A swarm of thought, insight and innovation is the motive behind the Capitol region Drone Swarm being hosted by the Drone Pilots Federation at the McClellan Park Officers club
on Oct 12.
“It is important that the Sacramento region begins to focus on drone technology, understand the scope of its multiple applications and begin the conversation as to how we integrate the technology in the region. It is the intent of the Drone Pilots Federation to facilitate that conversation” said Bruce Parks, President of the Drone Pilots.
The Drone Swarm will bring together large segment of the community including but not limited to startups, manufacturers, retailers, hobbyist’s, drone racers, technology companies, drone flight schools, students, public and private schools, universities and government officials and anyone who has an interest in a tech segment that will grow exponentially.
The new FAA small UAS ( Unmanned Aircraft Systems) rule (Part 107) is the first set of rules
that allows for and regulates the use of small drones in the National Airspace (NAS). This set of regulation effectively opens up the use of drones for commercial operations and allows for the innovation in sensors, aircraft and creative convergence of technologies. With the resources we have in our region, Sacramento can choose to be a major player in this arena, but we have to make the decision to do so.
The Drone Swarm will feature a variety of short presentations on a range of subjects that will foster discussion as well as an overview that will touch on some of the already existing and exciting uses of drones, including a race of micro drones on an led lighted race course.