What we're about

The NJ Drone User Group (part of The Drone Group) is all about getting together to Help and Learn about the technology behind building and flying a UAV* (or sUAS*) drone, as well as how to use it safely and sensibly for fun and commercial use. (please read the basic rules here: http://alturl.com/za649)

We fly most weekends, weather and TFRs permitting (Temporary Flight Restriction, such as when POTUS is in the area) at various locations.

I formed the NJ Drone User Group (NjDug.org) in 2o14 and hold Flying, Building, Training and Social events throughout NJ and adjacent States - I plan putting on Drone Expos and to build a new NJ racing league. If you'd like to sponsor and/or help with either, reach out to me.

Whether you're an expert or have only just begun, come and join the fun with our GREAT members. Bring the Family as we are a Kid friendly group...

* UAV = Uncrewed Aerial Vehicle and sUAS = small Uncrewed Aircraft System (less than 55lbs - under 87knots/100mph)

Upcoming events (4+)

Fly-In at Etra

Needs a location

Flying around the Park, playing fields, trees and lake all makes for some great shots and plenty of space to fly....
FPV mini-quads/planes if either of the two fields are low on general public...

Check Nix Weather Station: http://alturl.com/5nfy8

A minimum of 3 members (not including the organizer) or the event will be postponed - check back here before heading out to see if anything has changed..

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Fly-In at Freiberger Farm Field

Needs a location

Large field with plenty of room to 'let loose'.....

You can get some interesting video/photos of the farm, major highway, horse training race track, a new building site, and an Amazon's distribution warehouse....

We can set up an FPV Course.... If you'd like that, let me know and I'll get the gates and cubes out of storage....

Keep an eye on Nix Weather Station: http://alturl.com/5nfy8

As usual, minimum of 3 members (not including the Host) or Fly-In will be postponed...

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Fly-In on a Mountain Memoral Day

Needs a location

Memorial Day Fly-In at a designated area for Drones to fly where group size is limited by the park authorities.....

The views around are great (wooded areas, historic castle and watch tower, two lakes and large fountains, see NYC on the horizon and overlook two major highways with clear view looking down on Paterson and local area)...

You must sign in 'before' you fly and register your frequency if flying FPV...

Check the local weather link: http://alturl.com/f5v2f

Minimum of three members (not including the host) or the Fly-In will be postponed...

The Drone Group online

Needs a location

Even after the pandemic (which will be soon 🤞 I hope), we'll continue to have DUG online meetings on a regular basis (please read the full connection instructions below)....

On these online meetings, you connect from home (or your favorite spot) and watch the fun, talk to other members or guests, get news updates, see some videos from our database, show some of your own videos and photos (send me a link to your favorite YouTube video and, 'if appropriate' :-), I'll show it) and generally have a great time..

I've scheduled this as a two hour event that you can join at any time as long as you have RSVPed to 'Attend' before the event starts (let me know if you're joining us late). We also keep going as long as there are interested active members online, which is often the case...

For security* reasons, RSVP to Attend in the usual way and I'll send you full instructions by eMail the night before the meeting on how you access from almost anywhere in the world using the app of your choice (see http://alturl.com/tfdiz) that you can download from http://Zoom.us

  • if you haven't got the info message by 2 hours before the meeting, do not post a comment here. Send me a direct message or a TEXT and I'll resend it to you.
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    Please donate to help my running costs (fees are over $390^ a year) by sending a donation to [masked] (click this link https://PayPal.com) and "send it to A FRIEND" and not as a payment - so neither you nor I will get charged any additional fees.. Thanks to several of you for your past donations...
    ^ Meetup charges Organizers nearly $18 per month (it's not free like it is to members) and Zoom $15 per month.

  • We do it this way, to avoid getting destructive meeting crashers.

Past events (805)

Fly-In at 'the old airfield'

Needs a location

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