CNY Drones exists under our fiscal agent, The Griffiss Institute, a 501c3 nonprofit talent and technology accelerator for the United States Department of Defense and an international network of academic, government and industry partners.

CNY Drones relies on annual corporate sponsorship, event sponsorships, individual donors, grants & volunteers to support all aspects of our programs.

With your help, our volunteer team invests in New York’s future workforce.  We provide drone-focused workforce development & STEM events that introduce students & adults to the latest technology.  

Our events connect students to educational & employment opportunities via

  • technology-centered information
  • sponsor exhibits
  • great host locations
  • opportunities to mingle with technology leaders –  company volunteers, other high school & college students, & our seasoned mentors

CNY Drones events are planned & run by members of the Academy of Model Aeronautics, a not-for-profit, national community-based organization dedicated to the promotion of model aviation as a recognized sport as well as a recreational activity.  We adhere to all AMA Safety Guidelines in addition to FAA Regulations in order to promote a safe flying community.  The majority of our events are indoors using an abundance of redundant safety precautions.