September 17, 2023 – September 18, 2023 MDT
Mountain West UAS organization announces annual Fall Roundup for drone enthusiasts, professionals
Buena Vista, Colorado, August 28, 2023 — The Mountain West UAS group will hold its annual Fall Roundup on Sunday and Monday, Sept. 17 and 18, in Buena Vista, Colorado. This group is one of the oldest original drone groups in the nation, founded in 2017.
This year’s conference theme is “Unpacking the Challenges facing Uncrewed Aviation” and will feature two keynote speakers, Vic Moss of the Drone Service Providers Alliance and Greg Reverdiau of the Pilot Institute. Panels will delve into the specific challenges of Public Acceptance, Drone Security and Foreign Manufacturers, and Remote ID. Bill Sample of Chaffee County Search and Rescue South, and Jeff Singer of the Colorado Center of Excellence for Advance Technical Aerial Firefighting, will be among the panelists during Monday’s conference at the Mount Princeton Hot Springs Resort in Nathrop.
Mountain West operates the nation’s first designated Drone Training Park, in Buena Vista. The first day of the conference, Sunday, Sept. 17, is a demonstration day at the Drone Training Park and will feature Chaffee County Search and Rescue North as well as several companies providing demonstrations of newer products and services.
Reservations are required for the day-long conference at Mt. Princeton. Albrecht said the Roundup is a “must” for men and women involved in Search and rescue, law enforcement, professional drone services, and those new to drones.
About Mountain West UAS
The Mountain West UAS mission is to promote drone safety through education and a positive atmosphere for pilots of all ages to exchange information and ideas thus improving UAS proficiency. We do this through meetings, educational seminars, and community outreach emphasizing the benefits of these aircraft systems to society.