What we're about

The NY Drone User Group, part of The Drone Group, is an organization for Beginner as well as Expert Drone users that seek to promote the responsible use of a UAV* / sUAS* for community service, artistic, recreational and commercial purposes.

We will be flying regularly (most weekends, weather and TFRs permitting) and also have a monthly online (joint with NJ Dug) on the 2nd Thursday of every month. Join us from the comfort of home or your favorite spot.

We are part of The Drone Group in NY, NJ, and PA.

We work to educate ourselves about how to use and build Drones in a safe and respectful manner, and to educate the public about the positive role aerial robotics can play in our society.

* UAV = Uncrewed Aerial Vehicle .. sUAS = small Uncrewed Aircraft System

Upcoming events (4+)

Propelify Innovative Trade Show

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Our Drone Group is proud to be a partner at the 2022 @Propelify Innovation Festival....
Join us in-person October 6 for FREE with code DroneGroupPropels for networking, inspiration, & innovation....

Come help run our booth at the annual Propelify Tech show in Hoboken and get free tickets (you get the code when you RSVP)....

Last year we were one of the hits of the show - Bring your Drone to Show and Tell....
Check Nick's local weather: http://alturl.com/2x9nc

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NXRPaPDiU00

If you’re in the innovation community in the northeast you belong here. Learn from amazing speakers, connect with startups and investors, hire and be hired. Plus virtual reality, drones, music, and a startup competition and lots more.

The original event in 2017 (NJTV News): https://www.youtube.com/watchv=4bhMXvwDqD0

Fly-In at our mini-Airstrip

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Please join us at our Mini Airstrip with north and east/west runways in a T shape built just for model aircraft, with plenty of space around to fly over and out towards the lake......
Take a look at this clip: https://youtu.be/11OAwlQ8-j8 .....

Located in a town that looks after RC and Drone pilots...
Plenty of parking - newly resurfaced...
Check local Weather Map: http://alturl.com/3mypu ...

If you need a ride, let me know so I can arrange it....

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

The Drone Group online

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On our monthly 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 (or send me a link to your favorite YouTube video and, 'if appropriate' 😉 I'll show it) and generally have a great time.....

Minimum of 4 Members (not including the Host) or it will be postponed...

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 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 towards the group 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 over $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.

Fly-In on a Mountain

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Only 20mins from the George Washington Bridge and has a designated field for Drones to fly.....

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)...

Group size is limited by the park authorities and parking is also limited, so if you're bringing guests they must be in the same car...

Check the local weather link: **http://alturl.com/f5v2f **and check back here before you head out in case there have been any changes....

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

If you need a ride, let me know and I'll arrange it...

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

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