Central Colorado UAS


Contact Person: Taylor Albrecht, President
Club Name: Central Colorado UAS
Telephone Number: 719.581.2010
Email Address: ccuasclub@gmail.com

Website Address: centralcoloradouas.org

Facebook address: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ccuasclub


Buena Vista, Colorado, March 9, 2022 — What began a few years ago as a drone club in Buena Vista is expanding its reach to elsewhere in Colorado and beyond. It’d be a cliché to say “things are looking up” for the local organization.

This month, the Unmanned Safety Institute (USI) announced will become a major sponsor of the locally-based Central Colorado UAS (CCUAS) group, a non-profit organization whose promotion of the use of Unmanned Aerial Systems (commonly called drones) has been spreading across Colorado.

The CCUAS organization currently has funded drone-education programs in the Buena Vista and Salida high schools. It also has hosted annual conferences, which have attracted dozens of national speakers to events at the Mount Princeton Hot Springs Resort each fall. CCUAS also created what is considered the nation’s first sanctioned drone-flying park off U.S. Highway 24 in Buena Vista.

Membership in the CCUAS has been expanding the past year. It includes drone pilots who are involved in media work, journalism, search-and-rescue operations, educational programs and more, according to Taylor Albrecht, president and a founder of the organization.

Josh Olds, president and CEO of USI, said his business felt that sponsorship of CCUAS organization is a great fit. “The Unmanned Safety Institute is proud to sponsor Central Colorado UAS (CCUAS) as they are providing valuable training and educational opportunities related to proper UAS operations within their service area.  Like USI, CCUAS safety practices and procedures are founded in tried-and-true aviation principles and they are doing great work in building the required knowledge and hands-on flight proficiency that is being required by companies looking to hire professional UAS pilots.”

Members of CCUAS, according to Albrecht, are delighted with the significant sponsorship from USI, which developed the curriculum used in the Buena Vista High School drone program.  “The CCUAS’ primary mission is community outreach and education,” noted Albrecht. “Small-unmanned aerial systems, commonly called ‘drones’, are in an explosive growth stage.  Not only are they being used to take fantastic photographs and videos from vantage points previously unavailable, but also have been instrumental in helping recent disaster recovery efforts from Hurricanes Florence and Michael.  In Chaffee County, using drones to help in search and rescue and wild land firefighting efforts are increasing and a targeted area for research.  The group is focused on helping pilots with the safe and legal use of drones in these and other applications.”

For more information, please contact CC UAS at ccuasclub@gmail.com, or visit its web site at https://centralcoloradouas.org.  

About the Central Colorado UAS Club
The Central Colorado UAS Club’s mission is to promote 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. 

About Unmanned Safety Institute
The Unmanned Safety Institute (USI) is the industry’s most widely recognized leader in flight safety solutions for individuals, academia and organizations focused on integrating and operating UAS for civil or commercial purposes. The Unmanned Safety Institute provides UAS flight safety training and certification to operational standards based on the adoption and modification of time-honored aviation safety practices. With more than 300 instructors and over 10,000 USI Certifications awarded around the world, USI works with large commercial enterprises and nearly 300 schools in all 50 states.  USI is the global leader in commercial and academic UAS training and certification, delivering the most highly regarded training program of its kind. Programs include the Small UAS & Advanced Safety Certifications, Visual Line of Sight Systems Operations™ (VSO) and Professional Remote Operator™ (PRO) certifications and Unmanned Connect™ workforce development initiative. USI’s training and certification programs are endorsed by major aviation insurance providers and incorporated into aviation association professional development programs and have been evaluated and recommended for college credit by the American Council on Education.

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