CNY Drones volunteers are always looking for opportunities to promote drones in STEM and bring awareness to other positive causes.

CNY Drones a volunteer organization. We do not accept payment for demonstrations and typically demonstrate for other community organizations and/or on behalf of our sponsors.  We do graciously accept annual sponsorships and donated items to support our continued work in the community as well as for specific events including our STEM-Based Team Drone Competition and MultiGP Races.  Our membership consists of all volunteers. Most of our volunteers hold full-time jobs outside of CNY Drones activities.

Our ability to accept event requests depends on the availability of volunteers and the location and time of events. Events that are STEM-related and/or directly or indirectly benefit our local community are considered first. We make every effort to accommodate their schedules when planning events. All requests must be made by someone who has authority over the event(s) and is at least 18 years old.

We take every precaution to keep our demonstrations and interactive programs safe. Events requiring our insurance need to be stipulated prior to our acceptance of an invitation. Most of our volunteers are all members of the Academy of Model Aeronautics and MultiGP.

Some of the organizations that we proudly work with, for and/or along-side include:

  • Academy of Model Aeronautics
  • AUVSI Central NY Chapter
  • Ax Enterprize & Ax Signature
  • Barnes & Noble
  • Boilermaker Expo
  • Carbone Auto Group
  • Griffiss International Airport / Oneida County
  • MakerFaire
  • Mohawk Valley Community College
  • MultiGP Drone Racing
  • Town of Cicero Parks & Recreation
  • Utica Children’s Museum
  • Utica Jewish Community Center

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