AMA Members & Commercial Drone Pilots Wanted!!!

Got time?  Drone Interest?  

STEM passion?  Expertise?  

Get involved!!!

Get started with us!

  • Visit us at one of our events! If you want to be involved, you need to show up!
  • If you are looking to stay current with the technology and/or want to connect with others the local drone community, our events are the places to be – we are an AMA MASC working with the SUNY AMA MASC and SUNY Polytechnic Institute, Utica, NY
  • Join the Academy of Model Aeronautics (
  • Proof of background check in addition to AMA Membership & U.S. Drone Soccer Certification may be required for certain event positions

CNY Drones Volunteer Guidelines


  • Our volunteers often become go-to mentors & help us provide key programs that introduce drones to the community!
  • We allow new volunteers to shadow, learn & share their appreciation for drones at their own pace
  • We never send out a new mentor without being recommended by our committee & without prior experience with our events!
  • We choose mentors based on their expertise & commitment to our mission
  • New mentors quickly learn how much we support each other & work as a team
  • Mentors can be adults or students — both are invaluable to our organization!
  • We harness enthusiasm for great peer-to-peer interaction
  • We are members of the Academy of Model Aeronautics
  • AND – we welcome ideas to improve!

Planning Committee Members

  • We periodically invite AMA volunteers to join our Planning Committee when we see interest & the right fit
  • Most of our Planning Committee Members are Commercial Drone Pilots, have passed the TRUST test, and are certified instructors through U.S. Drone Soccer
  • Planning Committee members are the advocates & diehard enthusiasts who keep us motivated!
  • We periodically reach out to area tech companies & subject matter experts for advice for discussion at meetings