August 26, 2017 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Day of Drones

Saturday, August 26, 2017

10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Drones are in the news. Are they scary or not? We’ve gathered experts in the field along with examples and demonstrations of real drones so you can find out for yourself the potentials and challenges of this new type of aviation technology and where policy is heading in dealing with this frontier.
Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) have been known as “drones” since the 1930s, but until recently were known for little except their hapless role on the receiving end of target practice. Today, military drones are widely known (and feared) for their prowess in reconnaissance and strike missions, and civilian drones offer the promise of changing our everyday lives, from sporting events to package delivery.

During Day of Drones many different remotely piloted aircraft will be on display, and private multi-rotor drone operators will fly demonstrations throughout the event. Presenters will speak on UAS operations, and hobby-level drones will be available in the Museum’s Gift Shop for purchase.

Event included with museum admission.

Schedule of Events

10:00 am – 2:00 pm: Exhibit Tables, Presentations and Demonstration Drone Flying
10:00 am – 2:00 pm: Aerial Sports League Nano Drone Racing in the Drone Plex

Time Presenter Company Subject Room
10:15 Brandon Vacarro UAV911 Emergency service drones Theater
11:00 Bill Yenne Author DRONE STRIKE: Unmanned Aerial Warfare Theater
11:45 Greg Deeds Technology Exploration Group Safety culture and UAS Theater
12:30 Zara McDonald Felidae Conservation Fund Drones in Bay Area Conservation Theater
12:45 Oliver Garrow Converticopters New VTOL drone design in the making: Converticopters Theater
1:30 Tim Rodriguez Indiana Drones Archaeology Theater

2017 Participants

Ariel Sports League
Felidae Conservation Fund
Go Pro
Indiana Drones

Silicon Valley AUVSI
SF Drone School
Stanford University (SUAVE)
Technology Exploration Group