Think Before You Launch
An awareness campaign founded by an alliance of both UAS and Aviation stakeholders interested in improving aviation safety, while educating users about the safe and responsible operation and integration of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS).
Know Before You Fly
Provides Up-To-Date Information on current rules and advice for safe and responsible operation of UAS. Endorsed by AUVSI, AMA, Small UAV Coalition and FAA. Addresses Hobby, Commercial and Public Entity use.
FAA Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Initiative
Summary of FAA actions on UAS. Includes a list of COAs in operation, FAA points of contact, and FAQs.
An independent global forum for the Unmanned Aircraft Systems community. Provides a daily news service covering all topics related to Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) & Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS).
Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI)
AUVSI is the leading global organization representing the views of the unmanned systems and robotics community. On behalf of our membership we are committed to shaping global policy by advocating on behalf of the unmanned systems and robotics community, monitoring legislation and assessing the global impact of the industry to ensure that obstacles to advancing and fielding unmanned systems and robotics are removed.
AUVSI speaks for the unmanned systems and robotics community as a trusted source of information to government officials, regulators, media and the public. We represent the industry in Congressional hearings, participate in coalitions and collaborate with various trade associations and stakeholders to serve and achieve the interests of the unmanned systems and robotics community.
UVS International is a non-profit association registered with the Chamber of Commerce in The Hague, The Netherlands and operates out of offices in Paris, France. It represents manufacturers of unmanned vehicle systems (UVS), subsystems and critical components for UVS and associated equipment, as well as companies supplying services with or for UVS, research organizations and academia. In this context, UVS should be understood as re-useable and expendable unmanned air, ground and naval vehicle systems, as well as non-reusable unmanned air, ground and naval target systems.
Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) UAS Course
Free Unmanned Aircraft and the National Airspace System online course
Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA) White Paper UAS
During the past 100+ years of aviation history, several innovations have greatly advanced the progress of aviation. These innovations include radar, the jet engine, and the Global Positioning System (GPS). All have served as the catalyst for major expansion for the aviation community. Another technological development may enter commercial aviation from the Department of Defense (DoD), the Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS), which raises yet-unanswered questions about its ability to safely operate with other aircraft in the National Airspace System.
FAA Proposed Rules for Unmanned Aircraft System Test Sites
The FAA intends to identify six test ranges/sites to integrate unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) into the National Airspace System (NAS). This pilot project is in direct response to a Congressional mandate. The FAA believes that designation of such UAS test sites will assist in the effort to safely and efficiently integrate UAS into the NAS and solicits feedback on this issue.
National Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Project Office
The goal of the U.S. Geological Survey’s (USGS) National Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Project Office is to support the integration of UAS technology into the process employed by USGS scientists to support informed decision making across the Department of the Interior. This integration will directly benefit the nation by creating the opportunity for USGS and our partners to gain access to an increased level of persistent monitoring of earth surface processes (forest health conditions, monitoring wildfires, earthquake zones, invasive species, etc.) in areas that have been difficult or nearly impossible to obtain information before.
University of Colorado, Boulder
The Research and Engineering Center for Unmanned Vehicles (RECUV) is a university, government, and industry partnership dedicated to the development and application of unmanned vehicle systems. RECUV research encompasses scientific experiments, commercial applications, mitigation of natural and man-made disasters, security, and national defense.
CSU Research Foundation
Colorado State University Research Foundation (CSURF), is a private, not-for-profit Colorado Corporation established (in 1941) to aid and assist the two Universities (Colorado State University and Colorado State University Pueblo) governed by the Board of Governors of the Colorado State University System in their research and educational efforts. Functions of CSURF include patent and licensing management; equipment leasing and municipal lease administration; financing of equipment, real estate and buildings through mortgage debt obligation(s); and land acquisition, development and management.
University of Denver
The area of unmanned systems, which includes Unmanned Ground Vehicles (UGVs), Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs), and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), has seen unprecedented levels of growth during the last two decades. Although military applications of such vehicles have dominated the market, it is expected that civilian/public domain applications will be dominant in the future.
Webster University: Colorado Springs Graduate School Degree
Webster University has provided innovative higher education to residents and military personnel in the Colorado Springs metropolitan area since 1977 when we opened our first campus at Peterson Air Force Base.The excellent academic reputation of the program generated tremendous interest in the area and led to the opening of our metropolitan campus in 1985. Both campuses offer graduate programs.
University of North Dakota
Welcome to the Center for Unmanned Aircraft Systems Research, Education and Training. The Center for Unmanned Aircraft Systems Research, Education and Training will provide a conduit between private industry and UAS researchers, promoting commercialization of new UAS-related products and services while bringing new UAS-related business ventures to North Dakota.
New Mexico State University
Unmanned Aircraft Systems reports from the College of Business at New Mexico State University.
Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT)
The Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT) works with statewide partners to create a positive business climate that encourages dynamic economic development and sustainable job growth. Under the leadership of Governor John Hickenlooper, we strive to advance the state’s economy through financial and technical assistance in support of local and regional economic development activities throughout Colorado.
Adams County Economic Development (ACED)
Adams County Economic Development (ACED) is a 501(c)(6) private, nonprofit, full-service economic development agency serving Adams County, its ten municipalities, more than 8,000 businesses and more than 400,000 residents. The Denver Regional Council of Governments (DRCOG) forecasts Adams County to be the fastest growing county in Colorado for the next 20 years. ACED is dedicated to playing a leadership role in aggressively driving economic vitality and sustainable business development in the region.
Aurora Chamber of Commerce
The Aurora Chamber of Commerce is an action-oriented membership organization that serves as the leading business “voice” and representative of the businesses in the east metro area. The Chamber unites businesses and professionals to improve the business climate and to build a better community. For our members, we seek to provide access, advocacy and influence.
Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce
For nearly 150 years, the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce has been a leading voice for Colorado’s business community. With a membership that spans the seven-county metro region and includes 3,000 businesses and their 300,000 employees, the Chamber is a powerful and effective advocate for both small and large businesses at the local, state and federal levels.
The Greater Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce
Welcome to the Pikes Peak region. Recently named No. 1 in Best Places to Live by Money Magazine, Colorado Springs offers a wide array of attractions, outdoor activities and thriving local businesses. With low median home prices and high education scores, Colorado Springs is a great place in which to retire or raise a family. As The Voice of Business, the Greater Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce is your source for information. With a focus on assisting small business, networking, engaging in military affairs and addressing government issues, the Chamber can provide a wealth of resources to you, your business and your family.
FAA All public responses to RFC
Search and review all public comments of the FAA’s proposal for Unmanned Aerial Systems.
Front Range Airport
Front Range Airport Authority is a political subdivision of the State of Colorado with the unique distinction of operating like a business because it is an airport-operated FBO. The Authority adheres to a policy of “Employment At-Will” and uses an enterprise fund to account for its operation in a manner similar to private business enterprises. The cost of providing goods and services to the aviation community on a continuing basis is financed and recovered primarily through user charges.
Mesa County Sheriff UAV Program
The Mesa County Sheriff’s Office is testing the potential law enforcement capabilities of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles.
FAA Request for Comments
Comments regarding the process for approving an Unmanned Aerial Systems charter.