What we're about
This is a group for amateur and professional drone users committed to promoting the use of flying robots for civilian, recreational, agricultural, search and rescue as well as hobby purposes. We get together as a community to share tips, experiences, and to fly. Let's learn from each other and have some fun. All experience levels are welcome. The Central Texas Drone User Group is a member of the Drone User Group Network, an association of community groups that promotes the use of civilian drone technology for the benefit of humanity.
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From the DUGN site (http://www.dugn.org):
The Drone User Group Network is an association of community organizations that seek to promote the responsible use of flying robots for the benefit of humanity. We strive for a future in which robots empower individuals to make the world richer, safer, and full of possibility. We also believe that innovation and progress shouldn’t be the exclusive domain of governments and giant corporations, and we strive to make drone technology as widely accessible as possible. We welcome amateur and professional users alike. Most importantly, we think that flying robots are a lot of fun!We seek to accomplish our mission through community service projects, educational events, build parties, art projects, fly-ins, and advocacy. During this period where it is illegal in many countries to sell drone services, we see a unique opportunity to give away our assistance to worthy causes and organizations in order to show the potential of this technology and to have a positive impact in the world.As an organization we adhere to and encourage our members to respect the following guidelines:
Safe and competent use of drones: Drones, like any tool such as a car or hammer, have some risks associated with their use. We seek to operate our equipment in a manner that does not threaten anyone’s safety, person, or privacy. Educating our membership about safe and respectful practices is a core part of our mission.
Legal use of drones: Although we may not agree with many of the current regulations, we also believe in following the law of the land.
Humane use of drones: We like our flying robots to help people, not hurt them, and we are always seeking new ways to use our drones that will have a positive impact in our society.