AUVSI Launches Special Events for Drone Safety Week

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Source: FAA

The Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) is taking flight into the friendly skies of the second annual National Drone Safety Awareness Week.

Launched by the FAA, the special week is billed as “an opportunity for others to share their commitment to drone safety.” AUVSI officials reported they are partnering with the federal agency and the Know Before You Fly (KBYF) coalition. Each weekday, AUVSI will be hosting or co-hosting a menu of virtual events to complement the week’s official slate.

“It is an honor to once again work with the FAA and members of the KBYF coalition to promote NDSAW and be sure to tune in to as many events as possible throughout the week,” said AUVSI president and CEO Brian Wynne. “Let’s keep the safety conversation going past NDSAW!”

AUVSI Special Events

  • NDSAW: IMPROVE – HOW CAN YOU IMPROVE YOUR FLYING SKILLS?, Tuesday, November 17, 2020 – 03:00 PM to 04:00 PM (EDT)
  • NDSAW: PASSION TO PROFESSION – HOW CAN YOU GO FROM RECREATIONAL FLYER TO PART 107?, Wednesday, November 18, 2020 – 03:00 PM to 04:00 PM (EST)
  • NDSAW: PUBLIC SAFETY DRONE PROGRAM, Thursday, November 19, 2020 – 03:00 PM to 04:00 PM (EST)
  • NDSAW: IN THE CLASSROOM – HOW CAN WE USE DRONES IN STEM EDUCATION?, Friday, November 20, 2020 – 02:00 PM to 03:00 PM (EST)

FAA Events

  • Monday: LEARN – What do you need to know before you fly?
  • Tuesday: IMPROVE – How can you improve your flying skills?
  • Wednesday: PASSION TO PROFESSION – How to go from recreational flyer to commercial drone pilot.
  • Thursday: START A PROGRAM – Learn about starting a public safety program.
  • Friday: IN THE CLASSROOM – How can you use drones in STEM education?
  • Saturday and Sunday: HAVING FUN – Why do you fly?

An AUVSI release added:

“This week is organized into six separate themes related to the safe operation of drones: Learn, Improve, Passion to Profession, Start a Program, In the Classroom, and Having Fun. AUVSI has organized webinars, interviews, and networking sessions in support of the program throughout the week, relevant to each daily theme.”



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