Drone flying demonstrations will kick off the 9th UAS Roundup conference on Sunday, October 17, 2021 at the Buena Vista Drone Flying Park (DFP). The public is invited to attend this free event. The DFP is a unique flight training center created by the Central Colorado UAS (CCUAS) in cooperation with the Town of Buena Vista located in the southeast portion of the Rodeo Grounds.
Demonstrations will feature flying of different types of unmanned aerial systems (UAS) including those from Wingtra, the Chaffee County Search & Rescue teams, Multicopter Warehouse and others. In addition, the Park will host its first sanctioned MultiGP drone race presented by Full Send FPV in Denver. Weather permitting the demonstrations will be from 12:00 Noon to 3:00pm. Special announcements and presentations are planned for 2:00pm.
Registration for the Monday, Oct. 18, main Fall Roundup event will close this week. It will be held at the Mount Princeton Hot Springs Resort. “This popular conference will feature three different panels of industry experts,” said Taylor Albrecht, President of CCUAS. “These include experts in regulation and law, beyond visual-line-of-sight operation, and emerging technologies.” The keynote address will be given by Rick Moen with the Chaffee County Search & Rescue North team, which used drones to successfully conduct a search to rescue a stranded hiker on the Chalk Cliffs at night.
The title sponsor of this conference is the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade. Jay Lindell leads this office and will give attendees an update on the aerospace industry in the state. Other speakers and panelists scheduled to participate include Dave Ulane of CDOT’s Division of Aeronautics; Christopher Robertson, who leads the Colorado State University Drone Center, Mike Bumberger, the FAA law enforcement program expert; Jack Elston of Black Swift Technologies, Vic Moss, Denver area drone photographer and a national leader of the Drone Service Providers Alliance; Dawn Zoldi, attorney and social media personality, whose podcasts and broadcasts on unmanned aerial systems include a nationwide following.
For more information about the UAS Roundup including registration please visit UASRoundup.com.
About the Central Colorado UAS Club
The Central Colorado UAS Club’s is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to promote the safe, legal and fun use of small unmanned aerial systems (sUAS) in society. We do this through meetings, educational seminars and community outreach emphasizing the benefits of these aircraft systems to society. We provide a method of interaction between sUAS operators and the public to help craft rules and regulations that both recognize the public benefit of sUAS and recognize the concerns of the public.