Updated: Apr 30, 2023 @ 4:30 pm

Team Drone Challenge Resources 

The Northeast Team Drone Challenge is currently on pause.  

Questions?  CNYDrones@gmail.com

When we resume, the competition may run with 1 or 2 divisions.  A 2 division competition would run as follows:

      • Middle/High School
      • Collegiate
  • We invite all previously registered teams to email us their intentions early in order to hold their spot in the competition!
  • Once registration re-opens, the links on this page will return
  • We accept immediate registrations via PayPal
  • PO’s from schools are accepted using our form & instructions
  • Registration to be re-determined (a non-refundable donation)
  • Registration is not complete until fee or PO is received 
  • Registered Team Coaches receive access to Team Resources Files (Google Drive Folder) including Parts I & II of the Manual, Scoring Sheet & Element Build Guide
  • Late Registration –  TBA

Consent & Release Form (link currently disabled)   Our Consent & Release form needs to be filled out ONCE per calendar year by all CNY Drones program participants – and then applies to all events for that year.  No team member or coach will be allowed to participate without a completed form.

Academy of Model Aeronautics Membership – required for ALL “PILOTS” (up to 2 per team)!

  • No pending AMA applicants will be accepted as pilots on the day of the competition.  
  • Membership is $15 for middle & high school age team members (18 & under)
  • Register your pilots at least 2 months in advance of the competition to insure AMA ID card is received.  


Check out our FAQ page!  Then, Feel free to direct your questions to our Q&A page.  Posts are fielded daily by local drone enthusiasts/volunteers. For a more extensive conversation, email us at: CNYDrones@gmail.com and we can arrange a phone call at your convenience.   We make every effort to respond to questions and registrations within 48 hours via email and/or phone.


Day/Date:  TBA

Location:  SUNY Polytechnic Institute, Utica, NY

Events @ SUNY Poly Map

Further details will be provided the month prior to our event via a Competition Day Guide.  If your team is traveling, seeking local lodging suggestions, or is planning farther in advance, please contact us & we’ll be happy to assist!

Team Registration – Google Form (currently closed)

PayPal Team Fee/Donation Form:

Team/School/Organization Name:


Please mail school PO to:

  • CNY Drones
  • Lisa Payne, Administrator 
  • 5 Forest Road
  • Utica NY 13501-6621

Questions?  Contact us any time at: CNYDrones@gmail.com

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