can fit in your budget!
- See our Events Calendar for our open-enrollment programs
- Don’t see a session listed? Contact us – we set up programs based on demand!
Sponsorship Information – funding pays for demonstration equipment, repairs & upkeep.