International Drone Day 2019 at Sierra Verde STEAM School Team Arizona Moxie Girls
Hosted by Sierra STEAM School in Glendale, AZ, the AUVSI Saguaro Chapter donated 3 DJI Tellos (including Iron Man Edition). Yavapai College, Women Who Drone, Gresco Technologies and Peoria Police Department represented and provided demo's to the crowd! A huge thank you to those folks who inspired these students.
AUVSI at Aerospace Day 2019 at the Arizona Capitol
Hosted by the Aerospace States Association, AUVSI Saguaro Chapter participated in the 2019 Aerospace Day at the State Capitol. The goal of the event was to educate legislators on the commercial uses of UAS, including agriculture, ranching, mining operations, inspections, real estate and security.
Demonstrations and displays by Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Worldwide, the first academic institution to receive the Trusted Operator Program (TOP) certification from AUVSI, and Yavapai College capitalized on the emerging markets for drone technology and importance of federal aviation regulations, local and state protocols and consensus-based industry standards. Legislators and citizens learned about the uses and economic impact of the aerospace industry, specifically UAS, in Arizona.
AUVSI Saguaro and Aerospace Arizona UAS Summit
Arizona - November 7-9, 2018: AUVSI Saguaro Chapter partnered with Aerospace Arizona Association and the Arizona State University to host a 3rd edition of Arizona’s UAS Summit. The event brought together some 100 industry, legislative, regulatory and academic specialists on the ASU Polytechnic Campus in Mesa, Arizona that is making a name for itself in this fast-paced industry.
With delegations and speakers from North Carolina, Texas, Canada and Israel, State, inter-state and international collaboration was on display throughout a two-day program that included industry visits and social events. A dedicated Remote Pilots Council (RPC) session was co-hosted at the summit to provide opportunity to include local enthusiasts in a continually changing legislative and regulatory landscape.
AUVSI Saguaro and American Airlines
May 4, 2018
American Airlines and the Saguaro Chapter held “May the 4th be with you” event to celebrate drones and their uses and to educate the American Airlines Technical Operations employees about the many good things drones are used for. This event came a day before International Drone Day. DJI Arizona/Innovative UAS provided a pop-up drone cage and DJI products for employee hands on experience at the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport American Airlines Technical Support Hangar Facility. They demoed a DJI Matrice 210 that showcased the potential for exceptional imagery around an Airbus aircraft. Other events were held at American Airlines facilities in Dallas, TX and Tulsa, OK simultaneously. Monica England, AUVSI San Diego Lindbergh Chapter, provided contacts for resources in Tulsa, OK and Dallas, TX. Drone demos and presentations by Gabe Graveline, Tulsa Fire and Midwest Regional Director of Drone Pilot Inc., Jackie Smithson, Broken Arrow PD, Gene Robinson, Bryl Garrett and Jonathan Jacobs were some of the many speakers that volunteered their time to offer insights and priceless knowledge share into the drone industry. After the event, AUVSI Saguaro sponsored a DJI Tello giveaway for an American Airlines Technical Operations IT employee.
AUVSI Saguaro and Sierra Verde STEM Academy
Saguaro Chapter co-sponsored the first Sierra Verde STEM Academy drone club. The 6th-8th grade students learn how to program, fly and take aerial photography lessons using Parrott Mambo’s and DJI Mavic Air’s. In the upcoming year, the students will have the challenge of solving problems in their neighborhood using drone technology as well as learn about the various careers in UAS by Skyping or meeting with industry leaders. Please contact Lorie Grabham (Lorie.Grabham@aerospacearizona.org) if you would like to volunteer your time to inspire and talk with the students of the club.
AUVSI Saguaro and ASU Research Enterprise
May 10-11, 2018
AUVSI Saguaro participated as judges for the Annual Innovation Challenge competition hosted by ASU’s Research Enterprise, a nonprofit arm of the university that connects applied research and development with the Department of Defense, federal agencies and the intelligence community. The competition was between student teams that had to design and showcase a drone system to help rescuers find survivors in a disaster environment.
March 17-18, 2018- Luke Days
AUVSI Saguaro chapter participated in The Future of Airpower LUKE DAYS 2018 by engaging the community in showcasing STEAM CITY, a program with immersive learning opportunities for children and young adults of all ages.